Nakisa Inc.

Nakisa Inc.

October 17, 2008 10:30 ET

Nakisa Announces Enhanced Consulting and Integration Strategy in Support of SAP® Talent Visualization by Nakisa

Nakisa expands portfolio of services partners to deliver integrated talent visualization solutions

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2008) - Nakisa® Inc., the pioneer provider of truly-integrated organization and talent management solutions for use with solutions by SAP, today announced it will further expand its services portfolio, adding IBM® to the list of consulting and systems integration companies to implement the SAP® Talent Visualization application by Nakisa. This integration strategy will leverage the combined strengths of Nakisa and leading systems integrators, such as IBM, to deliver innovative software services to the marketplace.

"IBM's capabilities in delivering best practices, consulting and integration services provide exceptional value to our customers trying to solve critical business issues through leveraging the innovation and capabilities of their workforces," said Tim Ringo, vice president and global leader, Human Capital Management, IBM Global Business Services. "By working with SAP and Nakisa, IBM enables customers to get the most from their investments in SAP solutions as well as their talent."

This integration partnership strategy will help customers further harness the data stored in the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution through Nakisa's visual front-end, align their existing SAP solution-based infrastructure, and improve the management of talent and organizational data for strategic human capital planning.

"Through this partnership between IBM and Nakisa, customers will be able to more effectively leverage their investments in SAP solutions, including SAP ERP HCM, to execute their key talent management strategies and transform their human capital data into strategic business intelligence," said David Ludlow, vice president, Suite Solution Management, SAP AG. "Through our comprehensive ecosystem, SAP and our partners - including IBM and Nakisa - are driving new dimensions of collaboration, providing additional choices and flexibility to customers."

"Leveraging IBM's proven consulting and integration services, SAP and Nakisa clients benefit from cutting-edge solutions and services to help them achieve transparency into talent and organizational data and a faster return on their IT investment," said Babak Varjavandi, president and CEO, Nakisa Inc.

SAP Talent Visualization by Nakisa helps users identify and groom tomorrow's leaders - today. This fully Web-based succession management application provides real-time, in-depth visualization and execution of succession plans to effectively align talent goals with business strategies. SAP Talent Visualization integrates with SAP ERP HCM, transforming talent and organizational data into strategic information through an easy-to-use visual interface. HR professionals and line-of-business managers can view, update, model, and analyze their talent inventory to make better-informed organizational decisions. Employees have access to up-to-date organizational charts and resources that improves the way they work.

About Nakisa Inc.

Nakisa's goal is to help organizations make strategic decisions about how to better manage their global talent and optimize workforce performance. We empower organizations with a 360-degree view into their human capital data, giving them the critical insight they need into their talent and organizations to support overall corporate objectives.

Nakisa's 100% Web-based enterprise solutions are fully interoperable with the major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms on the market and provide a single point of access to critical HR data for succession planning, organization charting and workforce modeling. The only Talent and Organization Management vendor with applications fully certified by Microsoft, Oracle and SAP, Nakisa offers proven solutions that have been deployed to millions of users globally. Customers benefiting from Nakisa's solutions include Coca-Cola, Motorola, Michelin, Airbus, RBC Financial Services, Wrigley, Carrefour, StatoilHydro, Genentech and Alstom. For more information, visit:

About IBM

IBM is a global leader in the development and implementation of e-business solutions in strategic areas such as supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, business intelligence, product design management, and e-commerce. For more information about IBM, please visit

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