SumTotal Systems Announces New Executive Team…from SumTotal Systems

April 19, 2010

 

HRchitect featured SumTotal Systems 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. Kimberley Kasper, VP of Marketing, and Jon Ciampi, VP of Product Management with SumTotal Systems appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on May 1, 2009. SumTotal Systems also competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Employee Performance Management Systems in February 2009, where they were crowned the winner.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have 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 here to help!

SumTotal Systems, Inc, a market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced that John Borgerding is joining the company as President and board member, effective immediately. In his role as president, Borgerding will be responsible for leading the company and all of its operations with the mission of advancing SumTotal’s integrated talent development strategy, while continuing to build best-in-class solutions around learning management, performance management and compensation.

SumTotal also announced the appointment of executive team members Gregg Monastiero and Nadeem Syed. Monastiero joins the company in the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and will be responsible for managing all of SumTotal’s customer and partner relationships as well as the company’s marketing initiatives. Syed joined the company earlier this year as Senior Vice President of Product Management and Development and is responsible for overseeing the worldwide engineering organization as well as the company’s product strategy.

Prior to joining SumTotal, Borgerding served as Executive Vice President for Global Operations at Ventyx, the leading provider of software and data solutions to the utility industry. In this capacity he was responsible for development, implementation, support and consulting for all Ventyx solutions globally. Additionally, Borgerding was also responsible for the Advisory solutions and consulting practices, and the Intelligence software products at Ventyx. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President of International Sales at Ventyx. Before joining Ventyx, Borgerding held several positions in sales, marketing and product management with Xerox.

Gregg Monastiero joins SumTotal from JDA Software where he was Vice President of Sales for Manufacturing, Wholesale and Distribution. With more than 25 years of proven leadership experience, Monastiero brings a core understanding of enterprise software sales, consulting, and solution development to SumTotal. Prior to JDA, Monastiero was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Torex, one of the world’s leading integrated supply chain providers of retail systems. Monastiero has also held key sales positions at Infor including Senior Vice President & President for Strategic Solutions.

Nadeem Syed comes to SumTotal from Oracle where he spent over 19 years in numerous positions. Most recently, Syed was Group Vice President of Products with the responsibility of leading a large, multicultural, and globally distributed team. While with Oracle, Syed significantly evolved the Supply Chain Management suite to the position of the second largest Supply Chain solutions provider. In addition, Syed has held pivotal positions on the acquisition and integration executive team for several key acquisitions.

“SumTotal has best in class products and services and exceptionally talented employees. I’m excited to join the team and contribute to helping the company reach its full potential as the leader in delivering talent development solutions and helping our customers develop and retain their most important assets, their people.” said Borgerding. “I’m also excited to have the opportunity to work with both Gregg and Nadeem, two seasoned industry leaders with top notch experience.”

“John is a proven executive that I’ve personally had the pleasure of working with over the past several years at Ventyx,” said Martin Taylor, Operating Principal of Vista Equity Partners and SumTotal board member. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with John and the new management team to create a sustainable business that delivers the most value for SumTotal’s customers.”

For more information on SumTotal Systems, please visit www.sumtotalsystems.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Announces Q1 Results for 2010…from SilkRoad

April 18, 2010

 

Strategic Partnership and Continued Client Growth Drive Success 

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009 where they were crowned the winner. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have 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 here to help!

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today that the first quarter of 2010 marked its 27th consecutive period of sales growth.  Highlights from the quarter include a partnership with Indeed.com, record sales growth, continued and widespread adoption of SilkRoad’s HeartBeat product, and continued industry recognition for the company’s products and services.   

SilkRoad experienced high sales to kick off 2010.  New clients include: Ancestry.com; Synthetic Genomics; Gwinnett Health Systems, Inc.; Aleut Management Service; YMCA of Central Maryland; RMT; Oklahoma City University; and San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

This quarter SilkRoad technology also saw further adoption of its new product, HeartBeat.  The core HR system allows secure and reliable access to key HR information for both employees and management by creating a “system of record” to store all employees’ core data.  New HeartBeat clients include: DMS International, Inc.; Hunter Dickinson, Inc.; Fuel Tech, Inc.; and Winston & Strawn LLP. 

In Q4, SilkRoad technology announced its partnership with Indeed.com, the leading search engine for jobs.  SilkRoad’s integration with Indeed allows SilkRoad customers to expand their reach to potential candidates. Jobs delivered directly to Indeed from SilkRoad’s OpenHire are included in Indeed’s organic results and the platform’s network of more than 10,000 websites.  With this integration, SilkRoad customers can now reach the single largest audience of both active and passive job seekers on the Internet. 

The company continued to receive industry recognition for its products and was honored by both the CODiE Awards and Network Product Guide’s Hot Companies.  SilkRoad is a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for a CODiE Award in the “Best Human Capital Solution” category.  The program honors the software and information industry’s finest products and services and excellence in corporate achievement.

