TDS announces alliance with Hula Partners

September 14th, 2016 by Blanche Bond

hula-logo-new_300pxTraining & Development Systems, Inc. (TDS) and Hula Partners LLC have formed an alliance of TDS consulting and performance development solutions and the Kahuna Competency Management platform. The partnership combines TDS’ in-depth industry knowledge and competency expertise with the automation power of the Kahuna CMS platform to deliver custom competency management programs for oil and gas, pipeline, petrochemical and refining customers.

Standard competency maps for Front Line Supervisors, Operators and Maintenance Technicians are customized to fit each customer’s specific jobs, processes and equipment within the Kahuna CMS significantly reducing upfront development costs and eliminating extra steps. The Kahuna platform provides ultimate flexibility to use data for individual assessments, tracking and management reporting.

TDS President Barry Hardy says, “We evaluated several CMS applications and the Hula Kahuna platform was clearly the best fit, not only for offering competency management solutions to our customers, but also to help us manage our own competencies for TDS procedure writers, learning specialists and consultants.”

Jai Shah, Managing Partner for Product Development and Innovation at Hula added that, “The most critical success factor in any competency initiative is creating relevant content.  TDS is a leader in competency development and their commitment to quality makes this an exciting partnership for us.  We look forward to partnering with TDS in delivering maximum value to customers seeking robust competency solutions.”

As pipeline, petrochemical and refining industries face growing regulatory and public scrutiny on worker qualifications, they are increasingly using competency management systems to manage risks and ensure that the right people are in the right jobs at all times. TDS and Hula Kahuna will help organizations move beyond spreadsheets to real-time competency management and clear visibility that supports leadership, operations and maintenance competency, employee development and regulatory compliance.


ABOUT HULA PARTNERS [] – Hula Partners is the creator of Kahuna and a provider of HR software, strategic consultation, Kahuna Competency Management and SAP HCM & SuccessFactors implementation services. We draw on more than 80 years’ collective experience in providing global transformation services to oil and gas, aerospace and defense, among others. Our mission is to empower companies to place the right worker in the right job at the right time to keep operations running smoothly and efficiently, reduce total costs and develop the workforce. +1 844.438.4852

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