HR Tech Conference Selects ADP, Halogen Software, Infor, SAP SuccessFactors and Ultimate Software as ‘Awesome New Technologies for HR’

Sep 30, 2016 5:32:34 PM / by Rennette Fortune

Widely Anticipated Session to Introduce Cutting-edge Innovations from Leading HR Technology Providers


CHICAGO (September 22, 2016) – Human Resource Executive® magazine, the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR, today revealed the five companies that will be featured in the “Awesome New Technologies for HR” session at the 19th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, taking place October 4 - 7, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago.


Each year, the HR Tech Conference attracts an audience of thousands of HR leaders and practitioners who wish to learn about the technologies and trends impacting the way HR gets done. One of the most widely anticipated events is the annual “Awesome New Technologies for HR” session, which introduces the newest and most cutting-edge innovations from across the HR spectrum developed in the last year.


HR Tech Conference co-chair Steve Boese commented, “For an industry tasked with responding to rapid changes in the workforce, HR technology providers have proven adept at developing new solutions to positively transform how HR professionals do their jobs. With their latest innovations to improve how companies deliver performance feedback and real-time coaching, enhance learning programs and conduct employee surveys, the companies selected as Awesome New Technologies for HR represent the best of HR innovation. We look forward to seeing these companies introduce their solutions and show HR Tech Conference attendees how they can bring new efficiencies to their most crucial HR processes.”


The “Awesome New Technologies for HR” session, to be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 1:15 p.m. CDT, will introduce the most innovative products from five companies, including:



Benchmarking powered by the ADP DataCloud is a revolutionary replacement to the time-intensive survey process. It takes a unique, big-data-driven approach to deliver trusted Human Capital Management benchmarks that are aggregated and anonymized from 30 million employees in ADP’s client base. Benchmarking data can be filtered by location, industry, company size and by a specific job (including levels) to provide detailed comparisons that allow you to fine-tune workforce strategy and more effectively plan for upcoming budget cycles.



Infor will showcase Infor Learning Optimization, the HCM industry’s first solution for creating personalized learning plans that specifically address behavioral fit opportunities against employees’ current and potential future roles. Every employee’s behaviors are different, and with personalized learning and coaching, employees can optimize their performance by understanding how their behavioral preferences can be leveraged for success in a role. Attendees will see how Infor Learning Optimization uses a data-driven approach that eliminates guesswork to give managers and employees the right tools they need to improve individual performance, while simultaneously reducing the costs of indiscriminate, “gut feel”-based learning plans.


Halogen Software

Halogen’s new TalentSpace mobile app makes it easy to capture, share and request feedback anytime, anywhere using an iPhone or Android phone. Build skills at delivering real-time feedback using the app’s suggested tips and comments. Instantly capture and include rich content from email, pictures, articles and more when sending feedback to a colleague. Get automatic notifications when receiving new feedback. Quickly find and connect with colleagues across the entire organization and make sharing feedback and recognition part of the daily routine.


SAP SuccessFactors

Delivered as part of SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals, Continuous Performance Management solves many of the frequently cited issues of performance management initiatives by facilitating ongoing check-ins between employees and managers to ensure activities, accomplishments and goals stay on track throughout the year. The app provides managers a simple way to provide continuous feedback and coaching to help employees constantly grow in their roles and drive ongoing improvements in performance. Employees stay motivated and engaged to perform at their best.


Ultimate Software

UltiPro’s Leadership Actions is a new feature that extends traditional performance management into an ongoing coaching and development tool, focused on developing leaders as much as it is about developing and evaluating employees. UltiPro Leadership Actions present managers with over 60 recommended actions organized into 16 coaching categories to guide them to take action and engage with their employees, even when the interaction might be difficult. The actions are triggered by predictive analytics to measure tolerances being surpassed, but are also available as an ongoing manager-development tool.


Attendees can learn more about these solutions and more at the conference Expo, during which more than 400 companies will exhibit their solutions and address attendees’ most challenging questions. In addition, for the second consecutive year, the Expo will include a Startup Pavilion, featuring the most promising companies to emerge in the HR technology space.


Register for the 19th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition® by October 1, 2016 to save $150.00 off the on-site rate. For additional information and to register, visit or call toll-free 1-800-727-1227.


About the HR Technology Conference & Exposition®

The HR Technology Conference covers all the latest trends – SaaS, The Cloud, social, mobile, analytics, video, gamification and Big Data – as well as the more traditional technologies and processes. Whatever is changing the way work and HR gets done is what is featured. All sessions are created and delivered by senior executives from many leading organizations – no speaking slots are sold – resulting in a high-caliber learning experience with real-world lessons and practical takeaways. The conference attracts industry experts, thought leaders, software vendors, senior HR executives, HR generalists, HR systems leaders and more. Additionally, the HR Tech Conference is home to the world’s largest Expo of HR technology products and services – many vendors even choose to announce their latest products for the first time at the conference. There is no better place to touch, compare and contrast the latest solutions from leading vendors in every category, as well as start-ups. For more information, visit


Rennette Fortune

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