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Softscape Apex is the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Set of Integrated Suites to More Effectively Manage the Distributed Workforce

Softscape, an industry leader in strategic people management technology and services, today launched Softscape Apex™, a fully integrated platform that enables organisations of all sizes to better manage every aspect of their strategic workforce operations. On its ten year anniversary, Softscape has extended its human capital management (HCM) strategy to encompass new components beyond the HR organisation including resource demand planning, project portfolio management, expense management, time & attendance, position management, and collabouration tools. Softscape’s Apex connects critical workforce processes into a single system for complete planning, hiring, aligning, developing, compensating, managing, reporting, collabourating, and knowledge sharing across an organisation’s entire workforce. Now customers are far better equipped to optimise resource planning and allocation, control costs, motivate employees and managers, align the workforce with business objectives, and drive individual and organisational performance.

“At Corning, we strive to achieve a culture of excellence that encompasses all employees across the organisation,” said Hank Jonas, manager, organisational effectiveness, Corning. “In this new era where doing more with less is a given, where simplicity and productivity enhancement capabilities are in demand by employees, the opportunity exists to reach employees on a daily basis through integrated systems that go beyond costs savings and create maximum value. Softscape is providing the necessary elements to make a real contribution to organisational productivity by moving beyond simple operational transactions and creating knowledge outside the HR function that can then be leveraged across the entire organisation.”

Softscape’s extensive expertise providing solutions to Fortune 500, Global 500, and government agencies has revealed that many organisations are still fundamentally disconnected by function. In response, the new Softscape Apex platform redefines how HR systems impact worker performance and organisational planning on a daily basis by providing consistent access to the critical resource data across the entire organisation such as resource utilisation, budget considerations, skill requirements, and development needs. Customers are then able to make better planning decisions while optimising overall organisational performance. Softscape Apex represents the clear alternative to the legacy ERP approach of managing the workforce, providing a fully integrated platform with a much lower total costs of ownership.

“Softscape's forward thinking vision has always been focused on integrating people management processes to better manage the entire workforce,” said Dave Watkins, CEO and co-founder, Softscape. “By connecting distinct processes with a centralised portal, our customers now have timely access to required business intelligence for more informed decision making. No other vendor offers this comprehensive depth in one platform and proven with over a million users.”

Softscape Redefines Strategic HCM
Softscape Apex consists of fully integrated suites that are built on a central architecture, accessed through a single portal, and draw from the same set of competencies, talent, and position profiles, giving users a consistent point of interaction with each deployed suite. Process suites include:

Workforce Planning: Robust suite for enterprise time and labour management including resource demand planning, project portfolio management, expense management, time & attendance, and position management to more effectively plan, budget, allocate, and schedule resources across the distributed enterprise. [See related announcement “Softscape Announces New Workforce Planning Suite]

Talent Acquisition: A powerful recruiting system that streamlines the entire hiring process from requisition to candidate selection, automated candidate intake from online job bank, and leverages consistent competencies across the organisation to more accurately match candidates to jobs.

Workforce Performance: Multiple modules that closely link goals and competencies into the performance management process and align employee performance with organisational objectives.

Learning & Development: Coupling learning management functions with 360 feedback and succession planning processes, these modules provide the tools to grow the existing workforce, identify skill gaps, train new employees, and retain top performers.

Enterprise Compensation Management: Simplifies all aspects of compensation planning and automates implementation enterprise-wide, enabling customers to more effectively plan, model, budget, and analyse compensation, long-term stock options, and incentive policies.

Workforce Collabouration: Extends the power of real-time collabouration directly to users across the distributed enterprise through desktop sharing, virtual classrooms, and instant messaging capabilities; and facilitates team building through coaching and mentoring, surveys, employee development, and content and knowledge sharing.

Workforce Analysis: Dynamic reporting and benchmarking solutions to provide customers with the critical business intelligence to make better informed decisions that support improved performance and drive organisational growth.

HR Management: The consolidated data center to manage all employee information and demographics. Integrated with Workforce Planning, HR Management provides the ability to plan initiatives using either internal resources or external vendors while automating billing and payment.

“Forthcoming Yankee Group research shows that organisations are looking toward a fully integrated technology model to take advantage of the natural synergies of their workforce lifecycle processes,” said Jason Corsello, senior analyst, The Yankee Group. “By deploying workforce planning, talent management, performance management, learning management, and incentive management solutions on an integrated platform, organisations will streamline operations and reduce costs, while driving corporate growth by aligning the effort of its people behind the organisation’s mission.”

Softscape continues to advance the market with the broadest and most complete set of fully integrated enterprise software modules with unprecedented flexibility, rapid deployment, and lower total cost of ownership.


About Softscape (www.softscape.com)
Softscape provides integrated people management solutions to enterprises and government agencies. With over a million global users in 42 countries, Softscape’s award winning web-based technology and proven strategic services, offer customers comprehensive solutions to better manage strategic HR functions and government case management. Softscape continues to advance the market with the broadest and most complete set of fully integrated enterprise software modules with unprecedented flexibility, rapid deployment, and lower total cost of ownership. Embodying a unique approach to people-centric systems that is redefining the standard for operational effectiveness, Softscape solutions are focused on enhancing productivity, facilitating long-term planning, reducing operational costs, and driving organisational performance. Customers include Merrill Lynch, GKN, Corning, John Deere, Goodwill, and Ceridian. Softscape is based in Massachusetts with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Connecticut, Washington DC, London, and Hong Kong.

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