SOURCE: Salary.com

Salary.com

February 17, 2010 16:38 ET

Salary.com Delivers Key Talent Management Differentiators With Easy-to-Use Solutions and Comprehensive Content, According to IDC MarketScape

Annual Analysis of Worldwide Talent Management Market Issued

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) - Salary.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLRY), a leading provider of on-demand talent management, payroll and compensation solutions, today announced its strong showing in IDC's analysis of talent management vendors as published in its MarketScape report this month.

Report author Lisa Rowan, IDC's program director for HR, talent and learning strategies, wrote that Salary.com has made significant investments to develop its talent management offerings. The report noted that Salary.com delivers the most content to enable talent management processes, such as contextually appropriate content for crafting performance reviews, which makes easier one of the most difficult parts of the process.

"The Salary.com user interface was updated to become very easy to use and navigate. Of all the vendors, Salary.com has the most content available to enable talent processes," Rowan said. "This capability is a key differentiator for Salary.com along with affordable price points."

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2010 Vendor Analysis evaluated the offerings and prospects of 15 vendors' relative capabilities. These providers were evaluated using detailed criteria that IDC identified as key factors contributing to vendor success in the worldwide integrated talent management market. The results were used to create a graphical representation of the market based on each service provider's current capabilities and future strategies.

"Our talent management solution provides robust functionality and configurability that HR professionals require while delivering easy-to-use solutions that managers and employees demand," said Brent Kleiman, SVP, marketing & strategy at Salary.com. "With our solution, managers and talent planners can proactively respond to business conditions in planning the organization's personnel needs, based on employees' profiles, performance results and competencies."

Salary.com's solution for talent management, TalentManager, offers capabilities for:

--  Competency Management
--  Goal Management
--  Performance Management
--  Compensation Planning
--  Succession Planning
--  Employee Development
--  Skills Gap Analysis and Assessment
--  Career Planning
--  Employee Profile

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. For more information about IDC MarketScape reports, please contact Karen Moser at kmoser@idc.com.

About Salary.com, Inc.

Salary.com™ is a leading provider of on-demand talent management, payroll, and compensation solutions helping businesses and individuals manage pay and performance. Salary.com's highly configurable software applications, proprietary data and consulting services help HR and compensation professionals automate, streamline and optimize critical talent management processes including: payroll, benefits, HR administration, market pricing, compensation planning, performance management, competency management, learning and development, and succession planning. Built with compensation and competency data at the core, Salary.com solutions provide businesses of all sizes with the most productive and cost-effective way to manage and inspire their most important asset -- their people. For more information, visit www.salary.com.

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