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Give The People What They Want, Not Stress By Too Much Paperwork

February 17th, 2015 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software | TimeWork | Workforce Analytics | Workforce Scheduling Software - (Comments Off on Give The People What They Want, Not Stress By Too Much Paperwork)

It’s fair to say most businesses have the same objective: remain profitable, efficient, and streamline operational cost. Depending on corporate culture and organizational priorities these goals may differ in order slightly. Regardless of the order in which these priorities rank, ATS time and attendance advanced technology ensures that employee data is captured in real-time with accuracy, efficiency, and effectiveness.

So an executive, if your company’s Payroll, HR Department, Plant Manager and Financial Controller are complaining about the amount of time, effort and paperwork involved in getting you accurate information-consider the following if you automate:

Comprehensive data capture: With an array of employee time clocks to choose from, you can say good-bye to those manual pesky timesheets that cost your company thousands of dollars each year in human error.

Powerful analytics:  Just imagine no longer have to guess the correct number of employees needed to cover a shift, or the best worker to fill an open one? With ATS forecasting and workforce analytics tool, you can now remove the guessing out of the equation. Instead, you will now have at your fingertips, real-time data, for actionable insights.

Seamless integration: That means no more keying data into excel spreadsheets, ERP, payroll and HR systems. With ATS time and attendance you can now connect quickly to other applications.

Deployment to success: ATS professional service team will help you plan and manage your ATS TimeWork time and attendance deployment and will we will strive to help you understand all of the support options and tools that are available. We will also continue to provide needed services throughout the life of your relationship with ATS.

Innovative solution: Cloud-delivered ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance provides yearly enhancements at no additional cost or disruption.

So how do you automate your current manual process or changed from the current system that’s not meeting your needs? That’s easy, we can help you launch that strategy – and help ensure that you reap the benefits, of a workforce management solution, quickly and cost-effectively.

To learn more, download a demonstration or, if you prefer, one of our account executives can contact you by phone.

Give The People What They Want, Not Stress By Too Much Paperwork

Maximizing Productivity with ATS TimeWork OnDemand

January 27th, 2015 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Employee Scheduling | Leave Management | Overtime | Payroll | Retail - (Comments Off on Maximizing Productivity with ATS TimeWork OnDemand)

In today’s highly competitive, global economy there is so much that depends on how your business adapts. Getting more from your operations—and spending less—can make the difference between profits, or a loss. As an ATS customer you have access to a powerful cloud-based application for your enterprise with a unique cloud interface to help you better forecast, schedule, track, deploy and measure your workforce. And, with fast and secure global employee record transaction, within the same system— that means a more productive workforce.

The Power of ATS TimeWork On-Demand is specialized by Industry and includes:

Retail & Hospitality
Harness real-time analytics and insights, based on up-to-the-minute data capture. With ATS Time and Attendance you get the visibility you need to optimize everything across your supply chain.

Streamline your entire production cycle, through the use of ATS comprehensive workforce management solutions. Deliver quality products on time using job costing capabilities that encompasses the entire manufacturing production line.

Public Sector
ATS combines deep public sector expertise with best-in-class government workforce management software solutions to help transform the business of government. From our own industry-leading TimeWork leave management, geofencing tracking for offsite workers, to KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) solutions— ATS has the skills and experience to help government offices improve efficiency, while modernizing their public sector time and attendance systems. Our implementation approach includes a detailed requirements analysis, configuration, class-room and online training sessions.

ATS Time and Attendance for healthcare supports employee scheduling, best practices, and better resource utilization. The industry-specific solution, delivers a robust set of best-in-class workforce management functionality that enables you to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and lower your cost of ownership.

Financial Services
Within the financial service sector, ATS Time and Attendance helps; banks, wealth managers and advisory services providers to; take full advantage of the cost containment within ATS TimeWork while mitigating risk and staying compliant work-rule policies including holiday and overtime rules. ATS TimeWork On-Demand helps you control labour costs and increase workforce productivity.

ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance help you better engage customers, monitor labour output, support the implementation of internal controls, control unnecessary payroll costs, streamline operations, and improve financial integrity.

To learn more, register for a live webinar or download product brochures and learn how ATS TimeWork On-Demand can help improve business performance.

