We knew it would not take long for another shoe to drop, only I bet no one really was looking out for this one. I am sure plenty of analysts have speculated SalesForce to make a move into Talent Management, but doubt anyone thought it would be Rypple!
Ever since SalesForce launched the Force.com platform and several companies started using the CRM for candidate management, there was always the potential for expansion into the Talent space. But I think very few would have pegged Rypple as an acquisition target.
In fact, I am a bit surprised by this acquisition. Here is why: