Contracting out HRIS easy call at Terasen Pipelines

Investing in IT support for HRIS not a focus for growing firm
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/15/2005

When Terasen Pipelines considered outsourcing its human resource information system, one of the biggest challenges was coming up with the specs.

The HR department used paper-based files and most of the eight-person team had no experience with technology.

A subsidiary of Vancouver-headquartered Terasen Inc., Terasen Pipelines for about 50 years remained a small owner and operator of a piece of pipe going from Edmonton to British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.