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Today, on your mobile device, you can order food, pay for movie or concert tickets and even change the temperature on your house thermostat. And, if your phone has the right application installed, you can ask business related questions, specific, to your company, and have the system understand your requests and anticipate your questions based on self-learning. When morphed together, that’s machine learning and analytics, at its core and, that in and of itself, is part of the future.

Machine Learning and Analytics Applications Can Accelerate Your Business

 

Modern and data-savvy business executives with their eye on achieving operational excellence want, up to the minute information and, also want to ensure that their departmental managers are not tethered to rigid applications. And, with a fully embedded cloud analytic application, like ATS TimeWork OnDemand, your business can achieve these objectives and more, including:

  • Increase Workforce Productivity: so users can do their job more efficiently
  • Streamline Labour Costs: ATS TimeWork OnDemand advanced analytics, helps you gain access to real-time information
  • Open Data Integration Capabilities: This powerful application optimizes and integrates to any business application, whether its; ERP, HR, Talent Management, CRM or payroll insight to inform every decision, when and where it matters, and in context.

In the world of cloud analytics and time and attendance, not all applications, while similar in nature, are designed to accomplish the same objectives.

To learn more, go to our website, where you can also download a demonstration or register for one of our bi-monthly webinars. And to reach an account executive, call; 866.294.2467

 

The results are in and it’s predicted that by 2020, 78% of small businesses are expected to host their IT environments in the cloud. Is that a staggering? Yes, it is! When you consider that only a few short years ago, many feared anything cloud (and some still do) and likened it to tech boom of the early 2000s.

Gartner estimates states,  in part, that  by 2020, the “cloud shift,” or for example, moving from the traditional method of installing software on a Server to opting for cloud-enabled solutions, will have a direct and indirect impact on more than $1 trillion in IT spending. And, according to Ed Anderson, Gartner research VP “Cloud-first strategies are the foundation for staying relevant in a fast-paced world,” another quote from his statement, reads “The market for cloud services has grown to such an extent that it is now a notable percentage of total IT spending, helping to create a new generation of start-ups and ‘born in the cloud’ providers.”

Small Businesses Can Reap The Rewards Of The Cloud

So, what kind of benefits can your small business expect to see by adopting a cloud computing solution like ATS TimeWork OnDemand?

Flexibility
One of the better benefits of the cloud is the ability to access employee data files and reports from any workstation or mobile device from any place at any time. Heck! Who wants to do remote desktop or VPN transactions to access a file that’s stuck on Server?

Lower Operational Costs
One of the most obvious benefits of moving adopting a time and attendance that’s in the cloud, is that it provides significant savings. Case in point, with ATS TimeWork OnDemand, you only pay for the services that you use. And, here is the best part you no longer have to pay fees for yearly maintenance of hardware and licenses.

Team Collaboration
Whether you are a CEO, CFO, HR or Payroll executive, can see the same set of reports at the same time, thus, making collaboration easy through the cloud. The ability to review employee information, extrapolated from your data collector, allows departmental managers to make edits and communicate with each other through the intuitive dashboards.  Now, that’s what we call efficiency!

So, if your small business wants to take advantage of the many benefits, that the cloud has to offer, go to our website to download a white paper. You can also register online to attend a bi-weekly webinar with topics ranging from, time and attendance, payroll, human capital management, talent management, human resources management and more.

If you have not felt the impact of the Cloud within your business industry, then it’s only a matter of time.  The adoption of cloud has moved from a nice to have to, we absolutely need this application to keep improve operations and stay ahead of our competitors. Cloud applications used to be available to only large organizations but now, many small and mid-size businesses are deploying it, to take advantage of its many benefits.

If you are customer of ATS you have been experiencing easy access to workforce analytics, lower operational costs, reduction in IT complexity and real-time business intelligence. And if you are business who has been contemplating moving to the cloud, then you are in for a treat. Here is some of what you can expect:

Got Your Head In The Cloud? That’s A Good Start

Ease-Of-Use
ATS TimeWork OnDemand offers best-in-class software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform with enhanced business intelligence that enables businesses, to access information from any smartphone or tablet. That’s right! You can now access reports like never before on an intuitive dashboard designed, with the today’s workforce in mind.

Happy Users
Once your administrative users are familiar with the product, training other users is easy. In fact, they can show your plant managers, finance and other supervisors how to access their own reports, view key performance indicators (KPI’s), forecasting and dashboard tools. Essentially this means, operational users no longer have to rely on IT to create reports. And yes, you can also say good-bye to those Excel spreadsheets that you created to track; sick days, overtime and other personal time off requests. In the end, you are replacing confusion and head scratching with a robust and well designed user dashboards.

