The talent management technology market consolidation trend continues today with the announcement by Saba of the acquisition of Human Concepts, one of the few pure play workforce planning solutions. With the huge wave of content focussing on SAP/SuccessFactors Oracle/Taleo and Cornerstone Ondemand, it's as if we have forgotten there are other contenders among the Tier One talent management suites. Saba is definitely one of those formidable competitors.
It's been almost a year since we have seen any activity in the workforce planning category, the last deal when PeopleFluent picked up Aquire. I still believe WFP is the key driver of talent management, and this move by Saba just might rekindle the flame.