Softscape Introduces Cascading Goals: Newest Web-based Module for e-Workplace Solutions Used Globally by Fortune 500 Clients

WAYLAND, Mass.--May 15, 2001--Softscape Incorporated, provider of e-workforce solutions to Fortune 500 clients around the world, has introduced Cascading Goals, the newest module to its flagship product, AchievementPlusTM . Cascading Goals allows an organization to align employee goals with corporate goals. This module is used to enable employees to base their individual goals on the objectives, directions, and goals that have been set by management. According to Dave Watkins, VP of Professional Services, ``With Cascading Goals there is a trickle down effect to a limited or endless number of levels. Once all the goals are captured then those doing performance reviews can relate their goals to the corporate vision. Goals can be navigated from those set by the CEO down.''

A Clear, Consistent Message

Rick Watkins, VP of Engineering, added: ``Cascading Goals provide corporate managers with a mechanism to relay corporate goals and strategic objectives to each person within their department, group, or division. What's key is that all these emanate from a pivotal source, and each person receives a clear, consistent message with regard to organizational goals,'' he said.

The Benefits of Goals Cascading

Those who do Performance Reviews or Management by Objective know the importance of clearly defined goals. With this module reviewers know how to appraise employees more effectively because they are receiving direction and vision from the top down. ``For example,'' said Rick Watkins, ``If the strategic goal of the e-commerce division is to increase the quality of customer service, then the goals of the individuals within that division should clearly reflect this strategic objective.''

He added: ``Similarly the goals of Sales may be to double revenue, or for IT to focus on modernization of network infrastructure, or for Consulting staff to decrease implementation times. While each of these goals is specific to a group, with a top down centralized approach, each manager knows how to align individual goals with that of corporate management.''

AchievementPlusTM suite and Softscape Clients

The AchievementPlusTM suite is a dynamic Human Resource Management system. This web-based application is comprised of modules that can stand alone or be incorporated into an Integrated HR Center. All AchievementPlusTM modules are designed with e-mail alerts that inform users of pending tasks, provide a simple click to the application, and ensure that important activities are highlighted. Of Softscape's 1,000,000 users realized by the year 2001, some of Softscape clients include: American Airlines (NYSE:AMR - news), the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, (NYSE:GAP - news), Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW - news), Equiva Services, LLC, of Shell, Texaco, and Saudi Aramco, John Deere (NYSE:DE - news) also PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG - news), PSEG (NYSE:PEG - news) and Steelcase (NYSE: SCS - news).

CONTACT: Softscape, Incorporated
Rita Watson, (508) 358-1072

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