With the ubiquitous of connected devices in many of today’s businesses
and a workforce, that has increasingly become used to cloud applications, deploying
your time and attendance solution in the cloud, has many advantages in an
Internet of Things (IoT) era.
When compared to aging traditional on-premise implementations, a robust multi-tenant cloud application, like ATS TimeWorkOnDemand provide greater agility. An ATS time and attendance solution deliver best-practice services including encryption, and redundancy—valuable for the array of connected devices.
If your business has multiple locations, each currently running
different systems, then moving to a single, cloud-based time and attendance
like, ATS TimeWorkOnDemand software solution allows you to reduce payroll
errors and increase workforce productivity. Using a cloud-based solution means
that your IT team are not bogged down with running updates and server patches;
instead, they can focus on productive activities.
Scalability is key advantage when deploying ATS TimeWorkOnDemand. Throughout
deployment ATS will work with you and your team to help eradicate manual
processes and increase efficiencies. Leading industries will
continue to embrace the advanced analytics to propel their future growth.
Whether you move to the cloud or not, it is important that you are aware of the
immense value it can bring to your business.
Interested in the cloud but still wondering if it’s the right solution
for your organization? Go to our website and download a demonstration and you
will see why many of today’s leading organizations prefer the cloud over
traditional software deployment. You can also register for one of our bi-monthly
and to speak to representative in your region, call 866.294.2467.
ATS HCM Solution Implementation
is a multi-step process. Many of the steps may vary depending on the size of
the organization, type of business, hosted versus on-premise to name a few. It does,
in general, involves installing the software, moving your existing data such as
employee names, departments and/or some HR related information, over to the new
system, to ensure the software fits your unique business needs, and then
training managers and supervisors alike on the ATS
When organizations attempt an HCM implementation on their own, and even with the best of intentions, the project can be rife with problems. It’s important that organizations maintain clear communication and follow best-practices throughout the implementation, while at the same time, still find time to perform their daily task. They must also satisfy both functional and technical requirements. In short, this is a tall order that many companies struggle to meet, resulting in budget overrun and delays and overworked resources. ATS Implementation Analysts helps mitigate the risk throughout the deployment process and help you reap a rapid return on your investment.
Curious? Here is how we do
Project Methodology: ATS Solution Process
is our proven methodology for HCM Workforce Management projects. This methodology
is designed to adhere to best-practices and uphold communication throughout
every step of your implementation.
Modeling: We take aligning ATSTimeWorkOnDemand with your business requirements very
seriously. Thus, we go through a rigorous scoping and process modeling, with
the intent of uncovering any current obstacles and determining how to use the
applications to increase workforce productivity and streamline business
Training: Based on our
experience some managers might not be so open to change, especially when we are
installing our cloud computing application ATSTimeWorkOnDemand.
And, so that’s why we provide comprehensive across the board, to help you
achieve widespread user adoption.
Ongoing Support: Even after the
go-live date, our Implementation Analyst will continue to follow-up thus,
protecting your investment. We aim to work with you and, any third-party
application providers of; Talent Management, Payroll, HRIS and CRM as needed,
for software integration and provide support to help your business thrive.
There is a clear and concise method to implementing ATS HCM application and its complementary cloud computing solutions. To take a test drive go to our website. You can also register one of our bi-weekly webinars or call an account executive at 866.294.2467.
In today’s dynamic business environments,
you need robust time and attendance solution that can help you improve business
performance and drive operational excellence across the organization. The right
time and attendance solution, will eradicate manual tasks so you can focus on
the strategic initiatives that will move your business forward. And, at the
same time, allow you to leverage
real-time data for predictive insights to improve your decision-making and
So, what time of time and attendance solution can help your company achieve those objectives and, at the same time, improve workforce productivity? Hint, ATS TimeWorkOnDemand. This award-winning solution is used by fortune500 companies across North, South, central America and Europe.
and Benefits include:
Gain 360-Degree Business Insights
Analyze finance, HR, and payroll
information. With ATS TimeWorkOnDemand you drive operational
efficiencies and power intelligent business processes through industry proven human
capital management (HCM) best practices, intuitive dashboards, reports, and
Automate and Optimize
Automate and process data at unparallel
speed. Optimize on the modern best practices built into ATS cloud computing,
making your business leaner, more efficient, and more cost-effective than your
Future-Ready HCM Workforce Management Solution
ATS TimeWorkOnDemand revolutionizes payroll
processes, utilizing new technologies and powerful predictive analytics to
control costs and risks, manage increasingly complex transactions, and make
better business decisions.
Innovate Today, Predict Tomorrow
With ATS innovative time and attendance, built from-the-ground up cloud solution your company has now found the perfect solution, for its growing needs. You can harness game-changing technologies to standardize processes, automate the mundane, and elevate the quality of key decisions to move past every growth plateau.
Invest in Operational Agility
Planning to enter new markets, including; acquiring or merging
companies across Canada, the US or Europe? ATS Cloud Computing
TimeWorkOnDemand is the robust and sought-after product on the market. Whether
you need to streamline payroll and finance processes, or undertake a
company-wide transformation, the complete capabilities of ATS Cloud Computing TimeWorkOnDemand
are there when you need them. You subscribe to the cloud services that are
vital to your business today and tomorrow. In short, you invest in scalable and
Today’s successful business executives know their growth strategies must
consider environmental impact, and cloud-based software deployment is no
Because of the scale involved, cloud computing is now considered one of
the most environmentally responsible IT decisions. And, since ATS supports
customer across several geographical areas with multiple users on shared
infrastructure, we can match server capacity to ongoing demand and utilize
servers more efficiently—thus saving energy.
Of course, taking
full advantage of that connectivity means retiring ad-hoc workflows that impede
growth. Move beyond email and spreadsheets with a cloud strategy. Leverage more
analytics, handheld technologies, artificial intelligence, the Internet of
Things (IoT), and much more with ATS Cloud Computing TimeWorkOnDemand system.
Whether you are cloud now, cloud next, or cloud future, you can view
a demo of our innovation solution on our website. Your business is
free to embrace innovation at your pace by registering for one of our bi-monthly
And, to chat with an account
representative, call us at 866.294.2467.
The use of biometrics at theme parks, airports and in the workplace, has become ubiquitous. However, facial recognition for the purpose of recording an employee time in/out at work, is different than what it is being used at an airport. For example, a biometric time clock, in a workplace will record (for the purpose of payroll) the time an employee clocked in for a day or week-whereas, the purpose of biometrics at an airport will be for security and a range of other purposes.
Installing biometrics in the workplace can help with HR related issues like time theft, buddy punching and payroll errors. However, it is important to let your employees know if you decide to install biometrics for the purpose of tracking time and attendance, especially if your company, have been using paper time sheets to track hours before that.
“As more companies track their workers with
fingerprint and facial scans, employees are increasingly challenging firms in
court over how that biometric data gets used and stored.
Scores of lawsuits have been filed
following a recent state Supreme Court ruling in Illinois, which has the most
stringent privacy law protecting such information in the U.S. The suits assert
that employees weren’t told what would happen to their biometric data and that
it is being put at risk.
Some workers said they don’t see the need
for biometrics in the workplace.
“It’s not a secretive place that we work
in,” said one worker at a country club outside Detroit, whose employer uses
fingerprints to take attendance. She said she was uncomfortable with the
practice, adding that she hadn’t been told how her information would be used or
From warehouses to restaurants, the use of biometric data is moving from a niche practice to become a more mainstream way to verify employee hours and check workers in and out of facilities for security reasons. Among companies in the U.S., Europe and Canada surveyed in 2018 by Gartner, 6 percent said they track employees by using biometric data. Europe and Canada surveyed in 2018 by Gartner, 6 percent said they track employees by using biometric data.”
Bottom line: If
you decide to explore the many options that a biometric time clock system offers,
let your employees know of your intention. Chances are they will be more accepting
if they know in advance and you will avoid issues of them not being receptive
to it. Afterall, employees are familiar with biometric technology and have
likely used them at airports or with their current smartphone.
To learn about ATS
Biometric Time Clocks, go to our website. You can also download a demo, or you can
attend one of our bi-weekly webinars.
And, to reach an account executive, call 866.294.2467.
You chose to adopt a cloud time and attendance application for few reasons – perhaps, the easiest is because you are using paper-based time sheets and, it’s because they are getting more expensive to maintain hardware and systems software platform. But remember, this is only the first start. In order, to fully realize the value of your purchase here are few steps to guide on your journey.
