SOURCE: Plateau Systems

Plateau Systems

May 25, 2011 08:30 ET

Plateau Earns Top Spot in Talent Management Systems Evaluation by Independent Research Firm

Cited as "The Learning Leader" in Comprehensive Analysis of Current Offerings

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Plateau Systems has been positioned as a "Leader" in the The Forrester Wave™: Talent Management, Q2 2011, published this week (May 23, 2011) by Forrester Research, Inc. Plateau achieved positioning in the Leaders Waves across Performance, Learning and Integrated Performance and Learning, and was cited as "the Learning Leader" in the report.

The report states: "In Forrester's 108-criteria evaluation of talent management vendors that offer suites for both learning and performance, we found that Plateau edged out [the other evaluated vendors] for the top spot. Plateau's stellar core learning functionality, coupled with advancements in performance management, boosted it to the top of the Leader category."

The Plateau Talent Management Suite allows HR leaders and managers to bring the best out of their people -- by automating and improving key talent management processes, delivering ongoing learning and development, and providing critical insight about the workforce.

"Plateau has been recognized as a leader in talent management, and was cited as the learning leader, one of the most critical aspects of talent management," said Paul Sparta, chairman and CEO of Plateau Systems. "I'm immensely proud of the technology innovation and customer support that are behind our position as a leader in the Forrester Wave."

Plateau recently entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by SuccessFactors, the global leader in business execution cloud-based SaaS software, which is expected to close in summer 2011. Following the close of the acquisition, Plateau Learning and other products will be integrated with SuccessFactors' BizX suite.

"The newest industry assessment of who is strongest in Learning brings tears to our eyes at SuccessFactors, and warrants our investment thesis. Reorganization that Plateau 'edged out [the other evaluated vendors]' and words like 'stellar core learning functionality' shows that our acquisition combines the clear best-in-class in Learning, with SuccessFactors' best-in-class Talent Management. No. 1 and no. 1 respectively joining hands to provide total cradle-to-grave people applications, including hiring and onboarding, the system of record for content, formal, informal and social learning, and all talent management, social and collaboration, and reporting and analytics -- delivered in the cloud in every part of the world," said Lars Dalgaard, founder and CEO of SuccessFactors. "I'd like to congratulate Paul and his team for achieving this recognition as a Leader from Forrester Research, and I personally can't wait to start working with them as part of the SuccessFactors team."

Dalgaard continued, "That Plateau was also recognized as the leader in combined Performance and Learning shows us that their expertise extends beyond just learning to master the key integration points and data flows that encompass an end-to-end employee engagement platform, and that this problem has already been figured out in the best possible way for our customers to enjoy. In fact, the first integrated customers are live and we are excited about the many new customers that have called us already in anticipation of what is to come in combining Plateau and SuccessFactors."

About Plateau
Plateau Systems is the industry's premier provider of enterprise-class SaaS talent management suites. Major global corporations and government agencies, including General Electric, the U.S. Air Force and Capital One Services are using Plateau's integrated talent management solutions to improve productivity and facilitate strategic workforce initiatives around learning, performance, compensation and career and succession management. Plateau is widely recognized throughout the industry for its commitment to customer satisfaction, forward-thinking vision and for consistently delivering best-in-class functionality. Founded in 1996, Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Va. and has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Plateau, please visit or follow Plateau on Twitter @PlateauSystems.

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