Authoria Wins HR Technology Conference Shootout

In the Industry's First Integrated Compensation & Performance Management

Shootout, Authoria Wins Over Recruitmax, SuccessFactors and Workstream



20 Oct, 2005, 01:00 ET from Authoria, Inc.

    CHICAGO, HR Technology Conference and Exhibition, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ --
 Authoria, Inc., the leader in integrated strategic Human Capital Management
 (HCM) solutions, won the industry's first Integrated Performance &
 Compensation Management Shootout today at the 8th Annual HR Technology
 Conference and Exposition in Chicago.
     The 350 human resources professionals in attendance at the Shootout chose
 Authoria as the winner after witnessing live demonstrations from all four
 competitors.  The demonstrations followed a scripted scenario written by Bill
 Kutik, conference co-chair, and Mark Albrecht, vice president of consulting at
 Salary.com.  The three other competitors were Recruitmax, SuccessFactors and
 Workstream.
     "Studies continue to show that Performance Management is priority No. 1
 for HR executives and the C-suite," Kutik said.  "Last year, we staged the
 industry's first Performance Management Shootout.  This year, we went the next
 step toward getting full business benefits by integrating performance
 management with compensation management to compare industry leaders in an
 apples-to-apples contest, back-to-back for the first time."
     "Increasingly, as large companies deploy strategic HCM systems, they are
 looking for a single vendor solution," said Tod Loofbourrow, CEO of Authoria.
 "They don't want to create individual silos within their organizations.
 Instead, they want broad integrated capabilities that are tailored to meet the
 needs of the front-line managers who actually execute on HR policies.  The
 tight integration between our performance and compensation capabilities along
 with Authoria Advisor 2006's powerful and easy-to-use user interface clearly
 gave us the edge over our competitors."
     Authoria recently released Authoria Advisor 2006, an integrated strategic
 HCM solution with capabilities in performance, compensation, hiring, policy
 and benefits communications with employees, and just-in-time manager coaching.
     In addition, Authoria recently announced that it serves 3.7 million
 employees with its Advisor On-Demand service, which delivers Authoria Advisor
 2006 via a secure Internet connection, making it the most widespread
 enterprise on-demand software in the world. Advisor On-Demand is a fully
 managed solution in which Authoria takes responsibility for ongoing management
 and maintenance, including managing the integration of customer employee data,
 changes in business rules, content authoring, and updates to worksheets, forms
 and reports.
 
     About Authoria
     Authoria is the leading provider of integrated strategic human capital
 management (HCM) solutions helping employers increase the business value of
 their workforce. Authoria Advisor 2006 includes recruiting management,
 performance, management, compensation management, succession planning, and
 benefit and policy communication while providing just-in-time knowledge and
 coaching for managers and employees. Authoria's award-winning solutions have
 proven successful for more than 300 large employers, representing more than 10
 million employees. Customer companies include Boeing, Prudential, Pfizer,
 Reuters and Unocal. For more information, visit
 http://www.authoria.com/news53.
 
      Contacts:
      Jeff Miller
      SparkSource, Inc.
      781-418-2429
      authoria@sparksource.com
 
 

SOURCE Authoria, Inc.
    CHICAGO, HR Technology Conference and Exhibition, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ --
 Authoria, Inc., the leader in integrated strategic Human Capital Management
 (HCM) solutions, won the industry's first Integrated Performance &
 Compensation Management Shootout today at the 8th Annual HR Technology
 Conference and Exposition in Chicago.
     The 350 human resources professionals in attendance at the Shootout chose
 Authoria as the winner after witnessing live demonstrations from all four
 competitors.  The demonstrations followed a scripted scenario written by Bill
 Kutik, conference co-chair, and Mark Albrecht, vice president of consulting at
 Salary.com.  The three other competitors were Recruitmax, SuccessFactors and
 Workstream.
     "Studies continue to show that Performance Management is priority No. 1
 for HR executives and the C-suite," Kutik said.  "Last year, we staged the
 industry's first Performance Management Shootout.  This year, we went the next
 step toward getting full business benefits by integrating performance
 management with compensation management to compare industry leaders in an
 apples-to-apples contest, back-to-back for the first time."
     "Increasingly, as large companies deploy strategic HCM systems, they are
 looking for a single vendor solution," said Tod Loofbourrow, CEO of Authoria.
 "They don't want to create individual silos within their organizations.
 Instead, they want broad integrated capabilities that are tailored to meet the
 needs of the front-line managers who actually execute on HR policies.  The
 tight integration between our performance and compensation capabilities along
 with Authoria Advisor 2006's powerful and easy-to-use user interface clearly
 gave us the edge over our competitors."
     Authoria recently released Authoria Advisor 2006, an integrated strategic
 HCM solution with capabilities in performance, compensation, hiring, policy
 and benefits communications with employees, and just-in-time manager coaching.
     In addition, Authoria recently announced that it serves 3.7 million
 employees with its Advisor On-Demand service, which delivers Authoria Advisor
 2006 via a secure Internet connection, making it the most widespread
 enterprise on-demand software in the world. Advisor On-Demand is a fully
 managed solution in which Authoria takes responsibility for ongoing management
 and maintenance, including managing the integration of customer employee data,
 changes in business rules, content authoring, and updates to worksheets, forms
 and reports.
 
     About Authoria
     Authoria is the leading provider of integrated strategic human capital
 management (HCM) solutions helping employers increase the business value of
 their workforce. Authoria Advisor 2006 includes recruiting management,
 performance, management, compensation management, succession planning, and
 benefit and policy communication while providing just-in-time knowledge and
 coaching for managers and employees. Authoria's award-winning solutions have
 proven successful for more than 300 large employers, representing more than 10
 million employees. Customer companies include Boeing, Prudential, Pfizer,
 Reuters and Unocal. For more information, visit
 http://www.authoria.com/news53.
 
      Contacts:
      Jeff Miller
      SparkSource, Inc.
      781-418-2429
      authoria@sparksource.com
 
 SOURCE  Authoria, Inc.