Halogen Receives High Ratings from Bersin & Associates - Company recognized as a market leader, and receives praise for outstanding customer satisfaction



    OTTAWA, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Halogen Software Inc., the leading provider
of web-based employee performance and talent management software, today
announced that independent research firm Bersin & Associates ranked Halogen as
one of the market leaders in its recent report on talent management vendors.
Halogen received strong ratings in multiple categories related to product
strength, architecture and customer satisfaction.
    The research study, Talent Management Suites: Market Realities,
Implementation Experiences, and Vendor Profiles, evaluated vendors across
seven key areas. Halogen received the highest - a four-star ranking - in
customer satisfaction based on its outstanding references, support record and
overall customer experience.
    "Every single customer reference from Halogen was extremely positive. In
fact, I interviewed more customers than planned to ensure that the results
weren't an anomaly," said Leighanne Levensaler, principal analyst for Bersin &
Associates, a research and advisory firm focused on enterprise learning and
talent management. "Halogen's customers are fiercely loyal and all plan to
implement additional applications in the future. The company received the
highest possible ratings on responsiveness, domain expertise, follow-through,
and overall partnership."
    The Bersin & Associates study is the first to examine this market,
estimated to be at $2.3Billion in 2008, which encompasses strategic HR
functions such as recruiting, learning management, compensation, performance
management, and succession planning.
    "Ensuring a brilliant customer experience is a top priority for our
company and every employee's goals are aligned around this," said Paul Loucks,
President and CEO, Halogen Software. "Bersin & Associates' high ranking of our
company and product suite confirms our strategic direction. This study
reinforces that our focus on what really matters - the customer and their
needs - is what makes a true market leader."

    About Halogen Software

    A recognized and award-winning industry leader with over 1000 customers
worldwide, Halogen Software is known for its powerful, simple-to-use and
affordable employee performance and talent management applications. The
company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify
and integrate employee performance management, 360/multi-rater feedback,
compensation management, succession planning and learning management.
Halogen's offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all
sizes and its healthcare, financial services and professional services
specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is
consistently recognized by the industry and its customers for its exceptional
implementation and support services, and has won multiple awards for its
corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product
of the Year. For more information, visit www.halogensoftware.com.




For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Donna Ronayne VP, Marketing &
Business Development, Halogen Software, (613) 270-1011 x 320,
dronayne@halogensoftware.com


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