Malvern, PA, March 23, 2011 -

MALVERN, Pa., March 23, 2010 –  SunGard Higher Education announced today the availability of its new Talent Management Suite, a fully integrated solution for managing learning, performance and succession planning across a higher education institution.  Delivered as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, it is designed to be easy to deploy and maintain.  The Talent Management Suite is a key component of SunGard Higher Education’s Human Capital Management offerings, which includes Banner Human Resources.

“High-quality faculty and staff are the greatest assets of a higher education institution, and among the largest expenses,” said Jeff Jones, vice president, product management and strategy, financial and human capital management, SunGard Higher Education.  “The Talent Management Suite can help institutions cultivate and retain top talent, enabling the institution to grow and meet performance objectives more effectively.”

Having the right people with the right skills, in the right roles, and at the right time can have a serious impact on an institution’s performance.  Delivering on this strategic need can be a challenge for leaders in higher education.  As institutions begin to lose baby boomers to retirement and institutional costs continue to increase, a new set of demands have been placed on higher education leadership to effectively manage talent across the institution.  The SunGard Higher Education Talent Management Suite can help institutions identify key performers on campus to help improve an institution’s ability to retain and grow intellectual capital and to manage and grow the organization.

The Talent Management Suite helps institutions manage the complete employee lifecycle, from onboarding, learning, and performance management, through organizational and succession planning.  It is designed to help institutions:

  • Align employee training and performance with institutional goals
  • Deliver institution-wide training initiatives on-demand and with measurable results
  • Meet compliance and governance requirements
  • Complete transparency around all processes: learning activities, readiness gaps, performance, goal management and succession planning

The Talent Management Suite is available as a full suite or as modularized components in the cloud, to give institutions more flexibility to shape how technology meets their evolving needs. It is another example of SunGard Higher Education delivering on its Open Digital Campus vision and technology strategy.