|New Authoria Choice™ Extends HR Communications Solution with Application Outsourcing and Business Services
Flexible Delivery Options Provides Multiple Choices for Licensing, Ongoing Application Management and Application Hosting
Waltham, MA (February 26, 2004) - Authoria, Inc., the world leader in personalized, Web-based human resource communication, today announced Authoria Choice™, a program that provides several new alternatives for the purchase of Authoria HR™ solutions, including subscription licensing, application outsourcing and hosted production services. Authoria Choice is designed to provide Authoria’s customers with a wide range of purchase options to fit current budget realities while leveraging Authoria’s domain expertise and resources. Authoria solutions offer employees and managers access to personalized online information, including benefits and HR policy information, summary plan descriptions, and total compensation statements.
“Providing alternative delivery models supports our commitment to customer satisfaction and makes good business sense,” said Joe Jaeger, Authoria senior vice president, sales and services. “Authoria’s solutions appeal to HR professionals because they allow them to focus on the core strategic portion of their business instead of being consumed by mundane administrative tasks.”
Jaeger continued, “Authoria Choice offers the ability to shift costs to the operational budget and away from the capital budget, lowering initial cost and removing barriers to entry. It provides the flexibility to easily deploy or expand services with little to no ramp up time.”
Authoria Choice Provides License, Hosting and Application Management Options
Authoria Choice options all provide the same secure, enterprise HR communications solutions, customized to the customers’ specific requirements. With the application outsourcing and managed solution options, initial deployment occurs in a fraction of the time required for a traditional in-house implementation. (In-house implementations can take significantly longer due to constraints on in-house resources and expertise.) Authoria also provides hosted production services, data integration and security authentication/single sign on.
The Authoria team can also manage the application on an ongoing basis, a task that can easily overwhelm an already overburdened in-house team. With Authoria Choice, internal teams are able to focus on more strategic activities because Authoria is responsible for the implementation and the ongoing management of the solution. Services include software updates, legislative updates and ongoing content maintenance.
Authoria Choice Appeals to a Wide Range of Companies
Target customers of Authoria Choice include a wide range of companies from both large and medium-sized organizations as the program decreases barriers to entry. Early users include a leading business process outsourcing (BPO) provider and industry-leading organizations like McDonald’s Corporation. With Authoria HR, customers are able to deliver accurate and consistent personalized information to employees with greater efficiency.
Ron Hanscome, senior program director, META Group, said, "We are seeing a wide range of companies, both large and small, taking advantage of hosted or outsourced services, especially in the human resources community. HR as a discipline is very familiar with the outsourcing business model and its benefits. Outsourcing has continued to grow, as companies look to save on the costs of technical know-how and infrastructure -- something even very large organizations find appealing."
Pricing and Availability
Authoria Choice is available immediately and pricing is determined by solutions, service options, and total number of users.
Authoria is the world leader in personalized, Web-based human resource communication. Authoria HR is the knowledge application standard in the software industry. Over one hundred and fifty organizations worldwide rely on Authoria to dramatically improve employee communication while streamlining costs. Authoria's knowledge applications manage and communicate human resource information to millions of people at some of the world's largest companies, including Boeing, Motorola and Wells Fargo. Among Authoria's partners are industry-leaders PeopleSoft, Towers Perrin, IBM BCS and Accenture. Based in Waltham, MA, Authoria has been ranked four times by Inc. Magazine as one of America's fastest-growing private companies and has been recognized by Deloitte & Touche in the New England Fast 50 four times and the National Fast 500 three times. For more information, please visit www.authoria.com/news3
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