2020 WFM Value Matrix Highlights Increased ROI from Machine Learning and Performance Analytics

April 29, 2020

Nucleus Research identifies Ceridian, Infor, Kronos, Reflexis and Workforce Software as leaders

Wednesday, April 29, 2020  — BOSTON Nucleus Research today released the 2020 WFM Technology Value Matrix, its assessment of the Workforce Management (WFM) market. For the report, Nucleus evaluated WFM vendors based on their products’ usability, functionality and overall value. 

While other firms’ market reports position vendors based on analyst opinions, the Nucleus Value Matrix segments competitors based on usability, functionality and the value that customers realized from each product’s capabilities, measured with Nucleus’ rigorous ROI methodologies.

Nucleus named Ceridian, Infor, Kronos, Reflexis and Workforce Software as WFM leaders. 

WFM software solutions remain an essential component of attracting and retaining the best talent from an inevitably large and complex pool of candidates. The WFM market continues to be divided by vendors that support high complexity and are well-suited to large and global enterprises, and those with functionality that is more appropriate for users in small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Industry leaders make key investments in usability, with self-service capabilities, machine learning, and analytics for scheduling that help employees and managers drive greater productivity. 

“With record unemployment, businesses are at an advantage to pursue the best employees for their organization, leveraging WFM features to track talent and productivity,” says Ian Campbell, CEO of Nucleus Research. “Vendors must differentiate their offerings with innovations such as machine learning, task management or self-service capabilities to provide customers maximum value.”

“As labor demands spike in essential industries and dwindle in others due to the pandemic-related downturn, a unique employee landscape has forced organizations to adapt and strengthen their positioning as the economy recovers,” says Trevor White, analyst at Nucleus Research. “Flexible, comprehensive solutions for workforce management are essential to organizations now more than ever, as it becomes increasingly critical to identify high performing employees and drive greater productivity with fewer resources.”

See the full report at: https://nucleusresearch.com/research/single/wfm-technology-value-matrix-2020/ 

About Nucleus Research

Nucleus Research is a global provider of investigative, case-based technology research and advisory services. The company’s ROI-focused research approach provides unique insight into the actual results technology solutions deliver, allowing organizations to cut through marketing hype to understand real operational value and select or renew the best technology solution for their environment. For more information, visit NucleusResearch.com.


Adam Ouellet