Menu
IBM preps Talent Suite for human resources tasks

IBM preps Talent Suite for human resources tasks

The new suite includes software from IBM and from Kenexa, which it bought in 2012

IBM has created a cloud-hosted software suite designed for automating and improving human resources tasks.

The IBM Kenexa Talent Suite includes new and existing applications from IBM and from Kenexa, a human resources software vendor it acquired for US$1.3 billion in 2012.

It's designed to help human resources professionals and business managers with processes like recruitment, training and performance assessment.

There is a native reporting and data analysis component to the suite to aide in HR decisions, but customers also have the option to add more advanced analytics by using the Watson Foundations "big data" suite.

Jonathan Ferrar, IBM's Smarter Workforce vice president, said the company sees an opportunity in providing HR, enterprise social collaboration, intranet and extranet features in a single, integrated suite.

"You can use the same piece of technology to hire someone, put them into a social collaboration network of their peers and get the right training for them immediately," Ferrar said.

The IBM Kenexa Talent Suite will be available only as a software-as-a-service model, and customers will be billed on a per user, subscription basis. Ferrar declined to give pricing details. IBM plans to ship the suite this quarter.

The suite's human resources applications include BrassRing, Onboard and TalentManager, and they'll be integrated with IBM's Connections enterprise social networking software and WebSphere Portal platform. In a later release, IBM will also include in the suite its Social Learning Platform.

IBM is making the announcement at its IBM Connect 2014 conference in Orlando, which started on Sunday and runs through Thursday.

Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags HRcloud computinginternetIBMcollaborationsoftwareapplicationsSoftware as a service

Featured

Slideshows

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

In 2017, merger and acquisitions fever reached new heights in New Zealand, with a host of big name deals dominating the headlines. Reseller News recaps the most important transactions of the Kiwi channel during the past 12 months.

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017
Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments