IQN announces strategic partnership with Brightfield Strategies for combined, in-depth contingent labour programme knowledge

IQN announces strategic partnership with Brightfield Strategies for combined, in-depth contingent labour programme knowledge London, UK – April 12, 2016 – IQN, the leading, independent provider of non-employee workforce management solutions, is partnering with Brightfield Strategies, an independent consultancy and data services company specialising in workforce strategies and analytics, to help global businesses get the most out of their contingent workforce management programmes.

Brightfield consultants will work closely with IQN to maximise customer value from the IQN Vendor Management System (VMS), and to transform the way customers manage their contingent workforce. The partnership will provide current and actionable guidance for organisations assessing their contingent labour needs with strategic and practical guidance for all aspects of contingent workforce programmes, from sourcing and implementation to optimisation. BrightfieldThe collaboration facilitates programme strategy development and best-in-class governance modelling to enable continuous improvement and roadmap approaches for programme maturity. With IQN and Brightfield’s proven implementation experience, many barriers to successful programme launch will be anticipated and eliminated. Clients can be assured that this joint wealth of programme design knowledge captures business, functional and technical requirements to produce resilient, future proof programmes. “As the industry’s most experienced contingent workforce strategists, Brightfield is an ideal match for IQNavigator,” said Jon Holden, SVP Strategic Accounts, EMEA, for IQNavigator. “For many of our customers, implementing a contingent workforce VMS for the first time is a major business transformation and Brightfield can help plan and guide them through this process to maximise the benefits and return on investment.” Brightfield’s expertise in contingent worker issues and human capital strategies provides support across areas such as data modelling and analytics, performance and maturity assessments, labour and employment law compliance, contract analysis and audits as well as contingent labour policy development. By deploying IQN’s simple-to-use SaaS solution as part of a coherent contingent workforce strategy, organisations are able to manage every type of non-employee, from temps, freelancers and consultants to Statement of Work (SOW) project workers. The IQN VMS provides complete visibility and management to ensure compliance and deliver process efficiencies and immediate cost savings. “Brightfield shares a common goal with IQN to maximise productivity, minimise liabilities and mitigate risk for our clients. By joining the IQN partner ecosystem, we hope to be able to touch more client organisations and help them build world class contingent workforce management programmes,” said Steve Knapp, Director, Professional Services EMEA & APAC, Brightfield Strategies.

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About IQN IQN is the leading, independent technology provider of Vendor Management System (VMS) software for Global 2000 companies. IQN’s products enable enterprises to intelligently manage and optimise complex services procurement and contingent workforce programmes. Since 1999, IQN’s products have been delivering procurement visibility and predictability, helping corporate leaders around the globe increase profitability, mitigate risk and compete more effectively. For more information, visit www.IQN.com. About Brightfield Strategies Founded in 2006, Brightfield Strategies is an independent consultancy and data services company specialising in workforce strategies and analytics. From contingent workforce optimisation to talent acquisition benchmarking, Brightfield Professional Services helps Fortune 100 clients create actionable strategies that make them more competitive. Brightfield is also the creator and data steward of Talent Data Exchange (TDX), a membership-based data service and analytics platform that enables companies to develop, validate and modify their workforce strategies and compare them with their competition. For more information about Brightfield Strategies and TDX, visit www.brightfieldstrategies.com . For media enquiries, please contact: Victor Chayet IQN vchayet@iqnavigator.com +1 303 714 9260 Peter Rennison PRPR pr@prpr.co.uk +44 (0)1442 245030 Debbie Jones PRPR debbie@prpr.co.uk + 44 (0)1442 245030 Steve Knapp Brightfield, UK sknapp@brightfieldstrategies.com +44 (0) 7703 449282 Gino Hawley Brightfield, US ghawley@brightfieldstrategies.com +1 917 319 4078

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