Part 1 of this series introduced SuccessFactors, a public provider of software as a service (SaaS) talent management solutions. The article first analyzed the vendor’s evolution from its traditional People Performance realm to the seemingly more opportune Business Execution (BizX) province.
Then the article talked about SuccessFactors’ diverse product editions (tailored to
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of solutions, level of integration, configurability, security, scalability, and reliability of its solutions, the ability to innovate and respond to customer needs rapidly, the size of customer base, the level of user adoption, and the ability to integrate with third-party applications. Still, the vendor’s challenges should not be overlooked. Namely, the overall market for business execution and talent management solutions is nascent and thus fragmented, rapidly evolving, and highly competitive, with