Maximizing Productivity with ATS TimeWork OnDemand


Over the last several years, time and attendance solution has become ubiquitous as an online business application delivery model. Now this might work in a case of company who does not necessarily need a great deal of support, has very simple work policies-this type of approach fails to deliver when more complex data configuration is required.

Now while there are some similarities within time and attendance solutions there are also some significant differences, that in and of itself should warrant a company doing its homework before making a selection. For example, in the markets where some companies operate, there are local and federal compliance work rules that these companies must adhere to-so, their chosen time and attendance solution should contain sufficient flexibility to adhere to those compliance rules.  There is however, one constant, whether you operate a small business or fortune 500 organization, most businesses strive for the same goal — increased business productivity and reduction of payroll cost.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping around for a time and attendance solution:

The Jack Of All Trades
A company who provides; Recruitment/Talent Management Software, Payroll Services, Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) is in effect a “Jack of all trades. No company is able to provide all of the abovementioned solutions and be an expert at all of them. Moreover, there is no single database that can perform all of these tasks. You are better off looking for a company that is an expert in the field of workforce management software, if that’s what you are looking for.

Choose The Solution That Closely Matches Your Needs
Research the solution that closely matches your requirements and forego the temptation to buy the cheapest solution that’s shown to you. You want to have access to; real-time reporting, utilize mobile time tracking for your contractors and other offsite employees and, use forecasting and, workforce intelligence. The greater the functionality — the greater the productivity gains for your organization.

Examine Analytics
Powerful analytics drives today’s leading time and attendance solutions. Contrary to popular belief not all time and attendance software share the same business intelligence — examine the data structure of the proposed workforce management solution. Look for a system that supports your business growth and can deliver data in a way that propels business productivity.

User Adoption
Your chosen solution should be one that is easy-to-use. Functional users like finance, payroll, HR and others should be comfortable working with the time and attendance system. You should choose a solution that offers best-in-class usability, with a comprehensive set of features—that in turn, will increase user adoption and your company will have a more productive and engaged workforce.

After-Sales Support! Is That Important To You?
If it is then ask about it at the outset. You should also be aware, that a low-end off the shelf or a solution purchased through the Internet will be accompanied by limited support if any. You want the kind of support that you can rely on long after the sales and marketing personnel have done their “dog and pony show”. ATS implementation team will deliver ongoing training and support resources, dedicated to determining a positive implementation process. Depending on the size of your company, you will get a support a methodology of training that’s specifically dedicated to the technological advancement of your business.

Before starting your time and attendance search, make sure that your company has the staff resources in place to see the project through to completion. Your time and attendance solution should last at least 10 years so, take time to do some proper research.

To get access to some additional tips, go to our website. You can also access a demonstration or contact us by phone at 866.294.2467.

Buying A Time And Attendance Software? Here Are Some Of The Things You Should Look For

Sometimes it’s not easy to convince senior management of the benefits of a time and attendance solution. Imagines of an old fashion time clock on the wall that requires employees to punch in and out of their shifts does not exactly inspire excitement in most business executives. However, getting your CFO involved at the early stage of the project is crucial-especially, if the discussion delves into accurate reporting. CFOs are responsible for the forecasting, budgeting and overall financial health of an organization and, so it stands to reason that they will want a system that will provide them with the most accurate and up to date metrics.

ATS Time and Attendance Business Software advantages include:

Mobile Timesheets- If your employees work outside of the office  you can grant them access the to cloud-based mobile timesheets features with features that include, the ability to punch in and out of a shifts, reviewing their overtime, requesting specific days off through the leave management module. The ATS Time and Attendance application can be used on a Blackberry, Android or an iOS device.

Streamlining Time-Consuming Processes– With ATS you can effectively manage your workforce and ensure and policies are in place to avoid lost time and productivity. ATS workforce management solutions provides CFOs with the tools to forecast labor, define and assign workforce schedules to meet business demands, collect hours worked, attendance, job costing and productivity gains, all while adhering to local labor laws and pay policies.

Big Data Analytics– ATS Time and Attendance is robust and comprehensive and helps to empower every aspect of your business. You gain the visibility through the various data-points to increase efficiencies — and to transform them into competitive advantage. Through a variety of unprecedented key performance indicators (KPIs) you have instant access into your business, with real-time view ensuring consistent, compliant management across the organization, locally and globally.

ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance  provides innovations that is second to none and provides an immediate cost estimate for a cost-effective deployment-that delivers the flexibility to adapt as your needs change. Best of all, ATS Time and Attendance  solution is affordable and is a safe long-term investment.