Now You Can Have Your Kumbaya Moment
Finding reliable, easy to use, and built-to-last workforce management software has its own challenges. ATS TimeWork OnDemand modern technology transforms your data in a format that makes sense to your business, regardless of industry and allows seamlessly integration to: Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), Talent Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Payroll applications. With ATS TimeWork OnDemand, you are always up-to-date with the latest cloud innovations-and, that makes for a happy business with lots of kumbaya moments.

ATS breadth of industry expertise and innovation is second to none. As a leading workforce management solution provider, ATS TimeWork OnDemand allows organizations to gain operational excellence—that aligns, HR and payroll business processes while supporting local—and multi-jurisdictional compliance across various countries.

Got Your Head In The Cloud? That’s A Good Start

Is your business is ready to join the cloud movement? You can download the app from our website or join our bi-weekly webcasts to learn from ATS workforce management industry experts and customers, in an informal setting to learn about the benefits of a cloud computing technology like ATS TimeWork OnDemand.

It wasn’t too long ago that getting CEOs to adopt the cloud took a lot of work, and many of these executives who resisted adopting a time and attendance in the cloud had good reasons, some of which included; a general fear of the unknown, privacy and availability of their data to name a few. It’s also noteworthy that some of the initial fear that senior executives had, emanated, from some IT personnel who were not yet comfortable with the idea of having data stored outside of the company’s domain. Eventually, as it became clear that migrating to the cloud offered superior advantages and streamlined costs, many CEOs began to pay attention- and embrace the technology, along with their IT personnel.

CEOs Are Shifting Their Organizations Towards The Cloud

If you are still on the fence about a cloud time and attendance here, are five outstanding benefits that might just change your mind:

  1. Software Updates-Using a time and attendance that’s in the cloud means you no longer have to do software updates and patches. ATS applies updates to the application with no disruption to your daily operations. Your company can spend its time on other important matters, like growing the business.
  1. Access the Application from Anywhere-With ATS TimeWork OnDemand— whether users are on a desktop computer or mobile device, the cloud provides instant access to data anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection, 24/7 365 days a year.
  1. Reduce Operating Costs –Adopting the cloud, means a company no longer have to worry about software equipment (like a Server), licensing and maintenance fees.
  1. Easy Integration to ERP, Payroll, HR, Talent Management and CRM-ATS TimeWork OnDemand has a built-in integrator that’s compatible to all third-party applications for the purpose of transferring data. So, if you currently key employee hours manually from a spreadsheet into a payroll application, you can breathe a little easier, ATS TimeWork OnDemand makes that a thing of the past.
  1. Cross-Functional Reporting and Business Intelligence-ATS TimeWork OnDemand allows you to align all levels of your organization with up-to-the-minute decision-making reporting. Senior executives, managers, and employees automatically see cross-functional analytics for historical, current, and forward-looking insights.  ATS TimeWork OnDemand reporting tools provides financial data for a deeper view into your business.

ATS TimeWork OnDemand provides organizations with a best-of-breed workforce management solution that leverages robust cloud infrastructure technology, to deliver solutions that address specific industry challenges.

To learn more about ATS TimeWork OnDemand, go to our website. You can also register one of our bi-weekly webinars and hear from existing customers how they managed the transition from spreadsheets to cloud computing TimeWork OnDemand.

 

Lean manufacturing is about a set of process that helps the elimination of waste. The fundamental principle of lean is adding value. The “value” is described by Wikepedia in this way “Working from the perspective of the client who consumes a product or service, “value” is any action or process that a customer would be willing to pay for”.

So, what’s the correlation between lean manufacturing and a cloud-based time and attendance? Using a cloud time and attendance solution means; a company does not have to purchase software licenses, or have a Server dedicated on which to host the application. While there are other similarities, it’s clear the adoption of cloud-based solution gives lean manufacturing companies-a distinct advantage over their competitors.

According to IDC Manufacturing Insights, more than 22% of surveyed manufacturers said they are running cloud services in their organizations and another 44% said they are currently implementing or intend to implement cloud computing to enable process optimization and cut cost. The survey also showed that the percentage of companies managing traditional infrastructure spending will fall to about 38% from 54.8%. Although the number of cloud adopters in recent years has increased, a significant portion of manufacturing companies are still missing the benefits of things like; workforce analytics and efficiency improvement that the adoption of cloud software can create.

Today’s lean manufacturing operations are also adopting cloud-based strategies for its 24/7 mobile access and its ability to provide seamless integration to; Talent Management, Payroll, ERP and CRM applications, thus optimizing workforce allocations across local, regional and global manufacturing centres.

Bottom Line:
The goals for implementing lean manufacturing standards and that of a cloud-based time and attendance are the same, value. That’s why many organizations are now adopting a cloud-based solution like ATS TimeWork OnDemand to streamline key areas of their business, and allowing management to focus on growth activities, not just operational tasks.

