SOURCE: IQNavigator, Inc.

IQNavigator, Inc.

June 22, 2010 10:53 ET

IQNavigator and ICon Team Up to Deliver a Unified Solution That Allows Organizations to Safely Access a Broader Spectrum of Talent

Integrated Solution Ensures Correct Classification of Independent Contractors, Removing Risk for Organizations

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  IQNavigator, Inc., a leading provider of services procurement solutions which assists global companies in managing their non-employee workforce and outside services spending, and ICon Professional Services, a leading national Independent Contractor Compliance firm specializing in the classification and management of independent contractors, today announced they have joined forces to release a comprehensive and automated solution that allows organizations to gain seamless access to growing and untapped sources of talent while minimizing the inherent risks of using independent contractors.

Organizations can now take advantage of a holistic software solution for all temporary worker types to mitigate against co-employment and worker misclassification risks by leveraging an integrated solution to properly engage, evaluate and classify independent contractors. This automated seamless solution opens up access to a pool of highly specialized skills on a flexible basis while proactively managing compliance and financial risks.

Hiring managers with the desire to engage an independent contractor may utilize the IQNavigator VMS application to identify the resource, as they would for any other temporary worker. A seamless integration with ICon's ICverify solution performs automated vetting and classification of the worker, sending the validation results back to the IQNavigator VMS. This real-time integrated solution is completely transparent to the user.

"IQNavigator is thrilled to have teamed up with ICon and today announced that this solution can be taken advantage of by our clients immediately," said Art Knapp, EVP of MSP Segment from IQNavigator. "This is another piece in completing the services procurement lifecycle and will be another service added to benefit our clients, equipping them with the ability to gain a competitive edge in accessing the talent they need without hesitation."

"ICon and IQNavigator's innovative technologies have partnered to form a unique and elegant unified solution that provides companies with complete visibility of their entire non-employee workforce, a first in the industry," said Patricia Griffin, President of ICon. "The seamless integration of our two tools will enable companies to comply with the increasingly complex rules surrounding independent contractor compliance, all through a single system of record."

About IQNavigator
IQNavigator is the leading provider of services spend management software and managed services that enable global companies to gain visibility and control over a significant and strategic corporate spend category. With proven domain expertise and innovative technology solutions, IQNavigator helps turn complex services spend into a new source of value, competitive advantage and continuous bottom-line improvement. For more information, visit www.IQNavigator.com.

About ICon Professional Services
Founded in 1997, ICon is a national provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for independent contractor compliance, risk assessment and consulting, contractor invoice management and payroll and benefits management. ICon's compliance professionals have specific domain expertise in the federal and state rules regulating the classification of 1099/independent contractors and assisting clients with related tax filings and compliance reporting. ICon clients have achieved a perfect record of success in tax audits and avoided more than $100M in state and federal penalties by relying on the company's unrivaled ICverify® worker classification solution. For additional information, contact ICon headquarters in Foster City, California, at (888) ICon Yes (888 426-6937), or visit the company's web site at www.icontract.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Brian Owens
    IQNavigator Marketing
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    303-563-1526