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May 07, 2001
Accenture and Workbrain Team to Deliver Employee Relationship Management Solutions to Global Enterprises

BURLINGTON, Mass.—May 7, 2001 – Workbrain, Inc. and Accenture today announced an alliance to provide Web and wireless solutions to global enterprises to enable them to reduce operational costs and increase the productivity of their large workforces. Workbrain, the leading provider of Employee Relationship Management (ERM) solutions, and Accenture, through its Human Performance practice, plan to do this by delivering customized ERM solutions to clients in targeted industries.

“This alliance allows both Accenture and Workbrain to help organizations gain a competitive edge by enabling them to unlock the value of their employees,” said David Ossip, CEO of Workbrain. “Together, Accenture and Workbrain will assist corporations in automating their employee-centric processes, such as scheduling, bidding for vacations and trading shifts, creating an environment where employees are more satisfied and therefore more empowered to deliver an optimal performance.”

According to a recent global Accenture study titled The High Performance Workforce: Separating the Digital Economy’s Winners from Losers, Information Technology (IT) is swiftly assuming an elevated level of importance as companies tackle various ways of improving workforce performance. In fact, nearly 75 percent of the executives who were surveyed revealed that the subject of IT “always” or “often” arises in high-level management discussions relating to the topic of optimum performance in the workplace.

“The solutions we deliver through our alliance with Workbrain will present a valuable opportunity for our clients to solve critical human performance issues,” said Edward W. Jensen, Partner in Accenture’s Human Performance service line. “By providing organizations with the applications necessary to empower their people and achieve significant workplace efficiencies, we can help our customers in virtually any industry or work environment realize significant cost savings while improving the satisfaction and performance of their workforces.”

Accenture’s Human Performance practice helps its clients address their most critical people issues through new approaches in the integrated areas of Human Resource Process & Technology, Learning & Knowledge Management, Organization & Change Strategy and Workforce Performance.

Under the terms of the alliance, Workbrain and Accenture will provide applications specific to workforce management, workforce analytics, employee collaboration, as well as personalized employee services. By automating complex workforce processes, providing intelligent self-service interfaces, and building workplace communities, the solutions deployed through this alliance will help organizations reduce operational costs across the enterprise. The result is a more streamlined, collaborative work environment that aligns the workforce with strategic corporate objectives.

Using Workbrain solutions, employees are empowered to schedule shift changes, bid for overtime—even trade or bid on co-worker’s vacation time—all from the convenience of Workbrain kiosks stationed in various locations throughout a company’s facility. Such workforce transactions are also enabled via home or work computers, wireless phones and two-way pagers. The flexibility of the solution will allow virtually any employee, enterprise-wide, to access relevant information in a customized format to effect high value, high frequency workplace transactions.

About Workbrain, Inc.
Workbrain is the world’s leading provider of Employee Relationship Management (ERM) enterprise software applications for large organizations. The company’s Web and wireless solutions enable enterprises to reduce costs through efficient workforce management and planning, timely delivery and sharing of workplace information, and improved employee services. Enterprises are able to improve productivity, increase employee satisfaction and achieve higher profitability. As a result, Workbrain’s ERM solution is becoming the standard for market-leading companies worldwide. For more information, please visit us online at

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global management and technology consulting organization. The firm is reinventing itself to become the market-maker, architect and builder of the new marketplace, bringing innovations to improve the way the world works and lives. More than 70,000 people in 46 countries deliver a wide range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries. Under its strategy, the firm is building a network of businesses to meet the full range of client needs -- consulting, technology, outsourcing, alliances and venture capital. Accenture’s home page address is