Halogen Feedback Central Transforms How Organizations Leverage Social Feedback in their Talent Programs…from Halogen Software

July 1, 2012

 

New feature changes the way organizations collect and use employee feedback to drive performance

 

HRchitect featured Halogen Software in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Halogen Software recently announced Halogen Feedback Central, a new product enhancement in the Halogen Talent Management Suite™ that makes it easy for organizations to use feedback to drive higher performance. Unlike social platforms that are disconnected from the organization’s talent management strategy, Halogen Feedback Central integrates with all talent functions to make it a dynamic resource that helps drive business strategy.

Giving constructive performance-based feedback is a challenge for many managers. Research shows that managers giving little or no feedback to their workers fail to engage 98% of them. And in most organizations feedback is delivered in various formats and is often lost, with no easy way to securely store or use it to support performance.

A Better Way to Use Crowdsourced Feedback

Halogen Feedback Central uniquely marries the best of traditional and new, more social methods for gathering employee feedback, and aggregates it for strategic use across all talent functions.

Organizations can easily deliver and aggregate feedback from managers, peers, HR teams — even customers and suppliers — in a practical and secure way. Halogen Feedback Central goes beyond social recognition and rewards by addressing all types of feedback including journal notes, coaching, observations, kudos and more.

Recent Gartner research notes the changing nature of performance reviews and the importance of social recognition. “Formal performance reviews are not likely to go away anytime soon. They provide a needed checkpoint for making compensation and staffing decisions. However, leading organizations will start to move toward more bottom-up feedback, recognition and rewards,” said James Holincheck, Managing Vice President, Gartner.

Halogen Feedback Central makes it easy to link appropriate feedback to all other talent processes, including performance reviews, succession, goals, training and development, etc. More importantly, it enables organizations to crowdsource employee feedback using customized icons and feedback types to ensure they are reinforcing corporate culture, values and business strategy.

One-Click Away from Fostering a More Feedback-Rich Culture

With Halogen Feedback Central, users can deliver feedback directly from within Halogen eAppraisal™.  And since email is the most common way for employees to communicate, the Microsoft Office® Outlook® Plug-in for Halogen Feedback Central enables users to create original feedback and journal notes and even save email as feedback directly into the system.

With the click of a button, employees can select the recipient and type of feedback they want to give all without having to log into the Halogen suite. By providing multiple ways for employees to deliver feedback, Halogen Feedback Central helps organizations break down the barriers to fostering a feedback-rich culture.

“Our organization places strong emphasis on employee feedback and recognition as part of our culture,” said Chris Cowan, Director HR Service Delivery, Christiana Care Health Services. “That Feedback Central integrates email with journal notes will help our organization easily collect, keep track of and use the recognition items gathered throughout the year.”

Flexible, Customizable and Secure

Permissions can be set to control who can send, view and delete each feedback type. Organizations can also monitor the feedback types and frequency to see how it all maps back to the competencies important to the organization’s success.

Halogen Feedback Central is now shipping as a standard feature in the Halogen eAppraisal solution.

For more information on Halogen Software, please visit www.halogensoftware.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Globoforce Redefines Performance Management with Launch of Talent Maps…from Globoforce

May 19, 2012

 

New visual tools leverage crowdsourced recognition for actionable insight on employee performance and culture

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Globoforce® (www.globoforce.com), the world’s leading provider of employee recognition solutions, today announced Talent Maps™, the industry’s first and only solution that connects employee recognition data with employee performance data. The new tool helps HR and business leaders more effectively manage their talent and culture by leveraging crowdsourced recognition and feedback. With this new level of insight, managers finally have the ongoing data to fill the void in traditional performance reviews.

Annual performance reviews have long come under criticism for their infrequency and single viewpoint about employee performance. With Talent Maps, business and HR leaders now have an easier, more effective way to evaluate their global talent. Through data populated by peer-to-peer recognition across the company, HR and business leaders can see firsthand who the top performers and influencers are within teams, departments, and the company.

This knowledge and data can be used to identify high potential, high performance individuals for succession planning, flight risk assessment, and leadership development. In addition, managers gain actionable data for more effective day-to-day team management and individual performance assessment.

