Marlborough, Massachusetts – (The Hosting News) – December 18, 2007 – Hosting provider of outsourced benefits, compensation and performance management solutions, Workscape, has debuted the release of its Virtual Hosting offering, designed to enable the configuration of its enterprise products in a controlled environment, packaged to deploy an appliance-based solution.
Bill Bergen, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Workscape remarked, ”Our new Virtual Hosting offering enables clients to keep their data in-house while reducing support issues thanks to the identical virtual environment being deployed. We’ve also included multiple customer support options with this offering, such as live, remote support on the customer’s instance or the ability to repackage an instance snapshot and send it back to Workscape. By using the latest virtualization software, Workscape has stepped ahead of the competition and given our clients even more implementation choices while still maintaining our internal efficiencies.”
Designed to work in either Workscape’s global data centers or behind a client’s firewall, the Workscape Virtual Hosting product was developed to create a virtual server environment that is complete with the operating system, applications and resources. Images are easily transferable from one physical server to another and multiple instances of an application can be run on the same hardware, yet with the total isolation and protection of each environment. This innovative approach provides a highly efficient mechanism for quickly, and cost effectively, adding capacity for new on-demand clients that are utilizing Workscape’s hosting environments.
In addition, this deployment methodology creates a ground-breaking new offering from Workscape for clients whose IT policies require applications to be hosted inside their network. Now, with this virtual hosting arrangement, Workscape’s solutions can be dropped down onto servers inside the client’s data center versus Workscape’s, without changing the traditional economic and resource efficiencies of Workscape’s standard on-demand offerings.
As part of its upgrade to the latest version of Workscape Compensation Planner, an existing client — a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world — is already migrating from their current implementation to become a hosted client via Workscape Virtual Hosting.
Workscape’s OBA offerings include benefit manager analytics for plan management, rapid plan design change management, and an integrated WebMD content and application to inform employees of personal health and benefit decision options. At the heart of Workscape OBA is a 24×7 U.S.-based HR Service Center staffed by experienced benefits professionals.
Workscape’s multi-lingual compensation solution is designed to assist companies streamline compensation cycles, ensure consistency and fairness, and empower managers to pay-for-performance while adhering to corporate guidelines and budgets. The company’s performance management solution automates the performance management process and fully aligns goals, competencies, results and compensation throughout the organization. Both products are delivered via the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, can be deployed individually or fully leverage Workscape’s integrated web-based platform and are now also available in Express versions for mid-sized companies.
Workscape is a provider of business-critical HR solutions that have enabled hundreds of organizations to manage two largest workforce expenditures: employee benefits and performance-driven compensation. Workscape’s offerings share a common technology platform, can be readily integrated with existing IT investments, serve millions of employees, and are scalable and configurable to meet the distinct requirements of organizations ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands. One client uses the company’s award-winning multi-lingual compensation solution to compensate hundreds of thousands of employees across 70 countries. Workscape’s outsourced benefits administration offerings are backed by U.S.-based 24×7 support for managers and employees on policies and processes.
To learn more about Workscape, please visit: www.workscape.com.