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Thomsons Online Benefits

October 01, 2013 09:00 ET

Thomsons Online Benefits Opens U.S. Headquarters to Serve Global Enterprises

Cloud-Based Software Platform Streamlines Global Benefits Management and Employee Engagement for Multinational Organizations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - Thomsons Online Benefits, a leader in global benefits management and employee engagement software, announced today the opening of its U.S. headquarters. The London-based company opened its office in Silicon Valley to help U.S.-based multinational businesses streamline their benefits administration, governance and compliance across multiple regions, as well as meet the increasing challenges of engaging and communicating with remote employees.

"We help U.S. companies significantly reduce the complexity of managing their international employee benefits. We also help these companies with their whole benefits and reward experience so they're able to deliver global, consistent and engaging messages to every single employee, no matter the location," said Chris Wakely, head of Thomsons North America. "We already have a large number of household technology brands as customers that are based here in Silicon Valley, so the location was always an easy decision for us. This office complements our existing global footprint in London, Romania and Singapore and allows us to better serve client needs and get closer access to international benefit decision makers."

Deployed by a number of Fortune 100 companies, Thomsons' cloud-based software solution, Darwin™, securely integrates with benefits providers, HR systems and payroll to offer a single source of data for employees and HR managers. Currently deployed in more than 60 countries in 15 languages, Darwin™ automates up to 90 percent of a company's benefits processes, reducing administration costs and freeing up HR teams for employee queries and value-added tasks.

Thomsons also helps international companies increase employee engagement using tools available within Darwin™. This intuitive employee benefits portal is tablet/smartphone compatible and empowers employees by simplifying the enrollment process and putting employees at the center of their reward experience. It encourages repeated interaction and participation while constantly reinforcing the power of their total reward. Integrated video and text help de-mystify benefits and reward programs and support decision-making. Employees are further engaged via personalized, automated and targeted online communications that reflect and promote the company's brand throughout the employee experience.

Managing the data, Darwin's centralized encrypted data hub gives companies superior control over sensitive employee information. Records of all employees' benefits transactions can be accessed instantly, and the system generates a full audit trail of all benefits transactions.

About Thomsons Online Benefits:
Thomsons Online Benefits helps businesses gain maximum benefit from their employee reward and benefit programs. The company has more than 350 employees serving more than 280 clients across 60 countries and 15 languages.

Thomsons Online Benefits has won more than 65 awards for its clients' use of technology, engagement and communication and has attracted a prestigious portfolio of clients that includes six of the world's top 10 software companies, four of the world's top pharmaceutical companies and five of the world's leading banks.

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  • PR Contact:
    Katie Blair
    Vantage PR for Thomsons North America
    407-767-0452 x 229
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