DoubleStar Named 'Cool Vendor' by Leading Analyst Firm

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Vendors selected are innovative, impactful and intriguing.

DoubleStar, Inc., a leading provider of workforce analytic solutions, today announced its inclusion as a “Cool Vendor” in the Gartner, Inc. “Cool Vendors in Human Capital Management Software, 2006” report published March 16th, 2006. According to the report by James Holincheck, Research Vice President at Gartner, DoubleStar was one of five vendors recognized by the analyst firm as “representing emerging trends in the HCM technology industry.”

Gartner defines “cool vendors” in the HCM space as companies that have taken “familiar HR and workforce problems (such as timekeeping, recruitment, analytics, employee engagement surveys and benefits) and are utilizing new technologies to achieve improved results.”

In the report, Gartner states that “most HR organizations don’t have the quantitative skills to analyze the data or the business skills to help managers and executives use the insight provided by this new type of workforce analytics solutions.”

“Being named a ‘cool vendor’ in the HCM space by Gartner, the leading analyst firm, is a prestigious honor for DoubleStar. We are thrilled that the topic of workforce analytics has been brought to the forefront in this report -- an area that many organizations today are looking to focus on but have many questions about how and where to begin,” said Larry Hutchison, CEO of DoubleStar. “Our hope is that this piece of research will be leveraged by HR executives and CXOs to help validate the need for measuring human capital to obtain true workforce intelligence in order to impact overall business performance.”

The industry’s most complete HR business intelligence solution, the DoubleStar Workforce Insight suite enables organizations to consolidate, organize and deliver information about key areas of HR including workforce, staffing, compensation, talent and development and enterprise performance.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About DoubleStar, Inc.

Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, DoubleStar, Inc. is a leading provider of workforce analytics solutions. A two-time Inc. 500 consulting services firm, DoubleStar specializes in delivering solutions that synthesize information from disparate enterprise information repositories to provide organizations with analytical insight into their company’s business performance. Building on more than a decade of data warehousing and business intelligence consulting success, DoubleStar offers a full range of strategic, implementation, and support services to clients in a variety of industries. The company’s commitment to client satisfaction has been demonstrated in more than 500 consulting engagements resulting in a 94 percent repeat business rate.

For more information visit http://insight.doublestarinc.com

DoubleStar, Inc. and Workforce Insight are registered trademarks of DoubleStar. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:

Megan Gates

Knowledge Infusion, Strategic Vendor Services

925.577.8685

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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