'A different kind of talent analytics.' 'An intriguing' and 'unique new value proposition.' Here's what industry analysts and media are saying about Infor's acquisition of PeopleAnswers.
'… unlike other acquisitions, this one adds quite a unique new value proposition to its broadening footprint of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions. Its software as a service (SaaS) talent analytics capabilities add a measure of data-driven behavioral science to an otherwise "soft" discipline.'
Wall Street Journal blog
'… as software evolves, there's a growing conviction that human behavior can be modeled with greater accuracy and precision. Businesses are starting to invest in HR software, much as they are starting to use technology to model and predict customer behavior.'
Ray Wang - Constellation Research
'The confluence of big data and analytics with HR is the first in many advancements that not only improve predictive talent analytics but also expand the strategic nature of the chief people officer and the HR teams. … Organizations who have predictive talent analytics will most likely surpass those who do not.'
Kyle Lagunas – Brandon Hall Group
'Infor's acquisition of PeopleAnswers … will make Infor HCM one of the first HCM suites to deliver a real-world use case for a different kind of talent analytics - one that ties behavioral data to key performance metrics. … before organizations can improve their ability to develop and retain high-potential talent, they must first break out of the traditional mold where performance is the primary criteria for career development and growth.'
'Infor is tapping into a hot topic that will be attractive to many buyers. … This is an important transaction that will allow Infor to visit and revisit its customers with an intriguing value proposition that plays directly into a space that is garnering a lot of attention.'
'… this is a significant start for a functional area swimming in all kinds of data but which historically has prided its "touchy feely" side.'
ZDNet - Infor buys PeopleAnswers, eyes analytics for HCM
Dallas Morning News - Dallas-based PeopleAnswers is acquired by software firm Infor
Yahoo Finance - Infor Announces Acquisition of PeopleAnswers
TMCnet - Infor Announces Acquisition of PeopleAnswers
Accounting Today - Infor Acquires Cloud HCM Product Maker PeopleAnswers
IDG - Infor Gets Into Big Data Analytics for HR with PeopleAnswers Acquisition