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June 5, 2008

SAP Business ByDesign

By |June 5th, 2008|

Big, Report,

Big Investment,

Big Product Suite

Enterprise Irregular Dennis Howlett  and Vital Analysis founder Brian Sommer have teamed up to write a single, definitive report on SAP’s Business ByDesign product suite.  While both of them have blogged and/or developed short research reports on this product suite, both parties believed that something this […] Report Available

By |June 5th, 2008|


Data on Compensation Data

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new research report on . is a well-established provider of compensation data and consulting services.

The following is an excerpt from the Prognosis section of the report:

“ has been quietly but successfully building its business.  In […]

May 28, 2008

OpenAir Web Seminar

By |May 28th, 2008|

Point of View Selling in Professional Services

On June 11 (1 pm EST), Brian Sommer from Vital Analysis will be leading a discussion on Selling Professional Services via a Point of View style. The web-based seminar is being hosted by PSA (professional services automation) vendor OpenAir. Registration information and call-in […]

Jobfox report now available

By |May 28th, 2008|

Acquiring Passive Talent? Read This Report

We recently spent time with the folks at Jobfox. This firm has a slick new product designed for persons already employed but possibly interested in a new career oppportunity. This approach makes the software quite different from traditional job boards. You can get a […]

CODA’s NEON Product Line

By |May 15th, 2008|

NEON – Coda’s New Product Line

Neon, briefly, builds on strong core financial modules CODA’s had for decades. It incorporates a new user interface and very tight integration with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Outlook, Infopath, SharePoint, Excel, etc.).

We’ve documented the Neon solution in an analyst report and it can be […]

Kenexa – Playing in the Big Leagues

By |May 9th, 2008|

New Kenexa Report

We recently attended an analyst day at Kenexa’s headquarters outside of Philadelphia. We were briefed on a number of product and company announcements and have included much of this in a detailed report.

Here is a brief excerpt from the Product Direction section of the report:
“Kenexa is spending […]

Oracle SMB Coverage

By |May 3rd, 2008|


Oracle’s Accelerate Strategy

There’s been a flurry of press releases and announcements re: Oracle and their re-doubled partner program in the SMB (small-medium business) space. We recently spoke with Jeff Abbott, Vice President Global Accelerate Strategy of Oracle, about the program and its new momentum.

Here’s a quote from […]

April 30, 2008

Futurestep Coverage

By |April 30th, 2008|

Futurestep – A Global Provider of RPO and More

We meet with executives of Futurestep, a Korn Ferry International firm, at the recent HR Week show in New York City. We received a fairly complete briefing and developed a research note on the firm and its offerings.

Here is an excerpt […]

Varicent Coverage

By |April 28th, 2008|

                         Sales Performance Management Vendor: Varicent

We spent time at the HR Week conference with an executive of Varicent and received a brief product demonstration of their Sales Performance Management solution.

We developed a summary report on their offerings and the company. An excerpt from the Prognosis section of the paper states:

“We believe […]

Emportal – New Sales

By |April 28th, 2008|

                                                       Emportal Gaining Momentum

We were already preparing this report based on the HR Week show in NYC recently: Emportal Update Report. The key theme of this update was that Emportal had acquired a number of new clients. Now, Emportal has released details on their new market success (see: […]