Best-in-Class Workforce Management Software from Industry Experts

The most recent news that yet another company is embroiled in overtime brouhaha with its employees, this made for some lively debate among proponents for and those against using a business management solution to track overtime. Usually the first question that comes to mind whenever this overtime issue rears its ugly head is: “Could this have been avoided if the right tools were used”? The answer is a resounding yes. Studies by industry heavyweight, Aberdeen Group have shown that capturing overtime, time off requests and absences through excel spreadsheets or paper-time cards leads to inaccuracies and demoralize workforce-especially when employees pay is affected. If the right time and attendance is deployed it can yield amazing results in the form of increase productivity and profits.

ATS Workforce Management Solution is a suite of integrated, collaborative applications designed to help streamline payroll and HR operations by reducing time-intensive administrative tasks and lowering costs. In addition, to solving your company’s overtime woes ATS TimeWork include the following benefits:

Robust and powerful rules engine enables you to generate overtime timecards for a one employee, a defined group of employees or a multitude or location all with different work and pay policies.

A comprehensive time and attendance solution built specifically for mid-sized and large businesses and it will help create efficiencies and reduce costs. Managing costs and workforce productivity is just some of the challenges felt by finance, HR and payroll professionals. When any of these tasks are managed through manual processes, the likelihood of errors goes up exponentially.

Make faster and more informed decisions with up-to-the-minute business intelligence reporting tools. Give employees the ability to enter and search for their own data, such as hours worked, messages, schedules, and vacation requests through leave management from any work station or mobile device with Internet access.

With an ATS time and attendance system your company will yield a rapid return on investment. In today’s competitive landscape shareholders want tighter cost controls and higher productivity, all in alignment with strategic business goals.

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

Is Overtime Becoming An Albatross For Some Companies?

Simplify Your Company Data Capture Process

September 25th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Biometric Time Clock | Business Intelligence | Collective Bargaining | Employee Time and Attendance - (Comments Off on Simplify Your Company Data Capture Process)

ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance is a complete solution that helps your company grow efficiently. The ATS time clocks records and sends accurate data, in real-time to payroll, thus, eliminating duplicate entry. ATS TimeWork is quick to implement, easy-to-use Workforce Management Solutions (WFM) software that helps thousands of companies across Canada and the US manage their payroll, HR, operations, finance and supply chain and grow their business.

ATS Time and Attendance solutions are in use across a broad section of industries, including; manufacturing, healthcare, retail, industrial machinery and oil & gas. Our customers include small, mid-size and enterprises across every vertical. ATS Time and Attendance solutions allow quick implementations, and provide cost-effective support for changing business demands.

Here are 5 industry segments that benefits through the use of an ATS Time and Attendance Solution:

Manufacturing-ATS Time and Attendance helps manufacturers reduce costs, expand profit margins, and increase reduce high payroll costs. ATS TimeWork addresses complexities like globalization, payroll compliance and collective bargaining agreements. ATS Time and attendance gives businesses the competitive edge by; improve efficiency, profitability, and sustainability, and access to a library of on-the-go reporting capability.

Healthcare- ATS Time and Attendance for healthcare enables organizations to achieve greater efficiency within their operations; collaborate to improve outcomes; and integrate employee scheduling for a more sustainable, personalized and patient-centric system focused on value.

Oil & Gas- ATS industrial solution automates your shop floor and increase business efficiency regardless of your company’s size. The system allows business processes to be efficient, responding quickly and effectively to events and requests by making timely information available at anytime. The ability to plan, manage and optimize the productivity and performance of your workforce, while being responsive to the external regulatory environment, becomes increasingly vital to the success of the industrial machinery industry.

Retail- Our time tracking solution propels retail operations with a flexible and integrated approach to workforce management that drive the benefits that go right to the bottom line. The ATS solution applies intelligent data analytics so senior management can discover fresh insights, captured in real-time to improve operations, finance, administration, HR, budgeting, IT and business management functions.

