SilkRoad Technology Announces General Availability of Point…from SilkRoad Technology

June 29, 2012

 

Social Talent Management Solution Enables Organizations to Identify Centers of Influence

 

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, May 2011 and is a proud sponsor of the June 2012 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 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!

 

SilkRoad Technology, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based social talent management solutions, recently announced the general availability of Point.  The employee-centric social talent management solution connects employees to each other and their organization by uniting the popular features of social networking with talent management.  SilkRoad Point gives employees the forum they need to share expertise and be recognized by peers and leaders while simultaneously helping companies to better understand what and who is driving their business.  SilkRoad Life Suite customers Clear Channel Communications, Inc. and Northwestern Michigan College are among the first to implement Point.

“Our research shows that organizations which adopt peer-to-peer learning, recognition, and knowledge sharing dramatically outperform their peers in customer service, time to market, and employee engagement,’ said Josh Bersin, Chief Executive Officer and President of Bersin & Associates, the leading provider of research-based HR best practices that drive business results.  ‘SilkRoad Point represents a new breed of consumer-like social talent tools that organizations can use to easily leverage the power of social connections in corporate learning, collaboration, and project management.’

Employers often have a limited view of what employees are actually doing as job descriptions and performance reviews don’t always accurately depict employees’ knowledge and contributions across the organization.  With Point, organizations can increase knowledge and insight through the use of social collaboration and learning.  Employees identify centers of influence by contributor, content and topic. As a result, organizations create a self-motivating culture where employees can be identified and recognized for their influence and recognize others for their contributions.

“HR has struggled to understand how knowledge and information flows across the organization,” said Lisa Rowan, Program Director for HR, Learning, and Talent Management Strategies, IDC.  “With Point, organizations now have the ability to reveal not only the connections between its employees but the meaning behind them and how it impacts the company. Point enables companies to share goals, inspire innovation, and increase efficiency to drive organizational change and success.”

Features include:

People and Connections – Increase collaboration and connections to share links, files, questions, photos, polls, announcements and feedback across the organization.

Groups – Connect people with like interests by creating Groups.  Groups can be used to align a team around a particular topic or set of goals encouraging knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Content – Share content in the form of articles, thoughts, Q&A and files by posting on either a personal landing page or a group home page.  Comment, reply and discuss to build better solutions through collaboration.

Points and Influence – Tag topics with a ‘Point’ to help categorize content for more efficient search strategies.  By identifying Points, which can include thoughts, documents, files, etc., influential content and its author(s) will emerge.

Integrated Learning Platform – Allow users to easily access and manage their learning plans directly from Point.  Informal social learning supplements the knowledge gained by the learning programs found in GreenLight.

“With Point, we’ve closed the gap between social networking and talent management by converging them together to drive even higher levels of employee engagement and performance,” said Brian Platz, COO of SilkRoad.  “Using Point, companies can more easily encourage and increase knowledge sharing for greater productivity, innovation and collaboration.  Organizations are enabled to better engage and retain employees using social networking features already familiar to employees while decreasing risks with greater insights into strategic workforce planning.”

For more information on SilkRoad Technology, please visit www.silkroad.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


SikRoad Technology Receives Netexplo 2012 Award for Digital Innovation…from SilkRoad Technology

April 4, 2012

 

SilkRoad Point Recognized for Transforming Talent Management

 

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.

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!

 

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of social talent management solutions, has been honored with a Netexplo 2012 Award for SilkRoad Point.  One of only ten companies recognized worldwide, SilkRoad was selected for Point’s contribution to digital innovation. Point is a revolutionary new social enterprise solution that transforms talent management and performance management in particular, improving how organizations and employees work together.

Netexplo is an independent observatory that studies the impact of digital technology on society and business. Through a global network of lecturers at leading universities, Netexplo discovers and monitors new, innovative companies. Each year, Netexplo selects 100 of the world’s most promising companies and honors just 10 of them with a Netexplo Award. Previous award winners include Twitter and Siri.

