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January 30th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Employee Scheduling | Overtime | Payroll | Time and Attendance On-Demand | Time and Attendance Solution - (Comments Off on Transform your Business with Confidence)

Today’s organizations compete in an environment dramatically shaped by current economic conditions as well as ongoing challenges such as increasing customer demands, and escalating operational costs. Some of these organizations respond by deploying a time and attendance solution to help streamline payroll costs and find greater efficiencies across their organizations.

In this type of competitive environment, your business cannot afford to do nothing or it can quickly become dormant. ATS TimeWork time and attendance solution can help transform your business so you can embrace change with supreme confidence. ATS TimeWork time and attendance delivers increased agility so your organization can adapt quickly to change. ATS TimeWork drives long-term value for your business through a strong return on investment (ROI) and lower cost of ownership (TCO).

You can Transform Your Business By;

Getting more from your ATS Time and Attendance Solution
ATS Time Management solution is a great investment. It will improve the way your business performs, helping you maximize your investments with complementary modules that include: employee scheduling, forecast, job costing, leave management and overtime equalization. The solution will help ensure fast a rapid return on investment (ROI) and is backed by ATS industry-leading support.

Protecting Your Investment
ATS Business Care Plans offer a broad range of after-sales support benefits. For instance, your gold plan can provide unlimited training, access to self-service support portal and transitional upgrades and new releases.

Moving with Confidence into the Future
Companies can count on ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance for ongoing innovation and predictable product releases that provide long-term satisfaction. In addition, ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance solution is backed by a committed team of product managers, programmers and deep industry experience.

Find out why leading companies use ATS Workforce Management Solutions to achieve operational excellence.

To learn more go to our website and for a demonstration of our solution call us at; 1.866.294.2467.

Today’s workforce is rapidly changing with the advent of web-based technologies. Employees are no longer interested in being tethered to a desk when most of the work can be done with tablets or smart phones. At the same time, companies want workers to be informed and remained connected.  Deploying ATS cloud-based workforce management solution makes it that much easier.

 Cloud-Based Solutions Are Changing The Business Landscape

The 1990’s and early 2000s approach to time and attendance, in large part, meant installing software on a company’s server and other workstations. These workers would then be tied to their desk to access the data and print reports. Now managers and employees alike want instant access to their related information via any workstation or mobile device with access to their Internet.

ATS approach to 21 century time and attendance means:

  • Employees can review their schedules, overtime, accrual benefits and request time off through a mobile device
  • Managers can get instant alerts to their e-mails when an employee request time-off
  • Companies can stay informed with up-to-the minute workforce analytics
  • Payroll and HR managers can navigate payroll and other HR related reports to understand attendance trends
  • Senior executives can access real-time business intelligence on-the-fly

ATS transforms the way you access your cloud-based time and attendance. The solution allows you to implement your business goals faster, increases user adoption and provides a rapid return on your investment.

To learn more, go to our website or call: 866.294.2467.

Cloud-Based Solutions Are Changing The Workforce



The fast-moving and uncertain global economic environment demands that today’s time and attendance software solutions be user-friendly. In this digital age, people are accustomed to using well-designed applications through smartphones, tablets and other platforms in their personal lives. In business, these same consumers have little patience for vendors that boast about the number of years they have been around, yet, trot out applications that are cumbersome to use and difficult to understand. While functionality remains important, the key for most companies is the usability of the software.

ATS TimeWork On-Demand is an integrated workforce management software suite that combines business value, web-based funcationality and deep industry experience into a business solution with a low total cost of ownership. TimeWork On-Demand is a best-of-breed solution that runs on Apple iPad, Samsung, Android, Surface tablets and any workstation with Internet access.

Solution Benefits of ATS Cloud-Based Time and Attendance Include:

Data Integration- Upload time entry information to; Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Payroll, Human Capital Management (HCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other third-party applications via CSV and other data tables.

Workforce Analytics- ATS workforce analytics provides up to the minute information that makes it easier to access and understand with graphical displays for deeper insight.  This analytic tool was designed with the user in mind, allowing them access a variety of labour metrics and to seamlessly, navigate through relevant data with ease of use.

Employee Self-Service- Through the use of ATS TimeWork On-Demand employee portal, employees can view daily timecards and submit vacation requests through the internet. ATS employee self-service eliminates the need for employees to submit time-off requests with a paper-based system.

