Enterprise Cloud Connect™ 1.5 Adds Benefits Admin. & Time Management Capability

Enterprise Cloud Connect™ Releases Version 1.5 of Enterprise Cloud Connect™ HR Suite for SAP, Enabling Greater HR Efficiency via Benefits Administration and Time Management Capability

Enterprise Cloud Connect™ version 1.5 allows companies using SAP® ERP Human Capital Management software to
deploy using SharePoint® or other .NET®-based environments, with enhanced features for business process acceleration

KIRKLAND, Wash. – October 4, 2011 – Enterprise Cloud Connect™® LLC, the developer of sophisticated SharePoint® integrated solutions with line of business applications such as SAP®, salesforce.com® and Oracle® announced today the release of version 1.5 of Enterprise Cloud Connect™ HR Suite for SAP, delivering new efficiency tools for benefits administration, time management and reporting. The release also broadens access beyond SharePoint to other .NET-based environments.

“We are pleased to bring our next-level edition of Enterprise Cloud Connect™ HR Suite for SAP to market,” said John Michael Gross, president of Enterprise Cloud Connect™. “Reflecting input from our clients, we added capabilities that deliver greater convenience for HR administrators serving large enterprises and mid-size businesses. As an example, high-effort activities such as open enrollment for benefits are remarkably simplified while accuracy of employee information and preferences is greatly increased. We are able to deliver immediate service advantages via this new release, and look forward to helping our clients further improve their HR process efficiencies while reducing costs.”

Enterprise Cloud Connect™ (the acronym meaning “My One View Suite™”) helps businesses leverage their existing investments in SAP and Microsoft SharePoint, as well as custom or third-party .NET-based environments, by enabling fast and compliant self-service for a wide range of HR policy and benefits processes. Companies use their ERP software to maintain control of data and processes while gaining employee and manager self-service functions. Core capabilities within the original Enterprise Cloud Connect™ HR Suite for SAP include Personal Administration, Time Management, Leave Management and Compensation. Expanded capabilities available in version 1.5 include:

  • Benefits Administration: enrollment for annual and life event changes, and benefits participation overview for employees, dependents and family members
  • Time Management: augmented to include absence reporting, quota reporting and detailed time reporting for managers and employees
  • Qualifications: employee skill sets and training rankings
  • Organization Reports: job title reporting with export to Microsoft® Excel®

Enterprise Cloud Connect™ HR Suite for SAP allows for uncomplicated creation of employee and manager dashboards by combining drag-and-drop widgets. Editing is easy using the familiar Microsoft Office® user interface. Companies are able to keep HR forms and processes up to date, without having to incur expensive modification costs. It gives employees direct access to ERP data and ERP business processes with one easy-to-use interface. Enterprise Cloud Connect™ dramatically reduces the number of clicks, pages and support calls required to manage personal and work information, enabling true self-service and compliance.

The most substantial cost savings provided by Enterprise Cloud Connect™ are achieved through a reduction in HR service costs and associated IT support, resulting in substantial ROI organization-wide. Core advantages of the Enterprise Cloud Connect™ HR Suite include:

HR and Employee Benefits

  • Powerful and secure self-service capability
  • Reduced training effort for HR transactions
  • Immediate employee, manager and HR productivity gains
  • Reduced shared service support calls

IT Benefits

  • Fast rollout without custom development
  • No need to create or install additional portals
  • In-house system maintenance efficiencies

About Enterprise Cloud Connect™ LLC

Founded in 2009, Enterprise Cloud Connect™® LLC is a Washington state–based technology company that provides SharePoint® integrated solutions with line of business applications such as SAP®, salesforce.com® and Oracle®. Enterprise Cloud Connect™ is a sub-corporation of SmarTek21®, a global IT services company that helps enterprises solve development, implementation and business problems. Representative clients of SmarTek21 include Expedia®, Microsoft®, MSNBC®, Real Networks®and T-Mobile®, among others. The Enterprise Cloud Connect™ team working within SmarTek21 is experienced in delivering prompt service to complex multinational organizations. More information about the company is available at www.Enterprise Cloud Connect™.com.

Media Contact: Al Lalji, chairman and CTO, Al@Enterprise Cloud Connect™.com(425) 242-3786

Enterprise Cloud Connect™ and SmarTek21 are registered trademarks of SmarTek21 LLC. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.