The HCM Value Matrix is based on functionality and usability, the two core measures that Nucleus has found indicate an application's ability to deliver initial return on investment (ROI) and, ultimately, maximum value over time. Nucleus Research placed vendors in the HCM Leader category that have invested in both functionality and usability features that are most likely to deliver the greatest returns.
"One of the main strengths of Infor HCM is the solid foundation on which it is built, which allows companies to use and reuse a framework for talent management," said Gabriel Gheorghiu, principal analyst, Nucleus Research. "The Infor ION platform contributes to the flexibility of the solution so that it can be configured easily, is deployed in the cloud, and can be accessed from mobile devices."
Scores for usability are based on intuitiveness of the application, availability of role-based interfaces, training requirements, and productivity impact on users.
"These leader rankings further underscore our commitment to innovating Infor's HCM offerings post-Lawson acquisition, and validates the effort our team has put in to make it an industry-leading application," said Amy Ihlen, Infor HCM strategy director. "We're making sure our customers are receiving the customized tools they need to attract and retain talent in this challenging business environment and linking employees to the overall organizational strategy."
Infor HCM delivers complete insight into every aspect of employee management and provides effective and economical solutions to save money and increase employee morale.
"Infor's acquisition of Lawson made it a leader in both HCM and HR market segments," Gheorghiu said.