eThority® DataTalent™ Announces Workforce Analytics Reception in Chicago

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Ventana Research to Unveil Latest Insight and Best Practices from Workforce Analytics Benchmark Research

eThority, the provider of a user-obvious performance engine for reporting and analytics today announced that its HR-specific offering, DataTalent, will be hosting a free workforce analytics reception in Chicago. The event, entitled “Beyond Spreadsheets, WAY Beyond” will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Attendees will be able to unwind as Mark Smith, CEO and EVP of Ventana Research leads a powerful discussion on workforce analytics and reporting, and unveils the results of his latest Workforce Analytics Benchmark Research.

In addition to receiving a free copy of the Ventana Research Executive Report entitled “Benchmarking the Analysis of Data to Gain Business Insight,” attendees will:

  •     Learn how to move beyond spreadsheets with the latest in workforce analytics including dashboards and reporting.
  •     Find out what techniques peer organizations are utilizing, in addition to best practices and insights that can help improve competency on the HR processes, technology and workforce metrics that matter most.
  •     Discover ways to conduct cutting edge workforce analytics on a shoestring budget.
  •     View a brief demonstration of DataTalent and experience the ZCL Revolution.
  •     Enjoy complimentary cocktails and heavy hors d'ouevres as they mingle with other HR professionals.

“Benchmarking the Analysis of Data to Gain Business Insight” provides HR management and managers with advice on how to select analytics technology, the measures most useful for them, and best practices and common mistakes in choosing workforce and operational measures, metrics and key indicators. As well as reliable information about integrating historical and predictive analytics into workforce systems and processes, so they can make better use of existing investments and plan new ones that provide deeper insight. This workforce benchmark research supplies this advice and guidance, and also helps executives and managers to better understand how to improve their analytic efforts with specific knowledge on best and worst practices. Ventana Research believes that with proper planning and execution, companies that deploy and use analytics effectively can achieve a competitive advantage.

“The dawn of analytics for the workforce and utilizing the full value of your employees has alluded organizations for decades due to lack of skills, process and right technology to help HR and the entire realm of business and It managers who do not have the analytics to assess the basic HR steps that require improvement from hiring, on-boarding, learning, performance review, compensation, incentives and succession,” said Mark Smith – CEO & EVP Research of Ventana Research. “eThority should be applauded for supporting the education of market insights and best practices that help HR organizations better understand how to replace the silos of spreadsheets and antiquated reporting that hinders the required improvement to the efficiency of the analytics process and the quality and timeliness of information used for making relevant decisions and decisive actions.”

DataTalent is a workforce performance engine designed from the ground up to help HR deliver intuitive workforce analytics, reporting and benchmarking of key metrics to stakeholders. Powered by eThority, DataTalent helps HR leverage workforce performance management to meet and exceed corporate business objectives. DataTalent provides HR with an easy-to-use solution for their workforce analytics, reporting and metrics initiatives. By integrating data from their core HR systems with other relevant data from across the enterprise, users are no longer forced to manually combine this information for reporting. Instead, they are given interactive dashboards and automated report delivery to help them share their insight with their organizational executives—proving their impact on the bottom line and the success of their initiatives.

“DataTalent helps HR departments go far beyond manual spreadsheet reporting,” said Vince Jajuga, Vice President of Business Development at eThority. “We’re excited to offer the Workforce Analytics Reception as a way for attendees to learn more about the best practices their peer organizations are employing, and the ways that the next generation of human capital management software can impact their organization.”

eThority DataTalent will be exhibiting in booth #222 at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago from September 29 – October 1, 2010, and will be featured in the prestigious “Awesome New Technologies in HR” session. Space for the Workforce Analytics Reception is limited. Please contact Sarah DeMarco at Sarah.DeMarco (at) or 800.846.9200 x 4722 to reserve your space today.

About DataTalent:
DataTalent grew out of the realization that the reporting and workforce analytics needs of HR departments were going largely underserved by traditional providers, and that eThority's user-obvious performance engine could fill that gap. DataTalent is a workforce performance engine designed from the ground up to help HR deliver intuitive workforce analytics, reporting and benchmarking of key metrics. Powered by eThority, DataTalent helps HR leverage workforce performance management to meet and exceed corporate business objectives. It is on display September 28- October 1, 2010 at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago at booth #222. To learn more, please visit

About eThority:
Founded in 1992, eThority is provider of "user-obvious" enterprise performance engine software that empowers end users and offers IT an easily maintainable solution. In addition to eThority Enterprise, the company’s award winning business analytics and reporting platform, eThority offers eXtensions: industry-specific modules designed to fill critical gaps in existing systems. Organizations choose eThority Enterprise because it provides real time end-user interaction with data in a secure, state-of-the-art platform capable of scaling from a single department to thousands of users. eThority’s solutions are in use around the globe at major research universities and leading corporations. For more information, please visit

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