SilkRoad Technology Recognized as Champion in Talent Acquisition Vendor Landscape…from SilkRoad Technology


SilkRoad’s OpenHire Selected as a Top Solution by Info-Tech Research Group

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our 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, and the HRchitect IRONMAN on Mid-Marketing Talent Acquisition Systems on June18, 2010, where they were crowned the winner of each. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. Finally, HRchitect attended the SilkRoad user conference, SilkRoad Connections, in May 2010 and May 2011.

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SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced its recruiting solution, OpenHire, has been ranked in the Champion quadrant in the latest Talent Acquisition Solution (TAS) Vendor Landscape published by Info-Tech Research Group.

With more than 400 available solutions from recruitment specialists, ERP/HRMS vendors and talent management suite vendors, the TAS market is flooded with vendors.  SilkRoad’s OpenHire, with highly configurable career sites, ease-of-use and clean dashboards, was found by Info-Tech to be a leading product with optimal usability for small to mid-sized companies.

The report noted that, “Evaluating vendors by checking off a features list doesn’t work anymore.”  As many vendors offer similar functionality, “…how they [work] becomes the differentiator.  As a result, workflow and usability become key evaluation criteria.”  In addition to capabilities such as workforce planning, Web mining, social media integration, strong assessment and background checking, job offer management and onboarding, SilkRoad’s commitment to creating the finest end-user experience was recognized.

“We understand that organizations are engaged in a fierce war for talent, and have put a strong emphasis on the usability of our solutions to help ease and optimize the recruiting challenge” said Brian Platz, COO of SilkRoad.  “This recognition not only showcases the value that OpenHire adds to an organization, but also SilkRoad’s relentless focus on end user experience.”

Also noted in the report, as “a single platform that can scale to any size of organization in any industry,” SilkRoad’s OpenHire strengths included:

• Excellent career sites that can be easily configured and edited by end users, with no need to involve the IT department.

• Bidirectional integration with Outlook and an IE plug-in.

• Rich functionality for searching social networking sites.

• Hot Matches for jobs based on scores and ranking criteria.

• Support for internal users and candidates.

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace.  Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

For more information on SilkRoad Technology, please visit

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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