SOURCE: Authoria

Authoria

September 30, 2009 08:30 ET

Authoria Delivers Latest Version of Next Generation Talent Management Platform Built Exclusively Around Customer Drivers

Supports 'Decision Views' Roadmap With Expanded Reporting and Business Goals Alignment Capability; Simplifies Multi-Vendor Data Challenges With Increased Product Flexibility and Integration Enhancements

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Continually focused on building solutions that proactively meet the needs of its large enterprise customer base, Authoria, Inc. announces the newest features of their Authoria Talent Management™ (ATM) platform. With this announcement, Authoria expands its 'Decision Views' product roadmap with enhanced visual analytics and reporting capability and it provides advanced employee and business performance management alignment and measurement features. Addressing the data transition needs customers face when integrating with or moving away from first generation talent management providers, Authoria has also developed advanced integration applications (APIs) that enable the smooth and easy collection and transfer of previously captured employee performance information into Authoria's next generation integrated talent management solution.

"We measure our success based on the impact our solution has on the productivity, profitability and performance of our clients' businesses. We have proactively pursued 'real world' customer feedback and informed input for every enhancement and new feature incorporated in our most recent releases," said Jim McDevitt, CEO of Authoria. "With the release of this new talent management platform, we have infused new capabilities and functionality designed to deliver meaningful insights about talent that help line managers and business leaders make fact-based decisions about their organizations based on timely information."

Key product feature and functionality enhancements available in these releases include:

Decision Views Data Libraries -- eliminate the restrictive analysis imposed by standardized report designs by providing a more flexible library of data views and reports. By identifying the most critical sets of data and report libraries and by offering a "live" window into employee metrics, Authoria is enabling access to a more comprehensive, flexible, precise and actionable set of relevant current Decision Views, which can more specifically address the focus of an individual department, organization or industry.

Decision Views Career Management -- enables individual, team or organizational career management and tracking through deep X/Y axis plotting and reporting. This expanded Decision View allows an individual or business to track career progression through "9-box" and similar comparative performance and succession management reporting scenarios and act on the real-time analysis provided.

Decision Views Actionable Organizational Charts -- offer customers expanded capability within the organizational chart functionality to allow visualization of succession and career management views along with other select views surfaced from the underlying talent inventory.

Personal Business Objectives -- goes beyond the traditional method of setting and tracking professional and career objectives by tempering "softer" objectives with quantifiable results that tie individual success to business success. This feature allows managers to link individual employee objectives to business objectives, including integration to up-to-date business data based on actual business outcomes. The results incorporate timely organizational metrics with target achievement goals to show employees personal attainment towards success updated throughout the evaluation period. The ongoing process continuously refines and redirects employee efforts and productivity against business objectives and helps managers and executives execute better program and business decisions on an ongoing basis.

Recognition Board -- allows employees and managers to call out achievement as it happens on a year-round basis and record individual accomplishments as they occur. Rather than wait for an annual performance review, Recognition Board enables immediate feedback and provides new insights into the team through Authoria's Decision View reporting tools. The capability stores the recognition and coaching information as it is collected and allows full searching and insight into the information collected through Authoria's reporting capability. Individual employees who are the subjects of the recognition receive a notice, and the information is stored for reference as part of their Talent Profile. This functionality enables peer-to-peer perspectives into employee performance.

Performance Transition API -- seamlessly transfers prior employee performance history from legacy performance management systems to Authoria's next generation talent management platform. This new feature creates expanded accessibility to Authoria's solution and delivers increased confidence about continuity and data integrity as customers shift from legacy systems to Authoria's integrated solution.

"Our conversations with the market and customers suggest that the most meaningful enhancements to second generation talent management solutions will come through dramatic improvements in reporting and analytics, ever-increasing commitments to ease-of-use and year-round use and significant increases in flexibility and configurability," said James Bowley, Head of Product Management. "With three strong enhancements within our Decision Views cross-functional reporting product line, we are very pleased with the continued expansion of our visual analytics and reporting capability. With our introduction of Personal Business Objectives and Recognition Board, we are creating an environment and process for year-round talent management adoption. And, with our new API, we are naturally extending the flexibility of our solution to help customers old and new integrate with or transition easily to Authoria Talent Management."

The company expects the delivery of these new features in Authoria Talent Management in November of 2009.

About Authoria

Authoria® helps the world's most competitive employers achieve superior business results, by optimizing the way they recruit, develop, compensate, retain, and engage top talent. Designed for business managers as well as HR professionals, the company's comprehensive talent management solutions enable more effective recruiting, performance management, compensation management, and succession planning across an organization. Authoria has a growing base of enterprise customers in a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.authoria.com.

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