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.
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.