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.
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.