Best-in-Class Workforce Management Software from Industry Experts

Time and Attendance has evolved in the last several years from mere employee time tracking to include; employee self-service, workforce planning and business intelligence to name a few. Companies today, want a solution that can grow as their needs evolve without multiple customizations. If your company is using a system that is heavy on customization, it’s time to look at alternatives.

ATS workforce management software is designed for mid size and enterprise businesses. Our time and attendance solution helps organizations across a variety of industries to effectively forecast and manage their workforce. The integrated ATS workforce management solution includes: time and attendance, data collection, employee scheduling, forecasting, employee self-service and business analytics. TimeWork can be utilized in its cloud-based or on-premises format. ATS solutions helps companies control labour costs, streamline business process and manage compliance risk.

ATS Time & Attendance Includes:
Benefit Accruals-TimeWork automates employee accruals and time-off requests. In addition, it has the flexibility to facilitate your organization’s most complex benefit policies and transform them into enduring practices.

Attendance Management-Detailed attendance records can be maintained for employees. Managers can be proactively notified through various business analytic reporting.

Employee Self-Service-Through a web browser, employees have direct access to their personal information so they can request time-off and review schedules.

Overtime Equalization- Automatically notify employees of overtime offers and enable employees to review, accept and reject overtime on the same console they use for attendance and labour transactions.

Data Integration—Integrate ATS time and attendance data with; Talent Management, Human Resources Information Systems, Customer Relationship Management and Payroll applications to produce accurate data.

Data Collection-Collect and distribute time and labour metrics to quickly enforce employee schedules and job assignments.

Support-Our integrated implementation support offers reliable response to technical disruptions, and maintains the health and integrity of the system. With this offering, companies benefit from insights into ATS solutions and expertise to mitigate risk, while tapping the innovations that ATS continually introduces.

ATS integrated solution delivers a web-based time and attendance set that includes: employee data collection, workforce planning, scheduling, employee self-service and business analytics. Our comprehensive solutions, help companies streamline business processes and improve workforce productivity.

To learn more, go to our website and arrange a demonstration, contact us.

Over the last 15 years traffic gridlock has increased throughout the GTA and outlying areas in astounding numbers. Why so many people have to drive to work remains a mystery. CBC Metro Morning anchored by Matt Galloway ran a week long expose titled “Joyless Commute”. The show interviewed everyday commuters, politicians and experts in the world of transportation in the hope of trying to find answers to cut down on gridlock. A recent article titled “Secret to Increased Productivity: Don’t Come to the Office” espouses the virtues of working from home and how more businesses could benefit if they adopted the practice.

Here at ATS, some of our employees who work from home are just as productive in getting projects done on time. The ATS employees who work from home use our cloud-based online time sheets that utilize state of the art technology. In addition, employees have cited things such as; not having to be stuck in traffic and fewer interruptions as factors that make working from home easier.

Of course, telecommuting is not for everyone and some employees find that working from home requires a certain level of discipline. At times it can be very hard to convince old fashioned, micromanaging, bosses of the benefits of working from home. Telecommuting will not solve all the traffic gridlock that we face each day in our cities. However, if businesses adopt a practice of having more employees work from home, even for one or two days a week, it could make a slight dent in the traffic gridlock and pay some small dividends to the environment.

The ATS time and attendance system is robust and helps management make faster, better informed decisions by providing up-to-the minute business analytics across all business areas. With more visibility, departmental mangers can quickly identify and take immediate corrective action. In addition these managers can focus on strategic planning and be more responsive to a changing business environment. Employees working from home or in remote locations can use employee self-service to check schedules, review hours and submit vacation requests.

Our monthly webinar provides an in-depth look at a businesses’ current environment and shows you how ATS workforce management software can grow to meet your organization’s changing needs. You will also discover how our flexible technology enables fast deployment, high interoperability, and streamlined management flows.

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New Year’s resolutions are nothing new. Each year many of us compile a list of goals we would like to achieve. Businesses also have goals, chief among them, how to increase sales while reducing operational costs. One of the most effective ways to streamline costs is to automate your operations with an effective employee time management system.

The benefit of a time and attendance solution is its ability to streamline processes, from automatic data collection to instant business analytics. The ATS software solution is fully integrated and accessible in real-time; it provides you with a picture of how your company is running at any given time.

Here are 3 Ways to Increase Your Company’s Bottom-Line in 2013:

Efficiency – ATS employee time management system enables companies to observe employee patterns and gives a historical overview of your company’s payroll costs. As your company continues to streamline its processes, you gain efficiency in production which leads to higher retention and more to the bottom-line.

 Business Analytics- ATS business analytics enables companies to become effective by monitoring performance against defined key metrics and key indicators. Our solution provides intuitive reporting through a web browser—all in real time. ATS TimeWork 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.

