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HCM and Meta4 Agree to Development Partnership, Seattle, Washington
Issued by: HCM International LLC
Date: Oct. 25, 2000
|HCM International (HCM.), a global US-based Strategic HR Services Consulting organization, and Meta4 (EASDAQ: MFOR), a leading web-based provider of enterprise people and knowledge management software, announced that they have signed an agreement under which HCM will utilise the Meta4 technology platform and tools (Meta4Works) for the enhancement of its internet based consulting and outsourcing services applications.
Under the agreement, HCM will also refine its specialist HR, compensation and benefits software applications so as to be available to Meta4’s customers as add-on modules of the Meta4 PeopleNet™ suite of HR management software applications.
HCM International is a consulting company specialising in the areas of human capital, employee remuneration and benefits management, and HR technology. HCM International Group provides compensation and benefits outsourcing services supporting over 750,000 employees in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. HCM also provides HR technology consulting and project management services, which includes assisting companies in the selection of HR technology solutions and implementation partners.
Joaquín Moya-Angeler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meta4, commented:
“We have always believed that outsourcing is an area of great potential for our products, so we are very pleased to be working with HCM, one of the world’s leading specialists in human capital consultancy and outsourcing services, utilising our technology to get a web-based service precisely designed to address this growing market. We are confident that this relationship will be highly advantageous to both parties, enabling us to collaborate in the development of a technically advanced and highly client-focused product and services.”
Brendan O´Farrell, Chief Executive of HCM International, said:
“The forces that are driving the changing nature of work in companies today are globalization, rapidly advancing technology and the expanding focus on knowledge management. This competitive environment demands dynamic and increasingly effective management of human capital. Meta4´s expertise as a provider of web-based People and Knowledge Management Systems, combined with its suite of highly advanced technology (HTML and XML) and products, will significantly contribute to the ongoing refinement of our HR decision support tools and services.”
Enquiries to: Nicola Walsh
HCM International LLC
Tel: +1 203 271 0308
NOTES TO THE EDITOR
HCM International is a global consulting organization dedicated to helping companies maximise the return on their investment in human capital, providing a comprehensive range of services in international human resource management. HCM is the successor to the international consulting affiliate of Howard Johnson & Company, the US-based employee benefit consulting company, which is now a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch. HCM has no continuing affiliation with either Howard Johnson & Company or Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. or any of their subsidiaries and affiliates. Brendan O´Farrell, CEO of HCM International, has advised a number of the world’s best known global companies in many aspects of human resource management over a 30-year career. Prior to the formation of HCM, he spent 28 years with Howard Johnson & Company. He currently is a member of the Committee of the International employee Benefits association, the Chairman of IHRIM Europe, the European affiliate of the International Human Resources Management Association and a member of the American Compensation Association. For more information, visit HCM Web site at www.hcmintl.com.
Meta4 N.V. provides Web and component based software products for the management of people and the exchange and management of knowledge across corporate Intranets and the Internet. Meta4 combines Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) – including payroll, benefits and human resource applications – with a unique People and Knowledge Management System (PKMS). Meta4´s PKMS integrates functionally advanced strategic human resource capabilities with a people centred knowledge management system. Founded in 1991, Meta4´s principal office is located in Madrid, Spain with regional offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information, visit Meta4´s Web site at www.meta4.com
For more information: http://www.hcmintl.com
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