1.Assemble your Team
Make sure everyone who will be affected by the new system (and that
includes; operational managers) are aware and ask them to start going through
training material right away. If these individuals have employees that report
to them, gauge their input and figure out how much training should be given to
2. Avoid Implementation
Make sure your managers are fully engaged during the implementation
process. If, for example, the person assigned, as the company’s project lead is
still focused on their full-time job, is not able to devote sufficient time to
the project, this can lead to trouble down the road when they are not sure how
to use the solution.
3. Make use of ATS Expertise
When you purchase ATS time and attendance solution to
run your business more efficiently, you will be investing in more than just
software—you have, in addition, purchased, the expertise of our seasoned
software support and service professionals.
Our software engineers and implementation consultants not only bring
deep knowledge and service expertise of our solutions, but also the industry
insight needed to keep you on the path to greater productivity and optimization
for your unique business needs.
4. Implementation Times Vary and can Depend
on Several Factors
Have a plan. Set out a reasonable implementation timeline and scope. Is your team dedicated to this project? If so, implementation will be shorter. If the project is another task on the ‘to do’ list, competing with other priorities, expect that your implementation may take more time. Do not underestimate the time and resources it will take to complete the project successfully.
5. Calculate your Return on
When you implement ATS TimeWorkOnDemand
solution built from-the-ground-up you’ve made an excellent investment—for the
short and long term. ATS cloud computing software solutions are focused on
minimizing the cost and complexity of implementation, integration, and support—by
allowing your employees to focus on business processes and best practices
rather than technology. In short, this allows for increased productivity and a
rapid return on investment, especially if your implementation does not have to
deal with unnecessary delays.
One of the biggest reasons for moving to cloud is to enable your
business to take advantage of the functionality and take advantage of the new
technology. At ATS, we have developed, award winning, state-of-the-art
after-sales and support tools systems that will help you achieve rapid ROI
and—ultimately—profitable growth. ATS Software Support stands behind our
software solutions, so that you can concentrate on running your business.
Many of today’s mid and small size businesses understand the benefits of using modern-day business applications to drive productivity. And, while some of these businesses see a return on investment, because they start using the systems right away, others either delay their implementations, due in part, to unforeseen circumstances or simply because they do not have the sufficient personnel on staff to take steer the project. In reality, these delays in using the applications are no fault of these companies.
A recent article
by Sarah Fister Gale for workforce.com Why
SMBs Are Buying — But Not Using — HR Tech provides some insight into the
reasons why this tends to happen.
“Small and midsized businesses may be investing in
more HR technology, but they aren’t making good use of it, and that’s a shame. A
new survey from HRIS provider BerniePortal found that while 64 percent of small
and midsized businesses use HR software, few are using technology to manage the
full scope of HR”.
Here are some immediate
benefits that can be derived by using the business productivity solution that
your company recently purchased:
Gain a single view of your workforce by: Leveraging data and HR analytics with
greater speed and ease when making business decisions. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HR
analytics solutions for small and mid-size businesses, provide data-driven
insight across the entire company—and
simplifies workforce planning to help eliminate errors that impede business
Reduce business complexity with: 21stcentury data
collectors that captures and reports information in real-time through
payroll, thus providing user-friendly tools that help your employees work more
efficiently and support your business as it grows.
Eradicate stress by maximizing workforce visibility: with ATS HCM cloud-based workforce management software. Consolidate all employee information into a single system, automate employee intuitive dashboards and manager workflows, facilitate, and develop, data-driven HR strategies.
The article goes on to say; “For
very small companies just beginning the HR software journey, LaRocque encouraged
them to start with core HR solutions. “You want to get payroll, benefits, time
and attendance, and paid time off in order, and there are a lot of platforms
designed to help small companies do all that,” he said. “Then you can start
looking at purpose-built solutions to meet your specific workforce needs.”
HR problems a company faces will determine the kinds of tools they should
deploy — but they shouldn’t delay. “If you think you don’t have time for
technology you’ve got your head in the sand,” he said. The time savings that HR
leaders achieve by automating laborious HR tasks make these tools immediately
worth the investment, especially for small companies with under-staffed HR
Bottomline-if you have
taken the time to invest in the technology, your company will realize a return
on investment (ROI) if you are engaged from inception to completion.
To learn more
about ATS HCM Workforce Management Solution, go to our website. You can also
download a demo,
or you can attend one of our bi-weekly webinars.
