Frisco, Texas — June 3, 2010 — HRchitect , the leader in HR systems strategic consulting and the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management systems consulting firm, announced the latest in their educational webinar offering, the HRtechnology Ironman Competition.

The HRtechnology Ironman competition stems from the wildly popular Beauty Pageant Webinar Series . While a similar vendor landscape format will be followed, new twists will be added to keep competitors on their toes and help give spectators a clearer view of each company and solution competing. Each Ironman competition will focus on a different category of HR technology such as Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, and Performance Management, and will feature up to five contestants. Top vendors from each specific category will be selected to compete and judged, by the spectators, in the following areas:

The first of three skills. Competitors need to get ahead early by using this portion to discuss company history, overview, specific identity, financial viability, marquee clients and leadership team.

Stamina is required during the biking portion of the Ironman and competitors will race against each other by showcasing their product’s functionality, technology/integration, usability and configurability.

As in any competition, it is important to finish strong! Competitors will fight it out to the end by stating key differentiators of their solution and their company.

Media Interviews
The race isn’t over when the finish line is crossed. Each competitor will face hard-hitting questions from the media (i.e. – our spectators).

In this exciting, fast-paced web event, vendors will compete head-to-head in each category. Spectators will vote after each portion ad the vendor with the most total votes will receive the medal and bragging rights as HRtechnology Ironman.

“HRchitect is always seeking out new ways to educate practitioners about HR technology and how it can positively impact their daily lives,” states Matt Lafata, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for HRchitect and moderator of the Ironman competition. “We never want our educational events to be dull, scripted, or boring. This new spin on our vendor landscape webinar is sure to keep spectators entertained as well as provide information on the various solutions available in the marketplace.”

“We can’t wait to see what the Ironman competitors come up with,” continued Tiffany Appleby, Director of Marketing for HRchitect. “Presentations for the Beauty Pageant series were so creative and fun; I expect that the vendors will bring the same level of creativity and an increased level of intensity to this new format.”

The Mid Market Talent Acquisition Systems Ironman on June 18 marks the first in this new series. The field has been finalized with Hodes iQ, iCIMS, Newton Software, nowHIRE and SilkRoad competing for the title. To register, visit HRchitect’s website at

Although a winner will be named at the end of each Ironman, based on the votes of the spectators, it is important to note that the audience is not asked to make a decision as to which product to purchase based on the competition alone. The Ironman is designed to provide exposure to a select group of qualified vendors in a short, informative and fun format. HRchitect implores anyone contemplating an HR Systems purchase to go through a software evaluation and selection process with the use of Decision Drivers before making such an important buying decision.

The schedule for Fall 2010 will be released on in the coming weeks.

About HRchitect

HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting. As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, our services include the selection, implementation, and integration of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), Talent Management Suites (TMS), Performance Management, Succession Management, Compensation Management, Learning Management, Competency Management, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Time & Attendance software.

HRchitect has participated in the successful evaluation and implementation of HR technology systems for leading high-tech, high-growth leaders such as Perot Systems, McAfee, Sony PlayStation, and WebMD; manufacturing companies such as 3M, Texas Instruments, and Raytheon; retail leaders including Best Buy, Domino’s Pizza, PepsiAmericas, J.C. Penney, and Target; healthcare/bio-tech organizations such as Alcon Labs, The Mayo Clinic, and Tenet Healthcare; financial organizations including: Barclay’s Global Investors, Countrywide Financial, and VISA; energy leaders such as Baker Hughes, ConocoPhillips, and Lyondell Chemical; transportation leaders such as APL, FedEx, and Southwest Airlines; telecommunication leaders AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon; as well as leading hospitality companies such as Hyatt, Marriott, and Starwood.

Based in Dallas with consultants nationwide, HRchitect has completed over 1500 successful engagements for more than 700 clients over the past thirteen years. HRchitect’s client list consists of companies of all sizes from all industries and includes more than 1 in 5 companies on the Fortune 100 list.

To find out how HRchitect’s HR software expertise can benefit your company, visit our website at or call 214-619-0888.

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