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OptTek Named One of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in HCM for 2012

Posted 05.01.2012 by

Vendors selected for the “Cool Vendor” report are innovative, impactful and intriguing

OptTek Systems, Inc., has been recognized as one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Human Capital Solution Software for 2012. Companies that are selected are evaluated as innovative, impactful, and intriguing.

“Being named a Cool Vendor by Gartner is important to OptTek and confirms our commitment to bringing our leading edge advanced analytics solutions to linking human resource planning with business performance.” said Dr. Marco Better, Director of Custom Solutions for OptTek.

“OptTek’s workforce planning solution, OptForce, delivers a unique approach to strategic workforce planning that enables accurate alignment between business strategy and workforce composition by:

  • predicting demand for people and skills,
  • predicting the evolution and supply of a workforce, and
  • addressing how to close gaps between supply and demand.”

According to the Gartner report, “In our briefing with OptTek, the company did something unique in our experience. It had a customer demo its implementation of the solution. It highlighted how the solution had really focused on addressing their specific business challenges.” Additionally the report stated. “HR and IT leaders that want to be stronger partners with line managers and executives should consider OptTek to help them make better decisions about talent management.

About OptTek Systems, Inc.

OptTek Systems, Inc. is a Boulder, CO based optimization software and services firm. From its inception in 1992, OptTek has become the leading provider of optimization software to simulation companies and employs state-of-the-art techniques based on many years of research in the area of optimization, in which OptTek’s principals are internationally recognized leaders. OptForce, the company’s strategic workforce planning solution, provides the most complete, adaptive and dynamic simulation, modeling and optimization technologies available, and is being used by a core of thought leaders from within a select number of so-called “light house companies.”

OptTek’s website is

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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