Halogen Software Boosts Performance, Development and Retention Programs for International Turnkey Systems

Middle East IT Company Realizes Increased Business Efficiencies using Industry-Leading Talent Management Solution

Ottawa, ON – March 31, 2011 – Halogen Software announced that International Turnkey Systems (ITS), the Middle East’s premier IT company, is using Halogen’s talent management systems to assess, develop and retain top talent. In a highly competitive industry, ITS has seen notable productivity gains since implementing Halogen’s talent management solution.

With over 25 offices covering the Middle East, Africa & Asia, ITS delivers a portfolio of services which comprise enterprise integration, facilities management, outsourcing and IT support. ITS also offers its flagship customer care and billing system which provides an end-to-end integrated solution for many of the prominent telecom groups throughout the Middle East and Africa. ITS is also a global leader in Islamic Banking Solutions with its “ETHIX Financial Solutions” product. Human capital is a strategic competitive advantage for ITS, and the company sees talent management as having a significant impact on the company’s achievements and growth.

“In our industry the biggest challenge is attracting and keeping the right people,” explained Mr. Khaled Faraj Al-Saeid, Managing Director and General Manager of ITS. Mr. Ehab Omran, Director of Human Resources for ITS adds: “Technology is changing constantly. Training is crucial. Employees need to be able to study and increase their knowledge fast. By using Halogen’s talent management solution, our ability to assess performance and identify learning requirements is helping to keep us at the competitive forefront. With Halogen we can more easily identify our top talent, and these performance and development insights help with retention efforts.”

Since investing in Halogen Software’s talent management suite - including Halogen eAppraisal™, Halogen e360 Multirater™, Halogen eSuccession™ and Halogen eLearning Manager™ - ITS is realizing enhanced business efficiencies, and onerous manual and administrative HR tasks have been eliminated. The time to conduct quarterly reviews has decreased significantly and it is easier to ensure individual competency measures and development activities are aligned with corporate objectives. Quarterly spending tied to performance incentives is much clearer and easier to control. Completion of some 10,000 to 11,000 appraisals per annum is averaging 91 percent each quarter.

“In implementing a system to be used by all employees, operating in some 21 countries, naturally the pressure was high,” Mr. Balasubramanian Muthukkaruppan, Manager, Talent Management for ITS recounts. “As an IT company we know how difficult it can be. My IT colleagues have been impressed that this implementation went so smoothly. Life is much simpler now.”

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and is strongly endorsed by the thousands of HR professionals who use their Talent Management solutions. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate performance appraisals, 360 degree feedback, compensation management, succession planning, job descriptions and learning management. Halogen’s offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its healthcare, education, manufacturing, public sector, hospitality, financial services and professional services specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers for its exceptional implementation and support services, and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software’s Employee Performance and Talent Management bloghttp://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or Follow Halogen on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/#!/HalogenSoftware.

About International Turnkey Systems (ITS)

International Turnkey Systems (ITS) is a leading provider of cutting-edge integrated information technology solutions to a wide spectrum of industries and government entities across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the world at large. ITS also offers its customers its flagship customer care and billing system – TABS – that provides an end-to-end integrated solution for many of the prominent telecom groups in the Middle East & Africa. Globally I.T.S is recognized as a Leader in the growing Islamic Banking industry with its award winning “ETHIX Financial Solutions” suite of products. For more information, visit: http://www.its.ws/EnIndex.cms

Media contacts:Melany Gallant
PR Program Manager, Halogen Software
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