SOURCE: Emportal

October 13, 2008 12:45 ET

Emportal Welcomes Five More Enterprise Clients; Company Well Positioned to Drive Continued Growth as Definition of the Workforce Evolves

Diverse Customer Base Reflects Versatility of Emportal HRMS

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - Uniting the way business works with the way people work, Emportal today welcomed five more enterprise clients to its rapidly growing customer base. New companies turning to Emportal include i365, a Seagate Company, Santa Clara, Calif.; Midwest Center for Women's Health, Northbrook, Ill.; a Chicago-based network of outsourced state licensed and federally registered compounding centers; a Milpitas, Calif.-based entertainment/MP3 maker; and an Illinois-based company that is one of the industry's leading manufacturers of traditional and contactless bank cards.

Emportal eliminates the challenges of managing disparate HR systems and databases by integrating them through a single portal to combine 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 (SaaS) solution. Designed to provide customers with "investment protection," Emportal supports the ever-evolving enterprise workforce, regarding of worker type, including full- and part-time W-2 employees, consultants, contractors, etc.

David Mileski, director, Compensation, Benefits & HRMS for i365 (formerly known as Seagate Services), said, "We needed a global HR system that could address today's needs and support our aggressive growth plans. We reviewed every enterprise HR option -- including Workday and ADP -- and decided on Emportal because it will provide the functionality we need and readily integrate with our existing domain point solutions. By far, it was the most compelling and user-friendly of the software solutions that we reviewed, and that's absolutely critical to our success as we seek to roll out self-service across our global enterprise."

Nancy Brandt, vice president, HR, for the leading national outsourced pharmacy provider, shared, "We were seeking to replace our existing HR system. Naturally, we considered a number of SaaS-based HRMS solutions. Emportal's ability to support all worker types and integrate our existing solutions, and their team's commitment to our success validated our decision to move forward with them."

Emportal's holistic approach to the delivery of HR services and business-critical data is straightforward. The company recognizes that most organizations have invested in point solutions as well as some form of HRMS. Emportal's next-generation HRMS has been developed using a familiar Microsoft 2007 "Ribbon" interface, includes the functionality requested by customers, and integrates existing point solutions, such as compensation, benefits administration, payroll, performance management and recruiting.

Mark Robinson, Emportal's co-founder, president and CEO, commented, "In a short time, Emportal has become the vendor to bet on in the HRMS space. Our approach is straightforward: it's all about the customer. And, our willingness to listen to the needs of our customers and synthesize their requirements into product that can be relied upon 24/7 -- regardless of worker type or geographic location -- is reflected in our market momentum."

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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