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WorkStrategy and Firstdoor Partner to Provide Knowledgebase Technology Solutions

Alliance will provide content design and integration support to mid-market customers

Columbia, MD - May 14, 2003 WorkStrategy announced today that it has signed a formal partnership agreement with Firstdoor to provide mid-market organizations with unparalleled human resource content management and delivery capabilities. The alliance will extend the capabilities of Firstdoor's HR AnswerSource platform through a combination of workforce productivity and human resource management (HRM) services from WorkStrategy.

WorkStrategy's multidisciplinary approach to HR content management includes comprehensive employee and manager usability studies - creative design, functional analysis and user acceptability. WorkStrategy consultants work closely with customer leadership to ensure culture, communication and information management objectives are linked directly to bottom-line affordability and performance.

"We evaluated Firstdoor's technology and existing content partnerships and were very impressed with their configuration capability and scalability," stated Brian McIntyre, chief executive officer, WorkStrategy. "Tremendous opportunities exist to build additional value into many HR operations, especially in the areas of employee and manager self-service. We believe the Firstdoor solution delivers key functional advantages while limiting the high costs of hardware and infrastructure."

With HR AnswerSource, organizations can deliver consistent, high quality, HR information to employees, managers and HR professionals across an organization so they can make effective employee-related decisions.

"WorkStrategy brings strengths that complement those of Firstdoor and our suite of products", commented Gene Schutt, chief executive officer of Firstdoor. "WorkStrategy will supply critical planning and project management services such as HRMS integration, process analysis and content design. Their consulting methodology is excellent and will blend well with the way we serve our customers."

Drawing on their extensive HRM experience, WorkStrategy will provide rapid configuration and deployment services to Firstdoor customers. A series of employee and manager self-service content modules are being designed for HR AnswerSource. WorkStrategy will be focusing on immediate productivity gains such as HR self-service, staff development and employee communication.

About WorkStrategy

WorkStrategy, headquartered in Columbia, MD, is a Human Resource Management technology firm providing strategic planning and application implementation services to mid-market organizations. WorkStrategy specializes in HR, payroll, benefits and compensation, self-service, portal deployment, recruitment, and vendor evaluation services. For more information, visit us at

About Firstdoor

Firstdoor is a leading supplier of HR and Benefits knowledge solutions. Firstdoor's unique technology integrates premium content from leading publishers, including BNA, Inc., and customer information, into a single knowledge communication 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


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