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Halogen Software and the Association for Accounting Administration (AAA) Form Partnership to Support Accounting Firms in Building World-Class Workforces

(February 27, 2012)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/12 -- Halogen Software today announced a partnership with the Association for Accounting Administration (AAA). This partnership provides the association's more than 900 members access to best practice HR resources and special purchase terms for Halogen's award winning Talent Management Suite for Professional Services.

Retaining top performers and developing new leadership is a top priority for accounting firms. According to McKinsey & Company those firms who are developing their talent management practice are set to see 22% greater returns than those who are not(1). As a result more and more firms are increasingly adopting a "talent mindset", recognizing and investing in their human capital to develop new leadership and maintain a competitive edge.

AAA Member Firm Warren Averett O'Sullivan Creel is a long-time Halogen Software customer and has been able to drive significant return on investment from their talent management programs, including saving more than 400 billable hours annually, reducing turnover and improving goal alignment. "Our firm is a multi-year recipient of Florida Trend's Best Companies to Work for Florida designation, and late last year we were recognized as one of the 2011 Best Accounting Firms to Work for by Accounting Today," said Kathy Anthony, PHR, Chief Operating Officer, Warren Averett O'Sullivan Creel, LLP. "Halogen Software has played a major role in making talent management a top priority at our firm and our ongoing commitment to enhance our team members' performance and development has created value for everyone involved."

With Halogen eAppraisal(TM) Professional Services, accounting firms and other professional services organizations can improve attraction and retention, identify skills gaps and drive significant savings in billable hours spent on talent management related tasks. As needed, firms can license additional optional modules to automate compensation management, 360 degree feedback, succession planning, recruitment, job descriptions and learning management.


For more information or to sign up for a free trial of Halogen eAppraisal Professional Services, AAA members are encouraged to contact Halogen Software directly via email at info@halogensoftware.com or by phone at 1-866-566-7778.

About The Association for Accounting Administration

The Association of Accounting Administrators was founded on January 1, 1984, to enable accounting firm administrators to communicate with one another and provide each other with the benefits of everyone's experiences in what was a new and emerging profession.

Through a combination of local meetings and seminars, and national conferences, publications and surveys, AAA, an individual membership society, offers maximum benefit to members at minimal cost.

AAA is the one representative voice of the profession. Many of our members put forth a great deal of effort toward educating the public accounting profession about the benefits of hiring professional administrators to run the business affairs of their respective firms. They have also largely shaped the profession, determined direction for administrator career pathing, and have been on the cutting edge of developments in our profession. For more information please visit: http://www.cpaadmin.org/

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and is strongly endorsed by the thousands of HR professionals who use their Talent Management solutions. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate performance appraisals, 360 degree feedback, compensation management, succession planning, job descriptions, learning management and recruiting. Halogen's offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its healthcare, education, manufacturing, public sector, hospitality, financial services and professional services specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers as the market leader in customer satisfaction, and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit http://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's Employee Performance and Talent Management blog: http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/HalogenSoftware.

(1) McKinsey & Company, War for Talent, 2001

Contacts:
Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant, Halogen Software
613-989-1866
mpatterson@ripnet.com


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