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Aon Hewitt To Acquire Leading Workday Implementation Firm

Stocks in this article: AON

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today announced its intention to acquire OmniPoint's Workday Services company, a leading deployment and integration firm and key partner of Workday, a market leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) HR solutions.

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Once the transaction is closed, Aon Hewitt will be able to significantly expand and accelerate its Workday capabilities, which include providing HR technology and services to mid-sized and large, global organizations. The acquisition will make Aon Hewitt the only company in the industry to offer an end-to-end resource for designing, building and operating the Workday HR platform.  

"As today's workforce continues to rapidly evolve, Aon Hewitt is shaping the HR industry and staying ahead of current and emerging trends in the market to empower results for our clients," said Kristi Savacool, chief executive officer, Aon Hewitt. "The SaaS model is gaining traction across our client base and fits well into our existing service-centered HR outsourcing solution. This strategic investment enables us to rapidly scale our knowledge base, expand our full suite of HR solutions and broaden our capabilities to serve our clients' unique needs and preferences. It is a bold step to strengthen our industry-leading position in HR solutions."



OmniPoint's team of more than 120 certified professionals bring experience implementing Workday for 125 customers across 108 countries. These professionals will join Aon Hewitt's current team of existing Workday-certified colleagues.

After the transaction closes, the OmniPoint team will continue to serve the Workday community as a dedicated operating unit within Aon Hewitt's HR business process outsourcing (BPO) business, providing both deployment and optimization services. Aon Hewitt will provide broader HR administration services to existing OmniPoint clients interested in outsourcing. Aon Hewitt also will be able to provide a strong Workday deployment capability to new OmniPoint clients as well as current Aon Hewitt clients pursuing a new direction. Keith Diego, managing partner, will continue to lead OmniPoint, reporting to Jonathan Schembor, president, HR BPO, Aon Hewitt.

"Aon Hewitt has an excellent track record of quality service with a variety of underlying engines in the HR outsourcing space. Joining forces with OmniPoint enables us to provide that same level of service to clients that choose Workday as their HR platform," said Schembor. "Clients are increasingly interested in hosted solutions like Workday because they are flexible, cost effective and require little maintenance on the part of the employer. Rapidly building a team of experienced and credentialed specialists is important in meeting this growing client demand and expanding our presence in the HR outsourcing market."

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