SOURCE: Emportal

April 28, 2008 07:00 ET

Emportal Lands Five New Enterprise Clients

Global Companies Across Diverse Vertical Industries Turn to Emportal's Approach to HRMS

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Uniting the way business works with the way people work, Emportal today welcomed five more enterprise clients to its growing customer base. Emportal eliminates the challenges of managing disparate HR systems and databases by combining the best capabilities of four categories of human capital management -- HRMS, ERP, point solutions and HRO -- into one "have it your way" software-as-a-service solution. New companies turning to Emportal include FCI; California Waste Solutions; ION; a California headquartered restaurant chain; and a Chicago headquartered payroll and retirement provider.

Headquartered in France, with operations in 30 countries and over 14,200 employees, FCI is a leading manufacturer of connectors. FCI USA Inc., part of the France-based connector manufacturer, has engaged Emportal to track and report on their America's organization supporting the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Honduras. This has given FCI USA increased visibility into its workforce. Corporate Vice President of Compensation and Benefits Susan Stopa said, "Emportal is the only HR platform we have found that could provide FCI with the capability to manage and report on our global workforce while allowing us to maintain the investments we have made in various HR point solutions. Most importantly, Emportal is intuitive and easy to use -- a key point for FCI when considering a global solution that everyone can use."

Based in San Jose, Calif., California Waste Solutions went live with Emportal in Q4 2007 and recently integrated the solution with its existing payroll vendor. As part of the integration, California Waste also deployed Emportal's benefits administration, employee and manager self-service functions. Company CFO Ted Farber commented, "We're in a high-growth industry and require an HR solution that can leverage the latest technology, is easy to use and delivers robust functionality. Emportal has definitely proven the value of our investment in their unique approach."

One of Emportal's newest clients is Houston, Texas-based ION, a leading technology-focused seismic solutions company. ION replaced existing systems, such as Employease, with Emportal to manage their global workforce of 1,400 workers. Kathleen Kelley, vice president, HR, explained ION's decision to select Emportal, "Emportal provides one platform for all worker types to access the HR system. It integrates with our payroll system, as well as our existing investments in other HR services such as talent acquisition and performance management." ION's HRIS Director Deanna Newsome added, "Emportal is the only HR system where I can get all of my HR data in one repository, plus a superior user interface and excellent integration capabilities."

Mark Robinson, Emportal's co-founder, president and CEO, commented, "Every customer's needs are different, as are those of the various people who make up the workplace, such as employees, independent contractors, temporary workers, and vendors. Whether it's investment protection, adding new services, or managing a dynamic, changing business model or workforce, customers want to choose what's right for their business, and that's exactly what Emportal does. We believe the old 'one size fits all' model forced by traditional enterprise solutions is a thing of the past and that the future of software is to enable service choice, not module choice. Listening to our customers and being able to deliver what they need, the way want it, is truly rewarding and exciting."

About Emportal

Emportal was founded in 2005 to enable companies to choose and integrate the best HR vendors and services for their businesses, while at the same time having them delivered through a single, flexible, coordinated, integrated, highly scalable, modular and managed enterprise platform. Comprehensively supporting and managing the workforce of both today and tomorrow -- an ever-changing mix of employees, vendors, and alternative labor sources (independent contractors, temporary workers, consultants, etc.) -- Emportal truly delivers a "have it your way" blend of next-generation technology and services. More information can be accessed at www.emportal.com.