Interview Synopsis

The HCM software market

  • Multi Asset
  • TMT
  • North America

Third Bridge Forum interviewed a former VP and manager in the East Region at Ultimate Software Group, who offered his perspective on the company’s position within the human capital management (HCM) industry.

Insight to North America’s HCM Software Market

The former VP and manager explained the logic behind Ultimate Software announcing that it would return to being a private company, as well as its strengths and weaknesses as an HCM company. The specialist also discussed the business’s competitors and how Ultimate Software would fare in the coming years against them, including whether mid and low-end market players could take market share away from the company.

Although the specialist commended Ultimate Software’s position in the North American market, he suggested that the PeopleDoc acquisition by Ultimate could offer the company a stronger global presence. He explained that this could help Ultimate Software market the Kanjoya or Perception products globally. The specialist detailed other potential acquisition avenues that Ultimate Software could pursue, with a focus on learning management systems, time solution software, and international expansion.

The specialist also outlined what he considered the best and worst scenarios for Ultimate Software, stating that although the company’s track record for security management had been strong, a breach would be “absolutely devastating to them.”

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