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


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


HRchitect Looking Forward to 2010 While Putting a Close to a Steady & Successful 2009…from HRchitect

January 12, 2010

 

HRchitect, the leader in HR systems strategic consulting and the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management systems consulting firm, closed out a successful 2009, even as HR technology budgets stayed tight through the end of the year.

HRchitect continues to be the firm that more organizations seek help from when creating HRtechnology strategic plans, evaluating and selecting HR technology systems, as well as implementing and integrating those systems.  Not only are the services HRchitect offers to its clients first class, HRchitect continues to provide numerous educational opportunities to the HR community free-of-charge. 

“2009 was a year of growth for HRchitect, despite the tough economic client,” states Matt Lafata, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for HRchitect.  “Our success came from the drive to push forward with new initiatives and not let the stagnant economy affect our success.”

HRchitect highlights from 2009 include:

Business of the Year – HRchitect was honored as the Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s Medium Business of the Year.  The Frisco Chamber of Commerce has over 1200 businesses as members and is one of the largest chambers in the State of Texas.  Frisco has been the headquarters of HRchitect since 1997.  In recognizing HRchitect, the Frisco Chamber Board of Directors cited steady growth in revenue, clients and employees as well as its innovative marketing programs that have transformed the HR technology marketplace.

New Clients – The addition of over 100 new clients in 2009.  HRchitect has now completed over 1500 successful client engagements for over 650 clients.  New clients include: Aggreko, Autodesk, Cognizant, Dendreon, Henry Schelin, McAfee, Meijer, Shaw Industries, Sodexo, Sony PlayStation, T-Mobile, Unified Grocers, and Yum! Brands.

New Projects for Existing Clients – The number of existing clients that call on HRchitect to support their organization for additional projects is a testament to a high level of client satisfaction.  In 2009, HRchitect completed additional projects to several organizations that were already a part of the HRchitect family, including:  3M, Baker Hughes, Best Buy, Kindred Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Monsanto, OshKosh Corporation, Perot Systems, Sabre, and many others.

theHRshow – In June, HRchitect hosted the first ever HR technology virtual conference with four vendor panels and 26 educational sessions.  The virtual format proved to be an overwhelming success with almost 1000 registrants. HR practitioners attended as many sessions and panels as they were interested in free-of-charge, thanks to the generosity of theHRshow sponsors.

Beauty Pageant Webinar Series – Launched late-2008, the Beauty Pageant Webinar series continued to be a headlining educational event in 2009.  Each Pageant in the series covers a different area of HR technology and features up to 6 leading vendors.  Contestant vendors give overviews of their company and solution, and also take questions from the audience during the interview portion of the pageant.  Winners of 2009 pageants include: Hodes iQ – Ms. Talent Acquisition Systems, Legiant – Ms. Time & Attendance, Workstream – Ms. Compensation Management, Aruspex – Ms. Workforce Planning, Spectrum – Ms. HRIS, SumTotal Systems – Ms. Performance Management, SilkRoad Technology – Ms. Onboarding, & iCIMS – Ms. Mid-Market Talent Acquisition Systems. These pageants will continue in 2010 starting with Talent Management Systems on January 29, 2010.

HRtechnology Happy Hour WebMingle™ – The WebMingle, also kicked off at the end of 2008, continued strong through 2009 with weekly shows that are broadcast live each Friday.  Guests included Lewis Hollweg – CEO of Batrus Hollweg International, Stacy Chapman & Tess Walton – Co-Founders of Aruspex, Doug Coull – President & CEO of SmartSearch, Brian Platz – Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of SilkRoad, Tim Clifford – President & CEO of Workscape, Larry Dunivan – SVP of HCM Global Products of Lawson, Dave Watkins – CEO of SoftScape, Joe Impastato – President of nowHIRE, Kevin Marasco – Vice President of Product Marketing of Taleo,  Kevin Grossman – President of HRmarketer.com & HRvendors.com, & many more.  Over 48 shows took place and archived episodes are available via HRwebmingle.com.

Social Media – HRchitect increased social media presence this year with the addition of a facebook® fan page to keep friends updated of news & blogs relevant to the HR technology community.  HRchitect employees utilize Twitter to connect with industry and vendor news, analysts and help keep followers informed of what is happening in the marketplace and at HRchitect.  The Puzzling World of HRtechnology and HRtechnology Vendor News blogs maintain a steady readership of industry professionals who use them to stay up-to-date on what is happening in the marketplace and at HRchitect.

HRchitect Cares™ – The community involvement program, HRchitect Cares™, launched in 2009 and recognizes employees for their individual contributions to the community, be their time, talent or treasure.  HRchitect believes that all employees should be active in their communities and the program recognizes and rewards such efforts. 

2010 is starting strong as momentum from late 2009 continues into the New Year.  Many new initiatives are planned for the coming year, including the much-anticipated 30 Days in 30 Minutes broadcast, which is making its debut with the “HRchitect State of the Industry” on Thursday, January 21.  Although the January 21 event will be a look-back at 2009 and a look ahead at 2010, the web-delivered broadcast will occur monthly and deliver HR technology industry news and trends in a 30 minute format.  The program was designed with the busy HR professional in mind.  After the initial event, these broadcasts will take place live on the last Thursday of each month.

theHRshow returns March 24-26.  The virtual event will feature four vendor panels and twelve educational sessions.  Agenda for the 2010 event will be available via theHRshow2010.com in Mid-February.

“One of our top priorities at HRchitect is to keep the HR community informed of what is going on in the HR technology marketplace,” comments Tiffany Appleby, Director of Marketing for HRchitect.  “Events like theHRshow, the WebMingle, Beauty Pageant webinar series and the new 30 Days in 30 Minutes all are put forth free-of-charge to the community.  We strive to be the informational hub of the HR technology marketplace and will continue to deliver dynamic and enlightening educational opportunities in 2010.”

“The next year will bring a new wave of events from HRchitect to the HR community,” continued Matt Lafata.  “We’re working hard to continue to host new educational events as well as take our HR technology consulting services to the next level with innovative ideas that match our ever changing industry.”

Visit www.HRchitect.com to learn more about where HRchitect can be found in 2010 as well as schedules of upcoming Beauty Pageants, WebMingles and other educational events.
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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