“Social recognition is the next big disruptor within HR,” said Grant Beckett, vice president of product for Globoforce. “Its high levels of adoption across an entire workforce make it the ideal way to evaluate employee performance and influence. With Talent Maps, we take this crowdsourced feedback data and plot it against performance appraisal ratings. Combining these two data points delivers a level of insight about a company’s talent that has never been available in an HR system before.”

According to Gartner’s recent report, 2012 Strategic Road Map for Employee Performance Management, social recognition programs can help improve performance while decreasing reliance solely on manager and executive feedback. In the report, Gartner Managing Vice President Jim Holincheck writes that “leading organizations will start to move toward more bottom-up feedback, recognition and rewards.” Managers can see the level of frequency of recognition and performance feedback for individual employees. As a result, “senior executives can use this data to see if manager performance decisions align with what coworkers indicate through their actions.”

“Our recognition program with Globoforce is one of the critical programs we use to drive employee engagement and elevate business performance,” said Amy Montefinese, vice president, global total rewards and human resources operations at Premier Farnell. “Now, we will have a way to translate our recognition awards into actionable data to ensure our top performers and high potential employees are being recognized. By aligning recognition awards against performance review ratings, we will also be able to ensure our pay for performance philosophy is consistently executed across our global business.”

With Globoforce’s Talent Maps, HR and business leaders can also:

Assess company and individual department alignment to company values, showing how “everyday” behaviors impact business and cultural goals

Provide managers with an easy-to-use tool that visually maps out individual and team performance while highlighting hidden talent

Leverage the data from  ongoing social recognition programs to show which employees are driving the business forward

Talent Maps is already gaining recognition for its impact on the industry. Last week, Talent Maps was named a Finalist in the Best New Product or Service – Software – Human Capital Management Solution category in The 2012 American Business Awards.

Below is a sample of commentary from the HR analyst community about this launch:

“Performance management is only as good as its data. With this release, Globoforce uses recognition as the central data component for performance and potential indicators. The result is a useful, compelling data set of organizational relationships and performance assessments that are created in the context of getting work done. By further leveraging this data into performance reviews, business and HR leaders will be able to align ratings with the performance and behaviors that everyone across the organization recognizes on a daily basis.”

-     Yvette Cameron, vice president and principal analyst, Constellation Research

“Social recognition is offering a new vantage point on employee engagement and workforce performance.  As companies strive to identify high-potential, high-performance individuals, recognition data offers one of the most compelling use cases I’ve seen in HR. This is a burgeoning new technology development that will reshape performance management over the next three to five years, giving HR leaders the insight about their talent they have long sought.”

Jim Holincheck, managing vice president, Gartner Inc.

“Organizations are hungry for the data that will help them make better decisions about every aspect of their business, and employee performance management is mission critical. Globoforce’s Talent Maps not only provides multiple streams of actionable data to manage individual performance, it also provides the organization with a cultural diagnostic that gives visibility into engagement, goal alignment, and the informal networks that drive organizational change and results.”

Mollie Lombardi, research director, HCM, Aberdeen Group

For more information on Globoforce, please visit www.globoforce.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Saba Unveils Breakthrough Video Collaboration Platform

March 21, 2012

 

Saba Meeting Delivers a Rich and Scalable Collaborative Environment Designed for New Generation of Social and Mobile Workers

HRchitect featured Saba in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems and top Learning Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Saba appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on August 14, 2009. Matt Lafata with HRchitect attended the 2010 Saba Global Summit and Analyst Day in Boston, MA. Matt Lafata & Tiffany Appleby attended the Saba Global Sales Rally FY12 in June 2011 in Redwood City, CA and the Saba Global Summit 2012 in Miami, FL.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier provider of people-centric enterprise solutions, today unveiled Saba Meeting, the industry’s first unified social, mobile and video unified collaboration platform. Saba Meeting (formerly Saba Centra) is the first unified collaboration platform that enables users to view video in high definition (HD) across webinars, virtual meetings or classrooms on mobile devices, including the iPad and iPhone. Additionally, when combined with the social capabilities and an embedded people profile within Saba’s new Social Enterprise Platform – Saba People Cloud – users can collaborate and share knowledge and documents in real-time with other employees, customers and partners. By empowering an organization’s most critical assets- its people- Saba helps organizations be more agile, collaborative, competitive and responsive to market demands.

