New story from Spend Matters published by Daniel Pleasant January 8, 2010
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Friday Rant: Will Services Procurement Get Eaten by Talent Management?
Earlier in the week, Authoria, a talent management vendor, announced it was merging with Peopleclick, a VMS provider (which also happened to have significant capability in other human capital management / talent management technology areas). The new company will be known as Peopleclick Authoria. Reading between the lines of the announcement -- not to mention the early analyst/blogger commentary on the deal -- it's fairly clear that this roll-up of sorts tosses a fairly interesting and somewhat plausible monkey wrench into the trend of procurement organizations taking more ownership of contingent spend as part of a broader services Spend Management umbrella. We could see this trend accelerate further if a talent-management leader such as Taleo, for example, acquired a VMS provider such as a Fieldglass, IQNavigator, or Provade. More: http://tinyurl.com/talentmanagement274