SOURCE: Plateau Systems

Plateau Systems

April 04, 2011 09:23 ET

Plateau Systems Positioned in "Leaders Quadrant" of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - Gartner, Inc. has positioned Plateau in the Leaders Quadrant of its recently released "Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management."* A segment of the broader Talent Management Suite market, Gartner's view of employee performance management (EPM) software includes performance, succession and compensation management capabilities. The report evaluated vendors based on Gartner's assessment of their "Ability to Execute" and "Completeness of Vision." Plateau is positioned as a Leader in both the Employee Performance Management and Corporate Learning Systems Magic Quadrants.

Gartner evaluated the performance management, career and succession planning, and total compensation management functionality of Plateau's unified Talent Management Suite for the Magic Quadrant. According to the report, "Integrated EPM deployments continue to grow, and customers are increasingly implementing EPM solutions enterprisewide." Gartner also noted the growing acceptance of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model for EMP solutions.

The percentage of Plateau's SaaS customer base also continues to grow, with over 90 percent of new platform bookings being SaaS deployments in the second half of fiscal year 2010 (ended February 28, 2011). 

"We've long advocated a holistic approach to talent management that incorporates performance management, career and succession planning, and learning and development supported by a talent management system that's truly unified, from data schema to the user experience," said Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO of Plateau. "We believe this recognition confirms that Plateau is a leader in performance management software, and when considered along with Plateau's position as a Leader in the recently published Magic Quadrant for Corporate Learning Systems, demonstrates Plateau's considerable position as a comprehensive talent management systems player."

The Plateau Talent Management Suite allows HR leaders to more effectively manage their business' largest ongoing investment -- their people -- by automating and improving key talent management processes and providing critical insight about the workforce. For more information about Plateau TMS, please visit

*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management, James Holincheck et al, March 28, 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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