“We’re honored to have been recognized by Netexplo, the global leader and authority in innovation and digital technology,” said Brian Platz, co-founder and COO, SilkRoad. “With Point, and all of our talent management solutions, we set out to solve HR and talent challenges facing organizations with our intuitive, scalable, cloud-based technologies. We’re thrilled to be recognized for our innovation and commitment to improving the employee experience alongside the world’s very best companies.”

For more information on SilkRoad Technology, please visit www.silkroad.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


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

November 29, 2011

 

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.

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!

 

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 www.silkroad.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Silkroad Technology and The Employee Engagement Group Announce Partnership…from SilkRoad

September 29, 2011

 

Partnership Will Deliver Engagement Learning Library Through Eprise

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.

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!

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, together with The Employee Engagement Group, a leading talent management consulting firm, announced today they have entered into a collaborative partnership, combining The Employee Engagement Group’s world class learning content with SilkRoad’s innovative Internet-based content management and technology solution, Eprise.

The Employee Engagement Group is pleased to introduce The Engagement Learning Library, believed to be the first of its kind in the industry. This Internet-based library, consisting of world class talent management tools, training programs, templates, and related resources, will be made available to clients on an annual subscription basis via SilkRoad’s Eprise platform.

The engagement resources are structured to help companies increase employee engagement to drive business results. The tools are designed from the 10 steps of employee engagement as described in Bob Kelleher’s critically acclaimed book, Louder than Words – 10 Practical Employee Engagement Steps…that Drive Results!

The Engagement Learning Library includes:

• Complete training programs with slide shows, handouts, workbooks and exercises

• Templates for designing your own engagement processes

• The latest engagement research, case studies, statistics and articles

Material can be easily customized to fit a client’s organizational brand and existing look and feel. By subscribing to the Engagement Library, these resources become an extension of a company’s organizational development or human resources department.

“We are thrilled to partner with SilkRoad, a firm we respect immensely,” says The Employee Engagement Group’s CEO, Bob Kelleher. “After getting to know their outstanding people, and experiencing their world class technology, they were our top choice to collaborate on this exciting new product offering.”

“Most consultants help companies decide ‘what’ to do,” says Kelleher. “We go beyond that and teach our clients ‘how to do it’ by offering them access to our extensive library of world class talent management tools. SilkRoad’s technology will enable HR and OD departments to leverage the power of cloud computing to instantly download already prepared training content at a fraction of the cost of developing the content themselves.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Bob and The Employee Engagement Group,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, CEO, SilkRoad technology. “With talent management top of mind for companies everywhere, maximizing productivity of the workforce is critical to the success of any business. The Engagement Learning Library will provide companies with the tools they need to engage employees and increase productivity.”

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

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Appoints Roland Berthelot as Senior Vice President of Global Services…from SilkRoad

September 16, 2011

 

Cloud Computing Veteran to Lead Customer Implementation Experience

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.

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!

 

SilkRoad technology, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, announced today that Roland Berthelot has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Services. With more than 10 years of experience in cloud computing, consulting and sales, Mr. Berthelot joins SilkRoad with proven expertise in transforming business operations through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model for major Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Berthelot will report directly to Brian Platz, COO of SilkRoad.

Mr. Berthelot brings extensive experience in the implementation and deployment of SaaS offerings across multiple industries. With specialties in manufacturing, media and financial services, Mr. Berthelot has helped companies maximize the customer experience through on-demand SaaS-based platforms. Mr. Berthelot will be leading SilkRoad’s global services organization, responsible for all aspects of delivery including strategic services, professional service and strategic learning services.

“Roland comes to SilkRoad with deep expertise and firsthand knowledge of exactly how SaaS can transform business operations. Over his career, he has helped thousands of companies increase productivity and reduce costly software investments and updates by adopting SaaS models,” said Brian Platz, COO of SilkRoad. “His track record in the successful implementation and deployment of SaaS-based platforms will certianly elevate our award-winning customer service model.”

