SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

September 08, 2009 08:00 ET

Taleo and Cast Iron Partner to Bring the Benefits of Cloud Computing to Companies Investing in Talent Management

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, and Cast Iron Systems, The #1 SaaS and Cloud Integration Company™, today announced that they are working closely together to offer fast, flexible data migrations from various on-premise applications to Taleo Business Edition's on-demand recruiting and performance management solutions. Taleo and Cast Iron have also completed many successful real-time integrations between Taleo Business Edition and proprietary customer applications. Both solutions are bringing small and medium-sized customers better leverage of their investments in Talent Management.

To date, Taleo and Cast Iron have completed several hundred migrations from both replacement transactions and customers via acquisitions. The companies have also powered real-time integrations with on-demand solutions like Salesforce and on-site enterprise systems like PeopleSoft. Joint customers include BELL, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Gallagher, among others.

BELL, the award-winning educational program provider, is using the Cast Iron Cloud to synchronize candidate status data in Taleo Business Edition Recruit with assignment information in Salesforce CRM.

"We recognized the critical role integration would play in the successful deployment of our new cloud-based IT infrastructure," said Pete Capraro, director of IT at BELL. "To integrate data between Taleo, Salesforce, and Moodle, our learning management system, we knew that we needed a robust solution that could rapidly deliver reliable integration between multiple end-points. With thousands of customer integrations already in production, Cast Iron was the obvious choice for integrating Taleo with our custom applications."

"In the past, migration and integration projects have been somewhat difficult due to their complexity," said Jason Blessing, group vice president at Taleo. "With pre-built connectivity and the flexibility to deliver migration and integration in the cloud, Cast Iron empowers us to offer migration as a service to our customers and accelerates the adoption of our talent management solutions. Our customers now quickly realize the full potential of their investment in Taleo by rapidly leveraging their historical applicant information."

"As demand for the rapid deployment of SaaS applications continues to rise, market leaders such as Taleo are recognizing that data migration and application integration are key to the swift on-boarding of new customers," said Ken Comée, CEO of Cast Iron Systems.

About Taleo

Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on-demand unified talent management solutions that empower organizations of all sizes to assess, acquire, develop and align their workforces for improved business performance. Approximately 4,100 organizations use Taleo for talent acquisition and performance management, including 46 of the Fortune 100 and approximately 3,400 small and medium sized businesses across 200 countries and territories. Known for its strong configurability and usability, Taleo runs on a world-class infrastructure and achieves 99.9% availability. Taleo's Talent Grid will harness the resources of the Taleo community of customers, candidates, and partners to power the talent needs of companies around the world.

Forward-looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the demand for Taleo's solutions, results from use of Taleo's solutions and the combined solutions of Taleo and Cast Iron and general business conditions. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon Taleo's historical performance and its current plans, estimates and expectations and are not a representation that such plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent Taleo's expectations as of the date of this press announcement. Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and Taleo disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in the future. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. Further information on potential factors that could affect actual results is included in Part II, Item 1A of Taleo's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed with the SEC on August 7, 2009, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is The #1 SaaS and Cloud Integration Company™. Cast Iron has thousands of deployed customer integrations across all industries and around the world at companies such as Allianz, British American Tobacco (BAT), Amerisource Bergen, Emerson, IBA Molecular, Krueger International, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation, and, among many others. All are benefiting from the simplicity, speed, and flexibility of the Cast Iron Integration Solution, which enables them to integrate Cloud-based and SaaS applications with the rest of the enterprise in just days. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Tenaya Capital. Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Vitria, and webMethods.

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