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Is the recruiting process part art or science? Difficult question to answer when you consider employees, today, on average, leave companies in quicker numbers than in years past. Is it the type of employees that are hired or it is the workplace itself?

Jen Hubley Luckwaldt, wrote an article for PayScale, that says that the number one reason why employees leave their jobs is because of a bad manager. Ouch!

Recruiting Methods Tells A Lot About A Successful Company

Hiring great employees is one thing, keeping that talent is quite another. Millennials won’t put up with stodgy rules and policies that have no meaning behind them.  Meghan M. Biro, CEO of Talent Culture and regular contributor to a slew of well written articles on the world of Talent Management offers 5 tips that successful leaders use during the recruiting process. In no particular order we, have selected three of those tips which include:

  • Take A Workplace Culture Inventory. Take a good hard look at your current HR and recruiting practices. Put yourself in the shoes of a talented person who has never heard of your company. How are you trying to reach that person? Are you using filtering tools to target the right kind of talent you need?
  • Keep It Real. Your HR and recruiting process must be honest — a genuine reflection of your company’s leadership and workplace culture. Whether your organization is way zany, slightly playful, or downright dour, you want to attract talent that feels comfortable in your culture.
  • Engage Your Marketing Talent. HR and recruiting don’t exist in a vacuum. They may be the initial contact with talent, but the more input that other departments have the stronger and more integrated the process will become. This is especially true, of course, for the departments and functions that will be directly impacted by the applicant. Solicit input on specific job postings from people in the department where the job is.

Today more than ever, there are better recruiting tools for companies. And, attracting the best and the brightest people to join your company is the goal of successful leaders-in fact, these leaders sprinkle their workforce with a diverse group of talent that includes, race, gender and age.  It’s 2016 and times are changing, even for stodgy workplaces.

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Recruiting Methods Tells A Lot About A Successful Company

Webinar: How Cloud-Based Time and Attendance Have Disrupted the Status Quo

October 20th, 2015 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Cloud Time and Attendance | ERP | Overtime | Payroll | Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on Webinar: How Cloud-Based Time and Attendance Have Disrupted the Status Quo)

It was not too long ago that in order to install time and attendance software, mid and large organizations, needed an expensive Server on which, in turn, was managed by the IT department.  In addition, that Server would require updates, patches and licenses every year to remain operational, at proper processing speed and power. Fast-forward to present day and the need to purchase a Server unless, absolutely necessary, on which to host a software application is a thing of yesteryear.

On Friday, October 23rd a couple of our software experts will discuss the transition of an on-premise application to the present-day cloud-based time and attendance. ATS Time and Attendance has helped numerous mid and large organizations (including fortune 500 companies) increase worker productivity, streamline payroll costs, and minimize compliance risks across various industries throughout North America.

In the one hour session, ATS software engineers provide you with answers to:
 The benefits of a unified and integrated; Time and Attendance, Talent management, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and payroll solution in the cloud?
 How ATS Workforce Management Software drives adoption and engagement and our value proposition
 The difference between ATS Time and Attendance and “run of the mill” time tracking systems
 How ATS TimeWork will improve productivity, reduce costs, and minimize compliance risks
 How you can optimize your business with ATS Time and Attendance from punch to paycheque.

Webinar Details:

Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00a.m.-11:00 a.m. Pacific)

To register for this webinar go to our website. You can also join the conversation on LinkedIn, Twitter or Pinterest.

Webinar: How Cloud-Based Time and Attendance Have Disrupted the Status Quo

Over the last several years, time and attendance solution has become ubiquitous as an online business application delivery model. Now this might work in a case of company who does not necessarily need a great deal of support, has very simple work policies-this type of approach fails to deliver when more complex data configuration is required.

Now while there are some similarities within time and attendance solutions there are also some significant differences, that in and of itself should warrant a company doing its homework before making a selection. For example, in the markets where some companies operate, there are local and federal compliance work rules that these companies must adhere to-so, their chosen time and attendance solution should contain sufficient flexibility to adhere to those compliance rules.  There is however, one constant, whether you operate a small business or fortune 500 organization, most businesses strive for the same goal — increased business productivity and reduction of payroll cost.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping around for a time and attendance solution:

The Jack Of All Trades
A company who provides; Recruitment/Talent Management Software, Payroll Services, Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) is in effect a “Jack of all trades. No company is able to provide all of the abovementioned solutions and be an expert at all of them. Moreover, there is no single database that can perform all of these tasks. You are better off looking for a company that is an expert in the field of workforce management software, if that’s what you are looking for.

Choose The Solution That Closely Matches Your Needs
Research the solution that closely matches your requirements and forego the temptation to buy the cheapest solution that’s shown to you. You want to have access to; real-time reporting, utilize mobile time tracking for your contractors and other offsite employees and, use forecasting and, workforce intelligence. The greater the functionality — the greater the productivity gains for your organization.