Prior to SilkRoad, Mr. Berthelot was the senior director of delivery services at Bluewolf, a consultancy focused on improving business performance through cloud computing. During his time with Bluewolf, Mr. Berthelot led the growth of its major SaaS delivery practices, including Salesforce.com and Big Machines. Previously, he held leadership roles in sales and operations at CCC Information Services, TravelCLICK and Kohler Co.

“The SaaS delivery model can be leveraged to transform and transcend the customer experience,”said Roland Berthelot, Senior Vice President of Global Services at SilkRoad. “I look forward to working with SilkRoad to enhance and maximize our award-winning customer experience through the implementation and deployment of its SaaS-based talent management solutions.”

Mr. Berthelot received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his M.B.A. from Grand Valley State University.

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

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Announces Record Growth in Q2 2011…from SilkRoad

July 25, 2011

 

Highlights Include Continued Global Client Expansion, More Than 5 Million End Users, Strategic Hires, New Partnerships and Award Recognition

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.

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!

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today the second quarter of 2011 marked the strongest quarterly results in company history, achieving a record number of new clients, monthly recurring revenue and bookings. Top talent brands choosing to partner with SilkRoad as their strategic talent management vendor included LivingSocial, Queensland Bank, Oceus Networks, Mighty River Power, Meridium and Bingham Hospital. SilkRoad also surpassed more than 5 million global end users in more than 80 countries. 

This quarter SilkRoad expanded its global operations with a new corporate office in London, England, enabling the firm to better meet the increasing talent management needs of businesses throughout the United Kingdom, Nordics and Netherlands. This expansion adds to SilkRoad’s list of recently opened corporate offices in France and Japan and follows the $40 million investment raised in late 2010 to capitalize on the increasing global market demand for talent management solutions. 

SilkRoad announced this month the appointment of a new CMO, Wm. Edward Vesely. Vesely is responsible for worldwide marketing and has more than 22 years of marketing experience. He brings to SilkRoad a consistent record of growing revenue, market share and business valuation with his experience in global marketing and channel development.

Also in the second quarter, SilkRoad announced strategic partnerships with companies HireRight and WorkStrategy. SilkRoad and HireRight, a leading provider of employment screening solutions, will provide joint customers with a new pre-integrated solution to help them manage their employment screening programs more efficiently, and make better-informed hiring decisions. SilkRoad’s recruiting management solution OpenHire has been seamlessly integrated with HireRight, through the HireRight Connect integration platform, to increase efficiency and provide faster turnaround for SilkRoad clients through the employment screening process. 

SilkRoad’s partnership with WorkStrategy, a leading provider of innovative human resource management and technology services, will make SilkRoad’s RedCarpet onboarding and life events management solution more accessible to WorkStrategy’s customers operating in an integrated ERP-based human capital management (HCM) environment. This partnership will enable SilkRoad to enhance its existing Oracle-PeopleSoft customer deployments by leveraging WorkStrategy’s PeopleSoft integration expertise including data management, user accessibility, and workflow automation. 

“Our continued expansion and client growth, exciting partnerships with HireRight and WorkStrategy, and recognition across the industry has made Q2 2011 the best quarter in company history,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Executive Chairman and CEO of SilkRoad technology. “We’re excited about our expansion, which includes new team members and offices across the globe, and a new CMO leading our worldwide marketing efforts. 2011 has already been an amazing year for us.” 

Also in Q2, the company was honored as a “Customer Service Department of the Year” in The 2011 American Business Awards, America’s premier business awards program. This is the fifth consecutive year SilkRoad has been recognized by the American Business Awards for its customer service. The Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, also honored the company by naming SilkRoad a finalist in the 6th Annual 2011 Hot Companies and Best Products Award categories for its Life Suite. SilkRoad has also been recognized by Network Product Guide multiple times for its product innovation.

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

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Teams with Employment Screening Leader HireRight…from SilkRoad

May 24, 2011

 

Strategic Alliance Brings Integrated Customer-Focused Solutions That Provide Increased Efficiency and Speed 

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.

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!

SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of talent management solutions, and HireRight, a leading provider of employment screening solutions, today announced they have teamed to provide joint customers with a new pre-integrated solution to help them manage their employment screening programs more efficiently, and make better-informed hiring decisions.

