RALEIGH, N.C. and WALTHAM, Mass. – June 27, 2011 – Peoplefluent™, (previously operating as Peopleclick Authoria; see press release of June 26, 2011), offering a unique combination of best-of-breed mobile and SaaS suite solutions for Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, today announced launch of its breakthrough Fluency on the Move mobile product line. This new product line dramatically shifts the paradigm and sets a standard by which the mobile applications in today’s Talent Management marketplace are measured. With a focus on the most pertinent information for traveling executives and with an array of compelling mobile experiences that immerse the user in real world interactions, the Company has created the most engaging and relevant mobile environment and capability currently available in the Talent Management arena.
Commenting on Peoplefluent’s new Fluency on the Move mobile solutions, Charles S. Jones, Chairman and CEO of Peoplefluent, said, “The market is driven by the consumerization of technology, where the inspiration for and the use of technology are transformed by an emotional connection, and that is exactly where we meet our users. Our mobile products deliver a new market evolution of applications designed from the ground up exclusively for the market leading iPad. With our Fluency on the Move mobile suite, we ignite the power of relevant information delivered and designed in a meaningful and precise way for people on the move.”
Talent trends and workforce analytics have become a critical part of the everyday operation and management of a business. To make the best and most effective decisions about the business, managers need anytime, anywhere access to relevant and correlated data about their people that is optimized for the devices they use all the time, whether they are on the road or in a conference room. Peoplefluent’s solutions are connecting managers with talent data fluently through their latest mobile product line. The Company has created a truly natural, social and emotional experience with market-leading technology that more closely aligns and connects organizations, large and small, and the many people within them.
“The Fluency on the Move suite being announced by Peoplefluent today is unlike anything I have seen among the current set of mobile products in the Talent Management marketplace today. With Fluency on the Move, the Company has designed applications that truly meet the interface, accessibility and ease-of-use requirements of today’s managers on the move,” said Lisa Rowan, Program Director for HR, Talent and Learning Strategies Research for IDC. “In line with the Company’s name change this week, this product suite is a true representation of mobile fluency.”
Peoplefluent, previously known as Peopleclick Authoria, was the first to market four years ago with an integrated Talent Management suite. The Company’s commitment to innovation for its customers has been enhanced by an investment of $200 million in strategic acquisitions. The Company has also spent more than $61 million over approximately two years on research and development with a targeted focus on analytics, collaboration and mobile applications. The products have been consistently recognized in the HR Technology Conference’s Shootout for their compelling interactivity and dynamic user interfaces.
The Company has also embraced the power of analytics and actionable data, delivering the first integrated analytics product suite with its Decision Views launch two years ago, which was recently expanded with the acquisition of a leading workforce analytics provider, Aquire, earlier this year. Peoplefluent has approached its dramatic foray into the mobile environment with the same thoughtfulness and leadership it has always demonstrated.
The Fluency on the Move suite achieves a radically different mobility capability in a nascent landscape of mobile applications for Talent Management. Today’s initial launch of four mobile products includes Workforce Explorer, Manager Compensation Assistant, Manager Guidebook and Candidate Explorer. The mobile applications deliver highly graphical displays that create at-a-glance visual hierarchies of actionable data more appropriate for the mobile user.
Fluency on the Move Product Suite
Peoplefluent’s new Fluency on the Move product line can be seen at www.peoplefluent.com/mobile. It is also being demonstrated at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference in Las Vegas, running from June 26-29, 2011 (visit the Peoplefluent at booth #2117).
The Executive Explorer is a solution designed to deliver a profile of people in the organization for executives and other managers who want “front row” insights into their talent. Compiled from all talent management processes and presented on a convenient screen, the Executive Explorer provides list and picture views of people on the team, including contingent workers; configurable categories that visualize key talent concepts like promotability, flight risk or leadership potential; drill-down into the “talent book” of a talent team member to see work history, education, compensation, performance feedback and other professional details; and other visualization tools including maps, analytic views and org chart views. As a visualization tool, the Explorer encourages organizational leaders to become more fluent about the people on their team who drive their organizational strategy.
The Manager Compensation Assistant provides a hand-held experience that assists managers and the compensation professionals supporting them. The solution visualizes compensation budget and planning processes including simplifying roll-up budgets; providing a compensation “flip book” that highlights by-person compensation history, investments, and actions; and visual rollups and analytics that show by organization statistics and a “budget cloud” illustrating potential challenges. This tool creates greater fluency between compensation professionals and managers in terms of investing the right rewards in the right people.
The Manager Guidebook focuses on what managers need to know about their HR responsibilities and role within the organization. Appropriate for all managers, but particularly for first-time and frontline managers, the solution delivers manager advice on the device to allow personalized coaching to be in managers’ hands at the time they deal with real workforce issues. This capability creates a fluent dialogue between employee relations and front-line managers handling every day workforce issues.
The Candidate Explorer provides a unique way for hiring managers to review candidates on their requisitions, and it provides recruiters with timely feedback on their candidates. It surfaces the most important data to aid the hiring manager in making decisions about the quality and fit of each candidate.
Peoplefluent is transforming Talent Management through best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, the Company's mobile and SaaS technology gives clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. Nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 use Peoplefluent Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity solutions to manage salaried, hourly and contingent labor across their organization. These solutions manage the entire talent lifecycle from recruiting to onboarding and through the ongoing management of each person's career while helping organizations measure, analyze and empower their existing workforce. The Company's solutions currently support more than 4,400 organizations ranging in size from large, global corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and it is used by more than 5 million users in 214 countries and territories around the world.