Friday, May 15, 2009

Deltek Partners with SilkRoad technology to Expand Its Human Resources Solution for Government Contractors

Deltek Partners with SilkRoad technology to Expand Its Human Resources Solution for Government Contractors: "Deltek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PROJ), the leading provider of enterprise applications software for project-focused businesses, today announced that it has signed a reseller partnership with SilkRoad technology to expand the human resources capabilities within Deltek Costpoint. Deltek will integrate SilkRoad’s best-of-breed Life Suite of talent management solutions with Deltek’s Costpoint Human Resources (HR) module. Deltek and SilkRoad already have more than 20 common customers using both companies’ technology to manage the end-to-end human resources process."

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"In today’s world, finding, retaining and developing top talent is a strategic priority for government contractors. Companies that embrace solutions and processes for attracting and nurturing talent have a competitive advantage over their peers. This enhanced Costpoint HR solution will enable government contractors to find the most qualified candidates and integrate them into the organization as fast as possible so they can have the right resources in place as new contracts are awarded. The Life Suite offers deep capabilities that include:

  • Advanced recruiting functionality that integrates with thousands of online job boards to quickly find the best, most-qualified candidates to fill critical positions – including those that require advanced security clearances
  • Employee onboarding to get newly-hired resources up and running quickly so they can be productive on day one
  • Flexible performance management with multi-rater/360 degree assessments, succession planning and development planning to keep employees engaged in their professional development
  • Robust learning management tools that can be personalized to each individual employee to continuously enhance employee skills and better position the company to win new contracts
  • Powerful employee intranet and content management providing one central source for department-specific data, materials and company information

All of these capabilities work together with Costpoint to maximize the time-to-value for getting employees as productive as possible in the shortest amount of time while creating a positive experience for employees and reducing stress on managers.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Deltek, the industry-standard enterprise applications provider for government contractors,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad technology. “The combination of our market-leading HR capabilities – that complement Deltek’s already deep HR functionality – with Deltek’s flagship Costpoint solution gives government contractors all the tools they need to find and retain the best talent.”

“In the competitive world of government contracting, what sets great companies apart are their employees,” said Jim Rogers, Market Vice President, Government Contracting. “Deltek’s Costpoint solution has long had deep capabilities for effectively managing employees. However, with the announcement of this partnership, we have taken the solution to a new level by ensuring that the right individuals are hired, trained, and developed as quickly as possible, so government contractors can rapidly and effectively execute projects for the Federal Government.”

About Deltek

Deltek® (NASDAQ: PROJ) is the leading provider of enterprise applications software designed specifically for project-focused businesses. For more than two decades, our software applications have enabled organizations to automate mission-critical business processes around the engagement, execution and delivery of projects. More than 12,000 customers worldwide rely on Deltek to measure business results, optimize performance, streamline operations and win new business. Visit

About SilkRoad technology

SilkRoad technology, inc. provides software as a service (SaaS) solutions that significantly improve the talent within its more than 1000 customers across the globe. Through SilkRoad’s Life Suite™, an integrated talent management solution, companies are able to hire better employees, identify high and low performers, drive a pay-for-performance culture and improve employee tenure. The SilkRoad Life Suite includes OpenHire™ for recruiting management, RedCarpet™ for employee onboarding and life events, WingSpan™ for flexible employee performance management, GreenLight™ for learning management, and Eprise™ for employee intranets and content management.

SilkRoad technology is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC with offices in Bedford, MA; Chicago, IL; West Long Branch, NJ; Jacksonville, Florida; Alberta, Canada; Singapore, Republic of Singapore; Sydney, Australia and Hamburg, Germany. More information is available on the Web at or by phone: U.S. toll free at 866-329-3363 or internationally at +1-336-201-5100."

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Deltek Selects Informatica to Archive Costpoint Financial Systems

Deltek Selects Informatica to Archive Costpoint Financial Systems: "Informatica, the leading independent provider of data integration software and services, today announced that Deltek has chosen the Informatica Data Archive solution to support Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE:SAI), a large user of the Deltek Costpoint financial management and project accounting software, to manage data growth, reduce infrastructure costs and enhance performance."

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"Deltek Costpoint is industry-leading software designed specifically to meet the business needs of sophisticated project-driven organizations and is used by more than 12,000 customers. Deltek Costpoint customers using the Informatica Data Archive are able to reduce storage costs and increase application performance while ensuring the integrity of critical business information. In addition, by removing inactive data from the Deltek application and lowering overall data volume, customers are able to streamline backups, upgrades, and routine maintenance to improve Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Informatica Data Archive for Deltek Costpoint provides a comprehensive archiving solution designed specifically to meet the business needs of sophisticated, project-driven organizations.

"This year we're expecting a significant increase in the size of our production database, so we needed to continue being proactive about managing our database performance," explains Greg Clare, vice president and director of Systems Engineering for SAIC IT Services. "As one of the largest Costpoint users, it was important for us to choose a scalable archiving solution that is specifically designed for our application."

Informatica is Deltek's preferred archiving partner and the only solution that provides pre-packaged accelerators across the most popular Deltek modules including: AP Vouchers, Cash Receipts, Journal Entries and Requisitions, and Deltek Time and Expense with Employee Self-Service. These accelerators dramatically reduce time-to-value by deciphering complex, proprietary data models, managing cross-module dependencies, and identifying key business entities logical (e.g. invoice, PO, etc.) that are the most relevant candidates for archiving.

"We're excited to provide the most complete Deltek Costpoint archiving solution on the market," said Adam Wilson, general manager, ILM, Informatica "Leading customers like SAIC that are looking for a way to cost effectively handle ever increasing data volumes, while meeting long term data access and retention requirements are turning to Informatica."

"Informatica's Data Archive solution provides Costpoint customers with a powerful way to manage data growth," says Richard Lowrey, executive vice president, Products and Strategy, Deltek. "Together Deltek and Informatica provide a solution enabling customers to further their business goals while reducing IT spend."

Informatica Data Archive for Deltek Costpoint is part of a suite of enterprise data management solutions covering data archiving, test data management, data privacy, application retirement and divestitures. The solutions are optimized for use with applications from vendors including Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel and Deltek as well as custom and third-party applications. These offerings manage the data lifecycle by helping IT align the business value of information with the most appropriate and cost effective IT infrastructure to manage it.

For more information, visit the Informatica Data Archive page.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the leading independent provider of data integration software and services. With Informatica, organizations can gain greater business value by integrating all their information assets from across the enterprise. More than 3,600 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data integration needs of varying complexity and scale. For more information, call +1 650 385 5000 (1 800 653 9871 in the U.S.), or visit

Note: Informatica and Informatica Data Archive are trademarks or registered trademarks of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Informatica Corporation
Deborah Wiltshire
+1 650 385 5360
Mobile: +1 650 862 8186"

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