WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Putting the service in software-as-a-service and service oriented architectures, Emportal today announced the official launch of the company and its primary offering, the Emportal HR business process management solution. Representing the union of technology, people and services, the Emportal solution embraces today's categories of human capital management -- HRMS, HRO, point solutions and ERP systems -- and advances them to the next level.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ — Putting the service in software-as-a-service and service oriented architectures, Emportal today announced the official launch of the company and its primary offering, the Emportal HR business process management solution. Representing the union of technology, people and services, the Emportal solution embraces today's categories of human capital management — HRMS, HRO, point solutions and ERP systems — and advances them to the next level.
At the heart of Emportal is a next-generation enterprise human resource management system (HRMS) platform built with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services that integrates with and aggregates existing investments in best-of-breed HR point-solutions. Delivered as multi-tenant, multi-client software-as-a-service, there is no upfront license and recurring upgrade fees. Estimated total cost of ownership is 20-40% lower, making Emportal an ideal solution for smaller to mid-sized companies that need deep functionality without the overhead of traditional ERP solutions.
Unlike the traditional disparately designed human resource management systems — many of which have been on the market for decades — Emportal is designed for total business integration, transparency and self-service by all users, such as business users, workers, vendors and HR domain practitioners. Additionally, Emportal's design takes into consideration the composition of today's workforce, enabling companies to manage these employees, contingent workers, consultants and vendors all from one platform.
Started in 2005, Emportal's leadership team is comprised of seasoned HR technology and outsourcing experts. Prior to co-founding Emportal, Chairman Kevin Grauman started The Outsource Group, a company that he later sold to a national competitor. Co-founder, President and CEO, Mark Robinson, as well as Vice President of Engineering, Nicholas Osbourne and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, David Lee, worked together earlier in their careers at Gary D. Nelson Associates and Workforce Logic.
Robinson commented, "Emportal delivers what HR professionals have been seeking but previously unable to find — a 'what's in it for me' approach that involves less work, more information and better reporting." He continued, "Not only are we defining and driving the next-generation of HR solutions, we're helping our clients protect their existing investments in best-of-breed systems by facilitating easy integration through the latest proven technologies."
Targeting companies across all verticals in the small- and mid-market, Emportal further differentiates its offering through comprehensive vendor management capabilities and onsite customer support. Each Emportal customer is assigned a dedicated onsite client service manager who trains users, answers questions, and tracks vendor performance.
Robinson shared, "Emportal's vision is firmly rooted in what companies told us they really needed to ensure successful HR management — onsite support, robust functionality, flexibility and easy integration. In response, we've developed a world-class HRMS coupled with the best of the outsourcing model to deliver the next-generation in HR solutions."
"Integration is top of mind these days as HR executives take stock of the various process silos they're faced with," says Lisa Rowan, Program Manager, HR and Talent Management Services at IDC, a leading IT market research and advisory firm. "Emportal's approach is refreshing and distinguished from the market through on-site customer service. The combination of integrated capabilities, service delivery, and vendor management will serve mid-sized firms well."
More About Emportal
Emportal was founded in 2005 to enable companies to choose and integrate the best HR vendors and services for their businesses, while at the same time having them delivered through a single, flexible, coordinated, integrated, highly scalable, modular and managed enterprise platform. Comprehensively supporting and managing the workforce of both today and tomorrow — an ever- changing mix of employees, vendors, and alternative labor sources (independent contractors, temporary workers, consultants, etc.) — Emportal truly delivers a "have it your way" blend of next-generation technology and services. More information can be accessed at http://www.emportal.com.