Workforce Scheduling- ATS dynamic employee scheduling tool helps companies balance multiple constraints such as; qualifications, availability and shift preferences.  The application generates schedules for individuals and departments across a single or multiple locations that comply with all local and/or union work rules. ATS employee scheduling supports multiple shift schedules operating concurrently, including variable patterns and other options all of which are easily user-configurable.

Time and Attendance- ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand provides data in real time, it can help your organization make decisions quickly, control payroll costs and improve workforce productivity. ATS time and attendance automates manual processes, while reducing data entry errors and frees supervisors and other employees to focus on other tasks.

Over time, organizations may find themselves running different proprietary software systems across multiple departments with little or no integration. Further complicating these issues are when these disparate systems are incompatible, too expensive to maintain, outdated and are unable to be serviced or upgraded. When it becomes apparent that your company’s time and attendance systems need improvements, this is when ATS cloud-based time and attendance solution begins to make business sense.

To learn more, call us at 1.866.294.2467 or you can view a demonstration on our website.

‘Tis The Season To Automate Holiday Pay and Hours of Work

December 17th, 2013 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Absence Management | Overtime | Scheduling | Time and Attendance On-Demand | TimeWork - (Comments Off on ‘Tis The Season To Automate Holiday Pay and Hours of Work)

If you are in the food manufacturing, retail or hospitality industry, chances are, it’s the busiest time of the year for your company. And with the busy holiday season many employees are asked to work extended shifts, extra weekends and overtime. This can be a win-win both employee and employer. However, trying to remember which employee exchanged shifts or how much overtime pay employees have accumulated is sufficient to drive any business executive bonkers.

Here are 5 ways ATS TimeWork On-Demand can help your company automate holiday pay:

Workforce Management Software-ATS TimeWork On-Demand is a leading time and attendance solution that helps companies reduce payroll costs, automate overtime and premium pay, minimize compliance risks and increase workforce productivity.

TimeWork Absence Management- ATS absence management allows you to manage time-off requests and absence policies through employee self-service automation.  Companies can improve the time tracking and reporting of time-off requests,  view balances, accrued overtime, employees schedules and accruals in real-time with seamless unification to ATS TimeWork On-Demand.

ATS Human Resources Management- helps you manage employee information including:  training & skills inventory, benefits information, performance administration, occupational health and safety. ATS HR management is designed to help you organize and maintain your workforce.

Workforce Analytics-ATS TimeWork analytics empowers companies to make more informed decisions on critical business issues. ATS forecasting and budgeting module contains predictive models to help companies understand business trends.

Data Integration- ATS TimeWork is a proven integrated platform, designed for building integrations to and from our time and attendance software solution. All integrations are deployed and managed in the ATS cloud based solution.

To learn more, go to our website or call 866.294.2467.

 'Tis the Seaon to Automate Holiday Pay and Hours of Work

This question always gets a defensive response when our account executives are engaged with prospective customers. One of the most common responses is: “Of course, we know our payroll costs. We get reports once a week from our payroll software.” If your company’s measuring its payroll costs on a weekly or monthly basis, chances are you do not have the right tools in place to help you stay competitive.

Today’s businesses need to be agile, flexible and responsive. Using paper time cards to track employees’ time is one of the best ways to accumulate inaccurate data. ATS time and attendance provides a full set of tools to help you forecast, record, track and control your payroll costs. We ensure visibility throughout your entire organization and provide a full integration with other systems that helps departmental managers get on-the-spot business intelligence data. Here are three ways in which an ATS employee time management solution can streamline payroll costs:

Improve operational efficiencies-Traditional methods of collecting employee time through time cards can lead to manual errors and employees either getting over or under paid. In contrast, using a 21st century time and attendance solution can significantly reduce efficiencies throughout the enterprise, affecting manufacturing line workers as well as plant managers and administrators. Time consuming manual business processes silently erode worker effectiveness.

Cost control and tracking – Enables the capture, tracking and analyzing of project tracking activities and highlights profitability in real-time. ATS TimeWork provides expected versus actual costs for job costing, overtime equalization and workforce absence requests data is easily extracted for regulatory reporting requirements.

Workforce planning and employee scheduling – ATS workforce scheduling provides proper execution of re-scheduling activities when business priorities and plans change. ATS workforce management scheduling allows for optimized scheduling utilizing demand forecasts, employee skills data and labor standards; individual and team performance tracking (with identification of training needs); and incentive calculations determined by client rules and governmental regulations.

