Kronos, Lawson, SuccessFactors and Taleo Among Companies to Announce New Products at Upcoming HR Technology(R) Conference & Exposition

"World's Best" Gets Even Better With Most New Products Ever Unveiled in 13 Years at Industry's Leading Event

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CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  Human Resource Executive® magazine today revealed that 46 companies will announce new products at the 13th Annual HR Technology® Conference & Exposition, to be held at Chicago's McCormick Place from September 29 - October 1, 2010. 

Hailed as "the world's best conference on HR technology," the expo is the center of the HR technological world with more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest Human Resource software products and services for compensation and payroll, workforce planning, testing and surveys, talent management and much more.

Once again the HR Technology® Conference and Exposition will be the launch pad for new technology products and ideas for HR professionals from around the world.

The following product announcements are planned for the event:

Booth No. 950
Administaff (NYSE: ASF) will launch Performance Now Online, a web-based performance management software-as-a-service solution that helps align workplace performance with business goals. Its intuitive format is easy to use, allowing companies to perform ongoing performance reviews; manage goals and employee events; customize performance templates, competencies and workflows; and create custom development plans.

Booth No. 353
Drawing on a deep legacy of serving the small and medium business market, Advantec will showcase its Kardiant HCM Solution, which is designed to align organizations, employees and HR processes in real-time support of strategic objectives. Advantec offers a 1:1 value-based partnership at the price of transactional solutions, with a guarantee of measurable results.

American Payroll Association 
Booth No. 240
The American Payroll Association and The Hackett Group have teamed up to offer important data to help companies evaluate their payroll process. The APA and Hackett Payroll Metrics Portal provides empirical data that enables companies to measure their payroll process against leading businesses such as Starbucks, Wolters Kluwer and 3M. The site also provides case studies, webinars and details on the best practices of top payroll performers to help businesses achieve optimal performance.

Booth No. 441
Aruspex will launch two new products in conjunction with the conference - Headcount Manager and Business Interaction Manager. Business Interaction Manager facilitates the design, management and collection of the vital conversations essential for strategic talent plans. Headcount Manager saves HR from the "heavy lifting" of headcount forecasting. The Aruspex suite seamlessly blends HR and business data to automate these vital processes.

Benefit Express 
Booth No. 644
My Concierge allows Benefit Express to become a full extension of a company's Benefits Department by guiding employees through their enrollment options and answering benefit questions. Benefit Express works directly with the client to handpick the right Concierge. Benefit Express implementation includes the concierge taking part in weekly implementation meetings with the client and the creation of a client-specific manual and tip sheet.

Booth No. 929
CareerBuilder's new Work@ employee referral application enables employees to share open positions at their companies with personal and professional contacts within their Facebook network. Using CareerBuilder's proprietary recommendation technology, Work@ automatically identifies friends in an employee's network who match open positions at the employee's company. Employees can post suggested jobs on their friends' walls, send direct messages or post an opening on their own wall for all to see.

Booth No. 841
Centranum HRadvance, a web-based, subscription talent management system just introduced in the U.S., integrates all aspects of people management in a modular, database-driven platform. Designed to support proven models of high performance, the HRadvance approach enables the unique management of each individual, delivering rich information for talent decisions. The solution is highly flexible, fully configurable and scalable to meet the needs of small to mid-size organizations.

CEPA Technologies 
Booth No. 556
LiveAction Recruiter from CEPA Technologies creates a web-based collaboration environment that lets companies interact with job candidates, customers and colleagues face-to-face from a desktop or laptop. Companies can host a secure meeting with up to eight people with the best visual clarity and high-quality audio. Multi-point file sharing capabilities allow companies to edit documents and share applications live, saving valuable time and money. LiveAction Recruiter helps companies accelerate the hiring process and cut recruiting costs.

CIM Technology Solutions 
Booth No. 357
The new Engage™ WirelessLCD by uWriteTouch™ will change the way presentations are delivered, whether it's in the classroom, the boardroom or anywhere. Integrating interactive, touch-sensitive LCD with wireless point-to-point connectivity, the handheld device allows users to control and annotate over their PC/Mac applications from anywhere in the room. Point-to-point technology eliminates lag time, security risks, connectivity issues and bandwidth load that are present with a Wi-Fi connection. 

