Defense Contractor Atlantic Marine Saves $1.9 Million per Year Using WorkForce Software's EmpCenter Solution

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Nucleus Research Study Validates 210% Return on Investment and 6-month Payback while driving DCAA Compliance

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EmpCenter met all our major goals, saves us a ton of time, and is well liked by most of the supervisors who use it daily

WorkForce Software, Inc., the leader in workforce management solutions for organizations with complex policies and compliance concerns, announces that Atlantic Marine realizes a three-year 210% return on investment (ROI) by using its EmpCenter® workforce management software, and a payback on the purchase cost of only six months. Nucleus Research, a global provider of investigative technology research and advisory services, performed the ROI analysis. Nucleus Research's comprehensive analysis found that WorkForce Software's EmpCenter helped Atlantic Marine improve employee productivity and significantly reduce costs in several areas.

Prior to implementing EmpCenter, Atlantic Marine was using Kronos' time and attendance solution. That system was not able to meet the company's labor tracking requirements as established by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). The DCAA requires Atlantic Marine employees to daily verify all the work performed on government projects. Although this was the initial factor in looking for a new workforce management solution, Atlantic Marine soon realized the productivity and cost benefits of the EmpCenter system, in addition to compliance with Federal regulations.

"EmpCenter met all our major goals, saves us a ton of time, and is well liked by most of the supervisors who use it daily," said Atlantic Marine's CIO Craig Honour.

EmpCenter provided immediate cost benefits that included decreased administrative time, reduced paper costs, increased productivity, and the system eliminated the continual cost of replacing Kronos' time clocks. Today, Atlantic Marine uses web kiosks and wireless devices to track employee information and job accurately.

Productivity has noticeably improved since the deployment of EmpCenter. Employees spend their time focusing on shipbuilding rather than on payroll, scheduling, or time and labor management tasks. Automating scheduling is the largest productivity improvement. Supervisors can schedule jobs the day before, so employees can proceed to their assigned tasks immediately upon starting their shifts. These workers also have less downtime related to signing in and out, and working with HR to correct paycheck errors.

Workforce management applications automate employee/employer interactions like time reporting, vacation requests, activity cost tracking, or shift bidding and scheduling. Salaried and hourly employees in every type of business interact hundreds of times each year with their employers and each of these interactions has a cost, which EmpCenter can reduce or eliminate.

"According to The Hackett Group research, organizations that automate time and attendance tasks decrease payroll cost per employee by 84-percent," said Kevin Choksi, CEO of WorkForce Software. "We're please that Atlantic Marine chose us for its most demanding workforce management requirement."

Nucleus Research works with organizations to analyze their business automation investments and determine detailed financial results for those decisions, so that other organizations can benefit from that example and help build a business case for their own investment choices. Nucleus Research is the only technology research firm registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Click here to get a copy of the Nucleus Research report.

About WorkForce Software
WorkForce Software, Inc. is the leader in workforce management solutions for organizations with complex policies and compliance concerns. Its EmpCenter system enables strategic HR by automating and streamlining interactions between the employer and its workforce. These interactions include time entry, time-off requests, request for personal information, and schedule preferences. By automating these interactions, organizations can better manage payroll and processing costs, help ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, and increase the productivity and satisfaction of their employees. The EmpCenter suite is composed of numerous applications, including Time and Attendance, Activity Based Costing, Multiple Assignments, Absence Management, FMLA Manager, Advanced Scheduling, and Fatigue Management. WorkForce Software's diverse customer base includes large employers such as the University of California, the City of Raleigh, Vivendi Games, and Compass Bank. For more information, visit http://www.workforcesoftware.com.
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