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!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags HRcloud computinginternetIBMsoftwareapplicationsSoftware as a service

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments