SOURCE: SilkRoad technology, inc.

SilkRoad Technology, Inc.

December 19, 2012 09:00 ET

SilkRoad Expands Footprint in Asia-Pacific Region and Receives Significant Award in China

Company Growth Fueled by Rising Need for 21st Century Social Talent Management Solutions

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2012) - SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software, announced today that it has broadened its footprint across Asia-Pacific-Japan (APJ), adding a significant number of new clients from China in the North to New Zealand in the South. Youku and Jebson Group of China, Wacom Global and Credit Saison of Japan and TrustPower of New Zealand join the list of enterprises using SilkRoad's innovative Life Suite® of integrated talent management solutions to engage employees from pre-hire to retire. 

"SilkRoad's recent success in Asia is due in large part to a growing need for 21st Century talent management solutions that deliver mobile, employee-centric capabilities to address the challenges of a modern workforce," said Flip Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad Technology. "As businesses in the region evolve to compete on a global scale, they need to move away from manual paper processes to an automated, socially-driven strategy."

SilkRoad China was recently recognized as a leading innovator by being named the "Most Promising HR Service Provider of the Year" by China Staff Awards, an influential recognition in China's HR community. SilkRoad is the only talent management provider that has been awarded this honor in the China market.

"We're expanding in China because we have innovative solutions, but equally important are the investments we've made across our service teams to support our growing customer base," said Johnny Wang, Managing Director of SilkRoad Greater China. "It's the smartest combination for ensuring the long-term success of our customers."

To support the growing demand for global talent management solutions in Japan, SilkRoad recently released its GreenLight® learning management system in Japanese, and has integrated it with its Wingspan® performance management software. The integration enables companies to offer a single collaborative learning and development program to a global employee base.

SilkRoad's Point™ social collaboration software is also being well received throughout Asia. Point takes social talent management a step further by uniting the popular features of social networking with talent management to connect employees to each other and their organization. Point encourages employees to share expertise across their organization while simultaneously helping management better understand what and who is driving their business.

SilkRoad's APJ client roster includes Colliers International and CrimsonLogic of Singapore; Veda and Save the Children of Australia; Bank of the Philippine Islands and Ayala Group of the Philippines; Tomen Electronics of Japan; and Wise Group and Optimation of New Zealand. SilkRoad is the only cloud-based Talent Management provider to have a full delivery and support capability throughout the region in multiple language sets.

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About SilkRoad
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software. Their passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything they do. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite® is an integrated set of employer-branded TM/HCM solutions that power businesses with the latest Web 2.0 and social media innovations: OpenHire® for recruiting, RedCarpet® for onboarding and life events, WingSpan® for performance management, GreenLight® for learning management, Point™ and Eprise® for Social Collaboration and Content, and HeartBeat® for trusted HRMS. The Life Suite is ideally suited for businesses of every size because of its unique and open "start anywhere" architecture -- implement the complete suite or begin with one solution and add functionality as you need it. Either way, it's the fastest path to develop more productive and empowered employees who can rapidly boost business performance. Visit, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-336-201-5100.

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