PeopleStrategy Acquires ERC Dataplus

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Selectech® Pre-Employment Management Tools Will Deliver Deeper Recruiting & Hiring Capabilities to PeopleStrategy Clients

"As we welcome the ERC Dataplus brand into the PeopleStrategy family, we believe their expertise in pre-hire technology will greatly contribute to our HR product offerings and continued growth." --- David Fiacco, President & COO, PeopleStrategy

PeopleStrategy, Inc., a market leading provider of innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS), today announced that it has acquired ERC Dataplus. ERC Dataplus is a trusted provider of cloud-based pre-employment systems that enable companies to manage the entire recruiting process online including, applicant tracking, behavioral assessments, and 360 reference checking technology. With this acquisition, PeopleStrategy continues to enhance its integrated HRMS SaaS platform with a robust applicant tracking and pre-hire solution.

"ERC Dataplus has established an outstanding reputation within its client base and the marketplace for offering innovative technology backed by superior service, which aligns perfectly with the way PeopleStrategy operates,” stated David Fiacco, President & COO of PeopleStrategy. "As we welcome the ERC Dataplus brand into the PeopleStrategy family, we believe that their expertise in pre-hire technology will greatly contribute to our product offerings and continued growth."

"After considering several opportunities, we found PeopleStrategy to be the best fit for our business model and growth strategy. They have a reliable and proven HRMS, a unique vision within the HR technology market and a passionate, experienced leadership team. We are united by a common culture based on a dedication to bringing effective, affordable and intuitive technology to employers and a fierce commitment to delivering unparalleled service and client satisfaction,” said Peter Clarke, President of ERC Dataplus. Under the acquisition, Clarke will remain President of ERC Dataplus, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of PeopleStrategy.

According to Mr. Fiacco, the acquisition was a direct result of feedback from clients and channel partners for more robust applicant tracking and hiring management functionality. ERC’s Selectech® hiring management tools include:

  •     Integrated, Online Applicant Tracking
  •     Interview Scheduler
  •     Configurable Career Center
  •     Automated, Anonymous, 360 Reference Check
  •     Proprietary, Statistically-Validated, Pre-Integrated Behavioral Assessments
  •     Background Screening
  •     Job Board Posting
  •     Form I-9 and E-Verify Management

ERC’s Selectech® platform has received industry coverage from leading HR analyst firm Bersin & Associates and was recently highlighted in the May 2012 issue of Workforce Management magazine as a leader in the 360 Reference Checking field.

About PeopleStrategy, Inc.
PeopleStrategy aims to better meet the Human Resources, Benefits Administration and payroll requirements of small and medium-sized businesses. PeopleStrategy helps companies automate the day-to-day administrative tasks involved in managing the entire employee lifecycle, leading to lower costs and the ability to focus on building a more effective and meaningful workforce (people) strategy. PeopleStrategy is a privately held company with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and offices in Boston, Chicago and Fort Worth. The company currently processes more than 4 million end user transactions per month. For more information, visit

About ERC Dataplus
Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, ERC Dataplus is a business solutions company that has focused on the needs of human resources professionals since 1993. Across its integrated software technologies, ERC enables HR clients to streamline hiring and improve employee retention. The result is fewer burdens and lower costs stemming from talent recruiting, assessment, and government compliance. For more information, visit

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