Record Number of Customers Reinvest in Halogen



    Amcor, Beaumont Hospital and many other organizations make further
    investments in highly flexible, web-based solution

    OTTAWA, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Halogen Software Inc., the leading
provider of web-based employee performance and talent management software,
today announced that a record number of customers are reinvesting in Halogen.
The company continues to see a growing reinvestment trend with a 135 percent
increase in the number of existing customers expanding their product
investment. The Halogen model is based on providing its customers with
flexibility and choice, enabling organizations of all sizes, in all
industries, to meet their specific needs. Amcor, Beaumont Hospital and many
other organizations have all recently expanded their commitment to employee
performance and talent management within their companies to meet a number of
HR and business needs.

    Amcor Sunclipse North America is a branch of the Australian packaging
manufacturing company Amcor. With 2,200 employees in North America, Amcor
Sunclipse manufacturers and distributes corrugated packaging products. "We
have had such success with Halogen eAppraisal (TM) that we've introduced it to
one of our sister companies. They have embraced it as well, and we've
increased our total number of seats by 50 percent," explained
Lowell Richardson, Vice President, Learning and Performance, Amcor Sunclipse
North America.

    Beaumont Hospitals, ranked the number one hospital in Michigan by U.S.
News and World Report, relies on Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare with
Multi-Rater and e360 to address the challenges of managing and administrating
appraisals for its more than 18,000 employees. "We are focused on positioning
Beaumont as an employer of choice, and a big part of that is having a strong
talent-management process," explained Ronald Lilek, Vice President, Human
Resources, Beaumont Hospitals. "The Halogen solution has enabled us to drive
value from the process while meeting the unique challenges faced by healthcare
organizations. We recently expanded our commitment to Halogen in order to
build on our success."

    About Halogen Software

    With nearly 1000 customers worldwide, Halogen Software Inc. has
established itself as the leading provider of employee performance and talent
management solutions. Halogen offers powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable
Web-based software that dramatically improves HR and line-manager
productivity.
    The company's award winning suite provides organizations with everything
they need to develop and retain a high performance workforce: Halogen
eAppraisal(TM) helps drive bottom-line success by making it quick and simple
to deliver professional employee appraisals that align with organization
goals. Halogen eCompensation(TM) automates the entire compensation adjustment
process including budget distribution and approval. Halogen eSuccession(TM)
makes it simple and affordable to get a best practices succession planning
program underway - right away. And Halogen e360(TM) automates and simplifies
formal 360-degree feedback procedures and offers sophisticated performance
reporting.
    Industry specific suites are provided for Healthcare, Financial and
Professional Services. Halogen eAppraisal(TM) Healthcare, exclusively endorsed
by the American Hospital Association, helps healthcare organizations produce
meaningful appraisals on time and allows them to always be in a "ready state"
for accreditation surveyors from JCAHO(R), OSHA, ACHA, and others. Halogen
eAppraisal(TM) for Financial Services enables financial services organizations
reduce the risk of non-compliance and ships with a comprehensive library of
industry specific competencies and authoring aids. automates the entire
employee review and engagement evaluation process, this solution makes it
possible for evaluators to easily gather, compile and analyze employee and
project data all with effortless, point-and-click ease.




For further information:

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


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