Halogen Software Again Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Integrated Talent Management

Halogen recognized for strong client satisfaction, integrated organic suite and vertical go-to-market strategy

Ottawa, ON — August 23, 2013 — Halogen Software (TSX: HGN), a leading provider of cloud based talent management solutions, has been named a leader in the IDC 2013 Integrated Talent Management MarketScape. The report represents IDC’s opinion on which vendors are well positioned today through current capabilities and which are best positioned to gain market share over the next few years.1

“Halogen is named a leader in this year’s MarketScape report based on very strong customer satisfaction, its vertical go-to-market strategy and the company’s organic development and tight integration of various talent management functions,” said Lisa Rowan, program director, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies for IDC. “The results demonstrate that Halogen’s strategies and capabilities continue to position the company for success in this market.”

Halogen Software’s mission is to make it easy for organizations to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, engaged and delivers exceptional results. The company offers the first - and only - talent management system purpose-built from the ground up to drive higher performance.

“I’m not surprised that IDC would name Halogen a leader in this MarketScape,” said Shelley Johnson, VP of HR, SGT, Inc. “We selected Halogen because of the unique integration of all its modules into one complete suite. The modules work together in a coordinated, cohesive way so the user experience is consistent and intuitive — which is fantastic. It also means we can easily align our talent strategy to our business strategy to build our world-class workforce.”

“We’ve thoughtfully designed and developed every module in our suite to seamlessly reinforce organizational alignment and drive performance and we’re very happy to be recognized by IDC as a leader in the integrated talent management market again this year,” said Dawn MacKay, Vice President of Product Management, Halogen Software. “Through our rapid growth we’ve remained relentlessly focused on our customers’ success; IDC’s recognition of our continued strong client satisfaction underscores this.”

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) offers an organically built cloud-based talent management suite that reinforces and drives higher employee performance across all talent programs – whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. With over 1,750 customers worldwide, Halogen Software has been recognized as a market leader by major business analysts and has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. Halogen Software’s powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are used by organizations that want to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. For more information, visit:http://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's Exploring Talent Management blog:http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/HalogenSoftware.

Contact Information:

Melany Gallant
Manager, Public Relations
Halogen Software
613-270-1011 x 4338
mgallant@halogensoftware.com

1 Excerpted from IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2013 Vendor Analysis (IDC # 242562 ) August 2013