“In today’s age of collaboration, people want more than to simply share a video screen. The future of Web conferencing needs to support both synchronous and asynchronous interactions and enable a rich environment that integrates with other people processes,” said Shawn Farshchi, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Saba. “Saba Meeting is game changing for the Web conferencing industry. No other platform has such robust integrated collaboration capabilities, HD video, and anytime access on mobile devices, while being highly extensible.”

In a recent Gartner report, “Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing,” analyst David Mario Smith noted, “The worlds of social media, collaboration and enterprise applications are starting to merge, bringing real-time capabilities to business processes and personal productivity applications. Web conferencing vendors that fail to adapt and cannot ensure integration with adjacent markets will find it a challenge to compete in the long term amid this convergence.” Saba is addressing this need by introducing the only truly unified collaboration platform that combines video, real-time collaboration and mobile to increase levels of engagement and support the new way of work.

“Increasingly we are being required to look for more effective ways to share knowledge across the organization, yet often times people are working from home or on the road,” said John Kozyra, network support specialist, Contact North. “The ability to access HD quality video remotely is a huge benefit for our organization and the real-time collaboration features creates a more engaging environment that optimizes knowledge sharing.”

Key Highlights of Saba Meeting

  • Video in High Definition: The only real-time collaboration platform offering highly scalable integrated HD video, voice-over-IP (VOIP) and content sharing for instant real-time meetings, webinars and virtual classes. Saba Meeting allows for richer interaction and collaboration in vivid detail using just a webcam and internet connection, with support for eight simultaneous live video feeds.
  • Scalable without Limiting Bandwidth: Saba Meeting’s satellite architecture enables Web conferencing traffic to be routed efficiently across a company’s WAN, quelling bandwidth concerns tied to increased use of the platform and adoption of HD video.
  • Optimized for Mobile: Viewing on mobile devices, including the iPad and iPhone, through a native application, enables users to access training or learning materials on the go. The new intuitive interface enables high interactivity and engagement, allowing users to not only attend the session but present and collaborate unwired.
  • Powerful Social Collaborative Workspaces: Combines Social networking capabilities, groups and activity streams with unified      communication and real-time collaboration capabilities such as HD Video, IM Chat and VoIP – to any online meeting, webinar or virtual classes. Users can also effectively collaborate before, during and after virtual meetings.
  • Sharable Real-time Content: Simplifies the process of capturing, sharing and accessing valuable knowledge. To increase the ROI of live sessions, video recordings can be easily stored and published in YouTube-like video channels in the Saba’s Social Enterprise Platform, the Saba people Cloud, for future access from any device.
  • Comprehensive set of Open APIs (application programming interfaces): Equipped with the industry’s most extensive set of Web services for embedding real-time collaboration capabilities into business processes, such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM),      Learning Management and Sales Force Automation software.
  • Intuitive User Interface: Intuitive new browser-based interface, requires no software download, allows users to conduct meetings, webinars and classrooms across any platform including Mac, Linux, and Windows. Easy-to-use features including emoticons and in-session presence indicators allow for increased engagement and interactivity for meeting attendees.

Availability and Pricing

Saba Meeting is currently in beta and is expected to be generally available starting in April 2012. To join the beta program for Saba Meeting, visit www.sabameeting.com.

Current Saba Centra customers will be able to seamlessly migrate to the new software when it becomes available.

For more information on Saba, please visit www.saba.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Halogen Closes 2011 Fiscal Year with Significant Market Momentum…from Halogen Software

February 18, 2012

Growth in annual recurring revenue, international expansion and winning partnerships mark the best fourth quarter on record for talent management leader

HRchitect featured Halogen Software in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Halogen Software, a leading provider of talent management software closed its fourth quarter and 2011 fiscal year with significant market momentum and strong year-over-year growth. Marked by a 37% year over year increase in annual recurring revenue (ARR), including 86% growth in ARR from international deals, and strong customer retention and satisfaction, Q4 of 2011 is the company’s best fourth quarter on record.

