The IDC MarketScape states, “While competitors in the standalone talent acquisition systems space are busy trying to deliver custom reporting and dashboards, IBM is leaps ahead in delivering value-added cognitive capabilities. Powered by IBM's Watson and Kenexa's extensive library of candidate assessments, the platform is designed to help any organization hire with confidence – though it’s a better fit for midsize to large and enterprise companies.”

"Talent acquisition is changing - both in scope and in function - and it's changing rapidly. Organizations vulnerable to digital disruption or those that simply want to fully optimize their talent acquisition strategy can find a true partner in IBM - and get an excellent recruiting platform too."

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor name.