TalentSoft Continues its International Expansion: 10 new Large Accounts in the Cloud in First Quarter 2011

By Talentsoft, PRNE
Monday, May 2, 2011

PARIS, May 3, 2011 - TalentSoft, a leading player in SaaS-based Integrated Talent
Management, cements its strong international growth with the acquisition of
10 new clients in the first quarter of 2011. A unique optimised integrated
Talent Management solution worldwide for Microsoft's Windows Azure Cloud
Services Platform, TalentSoft provides multinational companies with a
flexible, powerful and highly customisable Talent Management software suite.
This gives HR departments in complex, multi-site organisations a long-term
solution for managing all of their employees: solution setup in three months,
harmonisation and fluidity of all processes in the talent management chain.

Strong results in line with TalentSoft's international strategy

After tripling its turnover in 2010, TalentSoft has doubled
its business activity again in 2011 with clients such as Elior, Crédit
Mutuel, Ingenico, Limagrain and Bata choosing to deploy its solutions
worldwide. Through its network of subsidiaries and affiliated partners,
TalentSoft brings a unique skillset to bear in deploying and supporting its
solutions worldwide.

"During the first quarter of 2011, TalentSoft acquired 10 new
clients, including Elior, Ingenico, Limagrain, Virbac, Agirc-Arrco, Crédit
Foncier, Les Mousquetaires and Banque de Luxembourg. We are proud to be
offering our solution in 40 countries and 17 languages, representing several
million HR interviews conducted every year with TalentSoft. Gartner has
acknowledged the impact of our software suite worldwide, positioning us in
its 2011 Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management software, says
Jean-Stéphane Arcis, CEO of TalentSoft.

Cloud Computing's most agile solution

Ever since its inception, TalentSoft has stood out in the
marketplace with its pure SaaS model and its solution offering native
integration of all Talent Management modules: evaluation, training, mobility,
recruitment and remuneration.

Now, TalentSoft is innovating again with the only integrated
talent management solution optimised for Microsoft's Windows Azure Cloud
Services Platform, driving accelerated international growth for the company.
The first beneficiaries of this technological leap by TalentSoft are end
users (HR, managers and employees): remarkable ease of use, a fivefold
reduction in implementation time, application customisation, availablility
and stable performance. In addition, employee data is secure and can be
localised for European, Asian and American markets to suit each company's

A close-up of two international talent management projects:
Ingenico and Bata

Ingenico, the leading player in the secure electronic payments
industry, with more than 15 million terminals deployed across 125 countries,
is expanding rapidly through a combination of organic and external growth.
The group is seeking to optimise its internal Talent Management processes
worldwide: performance, job and skills management, performance review and
compensation management. It was looking for a solution which could be
flexibly incorporated into SAP HR, optimise information sharing, improve the
manager/employee relationship and provide decision-making assistance tools
for overall employee management.

Ingenico chose TalentSoft because its Integrated Talent
Management solution, with its international and multilingual (8 languages)
capability, satisfied all of its day-to-day HR requirements - evaluation,
performance, strategic workforce planning, salary and people reviews - while
at the same time placing skills at the heart of the HR information system.
The extremely rapid uptake of the solution by managers and employees was also
a decisive factor. For example, using TalentSoft, HR can create custom
evaluation forms for the entire group which can be tailored to suit specific
local legislation. The solution thus consolidates and homogenises the process
of managing annual assessment campaigns.

The international HR division of Bata, a world leader in the
shoe market operating in 50 countries, chose TalentSoft to underpin its
competencies initiative. The goals were: to provide more effective management
of evaluation campaigns in a multi-site organisation (160 stores in France,
4,600 worldwide), to benefit from HR decision-making control panels, and to
create and implement a single jobs benchmark for all executives. Bata was won
over by TalentSoft's ease of use, customisation options and development

"We were looking for a tool offering maximum flexibility, with
customisable templates, and available on the Cloud for rapid deployment",
says Julien Lebédel, Bata's HR Operations Manager. "TalentSoft supported us
in our efforts to map our skills framework. Dynamic forms, completely
customised and pre-completed according to the employee's job title, are one
very definite advantage possessed by this solution - which was designed for
our operational teams, and was up and running inside of two months", he

About TalentSoft:

TalentSoft is the leader in SaaS-based Integrated Talent Management

TalentSoft's unique positioning combines the right balance of performance
management and job and competency planning to Sustainably Develop the Human
Capital of companies. Its multilingual software suite ensures a complete
cycle of Talent Management by consolidating performance reviews, people
reviews and mini-CVs and managing training, succession, mobility, recruitment
and compensation plans.

TalentSoft innovates through a combination of an architecture optimised
for the Cloud, and highly data-driven customisation: companies can bring in
their own HR summary tables and forms.

TalentSoft establishes a new HR 2.0 standard thanks to its ease of use
and the flexibility of its processes. By taking advantage of best SaaS
practice, companies of all sizes and in all sectors have implemented
TalentSoft inside of three months. These companies include: Aéroports de
Paris, Bata, Banques Populaires, Bolloré, Clarins, Crédit Mutuel, Elior,
Euromaster, Française des Jeux, Limagrain, Sage and Ingenico. Hundreds of
thousands of employees connect to TalentSoft every day, and produce several
thousand HR assessments, across forty different countries, every year.

Learn more at www.talentsoft.com

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