Public Sector- ATS Time and Attendance solutions can help you support environmental initiatives; improve city performance, and data collection process – with best-in-class workforce planning. Our flexible software solutions can help government effectively manage employee time through the use of biometric time clocks – and significantly reduce fraud, waste, and abuse. Designed for all levels of government, ATS TimeWork suite of tailored time management solutions supports defense, civilian agencies, education, healthcare institutions; and municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments.

Whether you represent the public or private sector ATS Time and Attendance is designed for improving business performance. To outpace the competition, you need new ways to streamline costs, while increasing productivity, all while staying globally compliant. ATS industry-leading time and attendance solution makes it easier for you to simplify processes, and drive business productivity.

To learn more, go to our website.

Simplify Your Company Data Capture Process

If your company is using a combination of a time and attendance system, paper and spreadsheets to calculate employee hours then you do not have a true time and attendance system. AT best, what you have is a punch in/out system. ATS TimeWork gives you an opportunity to bring your plant operations, finance, payroll and HR together by not only sharing information, but by using data in one system to drive the next action in your business process.

Data Integration To Keep You Smiling
ATS real-time two-way data integration between your accounting, payroll, ERP, HR, Talent Management and/or CRM system has never been easier. ATS TimeWork data integration can be installed and be operational in a matter of minutes. This is the kind of integration that gets business executives excited knowing that their employees will no longer have to take 2 days to, calculate, process, and then key data into a software.

21st Intuitive Time Clocks
These are not your 1980’s time clocks that merely track the in and out of employee hours. ATS data collectors helps companies turbo charge time capture like never before. From large screen display time clocks, to biometric FaceScan that allows for “Look and Go” data capture, ATS time clocks gathers and send data in real-time while providing on-the-spot data for analysis. When combined with ATS TimeWork Enterprise, the entire solution is a best-in-class method for collecting time and attendance from anywhere, anytime.

It Gets Better, So Keep Your Dancing Shoes On
Today’s business climate is fiercely competitive and if your company is using a time and attendance solution that lacks the support, you company need it’s time to look elsewhere. Get an edge on the competition with ATS time and attendance to make sure that your most valuable resource – your people – are aligned with a-best-of-breed solution for maximum productivity.  ATS TimeWork is powerful and flexible enough to grow with your business, allowing you to realize a rapid return on investment, while providing the cutting edge capabilities you will need to grow your company today and in the foreseeable future.

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

Now That Have The Right Time And Attendance System, You Can Do Your Happy Dance

In football parlance, throwing the football in the end zone in a last ditch effort to win a game is commonly referred to as a “Hail Mary” pass. At times, some NFL teams have had success with it, while many others, have simply fallen short. In the world of time and attendance, scrambling to replace an ailing software solution and using a tight deadline can lead to undesirable results and is tantamount to throwing a “Hail Mary”. If you have decided that your paper time sheet or antiquated solution needs replacing, and then take a methodical approach to its deployment. ATS time and attendance solution product offering and implementation methodology encompasses:

 Superior Cloud-Based Time and Attendance
ATS TimeWork On-Demand software offers superior workforce analytics for your organization. With ATS TimeWork On-Demand, your company will reap the benefits of a market-leading, time tracking and optimized solution, essential for driving business results.

 A Lower Payroll Cost and Quick Return on Investment
Our cloud-based time and attendance is offered through a dedicated, secure data center with resilience built in. Our solution is configured to an organization pay policies and other business requirements and gives you the freedom to scale as your business evolves. The predictable monthly billing allows you to access a plethora of workforce management software features including; business intelligence, time capture analytics, job costing, workforce planning, overtime equalization, vacation planning calendar, and HR capabilities from anywhere, at any time.