SilkRoad technology was also named a 2010 Hot Companies finalist by Network Products Guide.  SilkRoad was selected from a global industry analysis of information technology vendors.  Finalists were selected based on the “4Ps” criteria—namely Products, People, Performance, and Potential.   SilkRoad has been honored with the Hot Companies recognition multiple times and consistently excels in meeting and exceeding the 4Ps criteria. 

“It has been another great quarter for SilkRoad, with continued client growth and positive feedback from the industry about our newest solution, HeartBeat,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Executive Chairman and CEO of SilkRoad technology.  “We are ecstatic that so many clients choose to purchase multiple solutions, and we are humbled by the award recognition our products and services received this quarter.  Both validate that we are doing what we set out to do – provide excellent customer service and the best products available to enable companies to hire and retain the top talent in the market.”      

Also in the first quarter, SilkRoad announced several high profile keynote speakers for its inaugural Users’ Conference, SilkRoad Connections: A Global User Event, to be held May 23-26 in Florida.  In addition to SilkRoad CEO, Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, announced speakers include Gartner Research’s Jim Holincheck, who will discuss “Emerging and Future Trends in HCM Technology”; Bob Kelleher from The Employee Engagement Group, discussing “10 Essential Engagement Steps That Drive Results”; and Kevin Martin from Aberdeen Group, who will give an address on the topic of “The Strategic Role of Talent Integration.”  The full agenda for the event is online here.

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


iCIMS Kicks off New Decade with Unprecedented Sales Domestically and Abroad…from iCIMS

April 12, 2010

 

Talent Management Solution Provider Finishes Off First Quarter with more than 45 New Clients, International Expansion, Platform Upgrades and New Employee Data Management Offerings

HRchitect featured iCIMS in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. iCIMS competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Acquisition Systems in November 2008 and mid-market Talent Acquisition Systems in January 2009, where they were crowned the winner of each. iCIMS will be competing in the upcoming HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Acquisition Systems on August 21, 2009.  Adam Feigenbaum and Susan Vitale from iCIMS appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on December 12, 2008.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have 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 here to help!

iCIMS, the second-largest provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, today released the company’s first quarter summary. In addition to unprecedented sales both domestically and abroad, iCIMS experienced a growing number of organizations signing on to the Talent Platform for employee data management. Incorporated in February of 2000, this quarter also marked a decade in business for iCIMS and in many ways, a decade of unwavering excellence in the talent management space as this quarter’s figures reflect. Finishing Q1 with such momentum positions the company for another record breaking year in both the US and international markets.

This quarter more than 45 leading organizations around the world signed onto iCIMS’ Talent Platform. Notable client additions include Sharp, S&B Engineers, Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW), Hanger Orthopedic Group and many more. Continuing the overarching trend from last year, the majority of these renowned organizations are from the mid-market; further strengthening iCIMS’ position as the global mid-market leader. iCIMS’ continued success in the mid-market is greatly attributed to the Talent Platform’s ease of use and inherent flexibility. This high degree of flexibility is greatly valued by mid-market organizations that are looking to invest in a system that is capable of expanding to meet their evolving corporate vision. In addition to offering customers such superior candidate management offerings as applicant tracking, CRM, workforce planning and onboarding, the Talent Platform provides mid-market organizations with such robust employee management tools as performance management, talent & competency profiles, employee referral programs and more.  Furthermore, these organizations can take advantage of iCIMS’ revolutionary new platform upgrade- iCIMS 10. This newest version further optimizes talent lifecycle processes with its redesigned Graphical User Interface (GUI), additional time-saving features and enhanced reporting capabilities.

This past quarter iCIMS also experienced impressive international growth, successfully expanding its international presence and tripling its UK operations. Leading companies, including Sony Music UK, joined the hundreds of organization turning to iCIMS’ talent platform to support their international talent management needs. The iCIMS Talent Platform gives such organizations the ability to establish and promote global recruitment campaigns with multi-lingual Career Centers for candidates, and a fully searchable and reportable back-end database for end-users. With the recent release of iCIMS 10, the web-based software solution is now equipped with even more advanced international offerings including a multi-lingual spellchecker in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French.

In addition to this record breaking sales momentum, iCIMS’ recently unveiled suite of employee data management software is taking the marketplace by storm with both new and existing customers signing on at a staggering rate. This past quarter alone, such leading organizations as Apptis and ICDC Colleges turned to iCIMS’ Talent Platform for complete employee data management functionality. Beyond the management of demographic information and position history, iCIMS’ employee data management software enables human resource professionals to automate a myriad of once cumbersome, paper-intensive tasks.  These enhanced features coupled with iCIMS’ already advanced talent management offerings, enable the Talent Platform to support the end-to-end talent lifecycle of mid-market organizations around the world.