Examine Analytics
Powerful analytics drives today’s leading time and attendance solutions. Contrary to popular belief not all time and attendance software share the same business intelligence — examine the data structure of the proposed workforce management solution. Look for a system that supports your business growth and can deliver data in a way that propels business productivity.

User Adoption
Your chosen solution should be one that is easy-to-use. Functional users like finance, payroll, HR and others should be comfortable working with the time and attendance system. You should choose a solution that offers best-in-class usability, with a comprehensive set of features—that in turn, will increase user adoption and your company will have a more productive and engaged workforce.

After-Sales Support! Is That Important To You?
If it is then ask about it at the outset. You should also be aware, that a low-end off the shelf or a solution purchased through the Internet will be accompanied by limited support if any. You want the kind of support that you can rely on long after the sales and marketing personnel have done their “dog and pony show”. ATS implementation team will deliver ongoing training and support resources, dedicated to determining a positive implementation process. Depending on the size of your company, you will get a support a methodology of training that’s specifically dedicated to the technological advancement of your business.

Before starting your time and attendance search, make sure that your company has the staff resources in place to see the project through to completion. Your time and attendance solution should last at least 10 years so, take time to do some proper research.

To get access to some additional tips, go to our website. You can also access a demonstration or contact us by phone at 866.294.2467.

Buying A Time And Attendance Software? Here Are Some Of The Things You Should Look For

The headline has a nice ring to it and its one that some project leaders like to cling to, but in reality, when installing an employee attendance system, consideration should be given to how that system is going to function after 5 years. There is nothing wrong with wanting your investment to stretch as much as possible- however, expecting your investment in a time and attendance solution to live far beyond its useful life is a sin we have, all committed at some point or another.

If your company likes the idea of an installed product that leaves you worry-free of software licenses and server updates, then you might be better off with a cloud-based solution. And with cloud technology, you get:

Data Integration: Easy integration to ERP, CRM, Talent Management, Payroll and HRIS makes your employee time management worth the investment. Not to mention it also cuts down on manual data entry.

Visibility:  Up-to-the-minute labor and business analytics and the best part, elimination of paper-based time-sheets.
Scalable: Configure and add modules as you need them
Updates:  Software delivered, requiring no additional costs
Efficient: Cloud delivery eliminates on-premise IT costs
Anytime, Anywhere:  Just imagine being able to access your data from any workstation or mobile device 24/7, 365 days a year? Now, that’s what we call modern technology.
Global: Multi-site, multi-subsidiary workforce intelligence scales as you grow.

ATS On-Demand helps growing businesses to cut their IT and payroll costs, access their time and attendance data from anywhere and improve operational excellence.

To learn more or to view a demonstration, go to our website.

Just Install And Forget It

Business process automation has had no choice other than to evolve with the invention of cloud computing technology. Gone are the days when the only choice for companies was a time tracking software application that made its users wind through a labyrinth of clunky menus to obtain an attendance report. Today, companies can harness the power of a web-based time and attendance to gain a superior advantage over their competitors. Yet, with so much to gain by adopting this new technology, some companies are either not aware of the advantages or have a corporate and psychological resistance to change. By the time these companies realize that their competitors are using best-in-class products to help propel growth, it’s too late to play catch up and in the end, wind up being at a competitive disadvantage.

If your company happens to be one of the few who are still on the fence about replacing your current system, consider the following:

Innovation
Time and attendance has made leaps and bounds from its days of paper-based time cards ineffective data integration to a growing trend in of Software-as-a-Service time capture with real-time reporting tools that can be retrieved anytime, anywhere. Advanced improvements in technology drove the change with companies moving from DOS to Windows, (including .net and SQL technologies) maturation of web technology—and workforce planning and attendance tracking through mobile devices. Many of these technologies have shaped how software applications are deployed and provide companies with the flexibility of accessing employee data from anywhere, on any device and through the use of any browser.

Broad Based Deployment The adoption of web-based time and attendance has changed what use to be a 12 month deployment to a mere couple of months. ATS cloud based solution is delivered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), platform and enables companies to take advantage of the most up-to-date technology and efficiencies while saving time and money by removing the burden of maintenance and hosting—and ensuring seamless upgrades.

Real-time business visibility and intuitive automation
ATS web-based solution provides real-time visibility into business performance across plants operations, payroll, finance and HR through role-based dashboards and metrics specifically designed for the needs of today’s emerging companies. ATS implementation team provides deep industry expertise in job costing, benefit accruals, HR functionality, payroll,  talent management, workforce planning and business intelligence— and leverage emerging technologies to help companies improve business performance and stay competitive.

Interested in learning more? Register for our next webinar Maximize Business Value with a Workforce Management Software” and see how customers are enjoying the benefits of a modern time and attendance solution.

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