SOURCE: Plateau Systems

Plateau Systems

February 23, 2010 08:04 ET

Top Analyst Firm Again Names Plateau a "Major Player" in Integrated Talent Management Market

IDC MarketScape Report Recognizes Plateau for Delivery Models, Flexibility, Partner Ecosystem and Customer Satisfaction

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) - Plateau Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class SaaS solutions for talent management, today announced that for the second consecutive year, leading industry analyst firm IDC has positioned the company as a "Major Player" in its "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2010 Vendor Analysis."(1) The report, published in January, evaluates vendors within the integrated talent management industry against detailed strategy and capabilities specifically related to current product offerings, go-to-market planning, and overall business performance.

As a major player in the integrated talent management market, Plateau is largely differentiated from other vendors in this space by the "depth of their various talent offerings, good partner ecosystem, and strong focus on client satisfaction and retention," Lisa Rowan, IDC's Director of HR and Talent Management Services, wrote in the report.

Plateau received high scores in several report categories including flexibility, partner network, and delivery model appropriateness. The company is one of the few vendors to offer a flexible enterprise-class SaaS talent management solution that provides customers with configuration and upgrade options that map to their specific business requirements. Plateau's ability to continually define and extend the standard for integrated talent management -- as evidenced by the company's product functionality, deployment flexibility, comprehensive global services and superior support -- is further validated by Plateau's 99% customer retention rate.

"With talent management remaining a top priority in 2010, organizations are increasingly relying on integrated talent management solutions to help effectively manage their employee talent," said Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO, Plateau Systems. "IDC's report is further industry validation of Plateau's commitment to developing talent management solutions that allow users to easily access all of their critical talent management functions on a single, seamless platform. Our continued leadership in this area is helping organizations break down the silos that once existed between learning, performance, career and succession, and compensation, resulting in improved business performance for our customers."

This recognition from IDC follows recent industry reports that have also recognized Plateau for its leadership in customer satisfaction and talent management.

For more information about Plateau, visit

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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

(1) IDC, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2010 Vendor Analysis, Doc #221561, January 2010

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Wendy Werve-Roper
    Plateau Systems
    Email Contact