Knowledge Infusion Announces HCM StrategyMap to Help Former PeopleSoft and JD Edwards Customers Plan and Optimize HR Technology Investments

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Knowledge Infusion's HCM StrategyMap is a new service especially relevant to former PeopleSoft and JD Edwards customers. It includes a technology review and strategy session followed by the delivery of a 1000-day HCM technology blueprint that will map HR's goals to the businss goals of the company, and enable organizations to decide how best to move forward with their HR technology investments.

Knowledge Infusion, a strategic consulting organization dedicated to helping organizations realize the value of HCM and learning technologies, today announced its Human Capital Management (HCM) StrategyMap. This packaged service helps companies plan and optimize their HCM technology investments. HCM StrategyMap includes an objective review of current HR technology needs, an extensive workshop to identify critical areas where the workforce needs to be aligned to overall business objectives, and the creation of a long- term plan to help organizations plot the development of their HR technology infrastructure, ensuring their workforce has the skills necessary to meet future business challenges.

At the conclusion of the technology review and strategy session, Knowledge Infusion will deliver a customized 1000-day HCM technology blueprint that will enable organizations to decide whether they should remain on their current systems, invest further in PeopleSoft/Oracle applications, outsource some HR technology solutions, or utilize best of breed HR technology vendors to realize their long term HCM strategy. Knowledge Infusion's experts will work with the leadership of an organization to determine how existing and future HR technology can better align the workforce to their overall business goals.

“The turbulence and uncertainty that the Oracle merger has created over the past 18 months has stalled HCM deployment at a large number of previous PeopleSoft HCM customer sites,” says Jason Averbook, CEO of Knowledge Infusion and former PeopleSoft executive. “The issue facing these customers today is not only what to do with their current technology investment, but how HCM technology can help them reach specific business goals. Now is the optimal time to look at the business drivers and create an HR technology plan that can meet those demanding goals.”

HCM StrategyMap is designed for companies of all sizes and industries, but is specifically relevant today to former PeopleSoft and JD Edwards customers, needing to gain the maximum value from their current investments to fuel further HCM transformation. HCM StrategyMap includes the ability to model future scenarios that take into consideration PeopleSoft product vision under Oracle stewardship and other market offerings.

"Knowledge Infusion has been a trusted business partner and invaluable resource in developing our human capital management technology strategy map,” says Jen Guadagno, Manager of HR Technology at Premera Blue Cross, “Because of Knowledge Infusion and their deep expertise in HCM and related technologies, Premera Blue Cross now has a clear, attainable strategy to transform our HR technology from transactional to strategic."

With over 125 years of experience implementing and analyzing the performance of PeopleSoft HCM and other HR technologies, Knowledge Infusion is uniquely qualified to guide organizations in developing long term HR technology plans that will enable them to achieve critical business objectives.

"With the Oracle acquisition, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards customers are hungry for the latest information to guide their strategic decisions for their existing applications," says Bill Kutik, Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive. "With its many former PeopleSoft and JD Edwards executives, Knowledge Infusion is uniquely qualified to offer that and is already one of the consultancies helping customers get answers, as well as conceive their long-term plans."

Knowledge Infusion will be exhibiting and leading a PeopleSoft User Panel: What They are Doing Today and Planning for Tomorrow, at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition, October 19-21 in Chicago. Senior executives from Hewlett-Packard, Home Depot, Capital One, and KLA-Tencor will share their own thoughts and plans as influential customers with attendees expected to include hundreds of other PeopleSoft users. For more information and registration discounts, go to http://www.HRTechnologyConference.com

Join Knowledge Infusion at a free webinar on July 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. PDT to learn more about HCM StrategyMap. Register at

http://knowledge-infusion.form25.com/StrategyMap

About Knowledge Infusion

Knowledge Infusion is a strategic consulting organization dedicated to helping organizations realize the true value of Human Capital Management (HCM) and Learning technologies. Knowledge Infusion works with clients to map HCM technology strategies based on their unique business needs, optimize existing HCM applications, and tie strategic HCM initiatives to specific, measurable business results. For more information, please visit: http://www.knowledge-infusion.com.

Knowledge Infusion and the Knowledge Infusion logo are registered trademarks of Knowledge Infusion, LLC. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2005 Knowledge infusion, LLC. All rights reserved.

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