Kenexa and SkillSoft Announce Alliance to Integrate Next Generation Talent Management Solution with Leading Learning Content…from Kenexa


Addresses Growing Market Demand for Combination of Performance with Learning Management

HRchitect featured Kenexa in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Derek Bluestone, VP Product Marketing appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on June 17, 2010. HRchitect’s Matt Lafata, one of the industry’s leading talent management systems analysts, attended the Kenexa Analyst Day in May, 2010 and the Kenexa World Conference in 2009 and 2010.

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Kenexa (NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, and SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning content, technology and services, today announced a strategic alliance to  integrate and market Kenexa’s Global Talent Management solutions with SkillSoft’s learning content and platform technology.  This collaboration uses SkillSoft’s Open Learning Services Architecture (OLSA), which utilizes web services technology, to provide richer content and user experiences for the enterprise market.

Under the alliance, the companies will bring together SkillSoft’s learning content and underlying SkillPort platform capabilities with the Kenexa 2x Integrated Talent Management platform and 2xPerform performance management suite. Joint customers will benefit from the unique combination of Kenexa Recruiting, On boarding, Performance Management and its  competency libraries, which are used to identify candidates’ skill sets and gaps with SkillSoft’s learning management platform for delivery and tracking of content and courseware, as well as streamlined access to SkillSoft’s high quality content libraries.

“Kenexa has been an admirer of SkillSoft for a number of years and we are delighted to now be a strategic partner with a company so universally recognized for its learning content and platform technology.  We have already partnered with SkillSoft on a number of new opportunities and our existing customer base is extremely excited by the potential of seamless access to content directly from Kenexa platforms. Our customers recognize the need to identify, launch and manage learning solutions through their Performance Management solution,” Kenexa’s Eric Lochner, President, Global Talent Management commented.

“SkillSoft believes this collaboration with Kenexa, a leader in integrated talent management, will provide substantial value to our mutual customers and will open up entirely new opportunities with companies who share the vision for making learning content more fluidly available throughout the talent management process.  Kenexa’s vision and enthusiasm around OLSA, not just for learning platform support but more seamless content access, raises the bar for the industry and improves the overall experience for enterprise clients,” said John Ambrose, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business for SkillSoft.

The Kenexa 2x platform was designed to integrate all talent management functions and data, including a unified talent record, mobile tools and robust analytics, into one single system that provides a consistent user interface, security features and reporting engine while allowing for a customer’s future global expansion. The powerful performance management software gives companies the information they need to make strategic decisions based on a holistic view of their workforce. Kenexa’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model is complemented by its drive to deliver extreme service with a commitment to accuracy, timeliness, responsiveness, and mutual learning.

Kenexa 2x Perform is available now for annual subscription. For more information, visit

SkillSoft’s OLSA is a suite of web services that seamlessly integrate multiple types of content resources and learning application services, as well providing a means for integration with third-party systems faster and more efficiently.

For more information on Kenexa, please visit

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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