Just a few of the new customers that joined Halogen in the fourth quarter include: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Fisher Communications, The University of Ottawa, RigNet, Genesis Health System, Agriculture Federal Credit Union, Bruker Nano Services Division and Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau, United Coffee, Artificial Solutions Iberia, Interra International, EC English Holdings and Addex Petroleum Services.

David Barbee, Director of HR for RigNet, explains why his company selected the Halogen eAppraisal™ and the Halogen eRecruitment™ modules for his organization’s talent management needs. “I’ve had previous experience using Halogen and brought it to RigNet because the end-user interface is intuitive and the overall functionality is better than any other product I’ve seen on the market,” said Barbee. “We like everything about Halogen – the organized process, the centralized access to employee and candidate data, the reminder system and the ability to easily track and manage appraisals, recruiting activities and more.”

Halogen’s recognition as an industry leader in talent management systems customer satisfaction is also a factor in the talent management leader’s business momentum. Customers see Halogen as a long term partner with both the best solutions and a brilliant customer experience that can help them build a world class workforce.

The human resources leader at Spain’s Artificial Solutions explains why they selected Halogen. “When we started researching a talent management solution, we were looking for a tool that would streamline the process, while being cost effective and simple to use,” said Óliver García Alemán, Head of HR and Organization, Artificial Solutions. “We have a number of offices across Europe, so being able to identify our people’s talents as well as making our appraisal, training and recruiting processes more structured and efficient benefits everyone. With Halogen our talent data is centralized in one system. This makes it easier to ensure consistency and accountability across groups, and to clearly link individual goals to our corporate objectives.”

Halogen’s success in the fourth quarter of 2011 capped off a year that featured product leadership and operational excellence:

  • The company released Version 11 of its Talent Management Suite and launched Halogen eRecruitment™, the first applicant tracking system (ATS) to fully integrate the recruiting process with all other talent management programs; making Halogen the first and only talent management vendor to provide a complete end-to-end solution organically built to drive performance.
  • Halogen’s suite allows HR and their organizations to experience talent management from a new perspective that aligns their workforce with their business strategy – something Halogen calls Big Picture Talent Management™. The suite is designed to ensure each talent management touch point – from recruitment to retirement – reinforces the organization’s culture and values and drives top level goals and objectives.
  • In response to the global demand for its talent management solution, the company announced the opening of a UK office that will allow it to more easily market and sell its solutions internationally.
  • The company was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software”, which examined 20 vendors offering employee performance management software and positioned them in quadrants based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.
  • Former Blackbaud Inc. CFO Timothy V. Williams joined Halogen’s Board of Directors.
  • Halogen announced strategic  partnerships with:  video learning provider ej4 via its seamless integration with Halogen eLearning Manager™; industry-leading sourcing technology vendor SmartPost, via its integration with Halogen eRecruitment; PDS, a leading developer of human resource, benefits, recruiting and payroll systems; and Logica Finland, a recognized leader in delivering Human Capital Services in the Finnish region.
  • Hundreds of Halogen customers from around the world participated in Halogen’s Sixth Annual User Conference in Atlanta, Georgia – the company’s largest user conference to-date.

For more information on Halogen Software, please visit www.halogensoftware.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Saba Recognized as a Leader in Leading Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing…from Saba

December 14, 2011

 

Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration Leverages the Advent of Social Media and Mobile to Enable Organizations to Meet the Challenges of a New World of Work

HRchitect featured Saba in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems and top Learning Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. A.G. Lambert, the VP of Marketing with Saba appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on August 14, 2009. Matt Lafata with HRchitect attended the 2010 Saba Global Summit and Analyst Day in Boston, MA. Matt Lafata & Tiffany Appleby attended the Saba Global Sales Rally FY12 in June 2011 in Redwood City, CA.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Saba (NASDAQ: SABA), the premier People Cloud provider, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Saba as a “Leader” in the 2011 “Magic Quadrant for  Web Conferencing” report. The report provides guidance for organizations that are looking to implement Web conferencing solutions for benefits such as increased collaboration, cost savings and reduced business travel. It positions vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Gartner Comments:
“The growth of Web conferencing has continued, driven by  cost-saving initiatives and improvements in the technology’s ease of use and  performance.”

“The worlds of social media, collaboration and enterprise applications are starting to merge, bringing real-time capabilities to business process and personal productivity applications.”

