SOURCE: Plateau Systems

talent management software

March 30, 2011 08:00 ET

Plateau Systems Positioned in "Leaders Quadrant" of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Corporate Learning Systems

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Gartner, Inc. has positioned Plateau in the Leaders Quadrant of its recently released "Magic Quadrant for Corporate Learning Systems (CLS)."* The report evaluated vendors based on Gartner's assessment of their "Ability to Execute" and "Completeness of Vision." Gartner notes, "A recovery is under way in the corporate learning system market, as demand for systems has picked up."

Gartner evaluated Plateau Learning for the Magic Quadrant among 19 vendors, noting, "Leaders must not only meet the market's current requirements, which are continually changing, but also anticipate future requirements. Vendors must articulate how they will address these requirements as part of a vision for an expanded CLS. Leaders have a track record of financial performance and an established market presence. Their installed bases give them a strong presence in the CLS market, and they demonstrate continued growth in customers and revenue. The market perceives Leaders as thought leaders, with well-articulated plans for product development, marketing and channel support. Leaders have the highest combined scores for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. These strategic providers will continue to drive the market forward by broadening their CLS functions and integration. Buyers can expect that, as a group, Leaders will be considered part of most new product purchases and will continue to have high success rates in winning new business."

"We consider Gartner's recognition of Plateau as a leader for corporate learning systems a testament to our relentless innovation and unwavering commitment to the success of our clients," said Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO of Plateau. "We believe learning is integral to employee development, performance and engagement, and it's a pillar of our unified Talent Management Suite."

A key pillar of Plateau's unified Talent Management Suite, Plateau Learning allows organizations to develop a comprehensive learning and development strategy that includes managing, developing, and deploying online, instructor-led, and self-paced learning content. Plateau's award-winning iContent content-as-a-service solution removes the burden of online content management with a fully-managed service that ensures custom content and third party titles are hosted, tested, validated, deployed, and secured -- all in one central location. 

*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Corporate Learning Systems, Jeff Freyermuth et al, March 24, 2011.

About The Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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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