To learn more download a demonstration, or go to our website.

Want To Rev Up The Engine Of Your CFO? Tell Them You Have Access To Accurate Data


Are You Upgrading Your Time and Attendance Through Conventional Methods?

January 13th, 2015 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Employee Time Tracking Software | Time and Attendance On-Demand | Web-Based Time and Attendance Software | Workforce Analytics - (Comments Off on Are You Upgrading Your Time and Attendance Through Conventional Methods?)

There was a time, not too long ago, when the only way to upgrade was your time and attendance software was, to wait for the arrival of a CD. That CD would then be placed into your computer hard drive and then and with fingers crossed, everyone hoped the correct files would be applied correctly. Then there was the link to an upgrade which the user also had to download and the same principle would apply in terms of praying all would go well with the upgrade.

In the last several years, cloud computing has disrupted the very notion that upgrading your time and attendance has be a slow and daunting process.  In fact, some business executives who previously thought it was all hype are slowing opting for cloud-based solutions. And, while there are some, in the minority, who remain cautious about cloud-based solutions, there is no denying that cloud computing is here to stay.

Benefits of an ATS Cloud-Based Time and Attendance include:

Business value laced with affordability –ATS Cloud gives customers a complete, end-to-end cloud solution—to ensures mid and large businesses get the best value for their investment with ultimate speed and better economics than any one competitor or what the bevy of cloud competitors can match.

GeoFencing-Track attendance in real-time by finding the exact location from where the employee punched in/out.  And, with Geofencing attendance tracking you have access to a plethora of data analytics and key metric to make on-the-spot decisions.

Easy-to-use- ATS Cloud is a best-breed application that helps growing industries. Users can access the software from any web browser, using any desktop, tablet, or smart-phone to view attendance, approve and track time-off requests 24×7 from around the globe.

Pay as you grow- Customers can tap into ATS Cloud-Based Time and Attendance and add the modules they want, with our pay-as-you-go subscription model.

Rapid deployment- With ATS Attendance On-Demand can be up and running in a matter of weeks not months or years. There is no server and software trouble shooting and the ongoing support rather than the conventional six to 12 months of an on premises solution.

ATS provides a comprehensive range of workforce management applications and to propel every aspect of your business into a productivity enterprise. With ATS Cloud Time and Attendance, your company will gain superior visibility to pinpoint inefficiencies.

And the best part, ATS Cloud provides the latest in efficient, reliable, data management for mission-critical on-line transaction processing applications, query-intensive data warehouses, and cloud applications. In short, ATS method of handling upgrades simpler, faster, and more predictable from start to finish.

To learn more, go to our website to gain access to a demonstration.

Are You Upgrading Your Time and Attendance Through Conventional Methods?

Global Market Predictions For 2015| Growth And Innovation Report By IDC

December 29th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Time and Attendance On-Demand | Time and Attendance Solution | Workforce Analytics | Workforce Management Solutions - (Comments Off on Global Market Predictions For 2015| Growth And Innovation Report By IDC)

Well respected industry behemoth International Data Corporation (IDC) released its annual prediction report that covers all things technology including; analytics, mobile computing, Internet of Things, cloud computing and, social networking. It’s a report that will be encouraging to many businesses after years of a slow economy that took shape after the 2008 downturn.

In no particular order, here are some of the highlights of this report, including areas that will experience growth:

  1. Big data and analytics will see important developments in 2015 as worldwide spending on big data-related software, hardware, and services grows to $125 billion. Rich media analytics (video, audio, and image) will emerge as an important driver of big data projects. And big data supply chains (i.e. Data as a Service) will grow in importance as cloud platform and analytics vendors offer clients value-added information from commercial and open data sets.
  2. China will experience skyrocketing influence on the global Accelerating Innovation (ICT) market in 2015 with spending that will account for 43% of all industry growth, one third of all smartphone purchases, and about one third of all online shoppers.
  3. Cloud services will remain a hotbed of activity in 2015 with $118 billion in spending on the greater cloud ecosystem. Adoption of cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will grow briskly (36%) as market leader Amazon comes under attack from all directions as challengers attempt the “Amazoning of Amazon”.
  4. Worldwide Accelerating Innovation (ICT) spending will grow 3.8% in 2015 to more than $3.8 trillion.
  5. Telecommunications services will see wireless data emerge as the largest ($536 billion) and fastest growing (13%) segment of telecom spending. To avoid being marginalized as little more than infrastructure providers, carriers will scramble to develop platform- and API-based services that add value and attract developers to their networks. They will also seek rapprochement with over-the-top (OTT) cloud services providers through innovative performance and revenue-sharing arrangements.