“Real-time and conferencing functions are appearing as components of larger collaboration platforms and portfolios. The market is shifting so that real-time and conferencing functions are becoming embeddable capabilities.”

“Bandwidth concerns are increasing as companies look to add video and expand the scale of conferencing sessions.”

Supporting Quotes
“With Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration, we can connect visually with our students to reap the benefits of face-to-face communications. Additionally, with a highly dispersed and mobile student body, it is critical for us to have the most forward-looking technology that works on mobile devices, such as the iPhone and iPad,” said Becky Vasquez, chief technology officer, Embry-Riddle. “Since our launch of EagleVision, our virtual classroom using Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration, the reviews from both faculty and students have been very positive and student participation has increased nearly 100 percent in the past year alone.”

“Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration allows us to easily connect with a large, dispersed audience of sales, management and technical training professionals. We conduct meetings, training sessions, virtual trade shows, sales events, and coaching for new hires, all of which are stored in a content library of recordings that employees can access anytime, anywhere from any device,” said Rick Vlahos, executive director, Hearth Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation. “We have employees scattered all over the US and Canada, including in rural areas with marginal Internet connections.

Accessibility to content and the ability to collaborate are key requirements for our organization; employees have found Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration to be the most convenient and user-friendly solution.”

“With an increasingly global and dispersed workforce, real-time collaboration in a visual format is becoming key for enhanced engagement, collaboration and innovation,” said Emily He, vice president of product marketing, Saba. “Additionally, as the market evolves, we continue to leverage integration with Saba’s award-winning learning management, talent management and enterprise social networking solutions to provide customers with a unified platform that enables organizations to be better prepared for the new world of work.”

Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration Highlights
Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration is an industry-leading Web conferencing, online meeting, virtual classroom, and webinar solution that enables an organizations extended enterprise, including employees, customers, and partners, to interact, communicate, share, and exchange knowledge in real-time. By making it easy to capture and share knowledge as it happens, Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration increases the value of session content and improves collaboration among globally dispersed workforces and ecosystems.

Combining real-time collaboration capabilities (like video conferencing, VoIP audio conferencing, text chat, and application sharing) with enterprise social networking capabilities (including the ability to create collaborative groups, publish content to YouTube-like video channels, and access information through interactive mobile Apps on iPhone or iPad), Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration is transforming how work gets done beyond meetings in a next-generation collaboration platform. In addition, Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration provides seamless integration with Saba Learning Management, Talent Management,  and Enterprise Social Networking.

Its dynamic, interactive environment provides the experience of in-person sessions without incurring the costs of travel. Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration provides options to use VoIP, teleconference, or a mix of both in any session. Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration is available in the Cloud and on-premise. The solution is also available on PC, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad.

About the Saba People Cloud

Saba People Cloud Applications, including Saba Centra Real-Time Collaboration, help organizations transform their business by enabling them to:

  • Accelerate innovation by tapping into social and mobile capabilities to engage and connect employees to the right people, information, and ideas throughout the people network to drive new innovation and faster time to market.
  • Mobilize their people network for speed and agility to seize new opportunities through complete talent visibility and mobility. The Saba People Cloud provides organizations with visibility into all of the skills, experience, competencies, and connections of the people in their people network, as well as the ability to quickly align them to new business initiatives.
  • Cultivate a development culture inside and outside their organization to arm their people network with the knowledge they need, when they need it, to excel at their jobs, develop in their careers, and drive higher performance.
  • Leverage the Cloud with a completely unified, multi-tenant SaaS solution architecture and infrastructure that reduces costs, speeds time to benefit, and provides the flexibility to scale globally and adapt locally to fit your operational and financial needs.