Cornerstone OnDemand 
Booth No. 334
Cornerstone OnDemand is adding an innovative new feature set to its comprehensive learning and talent management software solution: Observation Checklist. Observation Checklist allows organizations to monitor and assess employee performance in the field, while employees are doing their jobs. Automating what was once an inefficient, paper-based process can make it easier to track and validate proficiency in specific skills and create a lasting record for reporting or audit purposes. 

Booth No. 800
CyberShift, a global provider of workforce management and expense management software and services, will make a major product announcement at the show.

Booth No. 750
Dayforce will announce the addition of new features to its workforce management product suite including an Analytics Module, a live, company-wide picture of workforce performance expressed visually using an organization's KPIs. The company also has added Incentive Pay, a new Period Planner feature that automatically calculates and provides real-time visibility of employee commissions, and Social Scheduling with new employee self-service functionality, enabling employees and managers to use email, SMS and Internet to set preferences, trade shifts and receive schedule updates.

Development Dimensions International  
Booth No. 420
Development Dimensions International (DDI) announces the launch of Manager Ready, an online frontline leader assessment that delivers the quality of diagnosis at an in-person assessment center at a fraction of the cost and time. Unlike multiple choice tests where participants choose actions from a static list, Manager Ready participants are scored on how they coach direct reports and resolve problems using an online platform, simulating the interactions of a management job across nine leader competencies.

Booth No. 903
Enwisen will announce features of the latest version of AnswerSource™ Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which expands HR service delivery by enabling multinational employers to achieve "Global HR anywhere, anytime" via a robust HR portal experience in the employee's native language. AnswerSource PaaS solves the challenge of managing and maintaining complex, diverse HR communications through customer-facing content toolsets and recognizes the unique needs of each employee and employer -- and how they want to communicate on HR issues -- by offering a personalized AnswerSource Portal home page.

First Advantage Employer Services  
Booth No. 820
First Advantage has launched a new candidate relationship management (CRM) tool to provide clients with a full-featured, user-friendly system that delivers targeted recruiting messages through a variety of media channels. In addition to HTML email distribution, the new CRM solution offers text messaging, direct mail, online resume search, blog creation and targeted advertising.

Halogen Software 
Booth No. 538
Halogen is announcing a new talent management solution that makes it easier for hospitality companies to support a culture of high performance, ongoing development and commitment to high-quality service -- all while saving significant time and money. Halogen's Talent Management Suite for Hospitality includes industry specific competencies, forms, and authoring tools designed to meet the specialized performance management needs of the hospitality industry when it comes to attracting and retaining competent, enthusiastic, and accountable staff.

Booth No. 547
Named an HR Product of the Year recipient in 2009, HireVue is releasing HireVue Mobile for on-the-go evaluation, Per-Question Scoring to promote interrater reliability, and MyInterviews to better manage interview workflow and distribution across the enterprise.

HR Value 
Booth No. 1038
HR Value unlocks the power of Excel and VBA, giving HR professionals the ability to manage workflows with customized menus without programming, IT support or annual fees. HR Value can readily integrate with existing products with point-and-click ease.

HR-XML Consortium 
Booth No. 133
The launch of the enhanced HR-XML 3.0 standards in September 2010 offers new screening and recruiting specifications and improved implementation tools, making it easier to build the standards into products and services and achieve compliance with the standards. New tools are now available to help companies incorporate HR-XML standards into product suites using either Java or .NET web services.

I Love Rewards  
Booth No. 650
I Love Rewards has launched several new features, including Social Recognition, which allows employees to seamlessly share recognition with the rest of their network on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The new Customer-to-Employee Feedback feature allows customers to recognize employees to capture important feedback and highlight great customer service from their team. The new dashboard features enable human resource administrators to receive access to real-time reporting and analytics in order to make better decisions.

Booth No. 728
Jobvite is releasing two major news announcements at the HR Technology Conference & Expo. The details of a major partnership will be released the week of the conference. Additionally, Jobvite will announce comprehensive recruiting intelligence for the open, social web. Relevant and actionable data is presented in one intuitive, personalized dashboard, and the solution seamlessly integrates across multiple systems, embedding tracking in every way job information is shared online and enabling targeted focus on the right talent and quality sources.

Booth No. 253
JSTN is enhancing employee referral programs through the power of video. The 60-second Video Job Report communicates critical information about a job opening and allows candidates to apply directly from the video as well as identify the employee who made the referral. Now, current employees can send the video to friends, family and social networking connections to virally spread information about a job opening all while being fully tracked by JSTN's metrics.

