June 11, 2009 – The Howden Group, a global provider of engineering products, has chosen Softscape’s Human Resources Management System (HRMS) to manage the company’s worldwide operations. The global rollout of Softscape’s platform will manage all of Howden’s employee data, on-boarding, diversity, culture, and retention processes. Howden’s HR technology strategy also includes the implementation of complete talent management processes, including the integration of performance management, succession planning, and compensation planning. “A scalable platform like Softscape can facilitate seamless integration of every aspect of an organization’s workforce, in one location,” said Dave Watkins, Softscape CEO and co-founder. “Having one comprehensive global repository of talent information means having audit capability across all HR processes that can mitigate risk and drive quality, efficiencies, and regulatory compliance to leading organizations such as Howden.” The Howden Group of companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of London-based Charter International plc. Established over 150 years ago as an engineering firm, Howden has grown to become a worldwide organization with companies in 16 countries.