And, to reach an account executive, call 866.294.2467.
For many Canadian business
leaders and decision-makers who want to improve their business performance and
employee experience, ATS HCM Workforce Management Suite was designed to handle
that task and power full-service HR offered by our Workforce Optimization workflow
solution. ATS HCM Workforce Management cloud computing
application helps companies to reap the full benefits of these tools and —supports people-driven
business objectives. So, whether your business has 50 or 3000 employees, here
is what you can expect of ATS HCM Workforce Management Suite:
Onboarding and Administration-An integrated and
robust cloud application built from the ground-up that enables workflow into a
single source, solution that will increase efficiency and productivity.
Online HR Tools- With HR
tools like benefits administration and employee
self-service, employee no longer have to hand in manual time-off requests,
instead they can go online and submit their vacation, requests, view their
working hours and overtime.
Management Dashboard-The management
dashboard provides unparallel visibility into critical workforce management
intelligence, allowing you to stay on top of workforce
trends and make informed decisions. You are too busy to waste time with manual
processes — now you can instantly view your data without the need to build
reports or export data.
Time and Attendance- Just
about had enough of these spreadsheets? We get it. With ATS TimeWorkOnDemand,
you get employee data in real-time, using anyone of our data collectors that
Recognition, Biometric Time Clock, Web Punch or through any mobile device
24/7 365 days a year.
ATS HCM Workforce Management
Suite has bevy of new and enhanced features,
functionality, and user experience that’s based on today’s most innovative
Want to know more? You can download a demo and see it in action
for yourself, or you can attend one of our bi-weekly webinars.
And, to reach an account executive, call 866.294.2467.
from traditional licensed, on-premise to cloud-based application can appear formidable,
if not well throughout. However, the transition might not be as difficult as
you think. In fact, with the right vendor, and mindset the transition can be
one much smoother than you originally thought. So, with this in mind, here are 6
reasons to move to the cloud with ATS TimeWorkOnDemand cloud application:
The speed of cloud adoption has been surprisingly rapid across all sizes of
customers. Traditional barriers to moving to the cloud such as security and
data privacy issues have slowly dissipated.
HR Analytics: It’s at your fingertips. Analytics for HR, payroll and finance-translates to no longer have to wait for someone to tell you what’s happening. Data extrapolation takes place in real-time, which means, you have access to the latest information.
Automation Your Way: The automation capabilities built into ATS TimeWorkOnDemand reduces payroll transactional processes and tasks. Those in the department will spend less time re-keying things like employee punch in out times data. In fact, they will now have, more accuracy and visibility, and will be able to deliver what employees really need. Employees, too, will benefit from better insights into their status, through employee self-service to see, their; time-off requests, schedules and hours worked.
An End-To-End System:
ATS TimeWorkOnDemand covers the complete workforce
management journey, upon deployment of your solution. You and your organization
can experience immediate
real-time visibility of information, and work
with updates and changes that take place seamlessly and quickly. In addition, our solution is
delivered via cloud platform,
built from the ground up. You know it’s, compliant and easy to introduce into different provinces across
Canada and throughout North America and beyond.
Reduced IT Workload: By
eliminating the need for hardware and software purchases, your IT department or
consultant can focus on other initiatives of your business.
Rapid Deployment and Easy Integration:
With ATS TimeWorkOnDemand, employees can be set up within weeks rather than months. Built on a robust cloud
computing platform, ATS TimeWorkOnDemand relies on simple user configuration. This
helps our customers achieve their objectives without
going through lengthy discovery and deployment processes.
ATS TimeWorkOnDemand allows for fast, easy and powerful integration. Data can seamlessly move
between ATS TimeWorkOnDemand and other third-party applications, such as payroll. This cuts down on re-keying
data, and reduces the risk of
data duplication. As a result, it significantly increases
accuracy and efficiency, and gives you a single source
of truth for all your people data
More and more customers are seeking the benefits of cloud computing, and ATS is delivering the experience and service they expect. We host and manage your workforce management system in the cloud, where users can securely access the application(s) over the web — at any time, from anywhere — using mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and desktops.
TimeWorkOnDemand will transform your organization into a streamlined and cost-saving
and productive business. Not only will this help boost the strategic value of
your HR department, it will go
a long way toward unlocking future business growth
To learn more about ATS TimeWorkOnDemand, go to our website. You can also register for one of our bi-weekly webinars. And to reach an account executive, call: 866.294.2467.