 Lower Operational Costs– Keeping payroll costs down is important to any business. Because it can be perfectly adapted to your organisation, ATS TimeWork lowers your costs from the very beginning. The solution includes a host of benefits that help with the elimination of paper-based time sheets or antiquated punch cards. The result is a cost-effective solution, with maximum functionality for your  business.

Our time and attendance system is built for Canadian businesses and provides tools for forecasting, budgeting, planning, scheduling, employee self-service, job costing, and a range of business intelligence tools for mid-large organizations. To find out more subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on LinkedIn.


During a recent tradeshow in which ATS participated, we were approached by several companies who showed an interest in exploratory discussions about automating their operations. What became obvious is that while many of these companies automated some parts of their businesses, payroll seemed to be one that was given the least attention. In a world that has seen an economy that refuses to abate, it was surprising to see that labour, the largest expense within a company, was the last to be automated.

 ATS time and attendance system streamlines business operations to minimize payroll costs. By connecting our workforce management software to your existing; Payroll, HRIS, ERP applications efficiencies are gained by eliminating the need to rekey data. Productivity and customer service is improved by through better management throughout your organization.

ATS employee data collectors capture real-time information to maximize and improve processes flows.  The collecting and analyzing of employee hours, reducing labour costs and improving compliance are the key time and attendance strategies for today’s leading industries. Our software application integrates with various input sources that helps companies streamline business operations, manage schedules, track benefits accruals, perform job costing and administer employee self service.

To learn how, time and attendance software can become part of your overall workforce management program, join our LinkedIn Group. You can also follow us on Twitter and download white papers and brochures from our website.

“We used paper time sheets for years and mistakenly thought it was effective when we had 50 employees. As our company grew over the years, we could no longer keep up with the daily adding up of employee hours, calculating vacation and overtime. The ATS time and attendance system is one of the best investments we have done in the last 10 years. Our departmental managers are happy because they are no longer spending time verifying hours on a daily basis. ATS support team is one of the best our group has ever dealt with.”

Jespite Manfuacturing Inc.
S. Mason, CGA-Chief Financial Officer

Although the economy has been showing signs of abating in some sectors, managers are still grappling with the pressure of having to do more with less. In that same vein, the approval of some capital projects are being put on hold until the economy gets back to its pre 2008 state. No one can predict with statistical accuracy where the economy will be five months, much less a year. However, we can say with certainty say that automating your data capture and getting rid of the antiquated timesheets will save your company time and increase workforce productivity.

An ATS time management solution offers the following:

Pay-As-You-Grow With our solution your business pays for what you need. Our software allows companies to add modules as they grow. There is no reason to pay for something that you might not ever end up using.

Give Your Employees Flexibility- Get rid of the excel spreadsheet that is being used to track time off and give your employees access with TimeWork Employee Self-Service. With TimeWork employee self-service (ESS), your human resources department empowers employees with ownership of their personal information so they can view and update certain fields without needing help with routine inquiries. Automated workflow and customizable features enable employees and supervisors to manage time-off requests, benefits changes, job details, and training history—anytime, anyplace over the Internet or through your company’s intranet.

Software On-Demand- TimeWork is a robust and powerful solution that is delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the cloud, TimeWork unites all components of a company’s workforce into one master system of record to one site or multiple locations across several countries. Companies who adopt our time management solution likes the unique, end-to-end functionality and 365 days a year 24/7 access.

Integration of Data Is at Your Fingertips- With ATS employee time management software, there’s no more need for manfully entering employee hours into multiple systems. Our intuitive solution exports data to a variety of HRIS, payroll, talent management and other accounting systems.

Business Analytics and Reporting– ATS workforce management software delivers real-time financial reporting and analytics that allows companies to monitor personalized key performance indicators (KPIs) and get access to the latest management and financial reports. Diagnose financial issues and quickly take action to drive business performance. Whether you’re a CFO, controller, finance manager or department manager, you can monitor financial measures that are commensurate to your role—through key performance indicators.

It’s clear that businesses can reap many benefits by adopting a time and attendance in a weak economy. After all, if the goal is to streamline process and find efficiencies, one place to start is analyzing how employee data is captured.

To download a white paper on advantages of automating your business with a time and attendance software, go to our website.

Everyday we receive several requests about the ATS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) software delivery model. The questions we deal with are wide ranging and include: security, benefits, features, deployment and after-sales support. Below is a list of the 5 most common questions our account representatives respond to:

1. Why should our company implement an ATS SaaS time and attendance solution over an on-premises solution?
ATS SaaS Time and Attendance has proven repeatedly to be a successful and lasting solution for organizations of all sizes and types – from the largest multinationals, to small businesses and non-profits. With the ATS SaaS time and attendance you are always using the most current version with the latest innovations available to you.  There are no messy upgrades or yearly maintenance fees.

