Avis Budget Group Selects Halogen Software

    Employee Performance and Talent Management Solution to Support High
    Performance Workforce, Prepare for Future Growth with Succession Planning

    OTTAWA, Sept. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Halogen Software Inc., the leading
provider of Web-based employee performance and talent management software
today announced that Avis Budget Group has selected Halogen eAppraisal and
eSuccession. The international provider of vehicle rental services is focused
on supporting its high performance workforce and preparing for future growth
using talent pool driven succession planning.
    Avis Budget Group will be moving to the Web-based system, replacing the
existing paper-based system over the next few months. Halogen was selected
following a review of available solutions, with Avis Budget Group opting for a
hosted deployment model. "Security is a key issue for us, and we are satisfied
that Halogen can meet all of our requirements for purchasing a hosted
solution. With this new system we will have the power to drive talent
management to a strategic level and position our organization for growth, all
without placing a strain on IT. Halogen was very flexible in meeting our
specific needs," explained Anna Cosentino, Senior Manager Organizational
Development & Loyalty, Avis Budget Group.
    The Halogen solution will be used primarily by Avis Budget Group office
staff and managers to execute employee appraisals and talent-pool based
succession planning. Avis Budget Group is a leading provider of vehicle rental
services, with operations in more than 70 countries. Through its Avis and
Budget brands, the Company is the largest general-use vehicle rental operator
in each of North America, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions.
Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. and has more than
30,000 employees.

    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
    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
    Industry specific suites are provided for Healthcare and Financial
Services. Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare(TM), 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 for Financial Services(TM) helps financial services organizations
reduce the risk of non-compliance and ships with a comprehensive library of
industry specific competencies and authoring aids.
    Visit us online today: http://www.halogensoftware.com

For further information:

For further information: Donna Ronayne, VP, Marketing & Business
Development, Halogen Software, (613) 270-1011 x

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