NorthgateArinso Recognized for Continued Innovation and Unique Offerings in Human Resources Optimization and Outsourcing

NGA and its customers receive awards from HROA & Webster Buchanan; named a finalist for a 2012 SAP® Pinnacle award

18 Mayo 2012

May 18th, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) – NorthgateArinso (NGA), the leading global provider of HR services, as well as several NGA customers, were recently recognized by leading industry organizations for their continued innovation and solutions in HR Outsourcing and BPaaS.

NGA and its customers Solvay and a large American financial institution have been honored with industry awards from the Human Resources Outsourcing Association (HROA), and Webster Buchanan Research for a diversity of HR accomplishment and advancements. NGA has also been named a 2012 SAP® Pinnacle award finalist as the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) Provider of the Year.

“We are extremely excited and humbled by these recognitions,” said Mike Ettling, CEO, NGA. “These honors not only highlight the breadth of the expertise and solutions offered by NGA, but also our company’s commitment to putting our clients at the heart of what we do. These designations are direct reflections of the relationships we build with our clients and our ability to collaboratively help our customers become better employers.”

HROA Awards
The HROA recognized NGA at their Eighth Annual Human Resources Outsourcing Association Awards Gala on May 2 with two prestigious honors. Mike Ettling received the Global Thought Leader of the Year award for his efforts navigating NGA from a major contender in the HRO industry to the leading HRO provider. Recent market research confirmed this position, and cited his strong leadership and the transformation he initiated as major contributors to NGA’s market leadership. Mike’s vision on the combination of customer satisfaction, process excellence and standardization has created a unique dynamic and value for NGA’s customers, and has restored the belief in the potential of HR Outsourcing for many. 

NGA’s ability to collaboratively and efficiently work with clients was also honored through the receipt of the Customer Relationship of the Year award for NGA’s work with a large Ohio-headquartered financial institution. NGA has worked with the company to implement a new talent management and HR information management system that empowers the bank to streamline HR processes through outsourcing.

Webster Buchanan Research Multi-Country Payroll Awards, Optimizing Performance category
In addition, multi-country payroll research and consulting firm Webster Buchanan has recognized NGA customer Solvay, a global chemical and plastics company, for its business-centric approach to performance measurement and management. Working with Solvay, NGA provided solutions and consulting to implement an innovative global payroll solution for its workforce of 19,000, bringing together HR IT systems from 15 countries around the world while at the same time achieving an ambitious business case.

The judging panel was particularly impressed by the company’s decision to include multi-country payroll in the project from the start, based around a business case that was built on delivering significant cost savings. They also noted that with common data formats agreed, global reporting has changed the way HR works with instantaneous and more importantly, actionable data – allowing HR to dedicate time to analyzing and interpreting information rather than collating it.

SAP Pinnacle Award finalist
NorthgateArinso has been named a 2012 SAP Pinnacle award finalist in the category BPO and BPaaS Provider of the Year.  SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to leading SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and driving customer success. They underscore SAP’s commitment to a sound ecosystem strategy, which SAP recognizes as a key driver in delivering unmatched value to customers and enabling SAP to reach its business goals. Finalists and winners were selected based on over 150 nominations in 22 categories received from partners and SAP employees. SAP Pinnacle also recognized NGA for its command of SAP and innovations in BPaaS. The SAP Pinnacle Awards is the company’s premier global partner recognition program which shines a spotlight on its most outstanding partners who have excelled in developing a partnership with SAP and in growing mutual business. NGA was honored as a finalist in the BPO/BPaaS Provider of the year category.

“While it is wonderful to be recognized for our work and thought leadership, we know that we cannot rest on our accomplishment but must continue to develop and perfect new ways of optimizing HR processes for our clients,” added Ettling. “We are excited to continue our commitment to innovation, process excellence and strategic customer service – the principles which propelled us to these achievements.”


About NorthgateArinso
NorthgateArinso is the leading global Human Resources software and services provider offering innovative HR business solutions to employers of all sizes, including global Fortune 500 companies and many public sector organizations. NorthgateArinso helps HR executives optimize their HR service delivery through smarter processes and more efficient technology, supporting key HR areas like workforce administration, payroll, benefits, recruitment, learning, and talent management.

NorthgateArinso’s 8,500 employees in 35 countries are dedicated to delivering HR excellence through HR consulting, HR outsourcing and HR technology.