Your company made it through another year together,and it’s time to let your employees relax, have some fun and enjoy themselves.And, when it’s done right, the annual Christmas party can be great opportunity for managers to get to know their employees on a personal level.
Don’t encourage binge drinking To avoid behavioural issues, don’t encourage mass consumption of alcohol intake and don’t offer employees a free bar. This will decrease the chances of accidents, fights or issues that usually happen as a result of drinking. If needed, be prepared to tell individuals to stop drinking if they start to appear too drunk or rowdy.
Social media is a powerful tool, used for many different aspects of both personal and business life. However, it is important to remember that when your employees are posting selfies and other various photos at the office party, they are still representing your company, so brand awareness is vital.
Ensure employees use social media in a positive way It could be a good idea to have one person act as a photographer for the night and only take appropriate photos. The next working day, everyone can choose certain photos they prefer and you could even choose a couple for company social media.
It is highly recommended that you create a general social media policy in your workplace. Informing staff of this new disciplinary policy will make them aware of the rules and hopefully avoid any possible problems.
Be considerate to all employees Be sensitive to the fact that some employees may not celebrate the Christmas holiday. There are some religions that don’t consume alcohol, so it’s very important to make sure there are options to cater to them. This will show your awareness and consideration of your employees, making them feel valued.
Don’t make any promises that you can’t keep and avoid discussions about salary, promotions etc at the party. The reason for this isthat words of encouragement are sometimes misinterpreted and may cause issues in the workplace.
For most, unless the party is on a Friday night, the working week will continue the next day as normal. Despite guidance on what is considered acceptable and what is not, unfortunate events may occur or certain things may be said. In such situations, it’s important that any information given to you by employees stay anonymous, unless said otherwise.
Spreadsheets serve a good purpose. And several companies use them. In fact, some of ATS financial analysts and even some, in the professional service areas like; software engineers use spreadsheets to measure results. However, this data usually comes in from outside big data tools as oppose to being keyed in manually. The potential to run into errors when manually keying data into spreadsheets is real,especially, when you are dealing with things like leave management and employee attendance.
Review company attendance policies to ensure that any mandatory notice periods (i.e., 2 weeks’ notice for a planned doctor’s appointment) do not violate the sick leave law.
Update hiring notices and workplace posters.
Educate supervisors on how to spot fraud or abuse without inadvertently retaliating against employees for using paid leave. Most laws prevent employers from seeking any verification unless an employee has been absent three consecutive working days.
Review payroll practices to ensure employees are receiving the proper rate of pay for the use of sick leave, and that pay stubs include any required information.
Develop a consistent tracking method to ensure that employees accurately accrue time, and that any time used is properly credited and deducted from the balance.
And, while this article is specific to regions in the state of Minnesota, their impact will reverberate across other US states. Also, while labour laws and leave management tracking are different in Canada they could eventually make their way north of the border.
So, if your company is tracking employee time and attendance including, vacation, and other leave management through paper time sheets, you don’t need to anymore.
With ATS TimeWork OnDemand you can:
Automate Tracking of Management Policies: ATS TimeWorkOnDemand helps automate the administration and tracking of paid and unpaid federal, provincial, and otherregional employer-specific leave policies. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand can be configured to match the needs of your organization to maintain balances, reduce manual process errors, and control absence costs.
Simplify and Streamline Compliance: Federal regulations and provincial and/or state laws and union policies, often have overlapping eligibility rules, benefit accruals, and notice requirements. Which makes it all the more important that companies should a time and attendance system that allows to them to accurately track employee attendance and leave management policies. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand solution allows your organization to automate laws and policies in a single solution—simplifying compliance and reducing costs, while also freeing your HR team to focus on higher priority responsibilities.
Keep Accurate Attendance: ATS TimeWorkOnDemand will make sure your leave policies are enforced consistently and accurately across your entire company. With ATS leave management automation, your employees will have access to self-service capabilities through leave eligibility, and balance tracking — available24/7, 365 days a year from any Smartphone or tablet, anytime, anywhere.
To learn more about ATS TimeWorkOnDemand Leave Management solution, go to our website. You can also register for one of our bi-weekly webinars. And to reach an account executive,call: 866.294.2467.