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Whether you are a food and beverage manufacturer, a wholesale, distributor, or a retailer, you face a unique set of challenges that are specific to your industry.

Not only do you have tough labour law requirements, but you also operate in an industry with tight margins and, where time is of the essence. You have to deal with payroll and other import costs, employee productivity, and wastage.

ATS Food Manufacturing application is designed to grow your food and beverage business, and help you enhance your back-of-house operations, so you can deliver better business performance and exceptional customer experiences.

With ATS Food Manufacturing application, your company gets access to; Workforce Planning, Employee Self-Service, Overtime Equalization, HR, Analytics, Time and Attendance, Workforce Absence and a proven technology platform that delivers- visibility and control and demand-driven solutions.

With ATS Food Manufacturing for Food and Beverage, you can simplify, scale and achieve:

Business Insight-24/7, 365 Days: ATS Food Manufacturing enables your people to access and act on workforce data anywhere, anytime with any mobile device.The application,allows you unprecedented insight into your business providing you with real-time visibility of what is important to you. It also allows you to track key performance indicators (KPIs), identify which parts of your business is generating the best returns and-address issues before they become business-affecting.

Machine Learning: ATS Food Manufacturing advances the aggregation of more and better data with broad capabilities, and deeper flexibility with forecasting algorithms.

Regulatory Compliance: The application enables you to take legislative compliance; whether its international, federal, provincial, state, and local labour laws in your stride- making it an integrated and automated part of your processes.

Improve Process and Efficiencies: With ATS Food Manufacturing solutions, you can drive efficiencies by integrating processes across the entire supply chain. We connect payroll, HR, finance, production, packaging and distribution to improve process. By aligning supply and demand, we streamline payroll costs, thus increasing workforce productivity.

Elasticity: That reduces the complexity, while providing comprehensive business insights and addressing those operational issues that restrict growth.

Proven Technology with Industry Specialization:  The applicationsupports multifaceted data exchanges with best-of-breed technology and architecture and addresses industry-specific requirements with vertically specialized modules.

Budgeting, Forecasting, Labour Planning and Demand: Take advantage of intuitive, industry specialized software for budgeting, planning, and forecasting. And with machine learning capabilities—you have access to a self learning algorithm that allows for analyzing of historical data, and the calculation of required labour hours to meet critical business objectives

To learn more or to fast track your evaluation of ATS Food Manufacturing, you can go to our website. You can also have call you back by submitting your request here.

Today’s workforce is evolving, how and where people work, even the skills you need continue to shift. So how do you adapt to what the future brings? Meet ATS Human Capital Management (HCM) mobile solutions. It enables ready-to-use data and places secure and convenient tools right in your hands, for simple, anytime access across devices.

ATS HCM cloud for mobile includes:

Automation to decrease workload

  • Update, submit and approve timesheets
  • ATS HCM cloud for mobile robust algorithm that populates; schedules, holiday calendars, and rotating, split, or dynamic shifts.
  • Get up-to-the-minute information on employee clock in/out data
  • Submit and approve time off requests
  • Review time-off requests and access employees’ worker profiles from anytime, anywhere

Game-changing HR technology

  • Easily find employee data such as phone number, title, work location and more
  • Review employee time off balances
  • Easily create and maintain manager and employee self-reviews to help guide and grow employees
  • Attract and manage applicants for careers within your company, and improve the employee experience by onboarding new hires with ease
  • Avoid data latency and ensure data integrity with unification across HR processes

Employee Benefit Accruals

  • Complete employee benefits enrollment
  • Access existing and future benefits elections
  • Make managing performance goals flexible and approachable for your people
  • View information by category of benefit, plan type and coverage level
  • Select detailed views such as effective date, deduction per pay period and employer contribution

Workforce Planning

  • Reduce costs by tracking absence trends and areas of low productivity with data analytics for optimization
  • Prevent costly violations with alerts that bring issues to the scheduling manager’s attention, such as overstaffing scenarios or being out of alignment with labor demand
  • Create labour forecasts using a combination of historical data, customer recent trends, and seasonal predictions
  • Enable real-time visibility with ATS HCM cloud mobile solutions
  • Meet operational goals while staying on budget by setting safeguards for Key performance indicators (KPIs) thresholds to limit fluctuations

