Lockton Companies Selects Firstdoor to Power ‘Lockton HR’ - Client Resource
ATLANTA, GA – May 6, 2003 – Firstdoor, a leading supplier of HR
knowledge solutions, announced today that it has been selected by Lockton
Companies to provide HR AnswerSource to power Lockton HR, its knowledge
delivery platform used by its Employee Benefits Practice customers.
“Firstdoor allows Lockton to offer world-class advisory content integrated with
our customer-facing Client Resource Center, without having to devote extensive
resources to maintaining, publishing and supporting a big technology
initiative," said, Ross Reda, VP of Lockton Benefit Group."
From FAQs and procedures to company policies, best practices, and government
regulations, HR AnswerSource delivers critical information, analysis and
decision support tools at the time of need to company HR and benefits
administrators and managers. The HR AnswerSource solution will be integrated
directly with Lockton Benefit Group’s Human Resources Portal.
"We welcome Lockton Companies to our family of customers," said Gene Schutt,
chief executive officer of Firstdoor. "Lockton recognizes the advantages of an
integrated corporate information resource that blends the highest quality
published HR and Benefits information with Lockton’s own information resources.
It facilitates the distribution of knowledge, and enables easier and quicker
Firstdoor’s innovative HR AnswerSource technology integrates premier legal
publisher BNA, Inc.’s authoritative regulatory information with customers’
procedures, best practices, FAQs, and policies into a single expert system that
is easy to access and navigate.
About Lockton Companies
Lockton Companies began as a small business operated by Jack Lockton and his
parents out of the family home in 1966. Since then, Lockton locations have
multiplied from a single office in Kansas City to twelve offices located across
the U. S.; the firm now has offices in Kansas City, Los Angeles, Dallas, St.
Louis, Denver, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta
and Hartford. During the 1980s and 1990s, the company demonstrated excellent
performance, and is now the largest privately held brokerage firm in the United
States. Since 1980, Lockton's staff (broker/consultants) has grown in number
from 20 to more than 1,600. The firm has increased its revenues from $2 million
in 1980 to more than $250 million today; and annual premium placements have
grown to several billion dollars. Lockton Companies is privately held. For more
information visit www.lockton.com.
Firstdoor is a Content Solution Provider offering technology and product
development services to content suppliers, including The Bureau of National
Affairs (BNA). Firstdoor's fully hosted and easy-to-implement solution is
designed to promote efficiency and improve learning and knowledge retention.
Users benefit through the on-demand, self-service nature of the information.
Organizations benefit through quicker, more consistent, compliance decision
making across the enterprise thereby reducing employer risks and costs. The
privately held company is located in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit
About BNA, Inc.
Founded in 1929, BNA is an independent publisher and the largest publisher 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,