Best-in-Class Workforce Management Software from Industry Experts

A modern cloud-based time and attendance solution enhances, simplifies, streamlines, and automates business processes­ across an organizational chain.  These modern day systems, enables senior executives and operational managers to collaborate, analyze, and access data in real-time.

ATS TimeWork is a perfect example of a robust, broad-based suite of integrated workforce management applications that give companies the simplicity, analytics and on-the-spot tools they need to run their business.

ATS TimeWork is smarter, faster and instantly extrapolates data from a variety of employee time clocks with no data duplication.  Companies can forecast, schedule, plan and expand in real-time.  ATS TimeWork enables organizations to gain deeper insight into employee attendance, benefit accruals and workforce analytics all the while helping organizations to reach their desired business goals.

Benefits of a modern-day cloud-based time and attendance include:

Employee Self-Services- ATS Self-Service for Employees gives employees online access to personal information and HR processes, including benefits enrollment. Employees punch in and out, view their time cards, monitor benefit (paid time off) balances, and request time off online with Employee Self Service.

Business Intelligence- Business Intelligence gets the right information, to the right individual at the right time, so business managers and executives throughout your organization can make use of business opportunities as they arise.

Absence Management- The ATS Absence Management Incident gives you control over your organization’s time-off processes, enabling you to track paid and unpaid time for your entire workforce.

Overtime Equalization- Overtime Equalization offers sophisticated business intelligence to provide a window into the areas of workforce performance that matter most to your organization. The solution highlights overtime offered refused, accepted and actual hours worked.

Forecaster- The ATS budget module helps companies track the history of business volume and produce accurate forecasts of future business cycles while simultaneously providing detailed calculations of workforce management requirements. Departments can track data by defining forecast drivers to achieve a set of requirements specifically to that department.

ATS TimeWork On-Demand delivers all of the modern-day features businesses need in a cloud platform, including industry- leading high performance and scalability, unparalleled reliability, and an intense focus on implementation and customer service.  So if your company has a high IT infrastructure and maintenance costs, which in turn, is affecting your company’s ability to grow then ATS Timework On-Demand is worth exploring.

To learn more, download a demo or contact one of our account reps at 866.294.2467 or go to our website.

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Every industry has its own acronyms and the software industry is no different, so when a customer recently said we were talking gobbledygook to them-some of ATS programmers and business analysts thought it would be a good idea to unveil some of our industry norms.

Workforce Management Solution

This is merely time and attendance or time tracking software/application that includes some of these modules:

  • Benefit Accruals/Leave Management
  • Employee self-Service
  • Time and Attendance
  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce/Business Analytics

 Benefit Accruals/Leave Management
Refers to things like; jury duty, vacation or any employee benefit accrual. With ATS self-service module, employees view things like overtime, request shift changes or vacation requests.

Employee Self-Service
Employee self-service (ESS) grants employees access to their personal records to; request vacation, view schedules and accumulated overtime and other leave requests. Employees can view this information from any smart phone or tablet device on any web browser.

Time and Attendance
A method of tracking employee time, this can be done online or through a time clock. A time and attendance system enables an employer to have full control of all employees working hours. It helps control labor costs by reducing over-payments, which are often caused by transcription error, interpretation error and intentional error.

Workforce Planning
This term refers to forecasting and budgeting and is also related to employee scheduling. For example, Employeeautomates the process of creating and maintaining a schedule.

Business/Workforce Analytics
It simply means reporting. For example, you might also hear the following terms: HR Analytics, Data Analytics etc. In short, they are set of fancy words that means reporting or reports.

Workforce Management
Workforce management relates to a host of software applications. It’s important to clarify with your vendor what it is you are looking for. For example ERP, Talent Management and Time and Attendance perform separate tasks and in some instances are not necessarily related. Select a vendor that specializes in one specific area and avoid the “jack of all trades”.

There are so, many acronyms that relates to workforce management so; we created a white paper that unveils a list of workforce management (WFM) acronyms. You can download it for free by going to our website.

The Unveiling Of Workforce Management (WFM)

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.

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We get this question from time to time from companies from various industries that can include: Visiting Healthcare Practitioners, Public Works, Engineers, EMS, Oil and Gas and Non-Profit Organizations.

ATS Cloud-Based Online timesheets track time more profitably while optimizing the flow of information including workforce planning, and workforce allocation. Your employees and contractors can access the software from any smart phone, tablet, or workstation with Internet access from anywhere.

Solution Benefits:

ATS Online timesheets scales easily to organizational requirements and adapts to your organization’s project structure and workflow. The application can be configured to work according to your company’s work rule policies with easily-defined feature sets such as definable workflow approval processes and e-mail notifications.

Workforce Analytics
ATS Online timesheets includes provides robust reporting and analytical tools that provide a real-time view into your services organization. ATS TimeWork On-Demand reporting solutions enable you to monitor, report and analyze overall project performance in real time, including resource utilization, schedule versus actual and more. Senior executives, HR, Payroll and operational managers can instantly see personalized reports with the metrics that matter most.

