30 December 2019

People Analytics Tech: The Vendors

Stacia Garr
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst

Priyanka Mehrotra
Research Lead

TL;DR

  • This extensive research on vendors in the people analytics space features:
    • Key findings
    • Differentiators among vendors
    • Classifying and categorizing the vendors
    • Expert analysis
  • A special thanks to both PAFOW and Insight222 for sponsoring this research!

The second part of our people analytics technology study, this report focuses on the vendor side of the people analytics landscape.

Dialing into the vendor landscape

Companies are waking up to a truth: Understanding the people side of business is critical to their ability to compete effectively. Enter people analytics technology – and the vendors offering it.

Is there truly any question why this space is growing so quickly? Not to us.

People analytics is fast becoming a critical component of any HR / people technology ecosystem. As it should. But this rapid growth has created a deepening confusion as to who the different vendors are and what variety of capabilities they offer. So we set out to research and really dig into this tech landscape – and the end result is this 2nd of 2 reports (the first looks at the current state of this market) that’s specifically designed to help buyers interested in people analytics tech to understand the:

  • Truly differentiating capabilities vs those that are commodities
  • Types of people analytics tech vendor categories
  • Which vendors offer which capabilities

In addition, in this report we offer:

  • Recommendations for buyers
  • Recommendations for vendors
  • Key growth opportunities for the vendors
  • Our predictions for this market's future

Written by

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Stacia Garr
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst

Stacia is a Co-founder and Principal Analyst for RedThread Research and focuses on employee engagement/experience, leadership, DE&I, people analytics, and HR technology. A frequent speaker and writer, her work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal as well as in numerous HR trade publications. She has been listed as a Top 100 influencer in HR Technology and in D&I. Stacia has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

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