Analytics and HR Dashboard

  • With ATS HCM cloud mobile dashboards, HR practitioners can dig deeper into your data with drill-down capabilities and analysis on every view
  • HR leaders can access
  • This easy-to-use application, consists of; core HR, talent optimization, learning management, payroll and workforce management capabilities- with a unique set of behavioral science tools, that apply predictive analytics
  • ATS HCM cloud mobile solution replaces complex processes, workflows, and systems with a sophisticated, yet intuitive technology
  • Allows HR connectivity across departments, regions, provinces, states and/or different countries and works on any mobile device in seconds

ATS HCM cloud for mobile is a powerful set of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software solutions that empower your people to deliver streamlined processes with remarkable experiences. And, with an implement team that has deep industry experience, you can be assured of a seamless implementation process that delivers a standardized, consistent experience built around your organization’s data.

To learn more about ATS HCM cloud mobile, go to our website, while there, you can also register for one of our webinars. To reach an account executive by phone, call; 866.294.2467.

Several years ago, the mere mention of using time and attendance through the cloud was met with hesitancy and at times, worry. And, some across the IT world, gave tepid oks to the cloud, in part, because they were worried that it would take away their jobs as it removed the need to manage an on-premise solution. 

Fast forward to today in a world of remote work while battling COVID-19 and companies continue to swarm to cloud computing solutions, embracing it like never before. And, now it appears, that cloud computing has become all the more significant for companies both small and large- because it diminishes operational expense, brings elasticity, speed, easy deployment and rapid ROI.

The other part to this shift in cloud adoption, has to do with a swath of employees working remotely, because of COVID-19. This shift illustrates employees no longer need to be tethered to desks or physical locations to clock in/out and/or request time-off– even though, there is still nothing quite like sitting at a table with a bunch of people to commiserate and solve problems.

In conclusion, beyond 2021 and the coronavirus pandemic, companies will continue to rely cloud computing solutions like- ATSTimeWorkOnDemand for payroll, time and attendance, HRIS, talent management, employee self-service to track, manage and contain costs. The fear factor around cloud adoption, appears to have disappeared and, that is a benefit to all of us.

To learn about ATS cloud computing solutions, go to our website. To speak to an account executive, call 866.294.2467.

If you are considering a time and attendance for your business, chances are you are being bombarded with an array of choices. As you consider your options, one of the more fundamental decisions you will need to make is whether to select a hosted solution (that’s based in the cloud) or one that’s installed locally on your company’s Server.

Here are 5 areas to consider when deciding between a cloud-based or on-premise time and attendance solution:

Accessibility
Today, more than ever, more employees are working remotely, and need to access information quickly. The advantage of a solution like ATSTimeWorkOnDemand, is that it’s a better choice for accessibility and, one of the biggest selling points for a cloud-based solution. And, while some on-premise solutions, can be accessed through VPN services, they can be limited and not ideal for up-to-the minute reporting capabilities.

Cost of Ownership
ATSTimeWorkOnDemand Cloud solution costs much less upfront than an on-premise solution. The set up and run times for ATSTimeWorkOnDemand are also much quicker to deploy than an on-premise system —because you can start using the service right away once subscription is paid. When using an on-premise system and its time for an upgrade, your company’s IT must then redeploy the system across the various users’ computers and re-implement various customizations and integrations that your business installed on your previous software.

System Performance
ATS cloud-based time and attendance solution provides real-time data that can be accessed via the Internet 365 days of the year 24/7. That means your employees can see accurate information on laptops, smartphones, and tablet devices—all without extra setup fees or ongoing costs. ATSTimeWorkOnDemand Cloud delivers better performance than on-premise solutions.  ATS software architecture is designed from the ground up for maximum network performance, which means, better availability than a traditional, on-site software solution and, also offers optimized performance that can adapt to your organizational needs.

Updates and Enhancements
ATSTimeWorkOnDemand is continually receives updates so you can be sure you are always using the latest, most advanced version of the application. In contrast, while an on-premise software can be customized, those customizations are tied to your current software deployment and are not easy to re-implement with future versions, thus leaving your company with an outdated software.

Software Maintenance
Using ATSTimeWorkOnDemand solution means you do not have to worry about updating or maintaining hardware or software, because ATS will handle that for you. Spending less time and money on maintenance and updates means you can allocate those resources elsewhere. However, when using an on-premise solution, your company responsible for maintaining the hardware and software, as well as backups, storage and recovery. This typically requires an IT staff, which can be difficult for smaller companies to manage with a limited budget.

