PALO ALTO, Calif., May 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zugata, the performance management software company that helps organizations build high-performance cultures, today announced that it has been recognized in the "Cool Vendors in the Human Capital Management Applying AI”1 report by Gartner, Inc.

As Gartner stated in the report, “This report identifies a common theme of solution providers applying AI to innovate across many HCM processes. Application leaders responsible for transforming HCM should consider these vendors for advancing key organizational initiatives such as engagement, experience and inclusion.”

Zugata was founded in December 2014 with a vision to use data to understand employees and to use those insights to empower employees to reach their fullest potential. Zugata uses machine learning to help companies drive both individual and organizational performance. At the employee level, Zugata uses AI to conduct a social network analysis for each individual. Because the technology knows which employees work together most, it can automate the feedback request process, providing employees with timely and useful information. Zugata then delivers personalized development resources based on this data.

In addition, Zugata recently introduced Zugata Insights, AI-powered analytics to measure, monitor and improve organizational performance. Examples of this include measuring unconscious bias through the different ways employees are described in feedback and reviews and managing a culture gap index by comparing a company’s published values with the ones they reward in top performers.

"We’ve designed Zugata for the modern world of work, and we consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor Report by Gartner a confirmation of this,” said Srinivas Krishnamurti, co-founder and CEO of Zugata. “Today's organizations are fast-paced, agile and a network of teams. In this environment, yesterday’s processes and systems break. Through our use of AI, Zugata is built for the way work gets done today, helping companies build and sustain high-performance cultures.”

About Zugata
Zugata was founded in 2014 with a vision to use data to empower employees and organizations to reach their fullest potential. Its innovative mobile-first solution makes it possible for employees to receive continuous feedback from the people they work with, along with personalized development resources, so they can constantly improve and reach their true potential. Its AI-powered analytics help companies improve organizational performance to drive business success. Zugata is based in Palo Alto, CA and is backed by Canaan Partners, General Catalyst, Formation 8, Redpoint Ventures and Silicon Valley angel investors. For more information, go to https://www.zugata.com or follow Zugata on Twitter @ZugataInc. 

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1 Gartner “Cool Vendors in Human Capital Management Applying AI” report by Jason A. Cerrato, Ron Hanscome, Helen Poitevin, Werner Goertz, John Kostoulas and Jeff Freyermuth, 4 May 2018