SilkRoad Named a Major Player in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Social Technology in Integrated Talent Management Vendor Assessment

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SilkRoad Recognized for Its Integrated Social Talent Management Capabilities

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SilkRoad Technology, Inc. has been ranked a major player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Social Technology in Integrated Talent Management Vendor Assessment, IDC #236025, July 2012, for its ability to enable companies to attract, develop and engage top talent through innovative social talent management solutions. IDC recognized SilkRoad for its social recruiting capabilities and employee-centric solutions designed to cover all facets of talent management.

“We’re watching the integration of social technology into talent management very closely as the market remains nascent,” said Lisa Rowan, program director, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies and Services for IDC. “SilkRoad is innovating in this space, providing social talent management solutions that deliver a competitive advantage by improving the employee experience.”

In addition, IDC also recognized SilkRoad as a major player in the other IDC Talent Management MarketScape reports published in June 2012, including:

  •     IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2012 Vendor Analysis (IDC # 235597)
  •     IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Compensation Management in Integrated Talent Management 2012 Vendor Analysis (IDC # 235596)
  •     IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Recruiting in Integrated Talent Management 2012 Vendor Analysis (IDC # 235599)
  •     IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Performance Management in Integrated Talent Management 2012 Vendor Analysis (IDC # 235598)    

“Our mission is to help companies build a self-motivating culture by empowering them with the social networking tools needed to drive their own careers and relationships with others,” said Brian Platz, COO of SilkRoad Technology. “This recognition from IDC solidifies SilkRoad as a leading integrated social talent management solutions provider. And now with Point, the newest solution in the SilkRoad Life Suite, our customers have an integrated social platform from which to access all of our solutions.”

IDC MarketScape reports profile and rank vendors that are reviewed using a rigorous scoring methodology that produces a definitive assessment of the companies’ current capabilities as well as strategies for competing in the future. As such, IDC MarketScape reports provide a robust up-to-date analysis of each industry’s influential players.

About SilkRoad Technology
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software. Their passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything they do. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite is an integrated set of employer-branded TM/HCM solutions that power businesses with the latest Web 2.0 and social media innovations: OpenHire for recruiting, RedCarpet for onboarding and life events, WingSpan for performance management, GreenLight for learning management, Point and Eprise for Social Collaboration and Content, and HeartBeat for trusted HRMS. The Life Suite is ideally suited for businesses of every size because of its unique and open “start anywhere” architecture – implement the complete suite or begin with one solution and add functionality as you need it. Either way, it’s the fastest path to develop more productive and empowered employees who can rapidly boost business performance. Visit, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-336-201-5100.

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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