Halogen Software Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software

Employee Performance Management Vendors Assessed Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Ottawa, ON –April 4, 2011 – Halogen Software, Inc., a leading talent management vendor, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Softwarei”. Gartner’s report examines 20 vendors offering employee performance management software and positions them in quadrants based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

“Leaders have strong product functionality and, often, provide superior customer experience. In addition, these vendors have strong direct sales and/or channel sales capabilities. Leading vendors also have strong or emerging multinational solutions (with corresponding service and support),” notes Gartner in the report.

O’Sullivan Creel, LLP has been using Halogen’s employee performance management solutions to support high performance, boost employee engagement and align goals across their organization, with measurable business results. “We selected Halogen based on the company’s track record and ability to support our vision for talent management - so in our opinion, their position in the leaders quadrant by Gartner is an obvious one,” said Kathy Anthony, Partner, O’Sullivan Creel, LLP. “Our use of Halogen solutions has exceeded our expectations. The results of our talent management initiatives show we now have an increased ability to align employee goals and development activities to our business priorities, for a positive impact on our business.”

Halogen Software’s award-winning Talent Management Suite is a powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable web-based software solution that helps organizations of all sizes develop a high performing, aligned and engaged workforce. Using Halogen’s solutions, organizations can link employee performance to better business results and maximize their human capital as a sustainable competitive advantage. Halogen’s talent management suite was organically built from the ground up to drive higher employee performance by uniquely linking performance to other functional areas within HR including compensation, learning management, succession planning, 360 feedback, job description management and more.

“We believe our position in the leaders quadrant by Gartner is another testament to our unwavering commitment to deliver a brilliant experience to our customers worldwide,” said Paul Loucks, President and CEO, Halogen Software. “This commitment guides everything we do, from product development and innovation, right through to our support services and partnerships. That experience, when combined with the tremendous value of our product suite, means we do so much more than streamline HR administration. Our customers are able to transform their organization with strategic talent management processes to become more competitive and to execute on their business goals.”

Gartner defines the market for EPM solutions as one that encompasses: performance appraisal and assessment, goal and objective management, competency management, performance appraisal management, 90-degree to 360-degree assessment management , multirater feedback, developmental planning, career path management, calibration, succession management, employee profile management visualization (organization charting, 9-box grid and others), talent pool management, succession planning, talent review/assessment, impact analysis, compensation management, plan/program administration, guideline/pay practice administration, budgeting, planning (support for merit increases, bonus and stock allocation, and others – not complex incentive compensation), coaching, and pay-for-performance support.

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 the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Media contact:

Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant, Halogen Software
T: 613-989-1866
E: mpatterson@ripnet.com

iGartner, “Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management,” James Holincheck, Thomas Otter, and Jeff Freyermuth, March 28, 2011