“Entering into the new decade with this level of sales momentum is a key indicator of the Talent Platform’s inherent value and long term success,” said Adam Feigenbaum, iCIMS’ Chief Operating Officer. ”With its revamped interface, enhanced international offerings and overall ease of use, iCIMS 10 will further strengthen iCIMS’ position as the global mid-market leader. As an organization, iCIMS has great things in store for 2010 and I look forward to the continued momentum”.

For more information on iCIMS, please visit www.icims.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Cornerstone OnDemand Expands Presence in Africa Through Reseller Partnership with Kalleo Learning…from Cornerstone OnDemand

April 8, 2010

 

The companies will host complimentary business breakfasts in Johannesburg and    Cape Town to discuss benefits of integrated learning and talent management strategies

HRchitect featured Cornerstone OnDemand 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. Charles Coy participated in the HRchitect WebMingle on January 16, 2009. Cornerstone OnDemand participated in the Talent Management Systems Beauty Pageant in December 2008, where they were crowned the winner. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have 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 here to help!

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. today announced that South African-based blended learning solutions provider Kalleo Learning will resell, implement and support Cornerstone’s integrated, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based learning and talent management solutions.  For Cornerstone, the partnership further expands the company’s reach in Africa and Europe.  The collaboration also allows Kalleo to extend its product and service offerings and provide clients with a more comprehensive approach to workforce management and development, with technology solutions for onboarding, employee performance management, succession planning and enterprise social networking

“We are proud to align ourselves with Cornerstone OnDemand, one of the most innovative learning and talent management technology companies in the world,” said Willie Maritz, Managing Director for Kalleo Learning.  ”We have always partnered with only the best and most innovative learning technology providers in order to assist our clients.  Cornerstone OnDemand fits well with our strategic approach to the market, and we believe the Software-as-a-Service approach is exactly what the African market needs now.  We can now rapidly implement and scale the world’s leading learning and talent management solution, and we can do it cost-effectively.”

Cornerstone and Kalleo are hosting exclusive, complimentary business breakfasts for South African learning and human resources executives in Johannesburg and Cape Town to discuss the benefits of integrating learning with other workforce management solutions.  Cornerstone’s EMEA General Manager, Vincent Belliveau is leading the interactive sessions, which will include an overview of learning and talent management trends and technologies.  Premier Cornerstone clients, including South African financial services firm Absa Group Limited and South African cellular network provider Cell C, will present case studies detailing how their organisations are achieving success with their holistic approaches to managing and developing employees. 

“Many organisations have siloed learning and talent management systems in place, but this does not deliver the valuable workforce insight a company could track and access if these processes were integrated,” said Belliveau.  “Today’s technology allows any organisation to implement a coherent, coordinated system that also facilitates collaboration across HR functions.  This allows businesses to more successfully identify and address skill gaps, identify and develop future leaders, and retain high performers by providing them with career development opportunities.”   

The business breakfast event locations and dates include:

Johannesburg, Tuesday 13 April 2010, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Protea Hotel Wanderers, Conference Venue 1&2

Cape Town, Thursday, 15 April 2010, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Cape Royale Hotel, Conference Venue Tribeca

To register for either event, please contact Leigh-ann Naidoo at leigh-ann@kalleo.com or 011 782 1380 / 082 563 3089.  Please be sure to indicate the event location in your message. 

For more information about Cornerstone OnDemand, visit www.cornerstoneondemand.com.
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology and Indeed.com Join Forces…from SilkRoad

February 19, 2010

 

Integration with World’s Leading Search Engine for Jobs Expands SilkRoad Clients’ Reach

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad participated in the Onboarding Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009 where they were crowned the winner. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

SilkRoad technology, a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today the integration of the OpenHire job delivery platform with Indeed.com.  With millions of job seekers and more job searches per month than any other job site, Indeed is the leading search engine for jobs.

SilkRoad’s integration with Indeed will allow SilkRoad customers to expand their reach to potential candidates. Jobs delivered directly to Indeed from OpenHire will be included in Indeed’s organic results and its network of more than 10,000 websites. 

This integration will allow SilkRoad customers to reach the single largest audience of both active and passive job seekers on the Internet.  SilkRoad technology has existing agreements in place with Jobfox and Simply Hired.

Through this integration, OpenHire customers will benefit from implementing automated tracking for all jobs delivered to Indeed. By automatically populating the source when candidates apply to jobs from Indeed, more accurate ROI measurements can be made by recruiters wishing to track their online recruiting efforts. OpenHire customers can also take advantage of Indeed’s free Job Analytics reports, which contain information about how well a company’s jobs are performing on Indeed. OpenHire customers can use this report to gain insight into what keywords candidates are using to find their jobs, what job titles are being clicked on most often, and how their jobs are performing compared to other companies on Indeed.

