Brain

About Brain Sommer

Brian Sommer founded Vital Analysis in 2007 based on the market success that accompanied his TechVentive, Inc. launch several years earlier. Brian closely follows what C-level executives think, feel and need. He is also in a unique position to diagnosis the winners and the losers in technology

New Report: Acclaim’s Re-design of Recruiting

HRMC Acclaim – A Very Different/Powerful Way to Recruit Talent

Most application software is designed by automating a manual process. The automated version usually resembles the manual process in an almost exact manner. The new solution may be more efficient and less error prone but it doesn’t necessarily reflect new thinking, new […]

Cytiva – Initiating Coverage & New Report

We recently began coverage of Cytiva, the makers of Sonic Recruit and other HR applications. We’ve developed a research report on the company and its products. The report is available for $395 and can be ordered via our request form on this website.

Here’s an excerpt from the Solutions section […]

Pinging Sonar6 – New Report

We recently developed a new research note on Sonar6 – a genuinely novel firm with a superlative performance management toolset. Actually, we were quite impressed with this solution’s user interface – be sure to check out their ‘helicopter views’.

The report costs $395 and can be ordered via our request […]

New Larger Report on SilkRoad

Still a Strong Trajectory, Offering and Following

Our report on SilkRoad’s Red Carpet offering last year was one of the most requested reports we produced. Because of that market interest we sought out the SilkRoad executives at this year’s HR Technology show in Chicago to get a more detailed briefing […]

New Reports In Development

This fall, Vital Analysis is producing a number of new reports as well as materially update a number of prior reports. Here is a partial list of upcoming reports:

– Cornerstone

– Cytiva

– HRMC Acclaim

– Jobs2Web

– SHL

– SilkRoad

– Sonar6

– WinShuttle

– Workscape

We are also preparing a number of blog posts on the […]

HR Vendor: Avilar

Avilar: Will New Leadership Translate Into Market Leadership?

We recently spoke with the leadership of Avilar, a learning and talent management solutions firm. That briefing resulted in this 6 page research note.  Here is an excerpt from the Overview section of the report:
“We recently received a short briefing from Avilar’s […]

PSA Coverage: CA Clarity PPM

CA Clarity PPM: Insight into Services Initiatives

For our second report in the PSA (Professional Services Automation) and PPM (Project Portfolio Management) space, we examined CA Clarity PPM. This product has its roots in the Niku solution that CA bought several years ago. Our assessment of the product line remains bullish […]

PSA Coverage: OpenAir

New OpenAir Report

We recently completed the first in a number of PSA (Professional Services Automation) and PPM (Project Portfolio Management) reports that will be produced this summer and fall. We have started with OpenAir, a firm we have watched for some time. OpenAir has consistently received good word-of-mouth recommendations from […]

Workscape

New Workscape Report

We recently caught up with senior Workscape executives at the recent HR Week event in New York City. We created a short update note on the firm and are making it available to interested persons. Simply complete our online request form or email us at contact@vitalanalysis.com .

Coda 2go – A Force to Reckon With

New Research Report – Coda’s New Force.com Based Product Line

We recently prepared a research report on the Coda 2go product line. Coda 2go is an all-new product line built off the software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, Force.com. Force.com is the salesforce.com development platform being featured to much fanfare by salesforce.com in […]