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What makes Firstdoor unique is the combination of reliable technology, experienced professionals and effective partners.

Firstdoor Fact Sheet

Corporate Office:

    1425 Ellsworth Industrial Avenue
    Suite 31
    Atlanta, Georgia 30318
    Phone: 404-352-4855
    Fax: 404-350-4281


AnswerSource, the company's core product, is a human resources knowledge and communication software system, providing on-demand information from one central knowledge repository.  The system comes pre-populated with extensive content supplied through a partnership with The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), the leading publisher of HR legal and compliance information.

AnswerSource includes administrative tools giving clients the power to add their own employee manuals, policies, procedures, forms and other pertinent HR documents.  A web browser is used to access the product from the desktop.  Clients maintain full control to determine the content accessible by each user.

Target Market:

  • Corporations
    • Small to Mid-Market (250 - 2,500 employees)
    • Mid-Market to Large (2,500 employees and larger
  • Human Resource Outsourcers
  • Benefits Brokers
  • Government Agencies
  • Non-profit Organizations


  • The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA)
  • Microsoft Business Solutions
  • Oracle
  • Gevity
  • ChoicePoint
  • Corpedia
  • Institute of Management and Administration (IOMA)
  • Online Benefits
  • WorkStrategy

Corporate Milestones:

  • November 1999 - Firstdoor, Inc., founded
  • January 2000 - Kelly Land joins company as Chief Technology Officer
  • May 2000 - BNA partnership initiated, to source legal content for individual states
  • January 2001 - Gene Schutt appointed CEO & President of Firstdoor, Inc.
  • September 2001 - Firstdoor named Forbes Best of the Web for HR Products
  • October 2001 - Firstdoor named to InfoWorld's eBusiness 100 
  • December 2001 - BNA partnership expands, to source majority of legal and compliance content.
  • January 2002 - Firstdoor launches AnswerSource
  • January 2003 - Mike Gonsalves added to Executive Team as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
  • February 2003 - Oracle and Firstdoor partner to integrate AnswerSource and Oracle HRMS
  • March 2003 - Firstdoor named Microsoft Business Solutions Partner for Business Portal

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