Halogen Software Signs 100th New Customer of 2004 – Company Growth Rides on Incredible Demand for its Employee Performance Management Software

Halogen Software Signs 100th New Customer of 2004 – Company Growth Rides on Incredible Demand for its Employee Performance Management Software










Ottawa (PRWEB) December 10, 2004

December 9, 2004 –Halogen Software Inc., a leading provider of Web-based employee performance management (EPM) software, has now signed more than 100 new customers so far in 2004. That makes 2004 the strongest year yet for the Ottawa-based company, and makes Halogen one of the most successful companies in its market space.

The new customer wins already translate into 200% year-over-year growth for Halogen—well above the industry rate projected by sector analysts. For example, Gartner analyst James Holincheck’s recently published report on Employee Performance Management (EPM) predicts that “the EPM software market will demonstrate at least a 15 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2008.”1

“Halogen’s growth has been propelled by its award-winning Halogen eAppraisal product—and the dedicated team behind it,” said Paul Loucks, President of Halogen Software. “We’re often told that our solutions have the features customers need, yet are much simpler and more cost-effective to implement and use than those of our competitors. The Christiana Care win we announced last week was another public confirmation of the value that we offer over our competitors.”

Delaware-based Christiana Care Health System is one of the premiere health care providers in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region. It recently selected Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare over competitive product offerings to automate performance evaluations for its 9,500 employees.

“Signing 100 clients this year is an impressive achievement, especially given that a majority of enterprises have yet to move beyond paper-based workforce performance management,” said Lisa Rowan, program manager for HR management and staffing services at technology research firm IDC. “Halogen’s success underscores the opportunity for automating this time-consuming and laborious event into an ongoing function that can drive new processes and guide organizational culture.”

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software Inc. is a leading provider of employee performance management (EPM) solutions. Founded in 2001 as a subsidiary of a successful consulting company, Halogen offers powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable Web-based software that dramatically improves HR and line-manager productivity. The company’s flagship product, Halogen eAppraisal, automates and simplifies time-consuming employee appraisals. Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare, created specifically for the healthcare industry, helps healthcare organizations to simplify the task of performing appraisals and meeting accreditation criteria. Halogen e360 automates and simplifies formal 360-degree feedback procedures and offers sophisticated performance reporting. For more information on Halogen Software, and to see details about some of its happy customers, visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com.

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1-Employee Performance Management Software MarketScope: Strategic Analyst’s Report, June 10, 2004 by James Holincheck.


















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The Utility Company? Adds Franchise in its Home Base of Ottawa – Former Employee Mike Knol Becomes Utility Service Provider

The Utility Company™ Adds Franchise in its Home Base of Ottawa – Former Employee Mike Knol Becomes Utility Service Provider










Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) March 7, 2007

The Utility Company, the leading provider of information technology as a utility to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), today announced its latest Utility Service Provider (USP) franchise in the Ottawa West region of Ontario. Mike Knol, a former Utility franchise development representative, purchased the rights to the Ottawa West franchise based out of Kanata.

The Utility Company was founded to address the two major problems plaguing businesses today:


    Over-spending – the fact the average SMB spends $ 360 per user per month on technology for an industry total of $ 400 billion annually.

    Under-utilization – the fact that only 15% of this investment in technology is actually utilized by these businesses.

Small and medium-sized businesses tend to look at their information technology (IT) spending as simply a “cost of doing business” or a distraction to their main area of focus and expertise. To help businesses better understand IT, The Utility Company recently launched a free business-technology online assessment service called the Utility Meter Reading. This provides businesses a 360o view on spending and utilization in the five major areas of technology: network/desktop, business applications, Web/Internet, copier/printer and telecommunications.

“I enjoyed working at The Utility Company – and believed in the business so strongly, that I decided to open my own franchise,” said Mike Knol. “Coming from an entrepreneurial family – living and breathing the life of a small business owner for as long as I can remember – I saw this as my opportunity to become an owner-operator and address a growing need for businesses from 5 to 100 employees. I am excited about being able to demonstrate the value that IT can really bring to the small business owner when approached in a new way.”

“Mike has the benefit of having worked for us supporting our franchisees across North America so he understands the value of the Utility model and we are obviously delighted with his decision. His entrepreneurial background and technical expertise gives him the ability to truly understand the needs of the small business owner,” stated Mark Scott, President of The Utility Company. “Our goal with Utility Ottawa West is to provide a consumption-based alternative for computer power-users in the high-technology community, such as start-ups, professional services firms and financial services. In addition, with Ottawa West and the Valley being the fastest growing area in the region, education, non-profit and health care are also key vertical markets we will focus on helping.”

“Utility’s offering is a perfect fit for any business that relies on technology and corporate data,” stated Randy Woods, co-founder of non-linear creations – a Canadian web development company with headquarters in Ottawa. “We recently completed the Utility Meter Reading and started engaging The Utility Company. It’s hard to believe we spend more on technology per employee then we do on rent and occupancy costs. The Utility model addresses this while helping us to better utilize the technology we have.”

The Utility Company Ottawa West launches today at the OCRI Technology Showcase at Scotiabank Place in Kanata, booth #416. Our Connected Office program provides technology service and support for business starting from $ 1 per end user per day. For further information contact Mike Knol directly at 613-963-0044.

About The Utility Company™

The Utility Company is the leading provider of information technology as a utility to small and medium-sized businesses, delivering the required hardware, software and service for a monthly fee per user. Our Connected Office™ service suite empowers people to properly leverage technology to operate, communicate and manage their business more effectively to increase productivity, performance and ultimately profit. Our customers are supported by the Utility Service Network delivering on-site service and business-technology consulting across North America – technology sales, professionals and service organizations can review the Beyond Managed Services™ franchise opportunity on our website. Learn how to make technology work for your business today at http://www.theutilitycompany.com.

For more information contact:

Aaron Bradley

Marketing Manager

1-866-My-Utility ext.26

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