“We are extremely excited to offer our clients this capability from HireRight,” said Thomas Boyle, Director, Product Strategy at SilkRoad technology. “Many of the world’s most successful companies use HireRight, and with this offering our customers will be able to easily implement consistent screening policies across their organizations.”    

SilkRoad’s recruiting management solution OpenHire has been seamlessly integrated with HireRight, through the HireRight Connect integration platform, to increase efficiency and provide faster turnaround for SilkRoad clients through the employment screening process.  With the integration, SilkRoad customers can employ these tools to manage and control comprehensive employment screening programs, including comprehensive background, drug and health screenings. 

“HireRight pioneered integration of employment screening in talent management platforms and we are delighted to be partnering with a leading innovator such as SilkRoad,” said Kevin Dunning, Director of Product Management at HireRight.  “Both companies offer easy-to-use, streamlined solutions for customers that can make a real difference in productivity, accuracy and ultimately customer satisfaction.  We look forward to helping SilkRoad’s numerous clients across the globe work smarter by giving them the tools to make better-informed hiring decisions.” 

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


SilkRoad technology Continues Global Expansion With New Offices and Senior Hire in United Kingdom…from SilkRoad

April 21, 2011

 

Recent Funding Empowers Continued Market Growth Including Offices in Japan and France

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 will attend in May 2011.

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!

SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today it has expanded its global operations with a new corporate office in London, England.  Giles Hodson, Managing Director, Northern Europe, will lead the office, which will enable the firm to better meet the increasing needs of corporations throughout the United Kingdom, Nordics and Netherlands looking to advance their talent management capabilities. This expansion adds to SilkRoad’s list of recently opened corporate offices, which also includes new offices in France and Japan.

The expansion follows the company’s announcement in late 2010 that it secured a $40 million dollar investment round of capital from Intel Capital, Tenaya Capital, West Summit, SunBridge, Foundation Capital, Azure Capital and SilkRoad Equity to build out operations that capitalize on the increasing global market demand for talent management solutions.      

“With the addition of Giles and the UK team, and the new SilkRoad team members in France and Japan, we unquestionably have the best team in Talent Management across the globe,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SilkRoad technology.  “Our continued expansion and world-class leadership allow us to capitalize on the large market opportunity the Talent Management segment of SaaS provides.”

Hodson, an advocate of SaaS in Europe since its inception, brings with him to SilkRoad a wealth of experience in the Talent Management sector.  Prior to joining SilkRoad, he was Sales Director for the UK at MrTed.  Hodson also previously held senior roles at US vendor Vurv Technology and the European vendor StepStone Solutions.  As Managing Director, Northern Europe, Hodson will spearhead the company’s expansion in the region.   

The new office currently has four employees and is targeting growth to 10 employees by year-end and is responsible for handling client growth and brand awareness in the Northern Europe.  Clients in the UK, Nordics and Netherlands include McAfee, Business Monitor and Euromonitor.

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


SilkRoad technology Winner of 2011 Stevie Awards For Sales & Customer Service…from SilkRoad

March 1, 2011

 

Award Honors SilkRoad’s Core HR Solution for Getting to the “HeartBeat” of Organizations

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.

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

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today it was named the winner of a celebrated Stevie Award.  HeartBeat, SilkRoad’s core HR solution was selected as the winner in the “Relationship Management Solution” category in the fifth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  SilkRoad COO Brian Platz accepted the award at the gala banquet held this week in Miami Beach, Florida.  

The awards were presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards.

More than 800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of more than 60 percent over 2010.  

“Our HeartBeat team works very hard to help organizations manage all relevant human resource information,” said Brian Platz, EVP, and Chief Operating Officer of SilkRoad technology.  “This win for our newest product is a great honor, and recognition of our efforts to provide the best talent management solutions on the market to companies around the globe.” 

SilkRoad technology’s HeartBeat is an on-demand core HR system that allows workers and managers to access and act on HR information relevant to them. This information can be readily integrated with all SilkRoad’s Life Suite solutions or other HR-related third party applications, such as payroll, recruiting, performance, training and compensation, and providing a unified front-end for all users.

