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Bersin & Associates Introduces Comprehensive Research Library of Solution Providers in Corporate Training, Talent Management, and Human Resources

Objective, Dynamic Database Supports the Evaluation and Selection of Technology, Content, Consulting, and Outsourcing Services; Profiles Include Financial Highlights, Top Customers, Analyst Perspectives, and Links to Research

Oakland, CAJune 3, 2009 -- Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm focused on enterprise learning and talent management, today announced the launch of its Solution Provider Library™, an objective, comprehensive, and dynamic database of software, service, and content providers in all areas of enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition.

The library is designed to be an unbiased and qualified resource for supporting corporate evaluations and purchasing decisions. The library is also valuable for consultants, analysts, and product marketers needing to keep abreast of the continually changing vendor landscape in areas such as learning management systems, talent management suites, leadership development, talent acquisition, outsourcing, and assessments. Featured profiles will be updated annually, or more frequently for major announcements or new products.

The Solution Provider Library is unique in several ways:

  • The library is completely funded by Bersin & Associates and contains no advertising. Solution providers do not pay to be included.
  • All research documents in which a solution provider is referenced are listed in the company’s profile. This unique cross-referencing feature gives users the ability to quickly find the latest market share information and relevant MarketMaps™, customer case studies, and analyst perspectives on the profiled company.
  • Featured solution providers must meet qualifying criteria (based on sales revenue, number of customers, and customer references) in order to be included.
  • Each solution provider profile includes a Bersin & Associates’ analysis, based on an analyst briefing.

To find specific information quickly, users can take advantage of keyword searches and a powerful filtering tool to narrow searches by primary and secondary markets, company size, vertical industry support, or geographic support and other criteria useful to buyers.

Bersin & Associates research members can supplement the information found in the Solution Provider Library with analyst guidance and advisory services to further assist in vendor selections and technology strategy.

"For years, Bersin & Associates has covered hundreds of solution providers in our detailed industry studies,” said Chris Howard, vice president of research for Bersin & Associates. “The Solution Provider Library gives us a way to expand our coverage and analysis of solution providers and branch out into additional market areas such as assessments, workforce planning, and collaboration. The library’s cross-referencing feature also increases the value of our Research Library by giving members quick access to all research relevant to companies under consideration."

"The development of this library represents a major commitment to providing objective analysis of all significant providers in the continually growing enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition markets,” said Josh Bersin, president. “Corporate purchasers are typically faced with complex decision factors and a large number of companies to choose from. Our goal is to help potential purchasers understand the market landscape, select a qualified short list, and then find the solution that best meets their specific criteria."

Sample profiles are posted at http://www.bersin.com/splibrary, along with a complimentary research bulletin, The Guide for Evaluating and Selecting the Best-Suited Technology Provider, based on Bersin & Associates technology selection methodology.

Access to the Solution Provider Library is included in Bersin & Associates’ corporate and enterprise research memberships. Standalone subscriptions are also available. For further details, email info@bersin.com or call 561 455 0622, extension 223.

About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition. The company’s WhatWorks® research and research-based services are designed to deliver actionable and practical guidance and to improve operational effectiveness and business impact.

Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses designed to assist professionals in making fast and confident decisions.

Research areas include planning and strategy, learning programs and delivery, talent management, leadership development and succession planning, talent acquisition, technology and infrastructure, informal learning, social networking, measurement and analytics. Member benefits include strategic advisory services, briefings, forums, analyst interaction, and workshops. More than 5,000 organizations have used Bersin & Associates’ research to guide talent and corporate learning strategies.

For more information, go to www.bersin.com or call 561 455 0622, extension 223.