So the question remains, why don’t more of today’s businesses track their labour costs in real time? One of the most common answers given by companies, is that such a system would be very costly, take too long to implement or that it would not fit with their corporate culture.  When you consider how the 2008 global recession impacted many businesses, in particular the manufacturing sector, controlling labour costs should not be an afterthought.

To get a free copy of our ROI on the implementation of a time and attendance solution, call us at 866.294.2467. To view a demonstration, go to our website and to join the conversation, join us on LinkedIn or on Twitter.

Do You Really Know Your Company's True Labour Costs


Many of ATS customers don’t have time to browse through the “How To” section of ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance. We thought creating this online forum would help. Of course, getting in touch with the ATS support team can be done rather quickly through a phone call, contacting a local rep in your area or submitting a request to our support department.

Here are answers to some of the most frequent queries about TimeWork Employee Management Dashboard Section:
Employee Management-The Employee Dashboard is where you will add, edit, delete, and maintain all pertinent data and information on your company’s employees. We suggest filling in as much information as possible on your employees. By doing this it will give you comprehensive reporting and tracking of employee hours and other related information. For example, The Employee Dashboard is set up with several sub-sections; Time & Attendance Profile, Employee Pay Rate, Timeclock, Human Resources Personal Information, Human Resources  Profile, User Fields and Contact Information. Each of these sub-sections in the Edit Employee window can be accessed one at a time by clicking your mouse on the associated “tab.”

Employee Report-The Employee Report option is used to generate a report of employees entered in the ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance software. All information of each employee is listed. There are several items that you can enter to control what order and which employees are displayed. There is also a summary option which will print the report in a revised format.

Import Setup-This screen allows you to configure the importing of employees. Options available include such things as default field mappings, and default parameters to use on required data.

Import File Format Include:

  • Fixed ASCII- Each employee is on a separate line. Individual fields (Employee ID, last name, first name) are defined to start and end at specific columns.
  • Comma Delimited- Each employee is on a separate line. Individual fields are separated by a comma

Import Layout Report-This report is used to document the format that would be expected of the employee import file. Generally this report is used when you want to create an employee import file from another application. The output of this report will be affected by the configuration specified in the Import Setup screen.

Import Employee-This screen allows you to select a file containing employee information to be imported and perform the import. Additionally, you can perform a test to see if the import will be successful by selecting the “Validate Import File” option. The results of the import operation can be viewed in the Import Result Report.

Import Result Report-This report outlines the results of the importing of employees from an external import file. It will display information regarding the success or failure to import employee information, as well as what was updated.

In the upcoming questions and answers we will cover; Timecard Management, Labour Analytics, Payroll Management, Employee Scheduling and Data Collection.

To learn why leading companies choose ATS Time and Attendance solution go to our website. You can also join the conversation on our Workforce Management Group discussions through LinkedIn.

The healthcare industry is very large and with its size comes complexity. For example, keeping track of wage changes and collective agreements is in a difficult task for healthcare administrators and managers alike. A time and attendance software will increase efficiencies and reduce the time it takes to process payroll. ATS TimeWork time and attendance gives healthcare operations, an efficient, centralized system with the power, flexibility, and scalability needed to improve productivity, control labour costs and enhance customer service.

Many healthcare professionals are aware of the benefits that come from implementing a time and attendance system. Even so, others remain reluctant to make the switch and in some cases cite concerns about confidentiality and security. ATS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Time and Attendance improves accuracy, increases productivity, and ensures regulatory compliance by streamlining the time entry, time approval, and accrual management processes. The application is hosted in a secure data environment and provides true integration between departmental managers and payroll personnel. The healthcare scheduling module of our SaaS time and attendance includes an actual budget versus dollars spent by cost center, service line, facility and enterprise.

Benefits of ATS Time and Attendance Healthcare Solution:

  • Improves accuracy through employee time collection, validation and payroll processing
  • Uses real-time labour analytics to maintain pay code policies, employee scheduling, overtime, premiums and collective bargaining agreements
  • Applies user-defined pay rules to automate time, data integration and payroll calculations
  • Provides employees with multiple self-service options
  • Ensures compliance with federal, provincial, state and municipal labour laws

ATS SaaS Time and Attendance Software can help healthcare professionals meet their employee scheduling, time tracking and payroll challenges while ensuring their patients receive the best care possible.

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Espousing the virtues an employee time tracking solution is one thing. Seeing it in action is another. Companies should use benchmarks to determine the value of an employee attendance solution versus the use of their hand written time sheets. Those benchmarks should include: return on investment (ROI), employee performance, labour costs and total cost of ownership (TCO) to name a few.

To say that streamlining payroll costs is of great concern to most companies is an understatement. ATS time and attendance provides up to minute, real-time visibility to key metrics such as efficiency and productivity throughout an organization. ATS TimeWork is an easy to use, robust and powerful time and attendance application.

One of the many ways that organizations can leverage the benefits of ATS TimeWork Time and Labour application is through its data integration with other applications. The application integrates to: HRIS, Talent Management, Payroll, Smart-Phones, tablets and ERP solutions. The intuitive dashboards allow mangers to quickly analyze data relevant to their departments.  .

ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance solution provides organizations with labour analytics to determine key performance indicators (KPIs) that are impacted by time-related data. Its powerful rules engine enables you to manage rules for reporting, managing or processing time through local, regional or global locations.

Why ATS TimeWork?

Enforces consistent application of your company’s policies, government regulations, and union rules
Reduces time
by automating the process of generating payroll
choose from a variety of labour analytic data or create your own
Employee Self-Service
gives employee access to review their hours, request time off or bid on vacation blocks
Real-time employee data collection
through various data collectors
Pay code policies uses
flexible pay codes based on company specific business policies at
Employee scheduling-
simplifies the assignment and editing of fixed schedules to large groups of people. Repetitive or cyclical schedules may be created by an employee or by defined ‘schedule group’ for an indefinite period of time

ATS employee time and attendance helps companies with workload demand including; hours, absences, adherence to payroll rules and labour laws.

To learn more join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn. To view a demo go to our website.


Businesses in various industries are under intense pressure to remain competitive while complying with vast array of regulatory requirements. Companies are faced with many challenges, from ISO certifications to HACCP compliance and rising operating costs. ATS time and attendance is robust and flexible aimed at managing the most complex business processes in a simple and efficient way, while complying with the most demanding industry specific certification requirements.

ATS TimeWork is a complete time tracking solution that provides a full analytic view of your business and maintains an audit trail, so your company will have a historical record of employee transactions for multiple years. Our time and attendance combines payroll, overtime equalization labour distribution, data collection and employee self-service functionality with features specifically designed for businesses, including:

ATS TimeWork helps companies comply by providing an efficient way to track, gather and monitor relevant data, thereby eliminating manual processes while saving on labour costs. Our time and attendance is a fully automated solution that is supported by multiple capabilities and helps you adapt to changing conditions on the fly.  The solution’s built-in expertise reduces the need for customization and delivers rapid return on investment. ATS employee time tracking offers advanced functionality that helps companies remain competitive in the face of difficult challenges.

To register for a time and attendance webinar, go to our website. To have a representative contact you call us at 1.866.294.2467.

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Competition continues to increase in today’s business landscape.  To stay ahead, companies need to get to market quicker, streamline business process and do a better job of matching up supply with demand. The elimination of manual tasks comes with the implementation of an employee time and attendance system. With an ATS time tracking solution managing your business processes, your organization can shift its focus on growing sales and retaining customers.

What Can ATS TimeWork Do For Your Organization?
TimeWork provides the foundation to improve business efficiency, payroll calculations, and overall productivity for a broad range of industries including: manufacturing, healthcare, oil & gas, transportation & logistics, industrial machinery and retail.  The solution delivers the complete package, with fully embedded tools for data integration with:

  • Talent Management
  • Payroll
  • Human Resources Information Systems
  • Supply chain
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Production and Job Costing
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Labour Analytics
  • Purchasing and Inventory
  • Financials
  • Business Intelligence

The application was developed by workforce management software experts with more than 25 years of experience. This type of expertise means that our customers can remain confident that our experienced support team is second to none. From labour distribution to employee self-service, overtime equalization, employee time clocks and business intelligence- TimeWork provides clear visibility across your organization, helping you to automate and manage key business processes.

Ultimately, ATS helps organizations improve their bottom line by adapting business processes to current market conditions. TimeWork is the most powerful and flexible employee time and attendance solution by ATS, for mid-sized and larger companies.

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