Scoping, Planning and Implementation
Say good-bye to the “Hail Mary” type of installation. With an ATS time and attendance solution we administer the preparation, setup, training and testing, which are the hallmarks of a successful time and attendance implementation. By scoping the project, our Implementation Specialist gets a better understanding of your business requirements. By planning and testing means this ensures the solution matches all of your work rule policies. Implementation means we have covered all the bases and now ready to deliver a world-class solution to your organization.

ATS Time and Attendance was designed to provide your company with best-of-class standard time tracking, combined with workflow management features, and in-depth process customization capabilities. The result is a wide ranging set of pre-configured software features covering the standard requirements of every industry, while, at the same time, being easily adaptable to your company’s specific deployment goals.

To learn more follow join our LinkedIn group, or go to our website to see a live product demonstration.

 Throwing A Hail Mary Pass Doesn’t Always Work

As Summer Comes To A Close, It’s Time To Bring That Project Back To Life

September 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Labour Analytics | Payroll | Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on As Summer Comes To A Close, It’s Time To Bring That Project Back To Life)

The start of September means back to school for many kids and for some parents, it’s also back to the daily work and dusting off that time and attendance project that everyone was gung-ho about prior to the summer break. And why would September be a good time to take another look? Simply put, your colleagues are likely back at work and with a collective and renewed focus on controlling payroll costs once and for all—your company, can now look to starting the fall by implementing a best-in-class time and attendance system.

Here are three tips that will make a difference and help your business grow:

Your business will not be limited to just the office
Remaining competitive in this ever increasing global economy is challenge for every business, regardless of the industry. To increase profit margins and propel growth, today’s companies need the power of a best-of-breed time and attendance solution. With ATS TimeWork On-Demand, you can be more responsive inter-departmentally, extrapolate data more quickly, and reduce operating costs by getting more done in less time.

Analytics at your fingertips
Companies with up-to-the-minute data, has the competitive edge over their counterparts. With ATS TimeWork On-Demand, you can accomplish more, faster—capture employee hours, track attendance, approve vacations on-the-fly, and access business intelligence data, to make informed decisions.

Eliminate inefficiencies while increasing profits
ATS TimeWork On-Demand is easy-to-use comprehensive time and attendance application that gives companies the right tools and insight to reduce costs, grow revenue.

Aren’t; you tired of tracking employee vacations with spreadsheets? Or how about manually keying hours into your payroll software?  If so, let the ATS team show you how you can accelerate your business growth in a more efficient manner while reducing costs.

To learn more, you can view a live demo or join one of our upcoming webinars.

As Summer Comes To A Close, It’s Time To Bring That Project Back To Life




If you are in the market for a time and attendance system, but are unsure which solution will best meet your business requirements, having access to a live demonstration of the actual application could aid in the decision making process.

ATS TimeWork time and attendance is quick to implement and is a best-in-class workforce management (WFM) software that helps companies, throughout Canada and the U.S. manage their;  time tracking, pay policies, stat holiday calculation, job costing, benefit accruals and helps decrease company-wide payroll costs.  The solution was designed for industries of all types and helps you work and grow efficiently.

With ATS TimeWork, companies can access up-to-the-minute workforce analytic tools to support their business growth and help them act with agility and proper insight. Beyond the traditional workforce management system, ATS offers a unified solution that improves efficiency and effectiveness throughout an organization.

With ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance, you can:

  • Automate time and attendance processes to reduce payroll costs, comply with collective bargaining agreements and government regulations.
  • Enhance and monitor workforce performance in real time, with employee time clocks and spot attendance problems early and avoid labour violations through analytic reporting tools.
  • Eliminate costs and errors and move from paper time sheets to automated budgeting tools that helps propel and automate the planning cycle.

Want to learn more?  You can go to our website and sign up for one of our monthly webcasts. You can also reach us by phone at 866.294.2467.

You Want Agile, Powerful And Robust? That’s ATS Workforce Management Solution


Most businesses understand that it’s critical that they automate their business processes to remain competitive, increase revenue and by extension, keep their shareholders happy, otherwise they will become obsolete. The question then becomes, what’s the best solution to help; capture accurate employee data, increase productivity and streamline payroll costs?

