Welcome!

News Feed Item

Tanner Labs Launches Welbe Digital Corporate Wellness Platform

Tanner Labs, the nimble new research and development arm of O.C. Tanner, is proud to announce Welbe™, a new corporate wellness platform designed to advance the health and financial well-being of people and the companies they work for. Welbe incentivizes healthy lifestyle choices and provides corporate wellness administrators and company leaders with aggregate information about the overall well-being of their organization. Tanner Labs will unveil Welbe for the first time in the Welbe Booth #3073 at the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Conference taking place June 23-25 in Orlando, FL.

Taking a holistic approach to corporate health and wellness, Welbe leverages wearable devices, mobile apps and employee submitted data to track company-wide and individual worker wellbeing, and rewards employees for achieving goals. For the first time, biometrics, financial, social, nutrition and sleep data can all be gathered and analyzed, with challenge activities and incentives to meet goals set by employers. The data that Welbe provides to program administrators is voluntary, private, and HIPAA compliant.

“Until now, companies only had static BMI data to look at when developing wellness programs,” said Nate Walkingshaw, vice president of Tanner Labs. “We knew there was a better way and set out to invent the first aggregate dashboard of real-time data. We see the Internet of Everything (IoE) as a path to engaging employees in their own health and wellness by connecting to the devices that they use every day.”

Welbe works with preferred partners Garmin Vivofit and UP by Jawbone, as well as other popular fitness tools such as Fitbit, RunKeeper, and MyFitnessPal by aggregating data and providing useful reports summarizing wellbeing information. Welbe administrators can create aggregated biometric reports in real-time and dive deep into data on employees’ activity levels, financial fitness, challenge activities, and nutritional health. Incentives to meet challenges are set by employers and paid out in the form of instantly redeemable digital gift cards from brands such as: Amazon, Nike, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Target, GAP and Starbucks. Leaderboards add an element of gamifaction that gives extra motivation to employees.

“We’re very excited to partner with O.C. Tanner and Tanner Labs as a preferred corporate wellness platform for corporations and their employees,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Welbe complements our commitment to creating products that help people reach their health goals, and together we’ll be able to greatly encourage healthy lifestyles in the workplace all over the world.”

“For the first time ever, companies have access to detailed wellness intelligence – real-time analytics with aggregated reports on the fly and the ability to evaluate the activity levels, financial fitness, nutritional health and stress cessation of the employee population,” said Walkingshaw. “Welbe directly connects real-time activity to daily and monthly program spend and annual data to show the connection between the company’s wellness program initiatives and reductions in stop-loss claims.”

HR directors, wellness coordinators and managers working for companies of between 200 - 8,000 employees are ideal candidates for Welbe. Beyond employee health and wellness intelligence, a reduction in insurance premiums is also possible if administrators can show an improvement in overall biometric data and link to the organization improving wellbeing.

For more information about Tanner Labs or Welbe, please visit www.welbe.com. Welbe can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

About O.C. Tanner

O. C. Tanner helps the world inspire and appreciate great work. Through our innovative cloud-based software, tools, awards, and education, we provide strategic recognition solutions for thousands of clients globally. Designed to engage talent, increase performance, and drive corporate goals, these solutions create personalized recognition experiences delivered through a smart technology platform. O.C. Tanner has also been the proud designer, manufacturer and donor of the U.S. Olympic Team rings since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Learn more at www.octanner.com.

About Tanner Labs

Tanner Labs is the research and development arm of O.C. Tanner, created to foster invention and innovation spirit from within the company. Tanner Labs infuses new thinking and extends the company’s ability to create and test new products in-house. With the support of O.C. Tanner’s 86-year legacy, Tanner Labs will spark ideas and rapidly develop new products that expand results within the evolving digital landscape.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing bes...
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different? Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of com...
In this presentation, Striim CTO and founder Steve Wilkes will discuss practical strategies for counteracting fraud and cyberattacks by leveraging real-time streaming analytics. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Steve Wilkes, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Striim, will provide a detailed look into leveraging streaming data management to correlate events in real time, and identify potential breaches across IoT and non-IoT systems throughout the enterprise. Strategies for processing massive ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ayehu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infras...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
What's the role of an IT self-service portal when you get to continuous delivery and Infrastructure as Code? This general session showed how to create the continuous delivery culture and eight accelerators for leading the change. Don Demcsak is a DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal for Dell EMC based out of New Jersey. He is a former, long time, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, specializing in building and architecting Application Delivery Pipelines for hybrid legacy, and cloud ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Join us at Cloud Expo June 6-8 to find out how to securely connect your cloud app to any cloud or on-premises data source – without complex firewall changes. More users are demanding access to on-premises data from their cloud applications. It’s no longer a “nice-to-have” but an important differentiator that drives competitive advantages. It’s the new “must have” in the hybrid era. Users want capabilities that give them a unified view of the data to get closer to customers and grow business. The...
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
"We focus on composable infrastructure. Composable infrastructure has been named by companies like Gartner as the evolution of the IT infrastructure where everything is now driven by software," explained Bruno Andrade, CEO and Founder of HTBase, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.