Halogen Software Selected as OCRI Company of the Year Finalist

Talent Management Software Leader Among “Silicon Valley North’s” Top Companies, to be Honoured at Prestigious Awards by Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation

Ottawa, ON — February 22, 2011 — Halogen Software, a leading provider of talent management software has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 OCRI Awards, in the Company of the Year category. This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in Ottawa while increasing profitability, community involvement and embracing sound business fundamentals.

The Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) is Ottawa’s leading member-based economic development corporation for fostering the advancement of the region’s globally competitive knowledge-based institutions and industries.

“We’re honoured to be selected as a finalist for Company of the Year, among so many other great organizations,” said Paul Loucks, CEO of Halogen Software. “Our fantastic team here in Ottawa has been the foundation of our success, which we are committed to sharing in our community. Being recognized locally as a finalist for this prestigious award is extremely rewarding.”

Recognition in this category builds on the other honours Halogen has earned over the past several years: receiving the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the talent management industry for two consecutive years, and being named one of the best places to work in Canada for three years running. “We are very fortunate to attract and work with employees who share our passion for delivering a world class customer experience,” continued Loucks.

The OCRI Awards acknowledge companies and individuals who have contributed to Ottawa’s knowledge-based community by way of research, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, partnerships and student accomplishment.

Among a large pool of nominations, four finalists were selected for the OCRI Company of the Year category, which is sponsored by The Sprott School of Business. The OCRI Awards gala, the premier awards event for the region's business, research and academic community, will take place on Thursday, April 7th at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.

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 us on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/#!/HalogenSoftware.

Media contacts:

Melany Gallant
PR Program Manager, Halogen Software
T: 613-270-1011 x 4338
E: mgallant@halogensoftware.com