SAP to Acquire Fieldglass; transform contingent and SOW workforce management

SAP AG today announced plans to acquire Fieldglass, the leading provider of cloud solutions for procuring and managing contingent labor and services. Combined with the, network-based procurement capabilities of Ariba and the cloud human resources offerings of SuccessFactors, the acquisition promises to transform workforce management by delivering a platform for businesses to holistically manage their entire workforce — both temporary and permanent staff — from initial recruiting and on-boarding to ongoing development, performance management, retention and retirement, and payment.