Bottomline: Which one is better? That will depend on your unique business needs—but more and more businesses are shifting to cloud-based software because of the upfront cost savings, accessibility, reliability and convenience it offers.

To learn more about deploying a cloud-based time and attendance solution you can reach us at: 866. 294.2467. To download a demonstration, go to our website.

Whether your company is in food production, healthcare or manufacturingCOVID-19 has forced us all to rethink how we live our everyday lives while keeping ourselves and others safe. Face masks have emerged as a simple and effective strategy for reducing the virus’s threat.  And, for employers, having the right tools to detect whether an employee has a fever and/or is wearing a mask, before the start of a shift, is now the new norm.

We recently introduced the ATS Fever and Mask Detection Time Clock. If your employees have returned to the office and you want to make sure everyone is safe, here are three benefits to using ATS contactless time clocks:

Contactless Punching In/Out
Provides an innovative method of punching in at the clock by allowing employees to identify themselves through facial verification, helping to eliminate buddy punching.

Touch-Free
ATS Face Recognition provides temperature readings without needing additional human interaction and support various read technologies including–barcode, RFID, magstripe, and proximity – and can be connected via Wi-Fi or Power Over Ethernet (POE).

Social Distancing and Contact Tracing
Social distancing and contact tracing are part of the new normal. With ATS Face Mask Detection Time Clock you can give your employees a more modern and visual experience with this innovative device – an alternative to traditional paper-time punch clocks.

With up-to-the-minute results, CFOs, HR and Payroll leaders can create a policy for failed temperature checks through ATSTimeWorkOnDemand. ATS Face Mask and Temperature Detection Time Clock send results to a cloud management portal software so your organization can see on-screen results from any location.

Other features include:

  • High definition camera for contactless facial recognition
  • Infrared sensor for real-time temperature detection
  • Facial detection with or without face masks and alerts if a mask is being worn incorrectly
  • Anonymous thermal scanning and temperature detection for visitors
  • Recognition speed of less than 0.1 seconds per face
  • Ability to manage up to 30,000 facial templates-optional
  • Touch-free clock functionality with voice commands

    To explore our range of workforce management HCM solutions go to our website and download a demo. And to reach one of our account executives, call: 866.294.2467.

While many provinces in Canada and states, in the US are making plans to reopen, many of its citizens, don’t feel quite ready to go back — to work or business. As employers make plans to return to the workplace, they will need to carefully gauge how employees feel and what would make them comfortable.

Here are 7 steps to take to protect employees and your business:

1.Encourage employees to stay home if they’re sick and don’t ask them to produce a doctor’s note. Doctors have got their hands full, trying to deal with COVID-19. They don’t have time to write a sick note to confirm that an employee is sick. Also, avoid pressuring sick employees to return to work too soon, instead, encourage them to utilize your company’s leave policies or paid sick time.

2. Check the updates from government and health officials. Provinces, municipalities, Government of Canada the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have added useful information regarding COVID-19 on their respective websites.

3.Communicate with your customers. No one is immune to this crisis so, be transparent to customers about your business operations. Perhaps, hours of operation have changed or product offerings are now exclusively online.

4. Offer a remote work option. It wasn’t too long ago that some companies would balk at the suggestion of having employees telecommute for a day or two a week. Today, COVID-19 has made working from home the new normal. Offering employees an opportunity to work from home, even if its for a few days a week—can help prevent the spread of the illness, without exposing themselves or others to the virus.

5. Reduce onsite meetings and travel and instead, hold them virtually. If an employee gets sick because of business travel, you could see a spike in requests for time-off and low employee morale.

6. Institute and communicate workplace policies. Develop hygiene policies that are aligned with public health recommendations and that of your local, regional and federal laws. Post information for employees with on how viruses are transmitted and help employees practice healthy habits by providing tissues, no-touch trash cans, hand soap and sanitizer, and disposable towels. These practices will show employees that their employer cares about their well-being.

7. Maintain employee privacy. Treat all medical-related information about an employee’s illness with the strict confidence. If you plan on informing your workforce about a possible case of the virus in their midst, do not reveal the name of the employee.

There will be some uneasiness with the employees who return to work and for employees, while it is great that they are returning to a job, you can expect them to feel uneasy for some time. These employees will likely be keen see what health and safety practices are being employed to ease their fears.

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To learn more about ATS you can register for one of our bi-monthly webinars, download a demo of our time and attendance app or reach us by phone at; 866.294.2467.