Today, more than ever mid and large companies want a solution that can be deployed quickly and effortlessly with inherent flexibility that will grow with them. How well employees can access, share and use information has a tremendous impact on a company’s ability to serve customers and grow revenue.  ATS TimeWork simplifies the management of complex business processes across the organization, complete with user alerts and business intelligence tools. ATS TimeWork is both highly scalable and includes management capabilities to help businesses adapt to change quickly and expand into new markets, without expensive software and infrastructure costs.

ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance Solution Benefits Include:

Support Business Requirements Best-PracticesATS TimeWork was designed to support best-in-class workforce management business processes — easily visible using process flows and workforce analytic tools — and interchangeable to match each company’s unique processes.

Ease Of Use-End-user will enjoy the easy navigation tools and employee edit screens. ATS TimeWork is quick to implement, and intuitive to learn.

Designed For Local, Global And Multi-National CompaniesBuilt-in support for local, regional and internal workforce regulations, business practices and legal requirements. ATS TimeWork time and attendance offers the ability to automate country-specific labor law compliance functions, while simultaneously supporting your organization’s, payroll, human resources and union policies.

Flexible Deployment- You can choose to deploy ATS TimeWork On-Demand in stages or all at once. services that address your current business requirements and support future growth. ATS TimeWork provides end-users with best-practice approach experience and cutting edge technologies- while taking advantage of the flexibility and predictable costs that go along with ATS Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.

Ongoing SupportATS On-Boarding provides fast, effective implementation and best-in-class support. ATS remains committed to answering questions and resolving product issues fast and effectively. ATS provides  support through different channels up to and including; an extensive library of detailed online help, FAQs, online user guides, and tips that will help you get the most from your ATS time and attendance application.

So, how do you equip your business with the right tools? If your current time and attendance system cannot handle the dynamic business requirements of your growing enterprise, it’s time to look elsewhere. ATS time and attendance is built on a modern-day business platform that can quickly adapt to increasing business demands.

To learn how to adapt your business for the 21st century contact ATS and discover TimeWork On-Demand.

ATS TimeWork Drives Productivity And Helps Businesses Achieve Their Financial Goals Faster


The Benefits Of Workforce Management Training

August 14th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Time and Attendance Blog | Web-Based Time and Attendance Software | Workforce Management Solutions - (Comments Off on The Benefits Of Workforce Management Training)

It has been said that implementation is the bread and butter of any time and attendance project and while this is true, the same should be said for training. It’s therefore, not uncommon for us to get request for additional training, from our customers, several months after the system deployment. Whether you’re operating in locally, regionally or on a global scale, day-to-day business processes are often time-consuming. And, if your company is one of the few still using some kind of antiquated punch clocks, chances are its costing valuable time and money to operate that way. With ATS Time and Attendance Training, learn how to use built-in modules that are designed to address these pain points and drive better business performance.

Why is training so important? Well, if your departmental managers/supervisors are not fully trained, chances are you will not gain user acceptance, which means they will not use the system. For example, some companies will wait to train end-users prior to going live. To get the best out of your time and attendance system, we suggest, preparing users who will need to perform edits on a daily basis with training as part of the business management process overview. This ensures that employee productivity does not take a nose dive after go-live and business operations continue without disruption.

To help your employees gain a thorough knowledge of ATS time and attendance system, ATS offers several hands-on training programs. These programs address the unique needs of your departments and covers specific requirements within the software. The training programs will teach you not only program functionality, but more importantly, how to use the system to the benefit of your organization.

On-Site Training –ATS offers on-site training for customers who prefers that their users be trained at their facility. On-site training classes allow the flexibility of adapting the class duration and training topics to those most applicable to your company’s environment, while also allowing for the training of multiple users without asking them to travel away from their work environments.