The report is made up of a top ten list of predictions for 2015. You can read the list of predictions in its entirety by going to the IDC website.

To learn more about ATS, you can view a demonstration of our best-of-breed cloud-based time and attendance on our website.

Global Market Predictions For 2015, Growth And Innovation Report By IDC

Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now the rearview mirror, and retailers are now focusing their attention on one of the world’s biggest shopping season. Yes this bonanza of a holiday season always lives up to its shopping hype. So, cue the credit cards and upcoming mad dash to the malls and, with retailers rubbing their hands in glee-you know the Christmas season is upon us.

In the spirit of the holiday season, we chose three separate top 10 holiday tips from different websites that geared towards businesses and consumers:

From Holiday Best.Com “Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Kids 2014”

You cannot go wrong with books, and that’s one of the definite facts of live. You can get your kids educational books such as history books, encyclopedia, classical fictions, literature, you name it.

You can get them paperback editions of their favourite graphic novels, a biography of their favourite music artist, or even inspirational books such as the “Chicken Soup” series.” The entire list can be found on their website.

From Kate Taylor, Staff Writer at

Collect data
“If you collected information on your staffing, hours and sales last year, this holiday season is going to be much easier. If you didn’t – a common small business mistake – now’s the time to play catch up. You might learn the hard way when you overstaff or understaff, but at least next year, you won’t have to deal with the unknown… again.” You can read the top ten list in its entirety on

Using a robust time and attendance solution to collect, manage and assimilate data will leave you worry free this holiday season.

From Harvard Business Review, The Top 7 Management Tips

Pretend You Have What You Want:

Your mind is often your greatest tool, but as anyone who has been taken over by fear, frustration, or worry knows, it can also be your greatest enemy. Whether you’re concerned that you don’t have the respect of your peers or that a customer isn’t calling you back because she’s gone to a competitor, overthinking the issue only serves to compound the worry. Instead, pretend you have what you want. Act as if your peers respect you or as if the customer is loyal. These may be fantasies, but what you’re worrying about may be as well. It’s better to stop the worry and act confidently; chances are better that you’ll get what you want.

If you happen to be a payroll or HR manager and a new time and attendance system is on your list of things for this holiday season, ask your manager to download a demonstration from our website. It comes complete with an ROI tool kit, finance options and a variety of bells and whistles.

Top Ten Christmas Holiday Season Tips, Lists and Gifts

Some companies will delay an implementation in the hope that the issues they are experiencing with their legacy system will magically disappear. Sometimes the psychology of change is too difficult to overcome-especially, since it is going to involve retraining users and having to adapt current business practices once the new system is in place. Once your company, have gone through the process of selecting a vendor, it only makes sense to continue go through the next phase of deploying your new system. That being said, we recognize that unforeseen circumstances can occur at any given time that will delay your plan.

If the delay, however, is simply an inability to overcome change, here is range of benefits your company could be missing out on, namely:

Efficiency:  Standardize and automate time collection processes so that your payroll practitioner does not have to chase production supervisors each week to verify employee arrivals and departure.

Real-Time Data:  Report on attendance with up-to-the-minute workforce analysis and gain insights into real-time metrics. Thus, you will streamline processes after analyzing the data to improve your company’s overall efficiencies.

Competitive Advantage:  There is a good chance your competitor is using a time and attendance to streamline payroll costs and in a global economy, it’s not enough to just keep pace- today’s companies need to stay ahead of their competitors. Using paper time cards will not help your business in a competitive landscape, but using of a 21st Century ATS time and attendance system will.

Cloud-Based deployment:  Using ATS TimeWork On-Demand allows you to access your time and attendance, anytime, anywhere. It also removes the burden of managing internal IT infrastructure such as servers and application updates. With the access to real-time accurate data, management can make informed  and on-the-spot decisions.

Business growth: Some of the important benefits of an ATS time and attendance system includes, increase in workforce productivity, decrease in costs associated with manual time entry, increased ability for forecasting and planning, erasing information silos through proper data integration and lower payroll costs.

