SOURCE: HR-XML Consortium, Inc.

January 24, 2007 09:31 ET

HR-XML Consortium Awards Certification to ChoicePoint® and Lawson Software, Inc.

RALEIGH, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 -- The HR-XML Consortium announced today that it has awarded certification to ChoicePoint ( and Lawson Software, Inc. (

ChoicePoint (NYSE: CPS) provides businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations with technology, analytical services and data, all intended to help identify and mitigate economic or physical risk. Each year, ChoicePoint helps more than six million people get the jobs they deserve and more than 100 million people get fairly priced home and auto insurance. ChoicePoint's authentication and anti-fraud tools improve efficiency and instill confidence in the decision-making process for its customers and consumers.

Lawson Software, Inc. provides software and service solutions to 4,000 customers in manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40 countries. Lawson's solutions include Enterprise Performance Management, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Enterprise Asset Management and industry-tailored applications.

The HR-XML Consortium's "HRcertify program" certifies HR solutions that conform to the HR-XML Consortium's interoperability standards. Organizations that successfully complete the HR-XML Consortium's certification process are awarded a logo to use on their Web sites and a conformance statement within a registry located at The HR-XML certified logo indicates that the solution provider is a technology leader and is ready to integrate in a flexible and opportunistic manner with customers and partners.

"Over the past two years, we have experienced a dramatic increase in requests from employers wanting to streamline their recruiting workflow by integrating the ChoicePoint employment screening platform with their Web-based applicant tracking system, HRIS and similar systems," said Scott Greenough, vice president of product development for ChoicePoint. "Our use of the HR-XML standard helps speed up the deployment of an integration utilizing an industry standard communication protocol."

"Becoming HR-XML certified means our customers will be able to collaborate more easily with their business partners, which is a key benefit of moving to a service-oriented architecture environment," said Larry Dunivan, global vice president of Human Capital Management for Lawson. "Conforming to HR industry standards, such as HR-XML, ultimately simplifies the process of getting information where it's needed to maximize workforce potential and increase productivity."

Other HR-XML Consortium certified companies are: Applicant Insight Limited, Inc.; BenefitsXML Inc.; BrassRing; Candidate Manager Ltd; LLC;; Deploy Solutions, Inc.; deverus; ePredix; eWork Exchange Inc.; ExecuTRACK Solutions; Fidelity Investments; Gallup; Hewitt Associates; HireDesk; HR Services, Inc.; JobFlash; Jobpartners Ltd.; Kenexa; Manpower; MetLife Inc.; milch & zucker; Monster; MrTed Limited; Oracle; PeopleBank; Peopleclick; Questionmark; Resume Mirror, Inc.; SHL Group PLC; SHPS; Sovren; Taleo; Unicru; USA-FACT; Valtera; Volt Information Sciences; and Vurv (formerly Recruitmax).

"We congratulate these organizations for achieving HR-XML Consortium certification," said Chuck Allen, HR-XML Consortium Director. "HR decision makers are making compliance with open standards part of the criteria they use when procuring HR solutions. HR-XML's registry of certified solutions provides decision makers an important resource to consult when making procurement decisions," Allen remarked.

For information about the HR-XML Consortium's certification program, please visit

About HR-XML

The HR-XML Consortium, Inc. ( is the recognized authority on, and leading source of, global interoperability standards for human resources management. Membership within the HR-XML Consortium is open to HR professionals, vendors, consultants, and other users or providers of HR systems and services. For further information, visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Chuck Allen
    HR-XML Consortium, Inc.
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