For more information on Saba, please visit www.saba.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Saba Social Learning Wins Top Product of the Year…from Saba

October 5, 2011

 

Saba’s Innovative Solution Transforms the Way People Learn, Collaborate and Share Knowledge across the Extended Enterprise

HRchitect featured Saba in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems and top Learning Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. A.G. Lambert, the VP of Marketing with Saba appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on August 14, 2009. Matt Lafata with HRchitect attended the 2010 Saba Global Summit and Analyst Day in Boston, MA. Matt Lafata & Tiffany Appleby attended the Saba Global Sales Rally FY12 in June 2011 in Redwood City, CA.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier People Cloud provider, today announced that Saba Social Learning has been selected as one of Human Resource Executive® Magazine’s Top Products of 2011. Awards were announced during the opening day of the HR Technology® Conference at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Saba Social Learning, powered by Saba Social, award-winning enterprise social networking, was selected for its innovative informal, collaborative and community-based approach to learning that enhances user adoption and increases learning retention. By combining the best of today’s social networking features, coupled with world-class learning management capabilities, Saba Social Learning provides immediate and context-relevant learning methods. Social learning also allows learners to sustain knowhow gained from formal training programs by connecting and collaborating with the communities, experts, coaches and getting critical questions answered in real-time.

“As the pressure to accelerate product time-to-market and grow the best talent increases, organizations are increasingly looking for more innovative and interactive ways to inspire people and accelerate the sharing of knowledge across their enterprise, including employees, partners and suppliers,” said Emily He, vice president, product marketing, Saba. “Receiving this latest industry award for Saba Social Learning validates the power of the Saba People Cloud to enable organizations around the world to transform their businesses by cultivating a culture of knowledge sharing that enhances productivity and mobilizes teams for innovation.”

Critical business problems that can be solved using Saba Social Learning include:

 

  • Improved sales force effectiveness and knowledge retention
  • Optimized channel engagement and extended enterprise effectiveness
  • Accelerated time-to-productivity of new hires with strategic on-boarding
  • Customer service excellence with rapid sharing of best practices
  • Ability to unlock tacit knowledge from retiring workforce and engage multiple generations of employees

 

Recent Industry Accolades

In addition to being named as a HR Executive Magazine Top Product of 2011, Saba has received a number of industry accolades this year for its social solutions, including:

 

 

For more information on Saba, please visit www.saba.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


WorkForce Software Achieves Inc 5000 ranking in Fifth-Straight Year…from WorkForce Software

September 8, 2011

 

Achievement recognizes pace-setting growth in workforce management

Marc Moschetto, Vice President of Marketing, from WorkForce Software appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on August 12, 2010. HRchitect’s Matt Lafata, one of the industry’s leading Talent Management Systems analysts, attended WorkForce Software’s Vision 2010 conference.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

WorkForce Software, the leading provider of workforce management solutions for organizations with complex labor policies and stringent compliance demands, announces that it has earned a spot on Inc.’s prestigious 500|5000 list for the fifth consecutive year.

An exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, the Inc. 500|5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. WorkForce Software joins Spirit Airlines, Vizio, Honest Tea, and Dunkin Donuts, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

Propelled by 98% growth over the last three years, WorkForce Software achieved rankings of #173 in the software industry and #2426 overall in the 2011 list. The company’s consistent growth has accelerated in 2011, as well, rising 61% over 2010 results through the first two quarters. Strong sales of its EmpCenter® workforce management suite, boosted by the release of an industry-leading absence management solution and record levels of client renewals and re-investments, contributed to the company’s recent success.

“There are few distinctions as widely read and regarded as Inc’s 500|5000 list, and it is quite an honor to be ranked among the fastest growing private businesses for a fifth year in a row,” noted Kevin Choksi, WorkForce Software’s President & CEO. “That we’ve been able to sustain rapid growth throughout our 12-year history is a testament to our employees’ investment in making our clients successful, to our clients’ extraordinary spirit of partnership, and to our strategy of delivering the most flexible and complete workforce management solutions on the market.”

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

WorkForce Software’s span of multi-year growth also coincides with a dramatic transformation of the HR function. Historically a tactical department, HR is increasingly asked to deliver measurable results and competitive advantage for the organization. To perform this more strategic role, HR needs greater insight into the activities and effectiveness of their global workforce – a level of visibility only possible through best-in-class solutions such as WorkForce Software’s EmpCenter.

Gartner Research analysts Jim Holincheck and Thomas Otter observed this shift in a July 2011 report, noting that, “Since 2004, the focus for most HR organizations has shifted away from system of record applications (as embodied by core HR management system [HRMS] solutions) to systems of differentiation (embodied by talent management or workforce management applications).”

For more information on WorkForce Software, please visit www.workforcesoftware.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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