Taleo Customer Teardown

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Last updated January 12, 2019

One of the leading applicant tracking systems in the world, Taleo was founded in 1996 in Quebec City, Canada. Since then the company has embarked upon a journey of constant research and development to become one of the early front-runners in the HR technology segment.

By 2011, Taleo had acquired several other recruiting software companies to establish itself as the market leader. At this point, they had a clientele that included most of the Fortune-100 companies. In 2012, global technology behemoth Oracle acquired Taleo for $1.9 billion. However, they continued using the Taleo brand name, and the company has only moved to greater heights since then.

The Taleo talent-management suite uses 'Talent Intelligence' to provide a higher level of insights on prospective job candidates and current employees. The Taleo cloud service incorporates recruitment marketing and employee referrals to provide an end-to-end applicant tracking, recruitment and on-boarding solution.

Given its strong position in the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) segment, it is absolutely imperative for any company integrating or competing with Taleo to understand Taleo customer landscape. This helps you to identify how your product can fit in and the target companies that are more likely to opt for your product.

You can find all the technology insights about Taleo on Slintel. We provide technographics to give you a clear picture of the existing IT systems employed by companies across the world. This includes information on the technologies that are being used by businesses for critical functions such as Marketing, Human Resources (HR), Finance, Accounting, Customer Management, and Sales. 

To illustrate, let's have a look at what our data tells us about the Taleo landscape.

 

The Market Leading ATS Software

Taleo already had a strong talent management platform in place and the Oracle acquisition has only strengthened its position in the market. We have information on more than 4,700 Taleo users across diverse sectors such as banking, agriculture, biotechnology, energy, construction, retail, health care, oil and gas, hospitality, travel, fashion, automation and more.

Our data shows that the vast majority of Taleo customers are based in the United States, while many top-tier companies in Europe, Australia and South Asia are also making use of Taleo for their HR needs.

Some of the major names on the Taleo customer list are:

Hyatt

An American multinational hotel chain, Hyatt has 777 properties in 54 countries.

JP Morgan Chase

The famous global investment bank and financial services company, JP Morgan Chase is the second largest bank in the world by its total assets.

Apollo Hospitals

An Indian health care company, Apollo Hospitals employs nearly 50,000 people across India and South Asia.

DuPont

An American conglomerate founded in 1802, DuPont merged with Dow Chemical Company in 2017 to become the world's largest chemical company in terms of sales.

Lexus

The luxury car division of Japanese automobile giants Toyota, Lexus ranks among the 10 largest Japanese global brands in market value.

PwC

Employing more than 250,000 people around the world, PricewaterhouseCoopers is the second largest professional services firm in the world.

Red Bull

Red Bull GmbH, an Austrian company is famous for its Red Bull energy drink and also sponsors a number of sports events and teams. 

HSBC

The 7th largest bank in the world, HSBC Holdings plc is a British multinational banking and financial services holding company. It is also the largest in Europe, with total assets of US$2.374 trillion.

 

These are just a few of the big names that are using Taleo to manage their human resource needs. Other companies worth mentioning are Le Meridien Group, Phillips, Aditya Birla Group, Pernod Ricard, Airtel, Tesla, Accenture and Morgan Stanley.

Taleo has lost 13 customers in the past month, including the multi-national footwear company Crocs. There have had 6 new additions though, with the likes of Creighton University and Centric Wealth opting to utilize Taleo as their ATS.

The period of April-May 2019 could be a window of opportunity for those interested in Taleo clients, as more than 50 of their current client's contract renewals are due to happen during this time. This list includes huge clients such as Phillips, Deloitte, Bayer, Oracle and Accenture.

 

Key Competitors

As you can see from our data on their customer base, Taleo is one of the top players in the ATS market. However, it does face stiff competition from other leading technology providers.

One of the biggest competitors is iCIMS which offers a tracking and recruiting software with features such as customer advisory services, support, consulting, implementation, training and education. We have more than 4,500 customers listed for iCIMS. The data shows that 5.52% of Taleo's clients have moved from iCIMS, while 11.89% have moved from Taleo to iCIMS, which shows that both of them are close competitors.

Other significant competitors in the ATS landscape include Bamboo HR, Workable, Jazz HR and Greenhouse. We have more than 2,800 clients listed for the first three of those companies, while we also have a list of 1600+ Greenhouse customers. Overall, the trends show that there is significant movement between all these companies, as many clients shift ATS technologies on a regular basis.

 

 

This is just a brief overview of the kind of business intelligence that Slintel can equip you with. Our comprehensive technographics cover everything from customer lists, movements, adoption rates and attrition. We also provide key information on each and every company that's listed, which include their funding size, location, technology landscape and even the contact details of their key personnel.

The information about technology landscapes is especially important, as it enables you to find out where your technology can fit in. This helps address any queries about integration and implementation even before the customer can pose the question, thus empowering your sales and marketing team to be on the front foot during client acquisition.

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