Peopleclick, an enterprise workforce management technology company, has formed a partnership with Management Decisions Inc. (MDI), a woman-owned IT staffing provider.

MDI has selected Peopleclick to help its customers enhance communication, improve productivity and drive corporate diversity spending through Peopleclick’s Vendor Management Solution (VMS). Based in Atlanta, MDI provides IT services and practice-based solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, with offices in Phoenix, Birmingham, and Greenville, SC.

“By deploying Peopleclick’s (VMS), companies can now optimize their supply chain diversity spending through staffing,” said Ed Levens, who represents Peopleclick. This not only a big deal for the consumers of staffing services, but also for the staffing firms that fall into the minority, woman or veteran owned businesses.”

Levens adds that Peopleclick’s partnership with MDI is the first of many woman-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses that Peopleclick will partner with to take advantage of this VMS functionality.

With Peopleclick, MDI can offer its customers a Web-based solution to source, engage, track and manage their contingent workforce. Peopleclick says it will also help MDI’s customers manage its staffing supply chain. Through Peopleclick’s VMS, customers of MDI can optimize their staffing procurement process to meet diversity spending, the company says.

“Procurement officers have correctly set goals to target spend to minority, disabled veterans and women owned business enterprises; however, in most cases these organizations are small and the administrative cost to support these endeavors are large,” Ella Koscik, chief executive officer of MDI, said in a statement. “Peopleclick’s VMS is an affordable, efficient means for our customers to build diverse project teams in a compliant fashion while increasing their supply chain diversity spending.”

Recently, Peopleclick purchased Minneapolis-based itiliti to extend its solution to include tools for the acquisition and post acquisition management of contingent staff. Peopleclick, based in Raleigh, serves over 1,600 customers in 15 countries around the world with solutions for recruitment management, vendor management, employee management and Affirmative Action/EEO compliance.

“With partnerships like MDI, Peopleclick can now offer electronic access to a vast network of minority, woman and veteran owned businesses for labor supply,” Jim Grundner, senior vice president of product management and marketing for Peopleclick, said in a statment. “Not only does this reduce the administrative burden associated with dealing with many small suppliers but also helps drive overall corporate diversity through Peopeclick’s integrated approach to workforce management that addresses both permanent and contingent labor.”