HumanConcepts Launches New OrgPlus Solutions for Workforce Modeling and Organizational Charting

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Leading Provider of Workforce Modeling Software Delivers New Enterprise, Desktop and Hosted Solutions

Visibility to the workforce across the entire enterprise is imperative

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Further extending its leadership as the industry’s premiere provider of workforce modeling and intelligence solutions, HumanConcepts today unveiled the newest versions of its products offerings -- OrgPlus® Enterprise 2.6, OrgPlus Online and OrgPlus 6 Desktop. HumanConcepts is also announcing OrgPlus Reader, which enables users to freely distribute and view workforce data in organizational charts. Now generally available, the new enterprise, hosted and desktop solutions can be leveraged by organizations to visualize, model and analyze organizational structures and critical employee information for strategic human capital management.

The new products build upon HumanConcepts’ position as a leading workforce modeling and organizational charting solution for business and HR executives and managers. The solutions provide organizations with a framework to assess their current workforce, create ‘what if’ scenarios to improve decision making and accurately communicate critical information about their human capital across the enterprise.

“Visibility to the workforce across the entire enterprise is imperative,” said Dr. Katherine Jones, director of the Human Capital Management research practice, Aberdeen Group. “Immediate access to ‘who is doing what, where’ along with planning and modeling capabilities is the basis for corporate-wide staffing decisions, compensation balancing, and transition management today and into the future.”

HumanConcepts now offers the following OrgPlus solutions:

OrgPlus Enterprise 2.6

Designed for organizations with 1,000 or more employees, OrgPlus Enterprise 2.6 provides HR professionals, IT managers and executives with quick and secure access to graphical views of organizational structures and employee information through a Web browser for real-time workforce modeling and intelligence.

New features include:

  •     Enhanced integration options -- Improved real-time integration into existing HR systems such as SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft
  •     Increased performance -- Faster response time for chart rendering and export
  •     Improved security options -- Full control over fields displayed on a box-by-box basis and view restrictions
  •     New analysis features – conditional formulas, improved Excel integration, grouping and advanced search for improved data mining, segmentation and analysis

“Pitney Bowes was looking for an organizational charting and modeling solution that would securely deliver HR data from our SAP system to the people who need it most, either over the Internet or on the desktop for analysis of data such as group headcounts,” said Mary Tetro, vice president of HRIS strategic architectures, Pitney Bowes, world leading provider of office technologies and services. “OrgPlus Enterprise has been tremendously helpful in providing us with an intuitive, dynamic and visual view of more than 80 of our SAP HR data fields while improving our data viability and reliability.”

OrgPlus Online

OrgPlus Online delivers the same functionality as OrgPlus Enterprise without the cost of installing, upgrading and maintaining a server in-house. The solution provides on-demand organizational charts that enable organizations of all sizes to instantly create, view, share and manage charts in a secure, hosted environment. As software as a service (SaaS) continues to become a standard, this solution allows organizations to deploy OrgPlus quickly and cost effectively.

“As a previous user of OrgPlus, we were confident that OrgPlus Online was capable of delivering the hands-on information and workforce data needed in our fast-paced industry,” said Mike Lawson, HR manager, Floyd Browne Group, a leading engineering, environmental and architecture firm. “We selected OrgPlus Online because of the robust, Web-based functionality and ease of use that was a perfect fit for a company with multiple sites.”

OrgPlus 6 Desktop

Used to chart millions of employees worldwide, OrgPlus 6 allows users to create professional organizational charts quickly with no drawing required. OrgPlus 6 enables users to import employee data from any source to automatically build and publish a view of an organization’s hierarchy. New features include:

  •     Free form layout – Easily reposition boxes for better presentation control
  •     Multiple record boxes – Combine multiple records into a single box
  •     Consolidate and compare - Combine multiple .OPX files into a single chart, or compare 2 charts
  •     Legends – Automatically insert legends based on box formatting
  •     Enhanced formulas – Spreadsheet-like calculations for organizational data

”We needed a product that was compatible with Microsoft Office and enabled us to easily create organizational charts ranging from simple to fairly complex,” said Bill Gullicksen, director of information technology, Vision Systems Inc., an Australian high technology company. “We looked at a variety of applications and OrgPlus exceeded our requirements. Most importantly, our environment reporting structures frequently change and OrgPlus enables us to quickly and easily move subordinates from one manager to another – a key component in helping us remain a flexible and nimble organization.”

OrgPlus 6 Reader

OrgPlus Reader enables users to freely distribute and view workforce data in organizational charts with or without an Internet connection. The free, new read-only application allows individuals to securely open, view and print OrgPlus (.opx) charts. OrgPlus Reader can be downloaded at http://www.orgplus.com.

“It is increasingly critical that organizations have the planning and intelligence tools needed to execute on their strategic human capital management initiatives,” said Martin Sacks, CEO, HumanConcepts. “Whether a company is looking to simply share charts with its stakeholders, or requires a real-time, Web-based solution for managing and modeling its workforce, our family of product offerings uniquely meets these requirements. With our latest enterprise, desktop and hosted OrgPlus solutions, HumanConcepts is positioned to lead the market in providing workforce modeling solutions worldwide.”

About HumanConcepts

HumanConcepts provides industry-leading solutions for workforce modeling and managing organizational change. With its OrgPlus technology charting millions of employees for companies worldwide, including 400 of the Fortune 500, HumanConcepts has defined best practices in organizational charting. OrgPlus integrates with HR systems such as SAP and PeopleSoft to automatically create and distribute organizational charts for workforce modeling and intelligence, organizational management and critical decision-making.

HumanConcepts is based in Sausalito, California with offices in the UK and Germany. For more information visit http://www.humanconcepts.com

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Allison Rhodes

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HumanConcepts

415.275.9174

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