On-Demand Learning –offers the convenience of Internet-based sessions that are available whenever you are. All you need is a computer, and high-speed Internet connection. On-Demand Learning is an ideal way to review material, acquaint new hires with basic software skills, and with the aid of an ATS professional train your staff in remote offices.

Lunch and Learns- are fee-based 1-hour real-time training sessions on various topics of the ATS TimeWork product. You will walk away learning a specific task or understanding a feature that you can immediately use in your daily work. We hold them monthly and have a full schedule available

Very few companies can effectively use a time and attendance right out of the box. It must be modified to suit the business requirement of an organization. So, if you are in the market for a new system, then make sure sufficient time is set aside for training. That’s one ROI you cannot afford to overlook.

To learn more, go to our website. You can also join out business group on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter or Google Plus.

The Benefits of Workforce Management Training

Are Conscientious Businesses Becoming The Wave Of The Future?

July 15th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Benefit Accruals | Leave Management | Time and Attendance Solution - (Comments Off on Are Conscientious Businesses Becoming The Wave Of The Future?)

From time to time we find stories that are a slight departure from time and attendance, explore it and then share it, if we think it will add some value for our readers. The story about a small coffee shop called CSI Coffee Pub and some of the good things that its owners are doing caught our eye. Apparently the owners of this establishment pay their employees above the minimum wage. And, after six months, full time employees are eligible for an ownership stake. Of course this begs the question, why would a coffee shop, that’s not a multimillion dollar operation, choose to do this?

This quote from part co-owner Erin Cluley, gives some insight into the company’s philosophy; “We could use cheaper ingredients and pay the staff less and make more money. We know that this way isn’t going to get us wealthy but we believe in the model,” We believe if we are patient, we can make a big difference. We want to show there’s another way to run a business that’s not just profit for its own sake.”

The obvious questions will come up. Is this a growing movement and does this work? Who in their right minds are going to pay employees $50,000k a year when they can get by with paying them $30,000K? If this is a growing movement, then it’s nothing new. Companies like; Google, Lee Valley Tools, West Jet Airlines, Starbucks, Costco and host of other companies have been doing this for years. Employees who work for these companies enjoy generous benefit packages, lots of paid vacation time, personal time off when needed, part ownership etc.

The intent behind this is good and as time goes on, it will be interesting see if the idea catches on with the small majority of companies whose interest lie solely with the happiness and well being of shareholders as opposed to stakeholders.

Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett authored “The Spirit Level: why more equal societies almost always do better.”  They make the case, that equal societies are much better. And while the book centres on inequality in several countries around the world, several of its passages can be attributed to the world of business. At the very least, it’s a fascination read.

Are Conscientious Businesses Becoming The Wave Of The Future?


Just tell them that the stock market has just spiked upwards which is what happened with the recent news that the Dow Jones industrial hit 17,000 points. This got shareholders and investors in various industry sectors figuratively, doing back flips and some probably, doing their version of a happy dance.


The Dow Jones rally was encouraged by the June economic report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that states, in part, “The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 6.1 percent. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 325,000 to 9.5 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 1.4 percentage points and 2.3 million, respectively.”


While this is good news for some companies, the manufacturing sector which suffered the brunt of the 2008 recession, is trying to reclaim its foothold in a tenuous economy that’s fraught with outsourcing and persistent high unemployment. And meanwhile, senior executives are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that their companies do not overspend on capital projects and at the same time, find efficiencies where necessary.


The deployment of an ATS time and attendance solution can helps the cost-minded executives achieve profitability and increase productivity. ATS TimeWork increases functionality and usability specifically for the manufacturing industry. The solution is robust and proven through decades of use by thousands of customers across Canada and other parts of North America.


ATS time and attendance minimizes costly customizations and lets you work smarter and faster and its ease-of-use and affordability will have your investors and shareholders tickled pink. To learn more, join our workforce management software business group on LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus or download a brochure from our website.

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