BrightArch Named “Cool Vendor” in HCM by Leading Analyst Firm

Oslo, Norway, May 3, 2011 – BrightArch AS, a leading provider of post-merger integration and organizational restructuring solutions, today announced they have been included in the list of Cool Vendors in the “Cool Vendors in Human Capital Management” report by Thomas Otter, James Holincheck, Jeff Freyermuth, and Koji Motoyoshi of the industry research firm Gartner, Inc.

In the report, Gartner suggests that IT and HR leaders rethink how to “manage mergers and recruitment by improving communication and increasing employee participation through social software.”

The team at BrightArch has been rethinking how to better manage the complexities of staffing the right people to the right job after a merger or reorganization. Launched in 2010, OrganizationWeaver is their flagship software solution that allows for greater employee participation to reach optimal staffing decisions.

“We are pleased that Gartner has recognized OrganizationWeaver’s capabilities, which we believe make reorganizations more social and transparent than traditional methods,” said Tor Kielland, Chairman and CEO of BrightArch. “Done right, being social and transparent can have a significant effect on the bottom line.”

OrganizationWeaver has been developed to meet the specific needs of companies going through a reorganization process. “Companies have often had to choose between a quick or a quality reorganization,” said Kielland, “but OrganizationWeaver gives them the option to have both. The trick is to make and track decisions centrally that are based on insights from all areas of the organization.”

Based out of Oslo, Norway, BrightArch is focusing its efforts on providing OrganizationWeaver to European corporations.

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About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About BrightArch
BrightArch AS is an independent private limited company that provides organizational transformation solutions. Located in Oslo, Norway, BrightArch develops and supports OrganizationWeaver software. OrganizationWeaver is for companies that need to better manage the organizational design and staffing aspects of a post-merger integration, reorganization, or downsizing. To find out more, please visit


Nick Peters, Co-founder & CEO
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