2. Will your system work with the other software applications we have at our company?
Our solution is non propriety and is designed to integrate with other applications including: talent management, customer resource management, payroll, enterprise resources planning (ERP) and human resource information systems (HRIS) platforms.

3. How long does it take to implement your system?
With no software to install on your computers or network, our implementation timeframe is measured in days and weeks – not months or years.

4. Who do I contact for support of our time and attendance system after it has been installed?
After-sales support is at the heart of what we do. Each customer is assigned a dedicated support rep after installation of the system. We believe that our attitude towards uncompromising service is what makes ATS stand head and shoulders above others. We strive to maintain strong retention rates by continuing to provide our customers with exceptionally high levels of service and support.

5. What makes your product unique?
ATS TimeWork is fundamentally sound and was built by software engineers with deep expertise in our industry. Our product has evolved over the years and comes equipped with a variety of modules including: human resources, attendance management, forecasting, vacation planning calendar, employee self-service, incidents and points and absence request.

ATS SaaS Time and Attendance is accessible through any web browser and does not require a large investment. ATS’s true Software-as-a-Service solution architecture provides customers with high flexibility, reliability and lower IT costs. 

If you require additional information call at 866.294.2467 or go to our website.

Here at Apex Time Solutions, we often wax poetically about the advantages of cloud computing software solution and for good reason. When we launched this software model a few years ago, the plurality of our customer’s response was overwhelmingly positive. On-premises or client server solutions have been the choice of businesses for decades. With no substantial upfront fees, large and small organizations are finding that a SaaS time and attendance model are often easier for corporate budgets to absorb.

ATS SaaS time and attendance software has the ability to grow with the evolving needs of companies. The flexibility of our software solution allows it to integrate easily to Talent Management, HRIS, Payroll and ERP applications. ATS SaaS time and attendance saves on the server costs and IT personnel, both of which are typically required when deploying an on-premises solution.

Benefits of the ATS SaaS Time and Attendance:

  • Unlimited support
  • Rapid deployment and scalability
  • A lower cost of ownership reduces the complexity with the ATS SaaS time and attendance model
  • Our solution delivers embedded business intelligence that provides unparalleled access to labour analytics and reporting
    Free software updates are painless and transparent
  • Daily managed backups
  • Multiple models like employee self-service, human resources information system, forecasting and attendance management can be added with ease

The ATS integrated software solution helps you manage your workforce and track employee time and attendance more efficiently. When combined with employee data collectors, our solution delivers embedded business intelligence that provides unparalleled access to enhanced reporting and labour analytics.

To learn more, about our SaaS workforce management software, go to our website.

It is well documented that software projects fail for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the best laid plans go awry when circumstances beyond stakeholders control arise. Some of the reasons projects fail include: numerous changes during implementation, unrealistic expectations, unclear objectives, incomplete specifications and a lack of resources. Another reason projects fail is a lack of user acceptance. Gaining user acceptance at the start of the time and attendance project increases the likelihood of its success. End-user involvement can ease the difficulty that some organizations face when implementing a new workforce management system.

ATS TimeWork is the industry’s leading SaaS Time and Attendance solution. TimeWork is a robust, a flexible and easy-to-use employee time tracking software. Our solution has a plethora of modules that are scalable for companies from 50 to 100,000 employees. TimeWork streamlines payroll costs and helps companies manage their staffing levels and human resources activities for optimal efficiency.


Solution Benefits:


  • Save 2-5% on labour costs
  • Build automated schedules based on various preferences
  • Intuitive HRIS, ERP and Payroll interfacing allows you to export employee hours, vacation and other accrual benefit information
  • Employee Self –Service portal allows staff to view schedules and personal time off
  • Upgrades are done free of charge and will not disrupt your daily operation
  • Ensure the correct mix of employee skills is on the time clock at all times, making every shift run smoothly
  • Implement work management policies across multijurisdictional locations
  • Automatic calculation of overtime, premiums and statutory rules based on company’s specific needs
  • Manage human resource processes such as regular employee reviews, training and certification, vacation requests, pay increases, awards, and more
  • Access to vital labour information when you need it — anytime, anywhere
  • Implementation is done in days and weeks, not months or years

The success of a time and attendance implementation is enhanced when the participation of departments managers who will be impacted, are involved. Moreover, when support, communication, training and cooperation are exhibited they lend credence to influencing user acceptance.

To learn more about our Apex Time Solutions implementation methodology contact us at: 866.294.2467 or go to our website.


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.