Willis Selects Firstdoor to Power 'Search Willis' Client Knowledge System.
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ATLANTA, GA, February 20, 2003 - Firstdoor, a leading supplier of Human
Resources knowledge solutions, today announces that it has been selected by the
Employee Benefits Practice of Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance
broker, as the knowledge delivery platform for Search Willis, the broker’s
client knowledge system designed to deliver HR and employee management content
in an easy to use format.
Leaders of an organization have a dilemma…How does reliable information get
into the hands of decision makers in a way that results in better, quicker, and
more consistent decisions across an organization? The Internet provides a
medium to assist organizations with the delivery of the right information to
those who need it most. The integration of content and technology is now
available as a mechanism to distribute knowledge, guidance and best practices
across an enterprise, on demand, to executives and others who deal with
employee matters either routinely or occasionally.
Firstdoor offers a knowledge management system that integrates different
knowledgebases consisting of client content, Willis content and premium
third-party content from providers such as BNA, Inc., to expedite
decision-making. The information is delivered through a simple user interface,
bringing on-demand information to HR administrators and managers.
“Firstdoor offers a unique knowledge solution that combines world-class BNA,
Inc. content with our own extensive information," said Rick Elliott, President
and CEO of Willis’ Employee Benefits Practice in North America. "With
Firstdoor, our clients have instant access to a huge range of HR, Benefits and
Compliance FAQs and other content – via the web. This allows us to combine
instant access web research with ‘hands on’ expertise provided by our in-house
legal and compliance team . “From FAQs and procedures to company policies, best
practices and government regulations, Search Willis delivers critical
information, analysis and decision support tools at the time of need to company
HR administrators and managers. The Search Willis solution will be integrated
directly with Willis’ current client technology offerings.
"Willis is a key strategic relationship for Firstdoor," said Gene Schutt, chief
executive officer of Firstdoor. "Search Willis will combine our core BNA
content with extensive material from Willis in a convenient, easy to access
system. This facilitates faster distribution of knowledge, with easier and
quicker client communications."
About Willis Group
Willis Group Holdings Limited is a leading global insurance broker, developing
and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial
and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public
entities and institutions around the world. With over 300 offices in more than
80 countries, its global team of 13,000 associates serves clients in some 180
countries. Willis is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol WSH. Additional information on Willis may be found on its web site:
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. Users gain easy access to critical information, while
organizations benefits from more consistent decisions on compliance issues,
resulting in reduced risks and costs. The privately held company is located in
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,