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


SilkRoad Recognized for Its Integrated Social Talent Management Capabilities


HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009, and the HRchitect IRONMAN on Mid-Marketing Talent Acquisition Systems on June18, 2010, where they were crowned the winner of each. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. Finally, HRchitect attended the SilkRoad user conference, SilkRoad Connections, in May 2010, May 2011 and June 2012.

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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.

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