Rockland Trust Company to Use Plateau Systems Bank-wide

March 15, 2002

ARLINGTON, VA – March 14, 2002 – Plateau Systems, a provider of software that

manages learning and knowledge processes for organizations, announced today

that Rockland Trust Company has selected the Plateau Learning Management System

(LMS) to manage training and career development for employees at more than 50

branch offices, nine Commercial Lending centers, three Mortgage Banking centers

and three Investment Management Group offices throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.

Rockland Trust, one of Plateau’s first customers in 1996, continues to see value

from Plateau’s e-Learning solutions and has scaled its learning initiative to

include proactive career development programs.

Rockland Trust Company will use Plateau LMS to schedule, deliver and manage

continuous learning objectives for employees. A critical component of Rockland

Trust’s employee training is career planning. The company needed an application

that would assess the bank’s entire population and assist in tracking performance

training needs and history. Rockland Trust will use Plateau LMS planning tools,

which include skill gap and candidate analysis and secure competency assessment

data, to help employees develop appropriate career plans and to enable administrators

to identify the most qualified employees for job openings.

Another key element of the upgrade is the ability to schedule employees across

the organization through e-mail notification. Plateau LMS automatically notifies

employees when they need training, detects and resolves schedule conflicts and

adjusts resources as necessary to increase attendance and maximize employee


"Education is very important to Rockland Trust and ensuring that our employees

continue to develop in their careers is essential to our organization’s success,"

said Jack Dugan, assistant vice president, manager, Human Resource Development

of Rockland Trust Company. "We established a strategic relationship with

Plateau six years ago to build an educational database that was efficient, easy

to use and could grow with the company. Plateau continues to be the only LMS

that meets these needs."

About Plateau

Plateau manages learning and knowledge processes for organizations, improving

their business operations by integrating and delivering the knowledge employees,

customers and partners require to excel. Plateau 4 Learning Management System

(LMS) is built on open, J2EE/EJB architecture. Plateau’s global clients include

Motorola University, Federal Express, Bristol Myers-Squibb and the U.S. Air

Force. The company was founded in 1996, and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

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About Rockland Trust Company

Rockland Trust Company was founded in Rockland in 1907. Through its network

of more than 50 branch offices, nine commercial lending centers, three mortgage

banking centers and three investment management offices throughout Southeastern

Massachusetts, Rockland Trust offers a full range of services to the communities

it serves.


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