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Domain expertise and solution flexibility drove the EmpCenter® selection

Toronto, Ontario – August 30, 2011 – WorkForce Software, the leading provider of workforce management solutions for organizations with complex labour policies and stringent compliance demands, announces Savanna Energy Services has selected its EmpCenter suite to automate workforce management activities throughout the energy services provider’s global operations.

Founded in 2001, Savanna is a leading provider of oil and gas drilling, well servicing, and oilfield equipment rentals in Canada, with rapid expansion in the US and Australia. The company operates a fleet of 100 drilling rigs and 100 well service rigs, consistently maintains utilization rates higher than the industry average, and employs thousands of field workers dispersed at remote drilling sites.

Those field workers are eligible for a diverse set of pay premiums based on provincial and state regulations, corporate policies, and client contracts. Within Savanna’s previous workforce management environment, calculating and validating multiple pay premiums was very labor intensive – and strong growth in multiple regions of the world has compounded the level of effort and complexity. With EmpCenter, Savanna can automate the unique and intricate pay rules inherent to its business today, as well as maintain the flexibility necessary to accommodate future global expansion.

“Savanna invests in maintaining new and top-of-the-line equipment, because the right tools can deliver consistently better results,” stated Steve Ross, Savanna’s Chief Information Officer. “We took the same approach when deciding to automate workforce management, and no other solution could match EmpCenter’s ability to accommodate our complexities and varied geographies without customization.”

Savanna’s rapid overseas expansion and dynamic service contracts generate frequent changes to pay rule and compliance requirements, and EmpCenter’s industry-leading configurability will help the organization reduce administrative effort, prevent errors, and ensure timely paycheck processing.

“EmpCenter was designed from the ground up to seamlessly adapt to changing requirements without costly customization,” added Travis Burke, WorkForce Software’s Country Manager, Canada. “We continue to see strong demand in the energy and utilities industries because EmpCenter delivers an exceptional return on investment and a core architecture that delivers a truly ‘future-proof’ platform for dynamic global organizations.”

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About WorkForce Software
WorkForce Software, Inc. is the leader in workforce management solutions for organizations with complex policies and compliance concerns. Its EmpCenter® suite enables strategic HR by automating and streamlining interactions between the employer and its workforce, enabling organizations to 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 aimed at addressing an organization’s end-to-end workforce management needs, including time & attendance, absence management, labour scheduling, fatigue management, and labour analytics. WorkForce Software’s diverse customer base includes large employers such as the University of California, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Blizzard Entertainment, Duke Energy and BBVA Compass. For more information, visit

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