Plateau Earns High Marks for Enterprise Learing in Forrester Study

January 25, 2005

Arlington, Va. – January 13, 2005 – Plateau Systems, a leader in enterprise software that manages learning and knowledge readiness, today announced that it was among the select companies that Forrester Research invited to participate in its December 2004 TechRankings for Enterprise Learning Management Suites. Of the six vendor solutions evaluated, Plateau’s OpenSuite received top scores in Architecture, Administration and Management, and Content Management and scored in the top two for Reporting and Analytics, Cost, and Competency Management.

“Plateau Systems’ OpenSuite 4.5 provides a complete J2EE open architecture, excellent support for Web services and strong security, making this product a technically robust solution,” noted Claire Schooley, senior analyst in Forrester’s Information Delivery research group. “Its cost is very reasonable given the product’s depth of functionality.” (Scorecard Summary: Plateau Systems OpenSuite 4.5, Forrester Research, December 2004)

For the Enterprise Learning Management Suites TechRankings evaluation, Forrester analysts rigorously evaluated vendor applications against approximately 260 criteria. Each capability was assessed through a hands-on, scenario-based laboratory process, scored individually, and then rolled up into eight major criteria.

“Plateau is uniquely positioned in the marketplace,” said Paul Sparta, chairman and CEO of Plateau Systems. “We delivered a complete J2EE architecture years ahead of our competition. Plateau’s technology maturity has allowed us to focus on developing deeper functionality and stronger features that make our applications easier to deploy, integrate, use and maintain. Forrester’s TechRankings report does an excellent job of highlighting these advantages and serves as strong validation to anyone interested in successfully deploying a learning management solution across their enterprise.”

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About Plateau: Plateau is a leading provider of enterprise software that manages learning and organizational readiness. Plateau 4 Learning Management System (LMS) is built on Web-based J2EE architecture, and is the engine behind the largest LMS initiatives in the corporate, non-profit and government markets. Plateau’s software is being used to manage learning and improve human performance at organizations including the American Red Cross, General Electric, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Air Force. Plateau is listed as a leader in LMS evaluations from Gartner Inc. and Forrester Research. The company is headquartered in Arlington, VA. For more information, please visit