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November 01, 2011

Collaborative Solutions to Deliver Workday's SaaS HCM Solution to Blue Shield

At the recent Workday Rising 2011, Collaborative Solutions made an announcement that they had entered into an agreement to deliver Workday’s top Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) HCM solution to Blue Shield of California.

Blue Shield has 3.3 million members and is a not-for-profit health plan. It will implement Workday to make HR services a lot easier to access for the company staff of 4,800 employees. Collaborative Solutions was selected to implement this solution as one of the first partners to get on board the Workday ecosystem.

In a release, Earl Barron, director of HR Technology for Blue Shield said, “We are looking forward to the partnership with both Workday and Collaborative Solutions to help us bring increased functionality and a better user experience to our employees while lowering our total cost of ownership of the supporting HR systems.”

Collaborative Solutions has been a leader or has led the participation of more than 80 successful Workday deployments. They have a team of trustworthy advisors who give out objective, experience-based consulting to all public-sector agencies as well as national firms. These range from mid-sized businesses all the way to the likes of the Fortune 500.

They have a complete systems implementation cycle that allows the executives of Finance, IT, as well as Human Resources gain direct access to their top-rung management. All collaborations with clients are done on an intimate basis and all gaps in the initiative are plugged in at every stage.

According to Carroll Ross, CEO of Collaborative Solutions, “We believe Blue Shield's values of customer-centric service, creativity and keeping its promises is a great cultural match between our two organizations. Workday's industry leading SaaS solutions have been a true game changer for our customers, and we know the same will be true for Blue Shield. We look forward to helping Blue Shield transform its HR service delivery platform leveraging Workday to support their needs today and into the future.”

Workday Rising 2011 is the organization’s fifth annual meeting of Workday customers. This includes partner sponsors as well as prospective customers, and employees all of whom come together to learn, collaborate, as well as network. It is Workday's biggest customer event for the year. It enjoys a massive support from Workday's clientele base consisting of over 230 companies.

In other news, collaboration between Workday Inc. and Zuora (News - Alert) Inc. recently was announced at Workday Rising 2011. Zuora subscription billing and commerce will now be seamlessly integrated with Workday Financial Management solutions.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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