LAS VEGAS, Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, at the opening of the HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, HRExaminer unveiled its 2019 Watchlist of the most interesting AI vendors in HR Technology. The awards emerge from the company’s comprehensive research into the emergence of intelligent tools in the HR arena.

The company evaluated 200 vendors of intelligent tools. They then interviewed 70. Following an intake interview and survey, the 70 demoed their software and answered extensive questions about ethics, functionality, user interface, and their roadmaps. The resulting report, “Navigating the Maze: The 2019 Index of Intelligent Technology in HR” is being released simultaneously.

“Each of the companies on our 2019 Watchlist is demonstrating the best example of a unique value proposition. While we are in the early stages of the next wave of technology, they individually and collectively point the way. Congratulations are in order for the work that they do. The award is simply recognition of their excellence,’ said John Sumser, HRExaminer’s founder and Principal Analyst.

AI as Platform: providing a connecting layer of intelligence rooted in a taxonomy
— Intelligent Overlay Rooted in Mapping: Google
— Intelligent Overlay Rooted in Assessment: IBM

Data Workbench: companies that help manage disparate data from disparate sources
— 21st Century Data Governance: SwoopTalent
— Analytics Integration: One Model

Microservices: vendors that deliver focused point solutions
— Comprehensiveness is Essential: Beamery
— Sourcing Acceleration: EngageTalent
— On The Job Performance Enhancement: textio
— The Disappearing Assessment Interface: Traitify

Embedded: providers who are building intelligence into the heart of their platform
— Legacy Company Data Utilization: Kronos
— Employee Voice As Foundation of Management: Ultimate Software
— Planning and Data Governance as the Heart of the Enterprise: Workday

AI First Suite: built from the ground up as an intelligent tool.
— Intelligence First Talent Management: Ascendify
— Development Based Performance Management: Bridge by Instructure

About is an independent analyst of HRTechnology focused on the emergence of intelligent tools. The company produces media (reports, podcasts, books, articles, and a weekly newsletter). The company also provides advisory services to practitioners and vendors specializing in the development of HR Tech Strategy.

About “Navigating the Maze: The 2019 Index of Intelligent Technology in HR”
Over the course of 7 months, the HRExaminer team invested 2,000 hours in a comprehensive evaluation of the state of intelligent tools in HR Technology. The report details the discoveries with a strong emphasis on both ethics and implementation. Learn more at

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