SilkRoad provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that significantly improve talent management for more than 1,700 customers across the globe, cutting millions of dollars in human resources costs with integrated solutions that manage the entire employee life cycle. With its award-winning Life Suite, SilkRoad assists companies to attract best-fit talent, manage onboarding and employee transitions, maximize employee performance, provide a centralized learning management system, and deliver accurate information with employee intranets and content management systems. 

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


SilkRoad technology Continues To Expand Globally With Senior Appointment, New Offices In France…from SilkRoad

February 24, 2011

 

Recent Funding Empowers Continued Market Growth

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.

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

SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today it has expanded its global operations by opening a new corporate office in France. The new Paris-based office, which will be led by Didier Bichon, Vice President Western Europe, will support SilkRoad’s direct sales and marketing efforts throughout the region.  This announcement comes in the wake of the company’s announcement this past November that it secured a $40 million dollar investment round of capital from new investors Intel Capital, Tenaya Capital, West Summit, SunBridge and existing investors Foundation Capital, Azure Capital and SilkRoad Equity to build out operations that capitalize on the increasing global market demand for talent management solutions and for its recent opening of an office in Japan.

“SilkRoad’s new locations in France, England and Japan will enable us to continue delivering on our promise to investors to expand our operations to a new client base worldwide,” said Andrew J. “Flip”Filipowski, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SilkRoad technology. “Didier and the rest of the new teams bring with them a wealth of knowledge and great market insight.  They are the best of the best and we are excited to welcome them to the SilkRoad team.”  

Bichon has a stellar track record in the talent management space and is a pioneer in developing software-as-a-service (SaaS) in France and Europe.  He most recently headed the French-based operations for MrTed, where he built the business and created brand awareness. Previously, Bichon was at Vurv Technology Southern Europe and successfully built the region from the bottom up for them. There are currently five employees at the new SilkRoad French office, which is continuing to expand staff in order to deliver first class service solutions to the local market.  SilkRoad solutions localized in French, Spanish and German are already available. 

The new SilkRoad offices will focus on new client acquisition, support for SilkRoad’s global clients, building brand awareness in the market, and developing the Human Capital Management space in the regions.   

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


SilkRoad technology Named Finalist In Two Categories In 2011 Stevie Awards For Sales & Customer Service…from SilkRoad

February 11, 2011

 

5th Annual Awards will be Presented on February 21 in Miami Beach

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.

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

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today was named a Finalist in the “Customer Service Department of the Year” category, and the “Relationship Management Solution” category for its HeartBeat product in the fifth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards. 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 21 at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.  Nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries are expected to attend.   

More than 800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of more than 60 percent over 2010.  SilkRoad is a finalist in two categories.

“We are all extremely excited the Stevie’s recognized both our unparalleled customer service and our newest product, HeartBeat this year,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Executive Chairman and CEO of SilkRoad technology. “Our hardworking team goes above and beyond for our valued clients and it’s a great honor to have their tireless efforts recognized.”      

SilkRoad provides software as a service (SaaS) solutions that significantly improve talent management for more than 1,700 customers across the globe, cutting millions of dollars in human resources costs with integrated solutions that manage the entire employee life cycle. With its award-winning Life Suite, SilkRoad assists companies to attract best-fit talent, manage onboarding & employee transitions, maximize employee performance, provide a centralized learning management system, and deliver accurate information with employee intranets and content management systems. 

SilkRoad technology’s HeartBeat is an on-demand core HR system that allows workers and managers to access and act on HR information relevant to them. This information can be readily integrated with all SilkRoad’s Life Suite solutions or other HR-related third party applications, such as payroll, benefits, recruiting, performance, training & compensation, providing a unified front-end for all users.

“Being named a Finalist in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards.  “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of international recognition.  We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/sales.  

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


SilkRoad technology Partners With ej4…from SilkRoad

February 8, 2011

 

Partnership Brings 40,000 “Off-the-Shelf” Training Videos to Market-Leading Learning Management System GreenLight

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.