JWT Inside 
Booth No. 814
Job Blaster is a flexible tool that intelligently distributes jobs to media and career sites to better engage the quality job prospect and drive conversion rates. By delivering targeted job information to each candidate based on their wants, Job Blaster improves each candidate experience and decreases client dependency on job boards. The tool fully integrates with the client's career site, increasing organic search traffic and applicant conversion rates.

Kronos Inc. 
Booth No. 528
Kronos will announce the availability of Workforce Central® version 6.2. This latest version of the Kronos workforce management suite utilizes the Kronos next-generation user interface and offers enhancements in HR and payroll, ease-of-use enhancements, and new global capabilities. Kronos also will announce version 8.7 of Workforce Acquisition™, offering a unified candidate experience for both hourly and salaried job seekers. It allows customers to creatively market to job seekers, while delivering an unrivaled applicant experience.

Lawson Software 
Booth No. 708, 756
Lawson Software (NASDAQ: LWSN) will introduce the latest version of Lawson Talent Management, version 3.4. The new version will focus on efficiency, effectiveness and insight. New features include country-specific fields for work assignments, enhanced position descriptions, Outlook integration, proxy management, position description-based performance appraisals and a starter kit for Personnel Decisions International. It also includes "percent fit" calculations for career roadmaps, which can help resources see how they stack up against current and future positions.

Maggio Solutions 
Booth No. 458
Large enterprises can reduce their benefits costs significantly by performing a Dependent Eligibility Audit (DEA), which typically shows that 5-15% of dependents are ineligible for benefits. Smaller companies with fewer than 300 employees have been challenged with performing this audit affordably. Maggio Solutions is introducing a complete self-audit kit for small companies called DEAexpress™, providing everything a small HR department needs to perform its own audit with minimal staffing and significant savings.

NuView Systems 
Booth No. 408
NuView Systems has released enhancements to NuViewHR® product suite version 4.14. Enhancements include an International Regulator, which manages employee data and defines fields, controls, hide or shows menus and tabs, and other items per country. The new version also features HIRE Act Support & Tracking to determine employees participating in The HIRE Act program; management of pay steps in conjunction with pay zones and grades; and new compensation management processing in the employee's local currency, corporate base currency or both.

Booth No. 301
PDS recently announced the release of its new Vista HRMS "External Interface" toolset, which provides users with a series of screens to build both simple and complex interfaces between Vista HRMS and external systems. The toolset provides the ability to easily export, import, transform and configure data into a variety of formats, including fixed or variable record lengths, HTML and XML, for example. The output can then be scheduled and delivered automatically.

Peopleclick Authoria   
Booth No. 100, 118
Peopleclick Authoria is scheduled to make an announcement with details regarding their latest Talent Management release to be revealed during the show.

Booth No. 545
Peopleserv is proud to announce the release of its Workforce Relationship Software version 5.0. This unique and innovative product provides an enterprise-wide repository of all worker relationships, for use in automated business rules and processes. Its self-maintaining functionality means no more off-line manual processes to do what a company's systems can't do. The new functionality means no more broken workflows because the approver is the wrong person.

Plateau Systems 
Booth No. 509
Plateau Systems will unveil the fall release of its Talent Management Suite. Included in the release are extended My Plan capabilities and a completely refreshed administrator experience. My Plan, part of Plateau Performance, allows employees and managers to strategically align goals and plans at all levels of the organization and to implement a rules-based process to automatically assign plans and goals. The redesigned administrator interface offers innovative search capabilities and organization of key tasks.

RISC Inc. 
Booth No. 937
RISC recently announced the rollout of the Virtual Training Assistant Learning Management Suite, version 6.1. The release includes new features such as report favorites; inactivation of job titles, departments, positions, work areas, charge codes custom categories and cost accounts; and scheduled charge and cost reports. The new version also includes an updated report menu with tool tips, as well as improved compatibility with FireFox and a host of new instructor functions.

Booth No. 916
Saba (NASDAQ: SABA) will be making major announcements at the show.

Booth No. 953
Sability introduces the Schedule Spreadsheet App for Workbrain™, which allows companies to define their own spreadsheet format. Fully integrated with Workbrain™ security, the app even includes the ability to export schedules to a spreadsheet. 

