SOURCE: Plateau Systems

March 03, 2010 14:43 ET

Plateau Systems Wins Learning Leaders Award for Vendor Innovation in Learning and Talent Management

Bersin & Associates Recognizes Plateau Talent Gateway's Social Networking and Collaboration Capabilities With 2010 Learning Leaders Award

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) -  Plateau Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class SaaS solutions for talent management, today announced that Bersin & Associates has selected the company as a Learning Leader in its 2010 Learning Leaders Program. Plateau was specifically recognized as a Vendor Innovation Leader for Plateau Talent Gateway, which was unveiled in the fall. Bersin & Associate's Learning Leaders awards are research-driven and designed to recognize innovation and excellence in critical areas of corporate training and talent management.

Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm focused solely on enterprise learning and talent management, recognized Plateau Talent Gateway after evaluating new vendor offerings against detailed criteria including innovation and uniqueness; business value; proven effectiveness; price performance; ease-of-use and implementation; and flexibility. Introduced in September 2009, Plateau Talent Gateway combines the best of social networking, portal, and Web 2.0 tools, allowing customers the ability to easily and effectively facilitate knowledge sharing, collaboration, and learning activities. The solution uniquely combines talent profiles with social networking and portal tools, and provides a seamless and direct connection to the robust capabilities of the Plateau Talent Management Suite.

"Plateau Talent Gateway emerged as a Learning Leader because of what its social learning and knowledge-sharing capabilities have done to make talent management more accessible across the enterprise," said Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO, Plateau Systems. "As more and more organizations look for solutions to harness the power of informal learning, Plateau Talent Gateway helps customers realize that potential and tie it to formal learning activities, effectively driving employee development and productivity."

Addressing the increasing demand for capabilities that enable informal learning across organizations, Plateau Talent Gateway provides an environment where user-driven content can be easily shared, enhanced, commented on and rated. For example, users can quickly post questions, documents, best practices, and easily locate experts and information to make them more productive. 

"Plateau is one of the few major providers to focus on the learning portal concept as an explicit evolutionary direction for the core product rather than as 'one-off' customizations," said David Mallon, principal analyst, Bersin & Associates. "The company has raised the bar on this front with its Talent Gateway offering. This innovative solution embeds portal, content, social networking and web 2.0 tools directly into the product to extend the formal learning process while also facilitating information sharing and collaboration. Ultimately, Talent Gateway bridges the gap between formal and informal learning to deliver a total platform for enterprise learning."

This award marks the second time Bersin & Associates has recognized Plateau as a Learning Leader. In 2007, iContent, Plateau's Content-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution, was named a winner in the Learning Leaders Vendor Innovation category for transforming the way organizations purchase, manage, and deploy custom and third-party content. Using iContent, organizations can search for, buy, and manage titles from leading global content providers, removing the burden of online content management, reducing costs, increasing training efficiency, and greatly improving user experience.

Plateau Talent Gateway will be showcased in a special awards issue of Elearning! Magazine, the media partner for the Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders Program, and will also be featured at the Bersin & Associates IMPACT 2010 research conference, to be held April 6-8, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Fla. 

For more information about the 2010 Learning Leaders Program, visit For more information about Plateau, visit

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, visit

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