SAP acquires SuccessFactors – Enterprise Education Platform trend evidence.. What will Oracle do?

SAP tracks performance data on all levels, SuccessFactors tracks talent performance. This combination could be the Holy Grail CEOs have been looking for, as SAP will inevitably make it possible to combine SuccessFactors data with their enterprise performance data. Perhaps this is the real reason (or at least an additional reason) SAP acquired SuccessFactors?

Open the Black Box of Education!!

In September of 2011 the US Department of Education under Aneesh Chopra's guidance had a convening of 15 top Education Innovator's including Stephen Gilfus, President and CEO, of the Gilfus Education Group to gain insights on what the market requires to meet the needs you characterize above. During this session it was clear that Aneesh's pure goal is to

Datatel Sets Rate on $1.195 Billion of Acquisition Loans

Datatel Inc., the software company owned by Hellman & Friedman LLC, set the interest rate on $1.195 billion of loans it’s seeking to finance its acquisition of SunGard Higher Education, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction. A $1.07 billion term loan B due in 2018, will pay 5 percentage points more than the London interbank offered rate, said the person, who declined to be identified because the terms are private. Libor, a rate banks charge to lend to each other, will have a 1.25 percent floor.

Datatel and SunGard Higher Education Combination Clears Regulatory Review

Hellman & Friedman, Datatel, SunGard Data Systems and SunGard Higher Education today announced that the proposed combination of Datatel and SunGard Higher Education has cleared Department of Justice review and the companies are preparing to close the transaction in the first quarter of 2012. As a result of this combination, over 3,000 employees will be dedicated exclusively to delivering solutions to education institutions in 40 countries.

Datatel Said to Seek $1.2 Billion in Loans for SunGard Deal

Datatel Inc., the software company owned by Hellman & Freidman LLC, is seeking $1.195 billion in loans to finance its acquisition of SunGard Higher Education, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction.