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Your Company’s Policy States It Will Not Deploy A Cloud Solution. Really? But Why?

April 14th, 2016 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Business Intelligence | customer relationship management | ERP | Web-Based Time and Attendance | Workforce Analytics - (Comments Off on Your Company’s Policy States It Will Not Deploy A Cloud Solution. Really? But Why?)

It easy to become fearful of the unknown or listen to the naysayers when you are not certain-but let’s face it, the cloud is not your average “Johnny-come-lately” solution. In fact, it has been around for quite sometime despite the forecast of its demise by a few. And, much to the chagrin of the few doubters, it has not only endured, but has also won over the hearts and minds of many businesses executives who previously thought it was a fad.

Jo Bennett, contributor for Gartner, (the research and advisory firm) penned an article titled “Why a No-Cloud Policy Will Become Extinct” The article, states in part; “Businesses initially stepped gingerly toward the cloud, experimenting with low-risk applications. Today, applications for office productivity and CRM are tried and tested, and use cases are constantly developing in a wider sphere of mission-critical areas.”

Your Company’s Policy States It Will Not Deploy A Cloud Solution. Really? But Why?

Security has always been the concern for some businesses (understandably so) when weighing, the pros and cons of a cloud-based versus an on-premise solution. And so, on the topic of security the article continued; “Security concerns are most frequently the reason organizations avoid public cloud services. The reality is that cloud service providers typically have the ability to support more effective security systems and platforms than are practical for most individual businesses.”

ATS best-of-breed cloud-based time and attendance has helped thousands of businesses capture employee data in real-time with award-winning employee time clocks, and data integration capabilities to ERP, Payroll and HR applications. With ATS cloud-based time and attendance you get up-to-the-minute business intelligence, operational excellence and increase agility with a single global application that aligns to your business processes.

To learn more about ATS Cloud-Based Solutions or to read testimonials from some of our customers, or to download a free demonstration, go to our website.

Although we are in the month of February the year still feels new and depending on where you live in North America your area is either very cold or you have snow on the ground or both. Yikes! From time to time we post articles from other sites that we find informative. ATS social media and marketing team found a site by Sarah Landrum titled “Punched Clocks.” And, because ATS provides workforce management solutions with accompanying hardware that’s referred to as “Punch Clocks,” “Time Clocks,” or “Data Collectors,” the name of the site was quite fitting.

This particular blog by Sara Landrum is titled “15 Job Search Sites To Help You Find A Job”. The list includes:

LinkedIn
This website is a nice way to ease into the professional world. It’s specifically made to enhance people’s professional relationships. It runs on a platform similar to Facebook, where you can friend-request people you know and view their profiles to learn more about them.

Indeed
With more than 800,000 new listings posted on the site every week, Indeed claims to be the biggest career site out there.

Twitter
One of the most overlooked job-hunting sites is right in front of most of our eyes every day. Recruiters and big companies are starting to tweet out recent job openings or challenging jobs that need to be filled immediately. Often, they will provide links to position descriptions and application instructions. You can download an app, such as Tweetmyjobs, that will send Twitter alerts to tell you who’s hiring.”

You can browser through the entire list of job sites on Sarah Landrum’s blog.
Job searching have changed in the last several years with the proliferation of social media and other online tools including, Workforce and Human Capital Management Software which also has embedded recruiting tools for today’s employers. And, in a somewhat shaky economy employers are in search of candidates that can help them grow their business and provide optimal customer service.

So whether you are actively looking for otherwise, you will find these sites very informative.

To learn about ATS you download a demonstration and to attendance live webcast, go to our website.

 Job Search Sites That Might Just Help You Find That Perfect Job

ATS Workforce Management Software Helps Retailers Maintain A Competitive Edge

September 17th, 2015 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Cloud Time and Attendance | Employee Time Attendance | Overtime | Payroll | Retail | Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on ATS Workforce Management Software Helps Retailers Maintain A Competitive Edge)

Today’s retailers are faced with stiffer competition, price-sensitive consumers and an economy that’s filled with uncertainty. And using old fashioned time clocks or spreadsheets is a sure way of slowing productivity and seeing your competitor, who is using modern technology pass you by as they increase their sales and lower payroll costs.

ATS Workforce Management for Retail provides a set of integrated and best-in-class solution that delivers all the attendance information you need to accurately; schedule employees, create forecasts to meet business demand and gain access to up-to-the minute analytic reporting. ATS Workforce Management for Retail is designed to support your core operations and helps you take advantage of modern-day cloud computing business technology.

ATS Workforce Management Software Helps Retailers Maintain A Competitive Edge

With ATS Workforce Management for Retail you will have:

A Scalable Solution Designed to Meet the Needs of your Business
With ATS Workforce Management, you will have access to; employee self-service, job costing, instant time and attendance analytic tools, payroll, enterprise resource planning (ERP), employee recruitment and HR data integration for in-store supply chain management.

Access to Data at Anytime, Anywhere
ATS Workforce Management forecasting tool enhances predictive capabilities by providing you with real-time data to understand and overcome difficulty in anticipating fluctuations and customer demand. And with the right data at your fingertips, you will gain a competitive advantage and turn siloed information sources into synchronized ones with ATS Workforce Management business intelligence tools and innovative integration capabilities. ATS Industry-specific workforce analytics is robust and includes personalized dashboards, and workflows and alerts that can all be accessed from a smart-phone or any workstation with a Internet connection 24/7, 365 days a year.

Optimized Workforce Planning
ATS Employee Scheduling give employee access to their schedules and the ability to request time-off. ATS Workforce Management for Retail encompasses best-in-class —time and attendance, automated onboarding, and workforce planning tool—that helps to control costs during seasonal demand and reduce turnover and decrease payroll costs.

ATS Workforce Management for Retail gives you all the tools to make on-the-spot decisions including; analytics, mobility, visualization, and collaboration—to make sense of it all, get critical information to the department or personnel, and discuss it in real time.

To learn more, download a demonstration or contact us at (866) 294.2467. You can also register for one of our monthly webinars on our website.

ATS Workforce Management Software Helps Retailers Maintain A Competitive Edge

Let’s Hear It For The Cloud

July 7th, 2015 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on Let’s Hear It For The Cloud)

In previous blogs, we espoused the virtues of cloud-based business software and we are not about to stop anytime soon. The pace at which companies are now embracing cloud-solutions is at an all time record. This shift is as much to do with many companies finally realizing the benefits of adopting cloud computing and vendors adjusting the product to suit the marketplace.

ATS TimeWork OnDemand is our best-of-breed time and attendance solution that’s designed for mid-market and enterprise businesses. ATS TimeWork OnDemand is rich in functionality and supports multiple browsers with intuitive dashboards and, at the same time, allows companies to roll out a scalable solution with reduced timescales and hardware costs.

Let’s Hear It For The Cloud

 

ATS TimeWork OnDemand Include:

Real-Time Analytics
Analytics has proven to be a driving force for North America’s major leagues including: National Football Association (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Executives of these sports leagues use the power of analytics to help them devise the best way to construct and get the best of out of their teams. ATS time and attendance analytics provide senior level managers with a comprehensive platform for real-time analytics that delivers insight into key business information. And, through the use of ATS TimeWork OnDemand Analytics, you can ensure that your organization has access and visibility to accurate, real-time attendance data.

Anywhere Access
ATS TimeWork OnDemand allow managers to access data through any device that’s connected to the Internet so, they act on critical time & attendance information without being confined to a desk.

Speed Up Payroll Processing
ATS data collectors help to increase productivity by reducing employee lateness, unauthorized long breaks and early departures. ATS data collectors solutions help optimize your workforce for a direct and positive impact on your bottom line — no matter your industry.

ATS Time and attendance Solution automate processes to help engage employees and increase operational efficiencies. Learn how we can help your organization control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and at the same time, improve workforce productivity.

To find out how ATS can help your business, take a product tour or call us at 866.294.2467.

Let's Hear It For The Cloud

Hiring good employees is no easy task. Just think of amount of time spent, with phone screen interviews, behavioral personality survey, office interviews and more. Once hired these employees become your greatest asset. And, the best way to start these employees off is on the “right foot” with the right technology. With our Workforce Management Solution, you get tools and technology that help you manage all aspects of the time and attendance experience – saving you time and money while improving employee producitivity and increasing revenue.

With ATS Workforce Management Solution you get:

Unified Solution– With ATS Cloud-Based Workforce Management platform you have one consolidated system for multiple time and attendance processes. ATS Workforce Management Software helps you re-imagine employee time tracking capabilities. Our award-winning Software as a Service (SaaS) application in the cloud is integrated with mobile, HR, payroll, ERP, CRM and a range of analytic capabilities to help you extrapolate the right data, at the right time.

Eradicate Overtime Costs- Get instant alerts for employees that are approaching overtime, so you can make appropriate changes before overtime hours becomes a burden on your company’s profits.

Capture Attendance-Collect employee time with a advanced biometric time clocks. Employee biometric time clocks are highly effective at preventing “buddy punching.” You also have the option of choosing from a range of other data collection devices, including; proximity time clocks, online time sheets, magnetic and bar code stripe time clocks, faceScan and fingerScan time clocks.

Self-Service- With the self-service portal, employees can request time off and supervisors can approve or deny depending on availability. The system can be set up to send an instant alert to a supervisor about an employee request.

Real-Time Visibility- ATS Workforce Management Solution provides end to end visibility and plethora of powerful analytics to help you zero in on employee data. The solution encompasses full blown drill-down capabilities for detailed business intelligence to help keep payroll costs in line with forecast.

The talent you acquire and retain is a key ingredient to your company’s long term success-so, with this in mind you should make sure you are giving your people the right tools to achieve maximum productivity.

To learn more, go to our website or you can download a demo.

Are You Utilizing The Skills Of Your Most Valuable Assets?

If you are in the market for a time and attendance system, but are unsure which solution will best meet your business requirements, having access to a live demonstration of the actual application could aid in the decision making process.

ATS TimeWork time and attendance is quick to implement and is a best-in-class workforce management (WFM) software that helps companies, throughout Canada and the U.S. manage their;  time tracking, pay policies, stat holiday calculation, job costing, benefit accruals and helps decrease company-wide payroll costs.  The solution was designed for industries of all types and helps you work and grow efficiently.

With ATS TimeWork, companies can access up-to-the-minute workforce analytic tools to support their business growth and help them act with agility and proper insight. Beyond the traditional workforce management system, ATS offers a unified solution that improves efficiency and effectiveness throughout an organization.

With ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance, you can:

  • Automate time and attendance processes to reduce payroll costs, comply with collective bargaining agreements and government regulations.
  • Enhance and monitor workforce performance in real time, with employee time clocks and spot attendance problems early and avoid labour violations through analytic reporting tools.
  • Eliminate costs and errors and move from paper time sheets to automated budgeting tools that helps propel and automate the planning cycle.

Want to learn more?  You can go to our website and sign up for one of our monthly webcasts. You can also reach us by phone at 866.294.2467.

You Want Agile, Powerful And Robust? That’s ATS Workforce Management Solution

 

Are You Keeping Accurate Data To Handle Potential Issues Of Back-Wages?

May 13th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Benefit Accruals | Employee Time Clock | Leave Management | Scheduling | Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on Are You Keeping Accurate Data To Handle Potential Issues Of Back-Wages?)

The issue of back-wages rears its ugly head from time to time when an employee either leaves a company voluntarily or otherwise. If that employee leaves unceremoniously said employee may seek back wages a few weeks or several months afterwards. The companies who have solid record keeping, in the form of a robust time and attendance system can access records of employment (ROE) at the click of a mouse. Those who rely on paper time cards or antiquated time tracking methods can find themselves spending an inordinate amount of time trying to locate those same records. And because, manual time tracking can be fraught with errors, it’s more likely that those records will not be accurate.

In Canada and the US, the amount of years that employers are required to keep records of employment (ROE) differs across provinces and jurisdictions. In the US  under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and in Canada under Canada Labour Code employers are required to have proof of overtime wages paid, straight-time and overtime hours worked, payroll deductions and other wage-related materials. By deploying a time and attendance system, companies reduce the risk of missing work related data that is required by law in the event of a dispute.

Related Benefits Include:

Scheduling- Companies can assign shifts to their employees with our powerful and easy-to-use scheduling software. The application can create conflict-free schedules copy shifts and allows you to import schedules.

Track Absences- Keep track of attendance with a variety of employee time clocks. ATS has up to-the-minute reporting tools to let you easily track who is coming in late and/or who is missing shifts.

Leave Management- ATS TimeWork allows for automated calculation of benefit accruals and balances. The application provides unlimited attendance history and online viewing of real-time employee leave requests. Employees can register their time-off requests through any device (smart phone, tablet or workstation) that has Internet access. Managers get instant notification through an e-mail and can approve the requests online.

TimeWork On-Demand- eliminates need for paper time sheets and error prone manual processes and helps control overtime.  The ATS time and attendance solution takes the guess—work out of employee scheduling and payroll calculation.

Work and Pay Policies- ATS can configure user-defined business policies of an organization and grants you access to best-in-class workforce management reports. The database allows for policies such as; overtime, job costing, forecasting and budgeting, overtime equalization, lunch and break periods, rounding, holiday pay, shift differentials and weekend premiums.

Using an ATS time and attendance will help you stay in compliance, increase productivity and best of all, streamline payroll costs. As for those records of employment, you now have those at your fingertips from anywhere and at anytime.

To learn more about how ATS TimeWork can help you reduce payroll costs, contact us. You can also join us on Friday, May 23rd at 1:00pm for a free time and attendance webinar.

Are You Keeping Accurate Data To Handle Potential Issues Of Back-Wages

Growing companies understand that to attract the best employees, they need to adapt to 21 century solutions. And adapting to the 21st, businesses need the right tools to help them management their productivity and streamline costs. ATS unified TimeWork On-Demand, helps companies meet this challenge with a combination of workforce accruals, forecasting, job costing, scheduling, time & attendance and employee self-service capabilities. The solution reduces administrative time and effort while producing real-time data and help improve regulatory compliance. ATS cloud-based solution is pre-built with today’s time and attendance industry expertise and best practices.

ATS Unified TimeWork On-Demand fully automates employee time and attendance tracking and helps companies to automate:

Employee Timecards- Changes to the employee time card can be made instantly –thereby enabling recalculate of totals and summaries. Exceptions are flagged automatically in the time card so the supervisor knows what needs attention right away. By using ATS TimeWork On-Demand to capture employee time your company will eliminate errors and will help your organization stay in compliance with local and federal labour laws.  

Data Collection-ATS time clocks are multilingual and designed with for the cloud. ATS employee time clocks connect directly to our time tracking software and the punches are transmitted in real-time. Time clock options include: Fingerscan, Facescan and Hand Punch Biometric Readers, Touch Screens, Magnetic, Proximity and Bar Code Readers. Web-Punch, Smart phone and Telephony time readers. ATS cloud-based time clocks communicate directly over the Internet with hosted time and attendance system.

Data Integration- ATS TimeWork On-Demand integrates seamlessly with CRM, HR, Talent Management, Payroll, ERP, and other third-party applications. The data integration helps with; Employee change data, new hires, paid time off balances, and rates can easily be imported. Paying employees accurately is no laughing matter and requires close collaboration between your ATS time and attendance system and your payroll application.

Leave Management-TimeWork On-Demand can be configured to automatically compute and pay employee benefits. TimeWork On-Demand is an agile cloud-based time and attendance system that contains flexible pay rules, workforce planning, forecasting, employee and manager self-service portals that can be accessed through the web.

Business Intelligence and Workforce Analytic Reporting- ATS Attendance On-Demand business intelligence reporting tool will help your company track and analyze HR, payroll report and other attendance data. Reports can be exported to Microsoft Excel, Adobe PDF and other data sources.

Incidents- ATS Absence Management Incident and Points module gives you control over your organization’s time-off processes, enabling you to track paid and unpaid time for your entire workforce. When combined with our Web-Based Incidents & Points module, the system manages accurate enforcement of absence management policies, and is designed to support a variety of management attendance policies in small and enterprise corporations alike.

Deployment- ATS TimeWork On-Demand can be implemented in as little as a few weeks. ATS deployment team unifies all your pay policies data, from various sources, providing answers to hundreds of workforce questions. From complex predictive analytics, like which location/s requires the most database configuration, ATS provides actionable insights on demand.

According to the Canadian Labour Standards, “such standards protect the rights of workers, foster positive workplace environments and proactive relationships between managers and employees and, ultimately, benefit the bottom line of any business.”

Many organizations are still using antiquated timekeeping systems. By, automating their employee time capture, this allows them to save time and have a better picture of their true costs and a positive effect on business results.

You Can Manage Your Company's Attendance On Demand

 

 

The Benefits Of Embracing Technology For Finance Executives

April 10th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Employee Self Service | Employee Time Clock | Payroll | Time and Attendance Software | Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on The Benefits Of Embracing Technology For Finance Executives)

In a recent study by CFO magazine, titled “Supporting Growth with New Technologies” it surveyed the responses of financial executives in the USA and United Kingdom and the response in support of technology was overwhelming.  It’s not uncommon to hear of companies using antiquated systems and while they know, that if they were to upgrade, it would help their business process-they remain reluctant to do so.

Sometimes companies are forced to change their current system, because it stopped working all of a sudden. This might cause panic to the finance executive who need a report that highlights labour costs.

Another of CFO.com most recent articles titled “Machine Dreams” makes a direct reference to survey and states in part that; “During the recession, IT was primarily seen as a source of efficiency and cost reduction. But as the economy revives, companies are evaluating how emerging technologies, from Big Data analytics to cloud computing to mobile platforms, can support growth initiatives.”

It also pointed out that “An overwhelming portion of respondents, 77%, agreed that over the next year, their companies will need to make much better use of mobile technology. Senior finance executives also know what they’d like the technology to help them achieve — namely, improved access to and use of financial and business data. A plurality of respondents (37%) said that mobile technology can provide users with better data-query and data-retrieval capabilities than their current systems do.”

ATS TimeWork On-Demand tracks attendance with employee time clocks, reduces manual errors and provides financial executives with reports in real-time. Delivered in the cloud, ATS TimeWork On-Demand is a unified workforce management solution that includes a full range of payroll and time tracking capabilities with real-time business insights, and fully auditable process management.

With ATS TimeWork On-Demand, you can:

  • Improve workforce productivity by reducing manual and timely administrative tasks.
  • Minimize business compliance risk by enforcing and tracking complex work and pay-rules compliance including; collective bargaining and government regulations
  • Control payroll costs with across-the-board work polices and pay rules

So why go with ATS? Because our solutions are completely automated, easy to own and deliver the high-quality information you need to make better decisions. 

ATS TimeWork On-Demand offers intuitive, employee and manager self-service features to help you effectively schedule, and pay your workforce. You can find out more through our resource library or download a demonstration from our website.

The Benefits of Embracing Technology for Financial Executives

Extend the value of your Time & Attendance with ATS Business Analytics

January 15th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Business Intelligence | Employee Time Clock | Time and Attendance Blog | Time and Attendance Software | Workforce Management Solutions - (Comments Off on Extend the value of your Time & Attendance with ATS Business Analytics)

ATS Business Analytics solutions help organizations to thrive by enabling them to discover new ways to optimize business operations, and capture new business opportunities. Through the use of our time and attendance analytic tools you can collect massive amounts of data from your organization. Extrapolating valuable business analytics can help companies unleash the power of collective and advanced predictive analytics to all employees and managers – on any device or platform.

ATS delivers a comprehensive workforce management suite that let customers gain unparalleled power to achieve operational excellence through employee time clock data capture. Our data repository helps your entire business thrive and grants business executives with access to sophisticated analytics that can integrate data from third-party applications.

So, whether your company has a single location or multiple sites across North America, ATS time and attendance business analytics can help you measure performance against defined key metrics. Through the use of ATS TimeWork On-Demand users can access reports; in PDF, Excel and other data formats. The reporting tools allows users to view trends and drill down into detailed data from multiple sources, providing the flexibility and accuracy to quickly make fact-based decisions, and to analyze and share critical information.

Want to learn how leading companies rely on ATS Business Analytics to reduce costs and increase productivity? Call us at: 866.294.2467 to go to our website to view a demonstration.

 Extend The Value of your Time & Attendance with  Business Analytics