SAP, Oracle and other HR software vendors have a surprising new competitor thanks to the acquisition of Rypple by Salesforce.com. At first this perplexed me, and then I saw another article talking about how they are going after the federal space.. And that made a lot of sense. As most of the traditional players don’t play heavy there. So definitely an interesting play to watch.
Plus I had a chance to,see ripple at the hr tech show last fall, and pretty cool product. Think Facebook, and SuccessFactors performance management combined together.