Inform Announces Integration of Workforce Planning and Business Process Execution

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Enables Business Leaders to Model Human Capital Scenarios, Quantify Costs of Talent Gaps, and Implement Risk-Focused Action Plans

Inform's comprehensive workforce planning application combines the power of Inform's 30+ years of industry leadership in this field with the flexibility of a SaaS-based subscription model.

Inform, the global leader in analytics and workforce planning, today highlighted the success of its Workforce Planning application in driving business impact and execution. For the first time, organizations are able to implement a workforce planning methodology that emphasizes complete integration with existing business processes, rather than operating as a standalone HR activity.

Inform Workforce Planning is a comprehensive application that includes "what-if" financial modeling, strategic business analysis and scenario development, demand forecasting, supply modeling, gap analysis, impact modeling, and action planning. Together with strategic consulting services, Inform enables senior executives to identify and manage costly risks caused by a shortage of talent in critical job roles.

"Our clients are focused on driving business impact through workforce planning, not solving HR-specific problems," said Brian Kelly, President of Inform North America. "Inform's comprehensive workforce planning application combines the power of Inform's 30+ years of industry leadership in this field with the flexibility of a SaaS-based subscription model."

Strategic business challenges now solved by Inform's workforce planning application and expertise include:

  • Aggregating real-world driving forces (political, economic, societal, technology, and environmental) into high-impact scenarios that link workforce demand and supply forecasts to strategic plans.
  • Quantifying and predicting changes to workforce mobility and capability, given uncertain futures and dynamic labor markets.
  • Integrating external labor market data with internal forecasts, creating a complete picture of workforce availability.
  • Communicating, to senior executives and front-line managers, the potential business impact of high-risk talent gaps.
  • Establishing individual and team accountability for executing workforce plans.

Recently released modules available to clients include ACT Action Planning, What-If? Financial Modelling, and the Risk Identification Matrix. More information on these can be found at Inform's Workforce Planning homepage.

"For Scotiabank, workforce planning provides greater insights into talent supply and demand gaps, and risks in key lines of business, while operationalizing it in a complex, global organization," said Cindy Brown, Director of Global Employment Strategies for Scotiabank. "Inform led business leaders through their workforce planning methodology, impressing our executives with the rigor of the process, strong link to their business strategy, and the depth of quality insights about their highest value job segments. Where we had once lacked a way to quantify the size of the challenge that we faced, we are now making business decisions with extensive human capital data".

Inform is the premiere sponsor of the Human Capital Institute's 2nd Annual Workforce Planning Conference, taking place on June 14-16, 2010 in Chicago, IL.

About Inform

Inform Business Impact is the global leader in analytics and workforce planning. Over the 28 years since its founding in 1982, Inform's brilliant and highly experienced leadership team has crafted a rich set of analytics and workforce planning applications anchored by unique intellectual capital. Inform now serves more than 130 customers with their applications and strategic consulting, including 24 of the Fortune 500, such as Comcast, BHP Billiton, MetLife, and many others. To learn more, visit http://informimpact.com/.

On February 4, 2010, Inform and SuccessFactors, Inc., the global leader in Business Execution Software, announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement under which SuccessFactors will acquire Inform. The acquisition is expected to close in Q3 2010, subject to customary closing conditions. For more information please visit http://www.successfactors.com/inform/.

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Mick Collins
Vice President
202-589-2660

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

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