Enhancing the profitability of your organizational challenges gets more difficult every year—thanks in part to aging legacy applications and manual time tracking solutions that can’t keep up with today’s technology. Case in point, disconnected systems can hinder decision-making and lead to wasted resources and high payroll costs.

ATSTimeWorkOnDemand automates time tracking for hourly and salaried workforce and provides senior management with on-the-spot analytic reporting. With ATSTimeWorkOnDemand you can run your entire business in a single system of record, including: Talent Management, Time and Attendance, Payroll, ERP and HR and— receive updates on, production control, supply chain management, and more so you can be more competitive, efficient, and responsive to your customers’ needs.

Here are 5 reasons to deploy ATSTimeWorkOnDemand:

Scalable- Your organization will not have to worry again about database capacity, user license needs, adding another location, or how much storage or computing power you will need as your employee capacity and/or the size of your company increases. ATSTimeWorkOnDemand Cloud Computing application is infinitely scalable — expanding as needed.

Cost-ATSTimeWorkOnDemand lowers your cost of installing, maintaining and supporting your Human Capital Management (HCM) system – year after year. ATSTimeWorkOnDemand significantly cuts the cost of installing, maintaining, supporting and upgrading your system not just in year one, but throughout the lifetime of your relationship with ATS.

Secure-With ATSTimeWorkOnDemand, you get enterprise-class security at a low, predictable cost. You can trust that your data is safe—from ironclad firewalls and automated security sniffers to concrete walls and biometric control systems, ATSTimeWorkOnDemand solution is designed to provide the highest level of security.

State-Of-The-Art Technology-ATSTimeWorkOnDemand is built from the ground up with HR, finance and payroll practitioners in mind, and takes maximum advantage of cloud computing.  ATSTimeWorkOnDemand is designed for a “single instance, multi-tenant” implementation or across multiple sites across Canada, the US, Latin America or Europe. And, while the platform is shared among users and sites, security controls provide each tenant with sole access to its own data, in real-time, as well as full control over user and security administration.

Always-On-ATSTimeWorkOnDemand is available 24/7, 365 days a year— and promises to exceed the service levels and response time. Afterall, today’s businesses, simply cannot afford unscheduled downtime.

Tired of struggling with outdated and disparate software solutions?  Discover the many benefits of ATSTimeWorkOnDemand by downloading a demonstration of the application and you can see how this cloud application delivers a single solution that streamlines payroll costs, improve productivity and efficiently runs your business.

To learn more, you can contact us by phone at 866.294.2467 and/or also register for one of our bi-monthly webinars.

Many of us worry about artificial intelligence (AI) taking our jobs and basically, turning the world upside down. And, while there are some legitimate worries about its use, there are a lot of positives with the use of AI.

HRD recently published an article, titled Five ways artificial intelligence changed the workplace in 2019. And, they include:

1. Facial recognition and AI in video interviews: A number of video interview platforms available on the market today focus on scheduling a Q&A with a candidate, recording a clip of the exchange, and forwarding it to the HR team for assessment.

The software behind the platform purportedly relies on 25,000 data points taken from the facial expressions, movements and tone of voice of past successful candidates then uses them as a benchmark for screening new applicants. These subtle clues from their interaction with the AI reportedly help determine their suitability to the role.

2. Reducing unconscious bias in candidate interviews: Unlike human recruiters, the robot skips the small talk and goes through the questions in the same manner, tone and order. The developers hope this approach leads to a fairer recruitment process.

3. AI and ‘smartphone psychiatry’: Can AI and analytics detect burnout among employees? This is the question behavioral and I/O psychologists are trying to answer with a new wave of AI-powered apps.

Installed in wristbands, badges and mobile phones, these tools are designed to pick up signals or biomarkers such as a person’s heart rate, breathing pattern and – in the case of mobile phone users – typing speed to assess their likelihood of experiencing burnout and other mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

4. AI and decision making: HR leaders who want to take a pulse of employee sentiment typically rely on surveys with a quick Yes or No question. But what happens when the questions revolve around complex issues such as workplace policy?

5. AI-powered robots that ‘learn’ from mistakes: Workplace robots are built to perform the same tasks over and over. But throw them into a new – and more challenging – situation and they might not always know which direction to take. Unless they’re built to learn from every mistake, of course.

