Best-in-Class Workforce Management Software from Industry Experts

Today, more than ever, consumers are bombarded with ads that promote low prices on everything from TVs to microwave ovens. The word “value” is used to lure customers into purchasing products that comes with such advertised tags that include; “lowest prices anywhere” or “best price value system”.

We surveyed some of our customers to find out if price was the deciding factor when choosing a vendor for their business automation solution. A sampling of their responses includes the following:

“Price is important to our company. However, our software is used for the calculation of employee hours and processing payroll. We cannot get this wrong, our leadership would prefer I spend a little more to get good service”.

“The system has to meet our needs; that’s key for us”. We can negotiate price with a vendor if we like their product, but we do not put price ahead of our business requirements”.

“We brought in a consultant who got us the cheapest solution on the market. The invoice for his services exceeded the cost of the product. Our CEO tossed the system out after 3 months. It did not meet our needs at the most basic level. We learned a costly lesson, one which this company will not repeat”.

A couple of sentences in an article by Richard Cartwright on the “Garden Center Strategies” blog caught our eye. “We all know the thrill of purchasing an item at a low price only to later be disappointed when the item’s lower quality fails to perform its intended purpose.  When the item has to be replaced the money spent was actually wasted, not saved!”

Unlike a TV or microwave oven, Workforce management software is a long term investment that has a direct impact on a company’s payroll process. ATS SaaS time and attendance is a cloud based solution that takes away all the headaches of maintaining a server and an IT department to support it. The software can be accessed through any computer with a web-browser 365 days a year 24/7.

Solution Benefits:

  • Cloud Based application (No internal IT support required)
  • Configured to meet any company’s work rule policy including collective bargaining agreements
  • Export reports to either XLS, HTML or PDF format
  • New release and enhancements at no additional cost
  • Can be accessed on smart PDA’s  and other mobile devices
  • Integration with any ERP, Payroll and HRIS Application
  • Personalized setup and unlimited support from your ATS implementation personnel

The implementation of an ATS SaaS time and attendance solution enables businesses to reap many benefits including: reduced overtime costs, improved employee engagement and low total cost of ownership.

To learn how Canadian businesses are deploying our best-in-class time and attendance solution, go to our website.

Tracking complex employee leave requests through paper time sheets is costly and often results in errors. By automating this process, companies enhance the communication between employees and supervisors while simultaneously eliminating the manual process.

ATS Leave Management is a software module that allows employees to request time away from work.  Through a web portal, managers can grant or deny leave, based on a company’s overall work policies.

Our Leave Management software allows employees to make use of the employee self-service module and review the status of their leave requests.  They can also view personalized accrual balances through the application.

ATS uses a company’s existing policies to configure the rules for leave tracking validation and enforcement. ATS Leave Management module prevents the ability to enter accrual balances when it’s not applicable. The result is a system that accurately displays employees accrual balances in their respective web portal.

Benefits of ATS Leave Management Software:

  • Tracks attendance and leave policies consistently in order to streamline payroll costs and control unauthorized employee absences
  • Track and manages US Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Canada’s Family Medical Leave (FML) that overlaps with provincial, federal and state leave laws
  • Supervisors have the ability to approve leave request through any web browser
  • Employees see approval messages from supervisors through employee self service
  • Gives employees more control of their time off and a greater sense of fairness through consistent policy enforcement

ATS Leave Management takes control of intermittent leave conditions.  The software tracks leave for: family day, jury duty, vacation, short term disability and parental leave. The solution comes equipped with audit trails, attendance records and leave-of-absence records. Companies can minimize risk of litigation, audits and employee grievances with this powerful tool.

To download a copy of our time and attendance leave management brochure, go to our website. To view an online demonstration, please contact one of our account executives.

The lack of proper customer support is an issue in many industries. One of Canada’s most prominent and well known consumer advocates is Ellen Roseman of the Toronto Star. Her many columns highlight some of the Herculean challenges consumers have to overcome with their service providers to get answers. While not all companies have developed a reputation for poor customer service, the ones that do, tend to tarnish the reputation of other companies that operate within the same industry.

