SOURCE: NorthgateArinso

December 17, 2009 08:00 ET

NorthgateArinso to Provide Human Resources Solutions and Services to AstraZeneca

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - NorthgateArinso, a leading global Human Resources (HR) software & services provider, today announced it has signed a seven-year, multi-million dollar contract to provide global HR software and services to AstraZeneca, a major international healthcare business.

The decision to work with NorthgateArinso to provide HR support services is part of AstraZeneca's long-term corporate initiative to improve efficiency and reduce costs. NorthgateArinso will provide AstraZeneca with the support and expertise to help achieve these goals:

-- Streamlining and consolidating HR services and solutions onto its globally deployed euHReka HR services platform, powered by SAP

-- Providing in-country payroll services from its global delivery network for over 100 countries

-- Delivering HR administration and talent management services from HR service centers in Manila, Buenos Aires, Granada and Katowice

AstraZeneca has approximately 65,000 employees in over 100 countries.

"This agreement underscores our global delivery capabilities and the unique benefits of our euHReka platform with standardized out-of-the box HR processes and services. Employees, managers and HR professionals can now benefit from easy-to-use self-service applications, accessible for everyone over the Internet, across 105 countries supporting a wide range of local languages," commented Mike Ettling, CEO at NorthgateArinso.

"Our investment in a software-based OnDemand HR outsourcing platform changes the HR outsourcing landscape as it efficiently leverages a multi-tenant HR solution while avoiding the pitfalls and risk associated with traditional mega-deals," continued Ettling. "A standard and straightforward HR services solution empowering employees, managers and HR teams is what drives our vision as a global workforce administration, payroll and talent management service provider. Together with our partners SAP and BDO, this agreement illustrates our commitment to delivering HR excellence across the globe."

"We were pleased to find a service provider that can administer and pay all of our employees across more than 100 countries supporting an impressive number of local languages. Our search for a service provider and solution has been anchored by a strong desire to improve the experience for our employees and leaders," said Penny Stoker, vice president global HR services for AstraZeneca.

About NorthgateArinso

NorthgateArinso is a leading global Human Resources software & services provider offering innovative HR business solutions to employers of all sizes, including Global Fortune 500 companies and many Public Sector organizations. We help HR executives optimize their HR service delivery through smarter process and more efficient technology, supporting key HR areas like workforce administration, payroll, benefits, recruitment, learning, and talent management.

Our 5,000 employees are dedicated to HR excellence through strategic business consulting, outsourcing services, systems integration and best-of-breed software solutions. We are one of the 5 largest HR service providers worldwide and have offices in 31 countries on 5 continents.

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