This is the premise behind a new robot being developed at the University of Leeds. It uses AI to map out its surroundings then remembers a specific path or course of action it has taken each time it maneuvers its way and completes a task successfully.

Bottomline: There are benefits to AI if and when it is used as it was intended, which was for good. For example, ATS time and attendance is a cloud computing solution that lays the foundation for fast, modular use, and will grow with your business. As a best-of-breed cloud application solution, ATS Time and Attendance, streamlines end-to-end workflows with a single software solution for business intelligence and workforce planning.

To learn more about ATS Time and Attendance cloud computing AI solution, go to our website and register for one of our bi-monthly webinars. You can also download a demo to see this revolutionary application in action. And, to reach us by phone, call: 866.294.2467.

Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that enables a system to learn from data rather than through explicit programming. Artificial intelligence is a broad term that refers to systems or machines that mimic human intelligence. Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are often discussed and used interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing. An important distinction is that although all machine learning is AI, not all AI is machine learning.

Today, machine learning is at work all around us. When we bank and shop online, or use social media platforms, the algorithms of machine learning comes into play to make the user experience efficient, seamless and secure. Machine learning and the technology around it are developing rapidly, and thus, we are only beginning to scratch the surface of its broad-based capabilities.

ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HCM suite is robust, intuitive and built with future-forward simplicity of machine learning, allowing your organization to work smarter and work seamlessly in the modern cloud. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HCM suite experience empowers your employees to perform at their full potential and work inspired, helping them accomplish daily tasks — anything from requesting time-off and benefits enrollment to scheduling and managing time and attendance. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand machine learning capabilities, employs rich analytics to predict what will happen — to help organizations make forward-looking, proactive decisions instead of relying on past data.

Here are 3 ways ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HCM technology suite can help your business thrive:

Work in today’s modern cloud
With ATS TimeWorkOnDemand you can automate the employee life cycle and streamline workforce compliance including collective bargaining agreements (CBA) so your people can focus on strategic initiatives that support business goals.

Streamline payroll and other operational costs
ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HCM suite allows your company to streamline tasks and empower your people to get things done in the fewest steps possible — from any place and on any device 24/7, 365 days a year. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HCM suite automates, employee self-service, time and attendance, benefit accruals, employee scheduling and integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP), human resources information system (HRIS), payroll and talent management.

Instant data-driven insights
Gather key metrics, visualize insights, and predict workforce trends with HR-based people analytics embedded right into your ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HCM suite experience.

To learn more, about ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HCM suite go to our website and download a demonstration. To reach an account executive, you can request more information by going online or contact us by phone at 866.294.2467.

No two software is created equal. And so, traditional human capital management (HCM) solutions, were not built with the needs of a company, or that of its employees’ in mind. You can transform your organization’s human capital management (HCM) with ATS TimeWorkOnDemand Suite – and deliver experiences that will help your company achieve its business goals.

This new approach to human capital management (HCM) transforms the way companies engage with their workforce – but more importantly, gives you the scalability that you want from an HCM software. Afterall, isn’t this the way it should be?

ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HCM Suite drives real-time, data-rich analytics across every department and includes:

Analytics: ATS Workforce Analytics propels your organization with self-service capabilities to gain insights from data. Different locations and/or departments can access real-time information, including bringing human capital management (HCM) analytics to the forefront to create a high-performance culture.

Budgeting, Forecasting and Workforce Planning: Use data-driven insights in every intuitive dashboard and business process – and improve performance and results – with our ATS Workforce Analytics Budgeting & Forecasting and Workforce Planning tools. 

Talent and Experience Management: With ATS TimeWorkOnDemand Suite, you can deliver solutions for employee engagement, benefits onboarding, performance, compensation and learning.

Finance and HR: Unite the engine of your organization by bringing Finance and HR together. Do a deep dive and learn how up-to-minute financial reporting, payroll costs, workforce analytics, and real-time automated tasks can empower an agile workforce.

Payroll, HR, Talent Management, ERP and CRM: Support an integrated and modern platform, that simplifies complex collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) – that includes Canada, US and other global agreements. The functionality of ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HCM encompasses core Time and Attendance, Benefits Accruals, Workforce Planning, HR, Budgeting & Forecasting, Payroll and Workforce Analytics

Are your ready to transform your HCM experience to one that benefits your organization? Go to our website and register for one of our bi-monthly webinars. You can also download a demo to see this revolutionary application in action and to reach us by phone, call: 866.294.2467.