As the pace of the economy continues to trend upwards, businesses are feeling the burden of inadequate software solutions that is not keeping pace with their evolving needs. And, as a result, these companies will resort to other means of collecting data, namely, manual time collection which can lead to double entry and payroll inaccuracies.

To learn more about ATS time and attendance solution go to our website.

Delaying Implementation Can Rob Your Company Of Some Key Benefits

This was one of questions posed to one of ATS Business Practice Lead a year ago, during a visit to a multi-site food manufacturing plant in western Canada. The plant manager and CFO who were the project leaders of a 15 person steering committee, wanted to make sure they had a thorough understanding of the benefits and most notably, the ROI of such a huge project. In addition, to the benefits, they were also particularly concerned that the implementation of biometric time clocks might create a “Big Brother” mentality within their company’s long serving workforce. Once we were able to ally the fears of the ATS time clocks, we discussed the benefits of in great detail to the satisfaction of the group.

By replacing your company’s manual attendance tracking you can now:

  • Replace handwritten notes and employee time-off request through automation, thereby, eliminating wasted time and resources
  • Respond to provincial, municipal, federal and work rule compliance and collective bargaining agreements and changes quickly as they evolve
  • Manage employee accrual benefits and other HR information, such as vacation planning and performance reviews
  • Use workflows that present real time status so that errors are flagged and corrected before exporting to payroll or other third-party software programs.
  • Give your managers the ability to view employee hours from any workstation or smart phone with Internet access 24/7 365 days a year
  • Eliminate the use of servers, operating system and database license, or technology infrastructure investments.
  • Improve workforce productivity and control costs, by reducing ineffective administrative functions and freeing employee time so, they can focus on more valuable tasks

The benefit of a time clock system is monumental and when combined with ATS time tracking modules, you will realize a return on investment (ROI) in the matter of weeks not months. To learn more about ATS time and attendance system, go to our website or contact a representative at 866.294.2467.

What Are The Benefits Of A Time Clock System?

Finding the right software solution for your organization can be a daunting task. If the robustness of the product and its ability to scale with your business, as you grow, is secondary to price, chances are, you will be stuck with the “run of the mill” solution that will likely not last very long. As the saying goes “you get what you pay for” is very true when shopping for a time and attendance solution. Now, while it is also true that there are some similarities with time and attendance software, we suggest you dig deeper. Doing so will ensure that you have the right solution for many years. When the time and attendance you choose, is combined with unwavering service, that’s when you know, you know you made the right decision.

Here is what sets ATS apart from the “Run Of The Mill”:

Flexible and easy-to-use
We take a painstaking approach to configuring your data the right way the first time around. To that end, we take time to ask you the right questions. You now have a solution that you can access from any smart phone or workstation with Internet access at any time, anywhere. Want to know if your employee has arrived at work when they should? No problem! We can set up instant alerts to trigger your smart phone or workstation upon employees’ arrival — all done in real-time. Now, that’s what we call real workforce management solution!

Scalability like you have never seen before
Can the ATS time and attendance solution scale flexibly to quickly meet new or changing demands? Oh yes, it can! In addition, ATS time and attendance makes it easy to add new subsidiaries or locations to the system— whether they are in Quebec, New York, Toronto, Fort McMurray or Windsor, without disrupting your day to day business operations. And, here is the best part, you can start with the basics of employee time tracking and then add modules like: business intelligence, benefit accruals, employee self-service, workforce planning, forecasting & budgeting, job costing and ERP & payroll data integration. 

Data visibility in real-time and on-the-spot reporting
ATS time and attendance in built on the foundation of accurate reporting analytics. The intuitive audit trails gives a history of employee hours, project costs and user access rights and helps senior management in their day-to-day and strategic decisions making. Embedded within ATS time and attendance database structure is an operational business intelligence solution designed to provide easy access to consistent data so you can react quickly to revenue and cost-saving opportunities. ATS time and attendance workflow features self-service interactive dashboards, combined with operational key performance indicators (KPI’s) that measures workforce productivity against business forecast to bring about desired results.

So, if you are looking to maximize productivity and profitability across your organizational departments, go to our website to download a demonstration of the ATS time and attendance. You can also join the conversation with our LinkedIn business group or follow us on Twitter, Google Plus or Facebook.


Flexible, Easy To Use And Built To Last