“We are excited to introduce SilkRoad’s OpenHire customers to the benefits of having their jobs included on Indeed,” said Samuel Fitzroy, Director of Alliances at Indeed. “Having jobs included automatically from this integration will ensure that all OpenHire customers are taking advantage of Indeed’s massive audience of active and passive job seekers.”

Companies have been using OpenHire to find and track top talent since 1998. Their patented job board integration, career site portals, intelligent searching, screening tools, and candidate communication tools make it easy to streamline workflow and lower recruiting costs, all while improving efficiency. These features, combined with Indeed’s reach, will allow SilkRoad customers to maximize the exposure of their jobs to candidates in the most efficient way possible.

Having jobs automatically included on Indeed also makes it even easier to sponsor positions and get additional targeted job seeker traffic.

“We are very excited to be working with Indeed,” said SilkRoad Director of Product Strategy, Thomas Boyle. “They have simplified the job search process for job seekers, while building an incredibly cost-effective tool for companies to attract the best talent possible.”

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


GeoLearning Announces New Web Site and Messaging to Launch Next Generation of Learning Management Solutions …GeoLearning

January 28, 2010

 

Businesses Utilize GeoLearning to Outsmart, Outmaneuver, and Outperform

HRchitect includes GeoLearning in our list of top Learning Management Systems that businesses should consider. GeoLearning competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Learning Management Systems in December 2008, where they were crowned the winner. Also, Todd Premo, Director of Solutions, and Chris Lennon, Senior Product Manager, from GeoLearning appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on February 6, 2009.  If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

GeoLearning, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand learning and performance platforms, announced today its new Web site and messaging built upon the ‘Outsmart, Outmaneuver, Outperform’ theme. The Web site (www.geolearning.com) extends the GeoLearning brand, offering valuable information to new market segments.

“In today’s challenging business environment, organizations are looking for new ways to leverage their assets. Traditional approaches to learning and talent management have primarily focused on internal employees. Our new GeoMaestro platform allows organizations to harness the knowledge of their channel partners, resellers and customers to significantly improve business performance,” said Frank Russell, president and CEO of GeoLearning. “It has never been more important to boost agility in rapidly changing market conditions, improve business performance and productivity, and increase customer retention and acquisition. GeoLearning’s solutions allow our customers to meet business goals and increase revenue.”

Business professionals are using GeoLearning’s Extended Enterprise solution to turn external training initiatives into profit centers. Programming is easily developed and delivered on-demand instantly, providing a functional and flexible way to provide training, certification and knowledge assets.

GeoLearning’s cloud-computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) model delivers the GeoMaestro Learning Management Suite entirely on-demand. The Internet-hosted learning management platform enables organizations to capture, create, manage and share knowledge to improve workforce productivity, accelerate critical business processes, and drive organizational performance. The system centralizes and automates the entire process, making the administration of the enterprise solution effective and efficient.

By providing a flexible and scalable solution, more than 700 organizations worldwide access GeoLearning solutions. The new Web site features whitepapers, webinars, and free tools, providing comprehensive real-world examples that help build a business case and demonstrate return on investment.

For more information on GeoLearning, please visit www.geolearning.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Named 2010 Hot Companies Finalist by Network Products Guide…from SilkRoad

January 21, 2010

 

Winners Will Be Honored At Technosium 2010 Hot Companies and Technology Award Presentations

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad participated in the Onboarding Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009 where they were crowned the winner. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today it has been named a 2010 Hot Companies finalist by Network Products Guide.  SilkRoad was selected from a global industry analysis of information technology vendors which included established large companies, mid-size and new start-ups around the world.  Finalists were selected based on the “4Ps” criteria-namely Products, People, Performance, and Potential.

The 2010 Hot Companies winners will be announced and honored at the Technosium 2010 presentations and dinner at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on March 18, 2010.  The coveted 2010 Hot Companies analysis encompasses companies in all areas of information technologies including security, wireless, storage, networking, software and communications.

SilkRoad has been honored with the Hot Companies recognition multiple times and consistently excels in meeting and exceeding the 4Ps criteria.  Companies honored with the “Hot Companies” recognition raise the bar higher for their competitors, achieve the highest customer satisfaction and strive to maintain the distinction each year.

“Network Products Guide’s recognition of SilkRoad and our Life Suite for the second year in a row is a great honor,” said Brian Platz, COO SilkRoad technology.  “Technology and innovation are vital to leading the country back into a thriving economy, and our commitment to ongoing development helps keep us ahead of the technology curve.”

The “Hot Companies” 2010 evaluation process also assessed candidates for entrepreneurial spirit; seasoned executives with relevant experience; clear understanding of the segment of IT market they are active in; products and solutions positioned to take advantage of the emerging market opportunities; well developed revenue-growth model and clearly planned expansion strategies.

To see the complete list of finalists please visit www.technosium.com

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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