As you probably have heard, SAP announced its intent to buy SuccessFactors Performance Management on December 3rd. While this news is clear validation of our view that cloud computing is challenging the traditional enterprise applications, it is unclear how this transaction will be beneficial for SAP or SuccessFactors customers.
Our Observations about the Acquisition
Clearly SAP is looking at this transaction as a way to enter the cloud market and become the single provider of all business applications. There has already been extensive coverage by the press and industry analysts, but here are a few of our thoughts on the SAP acquisition of SuccessFactors:
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At Saba, we believe that one Company cannot provide every innovative, industry leading solution. Instead, our mission is to be the single, best solution for helping our customers transform the way work is done in their organizations and to bring the most innovative solutions to market through an open ecosystem on the Saba People Cloud platform.
For the last two years, Saba has been working diligently to reinvent the talent management industry and create this type of innovation, open platform and broad partner ecosystem. This is why we have begun signing strategic partnerships with market leading companies whose services and offerings are complementary to Saba’s. In early 2012, we will launch an entirely new type of solution called the Saba People Cloud, a unified, people-centric and Social platform designed to transform the way people work.
More than 1,600 customers, 23 million users, and 51% of the Fortune 100 today trust the Saba People Cloud platform, with its proven scalability and performance to meet the requirements of organizations of all sizes. We remained committed to continuous product and Technology innovation to ensure that Saba People Cloud platform will deliver to the promise of transforming the way you work.
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