Leading analyst firms recognise Plateau for market and product leadership
Plateau is named as a 'Leader' in the IDC MarketScape for Integrated Talent Management and ranked as a 'Hot Vendor' for Total Compensation Management in the latest Ventana Research Value Index.
- (1888PressRelease) February 16, 2011 - The independent analyst firm IDC has named Plateau as a 'Leader' in the 'IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2011 Vendor Analysis" report, released this month. The report analyses integrated talent management providers in terms of their strategies and capabilities, product offerings, go-to-market execution and business plans.
In the report, Lisa Rowan, Program Director of HR, Learning and Talent Strategies at IDC, stated: "Plateau rose to leader status in this year's analysis through deepened integration of its offerings, strong client references and the advent of Plateau Foundation. Other strengths include the depth of its various talent offerings, a good partner ecosystem, and a strong consulting team and consultative approach to onboarding (induction) clients."
Plateau Systems, a provider of SaaS-based talent management solutions, has also been ranked as a 'Hot Vendor' in Ventana Research's 2011 Value Index for Total Compensation Management, also released this month. This Value Index enables organisations to determine the value to them of compensation management applications.
According to Mark Smith, CEO and EVP of Ventana Research, writing in the Executive Summary: "This Ventana Research Value Index is an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors' offerings meet buyers' requirements for software that enables and supports total compensation management."
For this report, Ventana Research evaluated Plateau Compensation - a compensation management solution that gives organisations the ability to automate compensation planning and easily implement comprehensive and flexible salary and incentive plans.
Additional information about Plateau Compensation, part of Plateau's fully-integrated Talent Management Suite, is available at http://www.plateau.com/talent-management-suite/compensation-planning.html. An Executive Summary of the Value Index is available at http://www.ventanaresearch.com/executive_summaries/VITCM11es.aspx.
"We've made a big investment in fully integrating compensation management into our complete talent management suite, so we're thrilled to be recognised as a Hot Vendor by Ventana Research," said Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO of Plateau. "Companies putting pay-for-performance into reality need a solution that not only automates compensation planning but aligns it with individual and organisational performance - which is what Plateau offers."
He added: "Our leadership position in the IDC MarketScape for talent management is a great validation of both our approach to providing a fully-integrated suite of talent management solutions and our commitment to customer support and success. IDC's recognition of the Foundation architecture shows how important SaaS architecture and implementation can be to ensuring a positive experience for customers."
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.
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.
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