OTTAWA, (PRWEB) February 15, 2006
Halogen Software Inc. has launched Halogen EPM Suite Version 7.0, the latest version of its award-winning employee performance management (EPM) software, which addresses much broader EPM process requirements and greatly enhances line manager experience. Halogen EPM Suite Version 7.0 includes powerful new editions of the company’s flagship Halogen eAppraisal™ and Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare web-based EPM products.
More than 30 new features and enhancements simplify process steps and give managers more control to customize appraisals and meet the needs of their individual employees. HR administrators can easily configure the system to allow managers to make adjustments to appraisal processes, skip steps in the process if they want, or adjust scoring and weighting totals. Employee comments and electronic sign-off steps have also been simplified, and printing options expanded for greater efficiency.
“Version 7.0 was created by listening closely to customer requests—and then designing well beyond those requirements. We’re constantly working to exceed the expectations of our diverse market of more than 400 customers,” said Paul Loucks, President of Halogen Software. “We’ve enhanced usability without adding unnecessary complexity. And we’ve given customers the flexibility to configure and use Halogen eAppraisal and eAppraisal Healthcare exactly the way that suits them best.”
Version 7.0’s enhanced language support makes it ideal for multilingual workplaces. Employee appraisal forms and user interfaces can be prepared in as many languages as required and employees and managers can choose their preferred language. "As a national company doing business in both official languages, it's essential that we are able to move seamlessly between French and English in our appraisal process," adds Donna McNicol, SVP HR Communications Group Rogers Communications Inc.
Several new features have been added to enhance the multi-rater assessment module of eAppraisal and eAppraisal Healthcare. Managers now have more flexibility in creating and conducting employee assessments, as well as controlling access to reports.
Other new features make it profoundly simple for new customers to migrate from homegrown and competitive solutions to Halogen EPM Suite. Import features link employees’ past appraisals from external legacy systems with their new profiles in Version 7.0. "Our goal was to make the assessment process 'simpler and more relevant' for our employees. One of the features that we valued and eagerly beta-tested, now featured in Version 7.0, was the ability to transition employee data from past processes into our newer assessment forms. We were pleased with the smooth transition of the data and the support Halogen provided during this transition,” said Zamiul Haque, Senior, Talent Programs Specialist at Magellan Health Services.
Halogen has also added further performance enhancements to its hosting capabilities. Halogen’s hosting environment and code base has recently been evaluated and validated by some of the technology industry’s best—Sun Microsystems and Compuware. “Our customer satisfaction surveys have always shown very high reviews of our hosting environment. Now, we’ve received third-party validation and improved our framework even further to ensure ongoing success,” Mr. Loucks said.
"We're quite excited about Version 7.0. The new features will make it even easier to improve and transform our EPM process as our organization continues to grow. Halogen has made a solid product even better," said Dave Potts, Director Organizational Performance, SAVVIS Inc.
About Halogen Software
With more than 400 customers, Halogen Software Inc. has established itself as the leading provider of employee performance management (EPM) solutions. Founded in 2001 as a subsidiary of a successful consulting company, Halogen offers powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable Web-based software that dramatically improves HR and line-manager productivity and helps organizations align employee goals to drive bottom line success. The company's flagship product, Halogen eAppraisal™, automates and simplifies time-consuming employee appraisals. Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare, created specifically for the healthcare industry, helps to simplify the tasks of performing appraisals and meeting accreditation criteria. Halogen e360™ automates formal 360-degree feedback procedures and offers sophisticated performance reporting. Halogen eCompensation™ automates the entire compensation adjustment process, including budget distribution
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