News | May 7, 2008

Yoh Developing The Yoh Exchange, Helping Companies Accelerate Talent Acquisition And Decrease Costs

Philadelphia, PA - Yoh, a leading provider of talent and outsourcing services and a unit of Day & Zimmermann, recently announced it is developing and implementing the next version of the Yoh Exchange, an innovative and award-winning portal that helps companies accelerate talent acquisition and decrease total contract services spend. Yoh has also extended its relationship with SAP America, Inc. by signing a joint marketing agreement. Through the agreement, the companies will deliver a go-to-market strategy designed to help customers reduce total cost of ownership of deployments of SAP solutions by improving reliability and performance.

The Yoh Exchange will offer customers a platform encompassing content, commerce and community that facilitates business processes such as time entry and approval, order management and distribution when it becomes available this summer. The accompanying managed services program from Yoh provides customers greater control of the interactions and information in staffing programs, as well as providing a visible layer of co-employment insulation.

Yoh is currently collaborating with SAP Consulting on the implementation of the Yoh Exchange. As part of its expanded partnership, Yoh and SAP will jointly market the Yoh Exchange as the leading choice for customers to integrate solutions for supply chain and talent management. While users of SAP solutions will significantly benefit from the data integration the Yoh Exchange delivers, companies will not have to run SAP software to use the Yoh Exchange.

According to Gartner Research Director, Alex Soejarto, "The competition for talent is tight. Baring any change in demand, competition for the best talent will continue to be intense. Finding, hiring and retaining the best high-impact talent requires a staffing strategy with the right infrastructure that can be incorporated into existing operational systems. Integrating talent management with ERP, for example, helps to automate a complex process."

Through the joint marketing agreement with SAP, the companies will deliver a go-to-market strategy that aligns their field sales organizations to jointly market the Yoh Exchange to SAP customers in the United States.

"SAP is committed to expanding our ecosystem through partnerships with companies such as Yoh, driving new dimensions of collaboration that ultimately lead to increased customer success," said Stephen Spears, senior vice president of Business Development, SAP America. "We believe our relationship with Yoh provides an opportunity to combine our software and consulting capabilities with Yoh's domain and human capital expertise, helping to deliver cost-effective installations and implementations that accelerate ROI for our joint customers."

Day & Zimmermann, Yoh's parent company, has been an SAP customer since 2000. In 2004, Yoh was awarded the America's SAP Users Group (ASUG) Impact Award for the Yoh Exchange. Yoh has been an SAP services partner since 2006.

"Businesses in any industry will be able to streamline delivery and management of high-impact talent as a result of the release of the Yoh Exchange and the joint marketing collaboration between Yoh and SAP," says Bill Yoh, CEO of Yoh. "We're pairing SAP's world-class consulting and development expertise with Yoh's industry knowledge and process excellence to give companies – especially SAP customers -- a better, faster and more integrated way to manage the talent lifecycle."

The Yoh Exchange will incorporate web-based talent planning, administration, policy and profile management, along with on-site customer support to deliver an end-to-end solution that speeds time-to-fill, and minimizes technology requirements and human resources costs and enhances talent quality. Key features will be:

  • Synchronized HR, finance, and operations functions that improve billing, reporting, and administrative workflow; drive efficiencies across the enterprise; and mitigate compliance risks.
  • On-demand access that reduces the cost and increases the ease of managing data center hardware and software, speeds sourcing and adoption, minimizes training requirements, and accelerates results.
  • Optimized technology infrastructure through support for SAP solutions that enhances the talent supply chain and delivers high-quality resources aligned with business strategies.