SuccessFactors to Acquire Inform

SuccessFactors has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire Inform. With this strategic acquisition, SuccessFactors will be the first company to offer business analytics and workforce planning as part of a comprehensive business execution software suite. Inform serves more than 130 enterprise customers, most with more than 100,000 employees, including 24 of the Fortune 500, such as Comcast, BHP Billiton, Starbucks, Nike and ANZ Bank, which represent approximately 2.5 million employees. Inform has a rich 28-year history and 600 person-years of field and academic research, proprietary content and technology development in business analytics and workforce planning. The addition of Inform’s powerful, 100 percent cloud-based software and unique expertise dramatically boosts SuccessFactors’ market-leading Business Execution Software (BizX) solution. The combined product will provide customers with a much more strategic use of workforce information, while expediting business execution, allowing SuccessFactors to deliver: 

  • Predictive analytics
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Strategic reporting
  • Workforce analytics
  • Workforce reporting
  • Over 2000 key performance metrics, and
  • Peer benchmarking content for over 20 industries.

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