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HR Technology Conference

August 31, 2010 10:00 ET

Saba, Peopleclick Authoria, HRsmart and Technomedia to Contend in HR Technology® Conference's Annual Shootout

Signature Event Helps Attendees Evaluate Vendors, Get Answers to Their Toughest Questions

HORSHAM, PA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  Conference organizers for the 13th Annual HR Technology® Conference and Exposition today announced the four vendors that will vie for the top slot at the conference's signature event: The Shootout. Designed to help attendees evaluate software by seeing custom demonstrations based on tough, scripted scenarios, this year's roster consists of Saba (NASDAQ: SABA), Peopleclick Authoria, HRsmart and Technomedia.

Produced by Human Resource Executive® Conferences, the 13th Annual HR Technology® Conference and Exposition will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 29 - October 1, 2010.

This year's Shootout consists of two breakout sessions in which the contestants have been paired based on their similar choices of three out of five Talent Management scenarios, written by industry expert Mark Albrecht and Conference Co-chair Bill Kutik.

Each vendor will conduct an uninterrupted 25-minute demonstration showing how their software can solve the specific problems in the script, and later answer questions from the audience. Voting will be based on four absolute criteria for software -- such as usability and integration -- rather than on presentation skills and less objective criteria.

Conference co-chair and Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive® magazine, Bill Kutik, emphasized, "Vendors in The Shootout are not permitted to demonstrate whatever they want -- they must stick to our tough, scripted scenarios so attendees can evaluate them against the same criteria. And we never sell speaking or demonstration slots to vendors -- participation is only earned by meeting our stringent requirements."

Kutik will judge session one on Wednesday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. with HRsmart and Peopleclick Authoria. Session two, featuring Saba and Technomedia, will be held the same day at 3:15 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology instructor of HR technology, Steve Boese, will judge that session.

All four of these Talent Management vendors will also be featured in Bersin & Associates' Customer Satisfaction survey, which is debuting at the HR Technology® Conference.

The conference's early bird registration rate expires on September 10th; attendees registering prior to this date save $350. Prospective attendees are encouraged to visit for details.

About the HR Technology® Conference
Now in its 13th year, the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition is acknowledged as the industry's leading event. The complete agenda for this year's conference can be found at and discussions are available at the conference's popular LinkedIn group. Follow the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition on Twitter at @hrtechconf and search hashtag #hrtechconf for further updates.

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