|NEW AUTHORIA SOLUTION SUPPORTS MANAGERS, HELPS DRIVE BUSINESS VALUE AND FACILITATES CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
New Authoria Manager Advisor Addresses the Need for Managers to be More Self-Reliant in Dealing With Employee Events and Situations
Waltham, MA (March 15, 2004) - Authoria, Inc., the leader in personalized, Web-based human resource communication, today announced the availability of Authoria Manager Advisor™, its new software solution that brings together all the information managers require to be effective corporate resources. In addition to maximizing corporate and employee productivity to drive business value, Manager Advisor can help managers do their jobs better and monitor corporate policy compliance.
“Today’s managers need to be equal parts recruiter, trainer, administrator, policy and benefits expert, and people manager,” explained Paul Baier, Authoria’s senior vice president of products. “They need to know what the corporate goals are and how to translate them into staff direction; how to drive continuous performance improvements and how to avoid trouble when potentially treacherous situations arise. In order to manage more effectively, managers need a single, accurate, dependable source of information.
“A corporate policy is just a piece of paper until a company supports it properly,” continued Baier. “Training, ongoing communication and coaching are keys to risk mitigation around everything from sexual harassment to discrimination and wrongful termination. With Authoria’s Manager Advisor, companies can help their people become conversant in their policies.”
A majority of employees surveyed1 indicated that they view their manager as their single most reliable source of information about corporate benefits and policies; a view which requires managers be current on this information. "Authoria provides the destination that our employees think of first when they need personalized policy or benefit information," said Karl Starr, director, HR services at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. "Authoria’s new Manager Advisor provides on-line personalized guidance for our managers and helps them lead their teams more effectively. Authoria’s Manager Advisor allows us to leverage what we already have in place, thereby shortening implementation time and lowering our total cost of ownership, while it helps with planning, personnel deployment, evaluation and rewards.”
Authoria’s Manager Advisor delivers information that is event-driven, accurate and meaningful to managers, and reduces the chance of managerial misinterpretation so employees receive personalized, timely and consistent communication. Authoria’s Manager Advisor helps managers navigate the continuous management lifecycle of employee and workplace-related issues and allows organizations to:
Save managers time with a single point of access to information
Include personalized, context-sensitive information
Direct managers to relevant training and content
Provide just-in-time coaching
Capture analytics, trends and manager behavior
Track and drive manager compliance
Authoria’s Manager Advisor extends to managers the advantages of Authoria HR™, Authoria’s existing solution. Authoria’s Manager Advisor integrates with existing CRM, ERP, and financial management tools for a best-in-class desktop that helps educate and motivate managers, ensure compliance to policy, and track and measure program effectiveness.
Availability and Pricing
Authoria’s Manager Advisor will ship to customers March 31, 2004. Pricing is based on the number of employees.
1Source: Towers Perrin 2003 Service Delivery Survey Report
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/news4
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