Any company purchasing a time management system should expect top notch support. At ATS, we believe providing customer support should be inherent in a company’s corporate DNA. If the company’s executives do not place value in servicing its customers, this attitude will trickle down to the front line employees who provide the day to day technical support. We constantly hear from customers about the difficulties they face in their attempts to get through a support rep. One customer recounted how she was directed to the vendor’s website to download brochures for training on a new module that had been installed a week prior. When the customer inquired, she was told that training is only provided one time only and that was at the original time of purchase. Training for additional modules or new managers came in the form of product manuals that customers had to figure out on their own.

ATS’s robust time and attendance enables companies to control payroll costs. Our solution uses intuitive data intelligence to: track overtime hours, schedule employees, forecast labour and control attendance management. TimeWork integrates with employee data collectors, employee self-service and ERP and HR applications in order to share and gather information.

The flow of information allows you to have up to date labour analytics and add your own constantly changing variables.

Benefits to an ATS Time and Attendance Solution:

Forecasting helps with coverage for scheduling and measuring labour
Employee self-service empowers employees to review worked hours and request time off
Benefit accruals award time off based on an employees work history approvals, reports, and exceptions that require action 
Leave Management automates the employee leave process.
Enforces local, state/provincial and federal labour laws easily

To learn more contact one of our representatives and to download a brochure, go to our website.

North America’s most recent job numbers might suggest an uptick is possibly on the horizon. The U.S. Labour Department reported the unemployment rate fell from 8.5 per cent to 8.3 per cent. It was also reported that the economy created 243,000 jobs, far higher than the 150,000 jobs that economists had expected.

However, some economists believe that the anemic growth of the economy is a better indicator of its current status. Today, more than ever, companies need a superior product that will help them report on labour costs and automate manual time and attendance processes. 

Our software provides an integrated and flexible data import, including real-time payroll and business intelligence. ATS TimeWork provides robust workforce management analytics to facilitate strategic decision-making and improve business success.

ATS time and attendance system can be used in virtually any industry to track employee working hours and pay them in accordance with provincial, state and federal work policies. Managers can attach performance evaluations to the HRIS module, schedule work shifts, track work and vacation schedules and approve or deny leave through the absence request module.  Our time and attendance software gives operational managers control over their workforce, while ensuring, compliance with labour regulations regarding proof of attendance.

The implementation of ATS time and attendance software provides organizations with a solution that helps reduce labour costs. By automating routine business processes, eliminating administrative tasks, and monitoring labour activities as they happen, you can make better business decisions that save your company money.

To read more about our workforce software go to our website. To speak to one of our representatives or to download one of our brochures, contact us by phone.

Yes, it can!  Over the years we have been asked this question many times.  After the implementation of our solution, our customers realize a return on their investment in matter of months. TimeWork is a hosted time and attendance software that allows companies to track overtime, employee attendance, vacations and sick days and calculate work and pay policies.

Our workforce management software offers companies the option to collect employee time and attendance information through data collectors. These include: biometric time clocks (hand punch, facescan and fingerprint readers), online timesheets, barcode, proximity and magnetic time clocks.

There is no software to install
You can access the software from any computer that has Internet access to manage employee hours. TimeWork can be accessed through any of the following web browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

Payroll Calculation
Once configured, the software automatically calculates overtime and works in compliance with work rule policies. In addition, our open database interfaces to a variety of payroll, HR and ERP applications.

Return on Investment
We conducted recent survey of our customers and it was revealed that most companies see a return on their investment in two months or less.

The choices are endless and allow for exporting of report to Excel, PDF, or HTML. Generating a report is a easy with TimeWork.

TimeWork has a range of modules to suit small and midsize businesses as well as enterprise organizations. Our time and attendance software modules include: employee self-service, forecasting, budgeting, job costing, scheduling, benefit accruals and labour analytics.

 Our solutions are designed to help businesses improve compliance and manage their workforce effectively. To read more, go to our website.