7-Eleven Convenience Store Franchise Selects Softscape's Retail Solution for Complete Talent Management

World's Largest Convenience Retail Chain to Leverage Advanced People Management Software to Improve HR Processes and Workforce Performance

WAYLAND, Mass. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Softscape, an innovator powering complete people management solutions, today announced that 7-Eleven, Inc., the world's largest convenience store retailer, is deploying Softscape for Retail talent management solution to better align and manage its approximately 30,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. Leveraging Softscape's latest Human Resources technology, 7-Eleven can achieve its business objectives by providing strategic alignment of business areas with talent pools, matching competencies with organizational needs, evaluating and deploying people more accurately, and managing diverse relationships to better develop departmental talent.

As a global leader in people management software, Softscape is recognized by industry analysts as the most comprehensive human capital management solution, providing complete employee-lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single platform. 7-Eleven will use Softscape's Retail solution to initially manage performance management, 360 multi-rater feedback, succession planning, compensation management, incentive compensation and workforce analytics.

"In our thorough assessment of available options, we felt the Softscape product was superior, especially related to Compensation Management," said, Scott Hintz, 7-Eleven's vice president of compensation. "More importantly, Softscape really listened to us, understood our needs, and demonstrated how they could help us meet our business requirements. With Softscape, we didn't feel that we were being pushed into a box."

Softscape's Retail people management solution provides a common platform for capturing and reporting performance assessments, 360 feedback, learning and development activities, and compliance and certification requirements. Because Softscape offers a single platform, all data resides in secure database architecture to provide robust reporting and analytic capabilities. Softscape for Retail provides the combination of world-class enterprise software, content, and expert services to cost-effectively address the specific HR and talent needs of global retailers.

"We welcome 7-Eleven to our long-standing family of customers, and look forward to helping them achieve their business objectives," said Dave Watkins, CEO and co-founder of Softscape. "The foundation of Softscape's success is the clarity in which we thoroughly understand our customers and their driving business issues. This complete understanding enables our teams to focus on helping customers accomplish their desired business outcomes with greater results."

About 7 Eleven, Inc.

7 Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates franchises or licenses close to 8,200 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 38,000 stores in 16 countries. During 2009, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of more than $58.9 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list for 2009, #3 in Forbes magazine's Top 20 Franchises to Start, #3 among Top 100 Global Franchises by Franchise Direct, #3 in Store Growth by Convenience Store News, #2 in Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies and #29 among Top 100 Chains in Food Service. In addition, Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven in its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven recently was selected by three diversity publications as a company offering the best career and franchisee opportunities. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S., and is expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. In addition, the company received the 2009 Shopper-Centric Marketing Innovation from Symphony IRI and the 2010 Retailer of the Year award from PL Buyer because of the company's private-label brand program.

About Softscape

Softscape is the global leader in complete people management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive their business performance. Recognized by industry analysts as the most comprehensive strategic human capital management solution, Softscape provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single, software platform for improved business intelligence. The company offers customers of all sizes and in all industries the most flexibility and choice with multiple purchase, configuration, and deployment options. For 15 years, Softscape has helped millions of workers across 156 countries be more successful at their jobs while contributing to bottom-line business results. Softscape's customers represent Fortune 500/Global 500, mid-market, and government organizations, including Sony Electronics (NYSE: SNE), AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN [ADR]; London: AZN), Seagate (NYSE: STX), GKN (London: GKN) and Edcon. Softscape is based in Massachusetts with offices in London, Sydney, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Johannesburg.

The Softscape logo and marks related to Softscape products are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Softscape, Inc. Other brand and product names contained herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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