In a great move by ADP, they finally got their hands on a great talent acquisition system. Truthfully, they have been on the hunt for several years, but the deals seemed to keep falling through. This time though, ADP struck gold with a TAS that has great technology, great functionality, and is priced better than many similar competitors. Add to that the fact that ADP has arguably the largest HR salesforce in the world and Virtual Edge should take off.
The only warning I would have for potential customers is to be wary of extended implementation times. If ADP provides the right incentives to Virtual Edge and their own sales reps, you should see Virtual Edge subscriptions jump significantly. VE may not be quite ready to implement the virtual flash flood of clients that are coming their way.
I think that with this pruchase, VE should also be positioned to threaten any of the other large talent acquisition vendors. The power of the ADP salesforce is jut too much and since it’s a great product, the likes of brassring, taleo, vurv, et al should be on the lookout.