Chemonics Implements Oracle Taleo


After purchasing the Oracle Taleo HR system, Chemonics International Inc., which offers consulting services and technical assistance to promote economic growth in developing countries, needed help migrating data and connecting the new software with other applications. But it also wanted a Taleo integration partner that could manage some uncommon issues and needs, such as:

  • Known HRIS integration difficulties
  • Provisions in the app for expatriate employees
  • Training on functions it hadn’t previously used


Chemonics ultimately engaged Emtec (formerly Summit Technology) to have the comfort of a dedicated implementation partner after getting a good review about its services from a Taleo reference. It engaged Emtec for its managed support services and received:

  • An initial 10-week plan of what technical provisions would be completed each week as well as weekly check-ins as to what Chemonics needed to do
  • Engagement and training for recruitment team members
  • Project descoping that enabled for the creation of a separate database to facilitate integrations with its existing HRIS


With the Oracle Taleo Onboarding application in place, Chemonics has not only has gained more functionality, such as reporting and external agency information tools, but also has extended access to the application to more users than it had on its legacy app.
And it’s facilitated all users to be more self-sufficient, such as with the ability to create requisitions themselves and to capture more information about candidates than ever before. It also plans to use the system to initiate referral bonuses.
It also has engaged Emtec for continued managed services support and help as it explores new functionalities and needs from the system.
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Business Impacts

  • A partner to manage implementation and beyond
  • Ability to bring up all modules and functionalities of apps
  • User education
"The ability to develop integrations was a major part of our selection process. We were impressed by the tools and proficiencies Emtec had for this. It’s definitely provided value.” - Matt Parowksi, director, IT project management at Chemonics International.
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