SOURCE: Plateau Systems

Plateau Systems

June 16, 2009 08:30 ET

Plateau Systems Unveils Latest Version of Industry Leading Talent Management Suite

Plateau Talent Management Suite Version 6.1 Highlights Include New Organizational Dashboards, Enhanced Performance Review Capabilities and a Streamlined User Interface

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Plateau Systems, a leading provider of on-demand talent management software, services and solutions, today announced the latest release of the company's industry leading talent management suite. Featuring new, powerful and flexible talent planning capabilities, Plateau Talent Management Suite version 6.1 takes talent management to the next level by enabling organizations to implement an effective talent management strategy that will engage, develop and retain high performing workforces and create operational efficiencies that help organizations maximize their investment in talent management initiatives.

Plateau Talent Management Suite version 6.1 is an enterprise class on-demand application that consists of Plateau Learning, Plateau Performance, Plateau Compensation and Plateau Career and Succession Planning. Plateau OnDemand is in use by over 2.5 million users worldwide with some of the largest software-as-a-service deployments in the talent management space including six production customers with over 100,000 users each. This release introduces significant usability advancements and offers innovative tools for end users, managers, and organizational owners to better align individual development and performance with the achievement of corporate business goals. Specific product highlights include:

--  Organizational Dashboards introduce key functionality that allows
    managers to have a finger on the pulse of the organization, enabling them
    to be proactive in providing the direction and actions required to meet
    company initiatives, maintain compliance, and meet goals and deadlines.
--  Enhanced Performance Review Capabilities that streamline processes and
    provide more efficient and effective navigation, simplifying the
    performance review process for both users and supervisors.
--  Streamlined User Interface provides a reorganized interface
    integrating the entire talent management application, effectively breaking
    down the barriers that exist between different areas of the application.
    The home page provides a launching pad for talent management processes, and
    includes new features that allow for easier access to common tasks, your to
    do list, and key performance indicators for important talent management

"The talent management challenges facing today's organizations are complex and rapidly changing," said Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO, Plateau Systems. "The complexities of today's economic environment necessitate organizations to better align the goals and development of individuals with the overall strategy and goals of the company. This alignment will maximize productivity gains while increasing operational efficiencies across the organization. Our latest release arms users with the information and enhancements they need to quickly address these challenges."

According to recent research from Gartner(1), "Talent Management application investment can help, in the short term, to improve employee productivity and lower costs while reducing risks in critical roles. ... Short-term investments in talent management applications build the foundation for longer-term benefits by enabling organizations to understand how talent-related investments drive specific business outcomes. ... Enterprises face significant talent challenges, yet HR organizations have difficulty building a strong business case for talent management application investments. The current economic challenges make it more important for HR organizations to focus more on short-term productivity improvement and cost and risk reduction, in addition to the longer-term strategic value."

Plateau Dashboards

Through interactive graphical charts, Plateau Dashboards deliver point-in-time analysis of key metrics that allow organizations to better manage their talent investments and monitor key outcomes. The charts are displayed in windows that allow the user to filter the data based on core attributes and to drill deeper into the data to uncover problems or opportunities. Flexible dashboard management allows administrators to assign ownership of the dashboard on a chart-by-chart basis, with the data secured at an organizational level. Dashboards in Plateau Talent Management Suite version 6.1 include:

--  Learning Item Completions: data on how many items and learning hours
    were completed by each organization within given time periods;
--  Learning Projections: data on how many items and learning hours are
    predicted for delivery within a given time period;
--  Curriculum Status: the current assigned curricula status of employees
    within a given organization;
--  Performance Review: the distribution of the overall scores for
    performance reviews in an organization; and
--  Goal Progress: the count of the Goals assigned to users in an
    organization for each status.

Enhanced Performance Reviews

Plateau Talent Management Suite version 6.1 introduces significant enhancements to Plateau Performance Reviews, including a redesigned performance review, enhanced control and transparency with user scoring, and improved employee and manager collaboration. Featuring simplified navigation and what-to-do-next instruction, Plateau Performance Reviews dramatically streamlines the performance review process and makes it much easier for individuals and managers to better align their goals and review their results in the context of the overall organizational goals.


Plateau Talent Management Suite 6.1 will be generally available next month, and will be available on-demand or on-premise. Additional information on the features available in Plateau Talent Management Suite 6.1 is available online at For more information on Plateau, visit

About Plateau

Plateau led the charge in transforming corporate workforces in the mid-'90s with its award-winning learning management system (LMS) platform, which streamlined the management and delivery of learning and training across some of the world's most respected organizations, including General Electric, the United States Air Force and Capital One Services. Plateau expanded its LMS platform, and in early 2000 delivered the industry's first fully integrated, J2EE-based talent management platform that allowed organizations to link learning and training with employee performance on a single platform, making it possible for organizations to align employee goals with corporate objectives. Today, organizations around the world rely on Plateau's software and solutions to drive innovation, facilitate collaboration and connect people in ways that support the organization's most critical business objectives. Customers and industry analysts continue to recognize Plateau as a customer satisfaction leader and for its continued leadership, vision and technology innovation. Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit

(1) Gartner Inc., "Building the Business Case for Talent Management Application Investments," James Holincheck, 18 December 2008.

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