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Atlantic Marine Realizes 210% Return on Investment and Six-month Payback Using EmpCenter® Workforce Management

Livonia, Michigan – July 20, 2010 – WorkForce Software, the leading provider of workforce management solutions for organizations with complex labor policies and compliance concerns, announces that its client, Atlantic Marine, has received a Nucleus Research 2010 Technology ROI Award for its use of its EmpCenter® workforce management solution.

Nucleus Research, a global provider of investigative technology research and advisory services, received over 350 nominations and assessed the costs and business benefits of their technology implementations to quantify each project’s ROI over a three-year period. Nucleus Research awarded the top ten IT implementations that showed tremendous value per dollar spent.

In 2008, Atlantic Marine realized the organization needed more functionality than their previous workforce management system could provide, particularly in their need to meet the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) regulations. The DCAA requires Atlantic Marine employees to verify, on a daily basis, the contract jobs they worked on, and, after an extensive evaluation, EmpCenter was chosen to manage their complex and precise labor tracking requirements.

“Atlantic Marine’s WorkForce Software deployment achieved a high ROI because it automated the reporting required for government contracts, enabling the company to reduce clerical staff,” said David O’Connell, senior analyst at Nucleus Research. “The deployment also reduced time required for tasks related to scheduling and time and attendance.”

Although the DCAA regulations were the initial factor in looking for a new workforce management solution, Atlantic Marine soon realized that productivity and cost efficiencies could be gained as well. EmpCenter showed Atlantic Marine immediate cost benefits that included decreased administrative time, reduced paper costs, and increased productivity, resulting in $1.9 million savings annually.

“We knew we were going to save money with our new WorkForce Software solution,” said CIO Craig Honour, Atlantic Marine. “The Nucleus Research analysis helped us quantify significant savings and we were obviously pleased with the results.”

Today, Atlantic Marine employees spend their time focusing on shipbuilding rather than manual payroll, scheduling, or time and labor management tasks. Automating scheduling is the largest productivity improvement. Supervisors can schedule jobs in advance 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, or working with HR to correct paycheck errors.

“When WorkForce Software first began operations over a decade ago, our vision was to develop flexible, configurable, easy-to-use solutions aimed at reducing costs and improving operations,” stated Kevin Choksi, WorkForce Software’s co-founder and CEO. “We are excited that one of our clients won Nucleus Research’s prestigious 2010 Technology ROI Award and congratulate Atlantic Marine on their success.”

To read the Nucleus Research ROI case study for Atlantic Marine, please visit to download your copy.

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 Manager, FMLA Manager, Advanced Scheduling, and Fatigue Management. WorkForce Software’s diverse customer base includes large employers such as the University of California, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Activision Blizzard, Duke Energy, and Compass Bank. For more information, visit

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