Plateau Joins Bersin & Associates’ 2007 Circle

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<p><strong>Arlington, Va. &ndash; Jan. 14</strong><br />Plateau Systems, a leading provider of talent management software, content and services, announced that its iContent solution was recognized as a winner in the Bersin & Associates 2007 Learning Leaders Program in the Vendor Innovation/Platform category. Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm solely focused on What Works in enterprise learning and talent management, recognized iContent as an innovative content management platform based on criteria including innovative features; ease of use, implementation and flexibility; and business value. </p><p>Plateau joins customer CA (NYSE: CA), which was named the sole winner in the Technology Excellence category for its enterprisewide implementation of Plateau&#39;s LMS, and iContent Partner Ninth House, which was recognized for Vendor Innovation/Business Process.<br /><br />The Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders Program utilizes detailed criteria compiled from years of research to evaluate and recognize organizations that have delivered and/or implemented employee learning and development solutions that drive significant business improvement. <br /><br />iContent won for transforming the way organizations purchase, manage and deploy custom and third-party content. Using iContent, organizations worldwide can search for, preview and buy titles from leading global content providers &mdash; anytime, anywhere and from any geographic location &mdash; all from a single place. Organizational content assets &mdash; including third-party resources and custom content &mdash; are securely stored and managed in a single repository. iContent provides services for testing and updating content, managing multiple providers and content integration. Per-transaction pricing models allow customers to predict and control costs. <br /><br />&ldquo;iContent is a comprehensive solution for content administration, providing a single point of procurement, centralized management, hosting and an all-inclusive service-level guarantee,&rdquo; stated Leighanne Levensaler, principal analyst at Bersin & Associates. &ldquo;iContent ensures customers have one point of access and a central repository for third-party and in-house content. In addition to learning content, candidate assessments, certification exams and employee surveys can be hosted and managed through iContent.&rdquo;<br /><br />Bersin & Associates&#39; Learning Leaders Program also recognized Plateau customer, CA, as the sole winner in the Technology Excellence category. CA won for its enterprisewide implementation of Plateau&#39;s LMS, which consolidated and replaced the company&#39;s nine legacy Learning Management Systems. iContent partner, Ninth House, also won in the Business Process Innovation category for its blended leadership training which combines high-quality online courses; classroom work sessions and materials; a performance support system; and evaluations and metrics.<br /><br />&ldquo;This award validates Plateau&rsquo;s commitment to developing flexible, cost-effective solutions that allow customers, regardless of geographic location or time zone, to easily administer and manage learning across their global enterprises,&rdquo; stated Paul Sparta, chairman and CEO of Plateau. &ldquo;Bersin&rsquo;s Learning Leaders award not only validates Plateau&rsquo;s leadership in delivering global learning and talent management solutions that drive real business value, it reinforces our commitment to ensuring business success by also recognizing Plateau&rsquo;s strategic customers and partners like CA and Ninth House as Learning Leaders.&rdquo; </p>

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