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

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today it has partnered with training video producer ej4.  The new partnership gives customers of SilkRoad’s learning management system (LMS), GreenLight™, access to ej4’s videos for training and the option for customers to create custom training videos.

SilkRoad’s LMS customers can now access ej4’s customizable organizational training through GreenLight, and benefit from ej4’s Maxecution™ videos, a specialized type of “task-based” video, where training is broken into small, concentrated segments that teach repeatable skills and behaviors – not just theories and concepts.  With the Maxecution Software Training, GreenLight customers will have fully searchable, reportable, and assignable training resources covering a full breadth of career development and employee productivity.

GreenLight customers receive special pricing for both ej4’s library of off-the-shelf videos and customized videos, including training sessions for employee orientation, increasing technology proficiency, and lessons in leadership, negotiation, customer service, safety, supervision and much more. 

“We’re thrilled to work with SilkRoad to provide GreenLight customers the right videos for their organizations to increase productivity and reach their business goals,” said Dan Cooper, CEO, ej4.  “The integration of our videos into GreenLight will make it easier than ever for companies to access the e-learning they need.” 

Through a seamless integration between ej4 and GreenLight, SilkRoad customers can utilize the videos to reduce overall training costs through purchasing the exact support each company needs to enhance employee productivity and career development.   

ej4 has conducted over 6,000 classroom seminars, 10,000 leadership surveys, and helped hundreds of companies with custom and off-the-shelf training programs.  They currently have more than 40,000 online video tutorials available.

“With this partnership we are bringing our customers the most engaging video-based content on the market today,” said Brian Platz, COO, SilkRoad technology.  “ej4 are experts in this arena and we’re really excited to bring their knowledge to our customers.”

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


SilkRoad technology Announces Q4 Results for 2010…from SilkRoad

January 20, 2011

 

Fourth Quarter Highlights Include Funding, Record Sales Growth And Continued Global Expansion

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.

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

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, today announced the strong fourth quarter for 2010 marked another phenomenal record year of sales growth. Highlights from the quarter include closing a $40 million equity round of capital, new offices in Japan, record sales growth, and the announcement of its second annual users’ conference.

This quarter SilkRoad announced it closed on a $40 million equity round of capital from new investors Intel Capital and Tenaya Capital and existing investors Foundation Capital, Azure Capital and SilkRoad Equity. Plans for the current round of capital include a significant expansion of SilkRoad’s worldwide direct sales and marketing efforts, strategic acquisitions and continued product development.

As part of its plans for the recent funding, SilkRoad also announced this quarter at a ceremony in Tokyo that it has expanded its global operations with a new corporate office in Tokyo, Japan. The new office will be led by Japanese technology services veteran Shinichiro Ishibashi, and will enable the firm to better meet the demands of the increasing number of corporations throughout Asia that are looking to advance their talent management capabilities.

In Q4, SilkRoad continued to experience a record number of new clients and of clients purchasing its core HR solution, HeartBeat, including Hallmark Aviation Services, and Sea Pines Resort, LLC.

The company also experienced increased adoption of both its WingSpan and GreenLight solutions. New clients include: Infinera; Altair Strickland; Ascend Performance Materials LLC; Motricity, Inc.; and SDI Health.

“This was another amazing quarter at SilkRoad technology, with our recent funding, global expansion and continued record sales growth,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Executive Chairman and CEO of SilkRoad technology. We have the best team in the industry and with their hard work we continue to grow our business, sign new clients and remain the leader in talent management solutions. Thanks to our team’s dedication, we continue to give companies around the globe the biggest advantage they can have over competition – the ability to get the right people in the right roles.”

SilkRoad also announced this quarter it will hold its second annual users’ conference in Boca Raton, Florida from May 22 – 25, 2011. SilkRoad experienced amazing feedback from both analysts and clients after its inaugural users’ conference last May. Similar to the 2010 event, the 2011 SilkRoad Connections will boast a full list of speakers and fun events for attendees. For more information please visit the conference site here.

