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


iCIMS Recognized for Outstanding Revenue Growth…from iCIMS

November 19, 2010

 

iCIMS ranked #15 by NJBIZ for Fifty Fastest Growing Companies

HRchitect featured iCIMS 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. 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. 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!

iCIMS, the second-largest provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, announced today that the company was honored as one of New Jersey’s Top Fifty Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading statewide business newspaper. Record-breaking numbers continue to solidify the company’s growth and stability, as iCIMS was ranked #15 by the publication.

NJBIZ’s Fifty Fastest Growing Companies award recognizes New Jersey companies for their outstanding revenue growth over the past four years. In order to be eligible for nomination, companies must show revenue of at least $500,000 in three out of the four fiscal years ending 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and show revenue growth in 2009, as compared to 2006. Eligible companies were to be for-profit entities headquartered in New Jersey.

Most recently iCIMS ranked 254 on the Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. On a regional level, iCIMS placed an impressive 30th for the tri-state area. Rankings are based on the percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the period from 2005–2009. In August, iCIMS was named to the Inc. 500 | 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in North America, ranking 1598 with a 178 percent growth rate over the past three years.

With over 850 customers, much of iCIMS’ success can be attributed to the design of the Talent Platform and the customer experience. The web-based, single-source coded platform is ideal for companies seeking fast, flexible and easy-to-use talent management software. From applicant tracking and onboarding to succession planning and employee data management, iCIMS enables companies to manage their entire employee lifecycle, end-to-end, on one Talent Platform.

“We’re honored to once again be recognized for outstanding revenue growth by NJBIZ,” said iCIMS’ Chief Operating Officer, Adam Feigenbaum. “We expect to see continued growth as we uphold our commitment to providing a superior customer experience and look forward to supporting the talent management needs of additional small and mid-sized organizations, worldwide.”

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


GeoLearning Tops Learning and Talent Management Buyer Survey Conducted by E-Learning! Magazine…GeoLearning

July 19, 2010

 

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. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is here to help!

GeoLearning, Inc., provider of the leading Software as a Service (SaaS) GeoMaestro Learning Management System (LMS) and comprehensive Managed Learning Services  was named the top LMS brand by awareness in the 2010 Learning and Talent Management Buyer Survey conducted by E-Learning! Magazine. This study of 316 organizations provides insights into the features enterprises require, the composition of the buying team, brand awareness, and ratings of the current LMS and Talent Management (TMS) systems.

GeoLearning led the list as the top LMS brand currently used. Also, when survey participants were furnished with a list of LMS brands (prompted), GeoLearning continued to be the forerunner over other perennial LMS favorites. Similarly, GeoLearning secured a top position in the TMS brand awareness list. GeoLearning was second only to its talent and performance management partner, SuccessFactors, and was the highest ranking LMS/TMS suite in that category.

The study goes on to mention that course tracking, testing and authoring are mainstays of LMSs. However, future buyers seek more capabilities—including rapid development and collaboration—as well as talent features like performance management, skills-gap analysis and integrated enterprise features. The LMS and TMS survey research summary is available online at Learning Pros Looking to Update Their Current Learning & Talent Systems.

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


Mark Goldin Joins Cornerstone OnDemand as Chief Technology Officer…from Cornerstone OnDemand

July 17, 2010

 

Leading talent management software company hires tech industry veteran to support company’s rapid growth

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., the leading provider of integrated learning and talent management software and services, announced today it has appointed Mark Goldin as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, Goldin will execute Cornerstone’s overall technology strategy and will lead the engineering team in support of the company’s continued aggressive growth.

Goldin joins the Cornerstone team with more than 15 years of experience as a Chief Technology Officer leading high growth companies to market leadership positions through technology-driven strategies. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Goldin was the Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Green Dot Corporation where he oversaw application development, IT infrastructure, supply chain and logistics, and call center operations with a team that helped grow valuation by greater than a factor of 10 in just three years. Prior to this, Goldin served as Senior Vice President and CTO at Thomson Elite where he conceived, founded and ran Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pioneer Elite.com and helped lead the company to market dominance. Goldin also held positions as CTO at DestinationRx and Managing Director at Trace Alexander Ltd.

In his new role at Cornerstone, Goldin will be instrumental in building and directing the company’s technology strategy, which will allow the organization to scale effectively and efficiently in the midst of rapid growth.  He will oversee application architecture, development, quality assurance and technology operations while leading a world-class team of engineers to assure Cornerstone’s continued excellence in providing innovative and feature-rich talent management software.

“I am delighted to be leading the technology team at Cornerstone, one of the best I have ever worked with.  In many ways, my career has been leading up to this,” said Goldin.