SBC Systems Company 
Booth No. 428
SBC Systems Company is launching its Global Total Reward Statement (TRS) product. SBC's Global TRS helps organizations communicate the total rewards provided to each individual employee and shows the organization's investment in keeping employees compensated competitively. SBC's Global TRS offers employees real-time, online access to their complete total rewards. The flexibility of SBC's solution provides domestic and global organizations an efficient, fully integrated online solution.

Booth No. 145
Sonar6 is introducing a major update to version 3 of its performance management software. Significant feature enhancements include updated Helicopter View for easier talent identification and improved support for hiring, promoting and succession planning decisions, as well as support for personal devices with smartphone-enabled tools, allowing Sonar6 reviews on the run. Additional features will be announced at the show.

StepStone Solutions 
Booth No. 134
StepStone Solutions will announce the introduction of version 10 of MrTedTalentLink™, the latest addition to the company's enterprise talent acquisition capability. Version 10 adds features and enhancements that include new configuration management capabilities, additions to MrTedTalentLink's TalentHub connectivity infrastructure, and support for new services. These new capabilities are designed to further extend StepStone Solution's leadership in global enterprise level talent acquisition.

Booth No. 320
SuccessFactors Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF) will make several important product announcements and updates surrounding the SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) Software Suite, which will be detailed at the conference.

Booth No. 1034
TalentDrive's advanced sourcing and candidate marketing API is now available exclusively through 30 global HCM partners' ATS, CRM and job posting platforms. An online API portal makes the addition of sourcing to strategic partners' product suites cost-effective and market-ready quickly. Now helping more than 300,000 recruiters leverage the 100 million resumes online, TalentFilter sweeps and unifies thousands of resume databases into one location, streamlining the entire sourcing process and connecting users with the highest quality candidates.

Booth No. 300, 308
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is delivering insight with two new products: Taleo Analytics™, the first pre-built on-demand data warehouse collecting "past, present and future potential" on staff from disparate systems to answer hard, employee-related business questions; and the expansion of Taleo Performance ™.

Booth No. 544
With mounting loans in foreclosure, banks are requesting that employers provide historic income information on current and past employees - often back five years. TALX (NYSE: EFX) will showcase its newest product, Point in Time™, a retro income verification service that documents a borrower's employment and income at the time of loan funding. Point in Time enables HR departments to quickly respond to market demands for loan-level documentation that banks need to provide resolution for their customers.

Time Management   
Booth No. 923
Time Management LLC, a division of Control Module Industries, will introduce the new affordable GENUS GPC Touch Screen PC for workforce management applications. Capable of supporting MS Windows or LINUX operating systems, the GPC allows users to enter information via an 8" resistive touch screen, fingerprint biometric, magnetic, bar code or proximity readers. The GPC also supports UPS battery operation, 802.11 WiFi and CDMA/GPRS Cellular connection options.

Booth No. 214
Versult announces the latest release of Versobile™, the leading mobile workforce management tool, which now includes three new features. SmartScheduling™ allows managers to fill schedule gaps with the most cost-effective and compliant personnel and distribute these shifts out to candidates. Enhanced Clocking includes GPS location stamping and allows clocking through barcode and card readers. The User Experience is new and streamlined on the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android platforms. 

WANTED Technologies 
Booth No. 252
WANTED Technologies (TSX-V: WAN) announces the release of Analytics 3.0, the first business intelligence platform for the talent marketplace. With added features for recruiters, Analytics 3.0 helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers and talent. The Talent tab brings together years of hiring demand and talent supply data for the first time to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Booth No. 900
Workscape, an ADP Company (NASDAQ: ADP), has enhanced its Compensation Planner with peer statistics functionality to assist organizations in managing pay equity across the workforce. The new functionality allows managers to leverage peer data during the pay-setting process to make informed compensation decisions. HR can use peer statistics reports to analyze pay equity within and across job families. Compensation Planner Peer Statistics is another tool employers can use to help comply with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Booth No. 229
Workstream's new TalentCenter-Appliance provides a full suite of talent management, compensation and performance management modules pre-installed on a high capacity server. This unique product combines the low initial cost, ease of use and simple plug and play implementation of software-as-a-service with the control and security of a behind-the-firewall installation. With TalentCenter-Appliance, Workstream provides upgrades and support while a company's IT department controls data and network security.

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