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Firstdoor Partners with Institute of Management and Administration (IOMA) to Extend Product Content and Distribution

Firstdoor Announces Partnership with Institute of Management and Administration (IOMA)

Agreement Extends Product Content and Distribution

ATLANTA, GA, July 2, 2003 - Firstdoor, a leading supplier of hosted knowledge and communication systems for Human Resources (HR) professionals, announced today it has entered a partnership agreement with IOMA (the Institute of Management & Administration), the leading publisher of management and executive education and information products. 

The partnership capitalizes on both companies' strengths and provides an integrated HR management communication solution for organizations. Firstdoor's strong technology platform and extensive legal and regulatory content along with IOMA's outstanding management-specific content provides organizations with a more complete, well-rounded HR knowledge and communication solution.

With HR AnswerSource, IOMA has expanded its traditional offering of educational and professional development information for managers to now include more regulatory and compliance documentation for its more than 180,000 monthly subscribers. IOMA will begin distributing this information through a private-labeled version of HR AnswerSource.

"Our clients can benefit from Firstdoor's web-based system, which makes it easily accessible to clients regardless of location or time of day," said Jonathan Wentworth-Ping, Director of Content Distribution with IOMA. "The system's proven technology, the extensive library of compliance and regulatory information from BNA (the Bureau of National Affairs), combined with our management content, gives us a best of breed solution for our clients."

By incorporating IOMA's HR content (case studies, best practices, cost control tools etc.) into HR AnswerSource, customers will have access to an enhanced, web-based decision support and research tool with answers to questions for every critical HR area and regulatory compliance concern.

"Every time we expand our content, we not only strengthen the product, we increase the satisfaction of our customers and our partners' customers," said Gene Schutt, President and CEO of Firstdoor. "An information leader wanting their content delivered through our technology is another endorsement of the quality of our technology platform."

About IOMA:  IOMA, the Institute of Management and Administration, publishes a broad range of high quality management information for business professionals. IOMA's goal is for their products to help improve the efficiency, productivity and to support the continued professional education of individuals within client organizations. IOMA is a subsidiary of BNA, the largest employee-owned media organization in the United States and a former National Press agency based in Washington, DC. IOMA is headquartered in New York City with a network of editors throughout North America; the company has more than 180,000 monthly subscribers. For more information, visit or send an email to


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