Organic or Acquired?

Consolidation and acquisition have been recent hot trends in the talent management systems market. But integrating multiple software tools under the same roof is hard work – it often takes years to complete, as vendors have to deal with uniting a variety of different user interfaces, data models and customer support options. The lesson? Buyer beware. Use this list of questions from Cornerstone OnDemand to ask your talent management vendor some tough questions about their software, their acquisition plans and how it will all affect you.

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