Livonia, Michigan – August 16, 2011 – WorkForce Software, the leading provider of workforce management solutions for organizations with complex labor policies and stringent compliance demands, announces that its EmpCenter® workforce management suite continues to resonate as the ‘solution of choice’ for higher education institutions throughout North America.

Within the past few months, two nationally recognized research universities, a premier art school with undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and a consortium of colleges each selected the EmpCenter workforce management suite to streamline time and labor activities and gain greater insight into workforce activities.  Two additional institutions marked successful EmpCenter implementations in that span, leveraging WorkForce’s higher education expertise to ensure a smooth transition for their employees.

WorkForce has long been a first choice for colleges and universities that seek to streamline time and labor activities.  At the request of early adopters more than a decade ago, WorkForce enhanced EmpCenter with robust multiple assignments and grant-tracking capabilities—features that are absent in commodity time and attendance systems.

“Our university has a large population of student employees that work in multiple positions during a single pay period,” added Bob Nettles, Director, Finance and Administration at Oregon State University. “Our faculty and students also conduct research funded by dozens of grants and totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.  When we looked at automating our time and labor activities, these elements were critical—and EmpCenter was the only solution capable of managing both without customization.” Oregon State University selected EmpCenter in the second quarter.

These differentiating features are indicative of EmpCenter’s industry-leading rules engine, which ensures 100% automation for even the most complex workforce rules, and with zero custom code.  A veteran professional services team with deep domain expertise has also contributed to WorkForce’s accelerating momentum in higher education.

The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) selected WorkForce as their preferred vendor in June 2011. “We were looking for a solution that meets the needs of all our employees, including students.  EmpCenter offered features that meet these needs, and will provide a superior user experience for four of our member colleges and CUC, something other vendors tried to deliver, but could not,” noted Ken Pifer, VP/Treasurer & Director of Financial Services at CUC.  “Another critical consideration was access—by not relying on any Flash or Flex-type technologies, it can be accessed on PCs, Macs, and tablets, providing a more convenient solution for our diverse constituencies.”

“A workforce management solution touches every employee within an organization nearly every day, and a slight difference in efficiency translates into a substantial difference in return on investment (ROI),” said Kathy Cannon, WorkForce Software’s co-founder and VP of Product Management. “Higher education clients face distinct time and labor challenges that EmpCenter is uniquely able to address – enabling them to obtain a higher ROI and a lower cost of ownership than with commodity workforce management systems.”

WorkForce Software’s ongoing success among colleges and universities reinforces the company’s commitment to delivering solutions that transcend the simplistic ‘punch-in/punch-out’ functionality of commodity-grade solutions. Built from the ground-up to accommodate the complexities associated with enterprise-wide workforce management needs, EmpCenter is ideally suited to ensure compliance with all time, wage and absence regulations, as well as yield actionable insight into the day-to-day activities of all employees.

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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, labor scheduling, fatigue management, and labor analytics. WorkForce Software’s diverse customer base includes large employers such as the University of California, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Ohio State University, Duke Energy and BBVA Compass. For more information, visit

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