Every October, Fosway Group lifts the lid on the inside story of the HR technology market. You might wonder what a 9-Grid™ is and why it could help you as a HR or learning professional. It's one of the key pieces of research at Fosway Group and now the 9-Grids™ for Cloud HCM and Integrated Talent Management are live .
With Cloud HCM now in its second year, and talent management in its fifth, the 9-Grids™ are the culmination of hours of painstaking research with corporate buyers and users of HR technology, suppliers and other industry connections. They are based on thousands of lines of data, demos and behind-closed-doors conversation. All distilled (and names removed to protect the innocent) to give you the inside track on the HR tech market that Fosway uniquely see as analysts. All designed to help organisations choose the best technology suppliers and solutions for their unique needs.
There is a very important difference between 9-Grid™ and other analyst models. In the 9-Grid™ all of the nine zones have value, and more interestingly, have an associated set of actions that can help you to maximise the value of the relationship with different vendors.
This means that being in the top right is not the only valid selection point. For some buyers, top right may not even be desirable. There are many other zones that offer success, especially when balanced against Total Cost of Ownership – a woefully overlooked, yet incredibly important factor in any buying process in the view of Fosway.
As well as looking at the 9-Grids™ themselves, Fosway urge you to read the accompanying reports. The analysis of the strategic benefits of Cloud HCM and insights into fighting the good fight in the war for talent are valuable to anyone in HR, talent and learning today. You can find them here and of course, if you’d like to discuss any aspect of the research please do contact Fosway.
Note there are also 9-Grids™ for Digital Learning, Learning Systems and Authoring too, all freely available, and with new updates due to launch in January 2018.