Firstdoor and BNA Broaden Strategic Alliance
Companies Combine Talents to Dominate eHR Expertise
ATLANTA, GA – May 6, 2003 - Firstdoor, a leading supplier of Human
Resources knowledge solutions, and BNA, Inc. (The Bureau of National Affairs,
Inc.), the foremost professional publisher of legal and regulatory compliance
information, announced today that they have broadened their strategic
partnership to integrate more professional content to the HR AnswerSource
Firstdoor and BNA entered a long-term strategic partnership to co-create HR
AnswerSource in November 2001. The partnership has created a family of online
HR information products that are offered as customized ASP solutions.
“BNA’s decision to add specialized compensation and benefits information
underlines the success of our partnership with America’s leading legal and
professional publisher,” says Gene Schutt, president and CEO of Firstdoor. “The
addition of this important content to the HR AnswerSource knowledge platform
allows us to deliver even more value to our clients . In May, we will launch a
new high-end product, Professional Advisor, for the professional service
provider market that needs everything available about Comp & Benefits.”
Firstdoor’s innovative technology enables tight integration between BNA’s
authoritative information and our clients’ enterprise systems and provides
extensive client control over user access and role management. It also allows
clients to leverage HR AnswerSource as a knowledgebase by adding proprietary
content, and provides system usage reporting and collaboration tools.
The technology increases productivity and improves customer service through
faster access to information and quicker response times. Users can better
leverage their staff without worrying that work overload is leading to risky or
inadequate decisions, which improves risk management. Additionally, the
technology will increase intellectual capital and complement eLearning
initiatives by warehousing knowledge and providing information on-demand.
"Firstdoor's technology provides excellent capabilities to deliver customized
content solutions for both mid-market and Fortune 1000 customers," said Darren
McKewen, executive editor of BNA's human resources publications.
Firstdoor is a leading supplier of HR and Benefits knowledge solutions.
Firstdoor's unique technology integrates premium content from leading
publishers, like BNA, Inc., and customer information, into a single knowledge
communication system, putting tools in the hands of our partners and customers
to configure the system. Users gain easy access to critical information, while
organizations benefit from more consistent decisions on compliance issues,
resulting in reduced risks and costs. The privately held company is located in
Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.firstdoor.com.
About BNA, Inc.
Founded in 1929, BNA is an independent publisher and the largest pblisher of
nonpartisan news and information in Washington, D.C. Drawing on the expertise
of more than 600 editors, reporters, and domestic and international
correspondents, BNA publications are recognized for their in-depth, unbiased
reporting. BNA has approximately 1,600 employees and is the oldest wholly
employee-owned company in the United States. For more information about BNA,