Eliminate Manual Time Tracking
With ATS Online timesheets you eliminate spreadsheet-based reporting with real-time cloud-based workforce management solution. Businesses will reduce the time spent hunting for key metrics with personalized role-based analytics at your fingertips.

Enables employees to create leave requests and view available leave balances. ATS Online timesheets also allows employees to see pending or approved requests. Managers have generic workflow approvals through a simple interface to approve or deny time-off requests.

Job Costing and Departmental Transfers
With ATS Online timesheets you can capture departmental transfers, projects or tasks at numerous levels of detail, including billing rates, making even the most complicated billing reports a breeze to create. Comprehensive and flexible reporting capabilities present a real-time snapshot of a project’s profitability, as well as resources utilized and time-to- completion.

ATS Online timesheets makes it simple and easy for employees to enter hours worked and supporting timesheet information. The more manageable the process, the more likely timesheets will be accurate and entered on time.

ATS Online timesheet software enables the anytime and anywhere collection of employee hours and status for tracking project effort, and supporting systems for payroll, and labour allocation and job costing.

To view a demonstration of ATS Online Timesheets go, to our website. To speak to an account representative, call us at 1.866.294.2467. You can also join workforce management solutions on LinkedIn, Face Book or Twitter.



A recent study by Statistics Canada measured productivity between Canadian and US businesses and found a 60% difference. While this difference is significant and should be noted, businesses on both sides of the border, regardless of size, believe that increasing their productivity is key to growth. The challenge for some of today’s businesses, is whether they are using the right tools to achieve that productivity and streamline costs.

While most organizations want to grow, but they are not certain how to go about it while others, still use manual and in some cases, outdated systems that delays their growth prospects.  ATS time and attendance data collectors help small, mid and large organizations achieve operational excellence. Below is a list of data collectors that can help companies streamline payroll costs, achieve productivity and help their business grow and navigate through an uncertain economy.

ATS PeoplePoint Premium time clock is a powerful terminal that offers unmatched application flexibility and user interaction. ATS PeoplePoint delivers rich graphics and video on a 10.1″widescreen touch display.

ATS PeoplePoint PremiumATS PeoplePoint Plus is feature-rich workforce management terminal for those who require extensive capabilities, expandable memory, attractive design, and a color touch screen. Users can easily navigate employee self-service functionality on the generously sized screen.

ATS PeoplePoint plusATS PeoplePoint Core was designed for the small businesses who want state-of-the-art workforce management terminal with comprehensive feature with an eye on their budget.

ATS PeoplePoint core

ATS time and attendance solutions enhances decision making and  helps companies work more efficiently.To learn more, go to our website or you can drop us a line at 866.294.2467.

Automate and Grow Your Business

February 25th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Employee Self Service | Employee Time Attendance | ERP | Labour Costs | Talent Management - (Comments Off on Automate and Grow Your Business)

Small and medium sized businesses are confronted by different challenges each day, chief among them is, growing their businesses and staying profitable. Studies have shown that companies who automate their business processes have seen an increase in productivity and revenue. ATS unified time and attendance solutions for small and growing businesses improves business performance with real-time workforce analytics and role-based dashboards.

If you are tired of struggling with paper time cards from the old punch clock that’s hanging on the wall, it’s time to make the switch.

Solution benefits for your small or mid-size business:

Employee Time and Attendance
Collect, analyze, and take immediate control of your employees’ attendance and labour allocation in real-time through the cloud. ATS time and attendance eliminates the burden of manual processes, saves time and money, and minimizes your compliance risk.

Workforce Analytics at your fingertips
ATS workforce analytics improves your business capabilities, is easy to use, and provides the insights and tools you need to take action.

Employee Self-Service
Enable your employees to request time off, review schedules, update contact information. ATS employee self-service is delivered via the cloud and designed for today’s workforce. The easy-to-use tools empower employees and managers, whether in the office or on the move. No more calling to your HR department, employees can access and review information regarding time off, current benefits, and current job details—anytime, anyplace from any device with Internet access.

Employee Data Collection
ATS offers a range of employee time tracking data collection devices designed to improve accuracy and integrate seamlessly with ATS time and attendance software. Your company’s choice of data collectors include:  biometric time clocks, badge-based readers, smart phone data collection, telephony and web-punching.

Payroll, CRM, ERP and Talent Management Data Integration
Extract, transform, and load data from applications, databases, and other data stores – for a complete view of structured and unstructured data across your enterprise. Our data integration software can help you build an agile, trusted data foundation that meets your organization’s complex information needs.

If you are ready to manage your business with an integrated workforce management system-that will lower costs and streamline business process, view a demo on our website. To speak to an account executive, call us at 1.866.294.2467.

