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Intelligent Organisational Charting Provides Workforce Scenario Planning Capabilities Essential to Hibernian’s Joint Venture.

Exeter – 4th June, 2007 – Building on its current use of OrgPlus organisational charting software from HumanConcepts, Hibernian Insurance used the OrgPlus visualisation and scenario planning capabilities for its successful merger with Ark Life, an AlB life insurance subsidiary. The software helped to integrate new employees into its existing 2,200 person workforce and streamline the new lines of business following a Joint Venture with AIB.

The Hibernian Group, which includes Hibernian General Insurance, Ltd. and Hibernian Life and Pensions, Ltd., is one of Ireland's largest and most successful organisations. Its services include general insurance, risk management, pensions, life assurance and personal finance. The Hibernian Group serves more than one million customers and employs staff in excess of 2,200 people across Ireland with principal offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway. The merger posed a restructuring challenge for Hibernian, and OrgPlus was chosen to facilitate this significant strategic effort.

HR data from Hibernian’s Oracle HRMS hierarchy was used to automatically populate organisation charts in OrgPlus ensuring that the most up-to-date information was being used. Hibernian’s human resources department then modelled the workforce and carried out “what-if” analyses to create visual representations of possible new company structures. Senior executives viewed the various organisational hierarchies in line with cost centres in order to fully understand their implications before any re-organisation actually took place.

OrgPlus organisational charts also added important value for the Group Property & Procurement department, the team which oversaw the physical move into Hibernian’s new offices. OrgPlus org charts effectively “mapped” the employee locations and were then used to communicate the floor plans to the property engineers.

Alan Bailey, HRIS Manager for Hibernian commented, “OrgPlus played a valuable role in our merger with Ark Life. Using OrgPlus, we were able to achieve significant time savings coupled with improved efficiency and strategic effectiveness. OrgPlus will remain valuable to our business by providing an accurate, easy to interpret view of our workforce data, essential for ongoing resource planning.”

About HumanConcepts
HumanConcepts is the leading provider of workforce modelling and intelligence solutions. With its OrgPlus technology charting millions of employees for organisations worldwide, including 400 of the Fortune 500, HumanConcepts has defined best practices in organisational charting. OrgPlus integrates with HR systems to automatically create, update and distribute organisational charts for team collaboration, workforce planning and critical decision-making. OrgPlus integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office applications.

HumanConcepts is based in California with offices in the United Kingdom and Germany and offers OrgPlus software and services worldwide.

For more information visit www.orgplus.co.uk.

Contact:

Liz Pugh
HumanConcepts UK Ltd
Tel. +44 (0) 1392 823023
Email: liz.pugh@humanconcepts.com

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