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


SilkRoad technology Continues to Expand Global Footprint With New Subsidiary in Japan …from SilkRoad

December 16, 2010

 

Announcement Made at Ceremony in Tokyo, Japan

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.

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

SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today that it has expanded its global operations by opening a new corporate office in Tokyo, Japan. The office, which will be led by Japanese technology services veteran Shinichiro Ishibashi, will enable the firm to better meet the demands of the increasing number of corporations throughout Asia that are looking to advance their talent management capabilities.

SilkRoad Japan is a joint venture between SilkRoad technology inc. as the majority shareholder and SunBridge Corporation, the firm responsible for the Salesforce.com Japan joint venture and whose founders also launched Oracle Japan. The new office was announced by SilkRoad technology Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Chief Operating Officer Brian Platz, and SilkRoad Japan CEO, Shinichiro Ishibashi at a standing-room only ceremony in Tokyo on November 9, 2010. An office in Osaka is also in the planning stages.

This announcement comes on the heels of the firm’s recent closing of a $40 million equity round of capital from new investors Intel Capital, Tenaya Capital, West Summit, SunBridge and existing investors Foundation Capital, Azure Capital and SilkRoad Equity.

“Cloud computing and talent management is at an inflection point in Japan, representing a huge opportunity for SilkRoad,” said Filipowski. “With SunBridge Corporation and Ishibashi-san’s deep expertise in building massive cloud computing markets in Japan, SilkRoad couldn’t be better positioned for success.”

Prior to joining SilkRoad, Shinichiro Ishibashi served as a product manager at IBM Japan and as marketing director for ORACLE Japan, where he was involved in the brand marketing for many major IT companies. He was also a co-founder and CEO of SunBridge Solutions. There are currently 12 employees at the new SilkRoad Japan office, which is continuing to expand staff as an initial wave of customers has already signed on.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Flip and his team on the launch and growth of SilkRoad Japan,” said Allen Miner, the Founder and CEO of SunBridge. “We believe SilkRoad has the potential to repeat the success of Oracle and Salesforce.com in establishing strong brand and market leadership in Japan.”

SilkRoad has already launched the firm’s recruiting management solution, OpenHire, its onboarding and life event product, RedCarpet, and a performance management solution specifically tailored to the Japan market. SilkRoad will expand its offerings in Japan to the full suite, including Core HR.

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


SilkRoad technology Raises $40 Million…from SilkRoad

November 17, 2010

 

Intel Capital and Tenaya Capital Lead Investment Round

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our 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, 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.

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

SilkRoad technology, inc., the creator of the popular Life Suite of web-based talent management solutions and leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today that it has closed on a $40 million equity round of capital.  The investment was led by new investors Intel Capital and Tenaya Capital and includes existing investors Foundation Capital, Azure Capital and SilkRoad Equity. 

Plans for the current round of capital include a significant expansion of SilkRoad’s worldwide direct sales and marketing efforts, strategic acquisitions and continued product development. 

“Having the right people in the right roles is the biggest advantage any company can have over its competition,” said Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, Chairman and CEO at SilkRoad technology.  “This funding allows us to continue to execute on SilkRoad’s mission of enabling organizations across the globe to hire, retain and make the most of their talent through outstanding talent management solutions.”

“Today’s enterprises are looking to agile cloud-based technologies to deliver significant business value and cost savings,” said Lisa Lambert, Vice President, Intel Capital. “SilkRoad’s suite of HR offerings melds the scalable advantages of software-as-a-service with talent management technologies to provide an integrated solution that enhances the ability of companies to attract and retain the very best talent.”

The funding announcement comes after SilkRoad recorded its best quarter in company history with a record number of new client signings and the announcement that Regis Corporation selected SilkRoad’s entire Life Suite™ to assist in managing its over 56,000 employees.  Since launching in 2003, SilkRoad has become a leading provide of talent management solutions with more than 1,500 customers worldwide, including 62 Fortune 500 companies.  The company currently services customers in more than 50 countries and reaches over 3 million users globally. 

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


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