Automate and Grow your business

3 Ways to Alleviate the Burden of Time Tracking for HR and Payroll

January 28th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Biometric Time Clocks | Employee Scheduling | Employee Self Service | Time and Attendance On-Demand | Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on 3 Ways to Alleviate the Burden of Time Tracking for HR and Payroll)

All Canadian provinces require that employers document hours of work, overtime, breaks, and leave time. A reliable time and attendance system helps payroll and HR departments manage employees hours, track attendance and remain compliant with work-rule policies of each province. ATS workforce management solution include: biometric time clocks, workforce analytics, employee self-service, forecasting and budgeting, business intelligence, swipe and proximity time clocks and workforce scheduling.

Here are 3 ways to help your payroll and HR department:

Enhance Productivity: Companies that use an employee time and attendance solution report an increase in productivity among workers. ATS timekeeping system transfers collected data to payroll and HR applications electronically. This automated process helps further reduce errors and allows payroll and HR managers to spend time working on other important task, instead of wasting time manually calculating employee time.

Accuracy is Improved: Handwritten timesheets are often difficult to read and contain numerous calculation mistakes. Manual timesheets also pose the risk for record abuse whether from simple mistakes when this system heavily relies on the “honour” system. By automating the collection of employee time companies can ensure calculation policies are applied correctly and consistently across all employees.

Increase Employee Engagement: ATS TimeWork time and attendance provides companies with an effective tool for track and measure the performance of their workforce. With the employee self-service module HR departments or managers can be alerted when an employee request a time-off. The ATS time and attendance typically delivers an 80% reduction in time and attendance administration. ATS TimeWork On-Demand employee time tracking solution can add hours of productivity, improve overall payroll processes and slash administrative expenses.

So, if your payroll and HR department is spending upwards of a day to process employee time, it’s a sign that you need to automate your time keeping process.

To learn more, go our website to view a demonstration of our time and attendance solution.



New Year’s resolution is a time for goal setting in our personal lives and the same hold true for businesses. Organizations small and big use the start of the year, to set business goals some which include: devising ways to increasing productivity update business forecasts and streamline payroll costs.

ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand is powerful workforce management software that is adaptable and was designed for midsize and large companies that want to grow profitably. ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand helps you streamline and optimize every area of your business. Equipped with best-in-class business management tools, the solution provides transparency and control over all your operations. With ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand, businesses can remain confident that they will receive a successful deployment and rapid return on investment (ROI), with minimal total cost of ownership.

ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand will help with:

Employee Time CaptureCollect time and analyze workforce metrics through business intelligence data to quickly and easily understand workforce patterns.

Benefit Accruals—Optimize benefit accruals and time-off requests to produce an accurate employee schedules, while meeting business performance objectives

Talent Management, ERP, HR and Payroll interfaces—Integrate ATS Time and Attendance on-Demand data with third-party applications to produce accurate workforce analytics.

Employee Self-Service—Employee can access to their personal information and schedules through an iPad, smartphone or any workstation with Internet access. With this access, employees can request job changes, submit vacation request. Managers get an alert through a mobile device once employee submits request for time-off.  

Overtime Equalization—Automate overtime distribution to employees based on seniority or other business rules.

Get your business off to a great start in 2014 by reducing labour costs with better workforce management capabilities. ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand will help you streamline business processes, control payroll costs, manage compliance risk and improve workforce productivity.

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

Accelerate Your Business in 2014 with ATS Time and Attendance On Demand

‘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

It’s almost the end of the year and your payroll and HR departments are budding with excitement at the prospect of finally get that brand new time and attendance system they have been promised. They went through the presentation, understand the return on investment (ROI) and have made their selection. All they need is senior management sign-off.

 Here is what your HR and Payroll departments can expect, when they deploy an ATS time and attendance solution:

ATS time and attendance was designed to capture real-time information about business processes and communicate that information to third party applications which include: Talent Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, (ERP), Payroll, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications. At the same time, ATS time and attendance software has a set of pre- configured data tools for a variety of industries, enabling them to manage their business processes, while easing current regulatory reporting and compliance.

Currently, your company’s HR and payroll departments are gathering employee vacation requests and other personal information via a series of spreadsheets. In short, there is no standard way to enter, organize, and analyze data. In addition, these paper forms are stored in filing cabinets in one location and are susceptible to fire, flood, and other natural disasters. With ATS Employee Self-Service your employees can submit vacation and other personal time-off requests through a secure web portal on any mobile device or PC that has an Internet connection and the information is available 24/7.

Of course, one would expect any good time and attendance software to provide you with real-time business intelligence and great complementary support. But that’s not all, because in addition, we offer an employee time management solution with advanced capabilities that is unmatched.

At ATS we are more than just features and benefits. The ATS time and attendance software is a dynamic platform for running your business your way. As 2013 draws to a close, your HR and Payroll are still hoping to get that new solution that will eradicate the manual process.

To learn more, go to our website. You can also contact us at 1.866.294.2467.