“Mark’s wealth of technology experience and proven leadership skills make him a great addition to our team,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. “His extensive experience with all aspects of building and managing web-based enterprise software solutions will be critical to ensuring we scale efficiently as we continue to innovate and grow rapidly.” 

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


SilkRoad technology Wins HRtechnology Ironman…from SilkRoad

July 6, 2010

 

HRchitect’s latest educational webinar series pits software vendors against one another

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, 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. 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 the company was named the winner of the June 2010 HRtechnology Ironman. SilkRoad’s market leading Life Suite product OpenHire competed in the Mid-Market Talent Acquisition Systems Ironman competition on June 18th.

The competition is the latest in HRchitect’s educational webinar series and has software vendors compete against one another to prove who can “swim better,” “bike stronger” and “run faster.” HRchitect recently developed the series of webinars as a way to educate consumers on the human resource technology choices available.

In these fast-paced web events, vendors compete head-to-head in each category. Spectators then vote after each portion and the vendor with the most total votes receives the medal and is named HRtechnology Ironman. In the competition vendors must prove their advantages over the competition in each category including:

Swimming – In this category vendors discuss company history, overview, specific identity, financial viability, marquee clients and leadership team.

Biking – During the biking portion the vendors showcase their product’s functionality, technology/integration, usability and configurability.

Running – In this segment of the competition the vendors discuss the key differentiators of their solution and their company.

Media Interviews – Finally, the vendor is judged based on answers to questions from the audience.

At the conclusion of the competition, SilkRoad technology was voted the winner and named HRtechnology Ironman.

“We enjoyed participating in the webinar and are honored the audience selected us as the Ironman winner,” said Thomas Boyle, Director of Product Strategy, SilkRoad technology. “We always welcome any opportunity to show what sets our products and company apart from other vendors.”

SilkRoad provides Web-based talent management solutions, including OpenHire, a market-leading recruiting management solution, RedCarpet, onboarding and life events management solution, WingSpan for flexible employee performance management, GreenLight for learning management, Eprise for employee intranets and content management and HeartBeat for core HR.

You can see SilkRoad’s winning Ironman webinar here.

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


SilkRoad technology Selected as Finalist for the 2010 Red Herring 100 North America Award…from SilkRoad

June 21, 2010

 

Awards will be presented on June 24 at event in San Diego

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, 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. 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, a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today it was named a finalist in Red Herring’s 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list an invaluable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

“Red Herring’s recognition of SilkRoad technology is an honor and further supports the strength of our business and the products we offer,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad technology. “Our commitment to innovation and ongoing product development keeps us leaders in our space and helps in our continued company growth and expansion.”

“This year was especially difficult,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “Despite the global economic situation, there were many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. SilkRoad technology shows great promise therefore deserves to be among the finalist. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring North America award. We know that this year’s crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to go far.”

Finalists for the 2010 edition of the Red Herring 100 North America award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, and clean tech industries sent in their submissions to qualify for the award.

You can see a complete list of finalists here.

The finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring North America Conference in San Diego, June 22-24, 2010. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on June 24 at the event.

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


SilkRoad technology Selected as Winner for 2010 CODiE Awards…from SilkRoad

May 26, 2010

 

SilkRoad’s Life Suite Chosen as Best Human Capital Management Solution

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. 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. 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, a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced recently its Life Suite has been selected as the winner of a prestigious CODiE Award for the “Best Human Capital Management Solution” by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

The Life Suite was reviewed by members of SIIA and voted on as the winner in the category. The announcement came at a special CODiE Awards luncheon held May 11th in conjunction with the All About the Cloud conference in San Francisco.

More than 785 nominations were submitted and narrowed down to 188 products for the finalists. Of the 188 finalists, 34 winners were announced. Nominated products underwent an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists, and others with deep experience in the field.

“This CODiE win for the ‘Best Human Capital Management Solution’ is a great honor for SilkRoad,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad technology. “It’s important to us to stay in front of the technology curve and provide our clients with the best solutions on the market. This honor is a great validation that we are doing exactly that.”

“This is the twenty-fifth year we have recognized excellence in the software, education and information industries through the CODiE Awards program,” noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. “In this economic climate, companies are doing even more to innovate. SilkRoad technology has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and quality that is reflected in their selection as a finalist for the CODiE Awards. I am pleased and proud to have them listed among the winners.”

A listing of winners is now available on the CODiE Awards Website at www.siia.net/CODiEs/2010/winners.asp#software

Originally called the “Excellence in Software Awards,” the CODiEs were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), which preceded the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The program was created so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts.

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


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