Online Time Management Solutions Benefit Both Employer and Employee Alike
LONDON, ON (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WebInnovex Inc. (www.xpunch.com) has announced the release of XPunch Enterprise, an online solution for companies that need to fulfill employee timesheet or scheduling needs. After two years of intense development, XPunch Enterprise now takes its place alongside XPunch Personal-a free service provided to individuals that wish to track how they spend their time at work or on activities.
Company co-founder Jamie Bridge is visibly excited with the release of the new product. “XPunch Enterprise took us longer to develop than originally anticipated: we insisted on delivering a solid product. There are a lot of complex scheduling algorithms operating behind-the-scenes that are intended to deliver results in a few seconds where it would normally take a scheduler several hours.”
When asked about the product’s pricing and usability, Bridge stated that “during the research phase of this product, we observed that the market for large companies was already covered by others that offered custom-made services for several thousand dollars. Our niche is therefore with small and medium-sized businesses that employ people on varying schedules from week to week. These businesses cannot afford a solution with a hefty price tag and will not tolerate a product that is difficult to use. Given that XPunch is an Application Service Provider (ASP), our customers benefit from a very low total cost of ownership, often realizing a full return on investment within one or two months.”
For as little as $12 a month, companies subscribe to XPunch Enterprise and take advantage of its workforce management tools. A clear benefit is availability–both employees and employers are able to manage their timesheets and schedules from anywhere they have Internet access. Bridge notes that “companies have reported a decrease in the number of employees arriving late to a shift, or missing it entirely, since they started using XPunch. Fewer incidents occur when staff do not have to copy or try to memorize their hours. Employees are able to consult their exact schedule and enter work availability directly from home or a friend’s place.”
Although XPunch was designed with ease-of-use in mind, it is still feature-rich. For example, the Live Adherence monitor compares scheduled hours against actual ongoing tasks and attendance, reporting any discrepancies in real-time. Managers know if an employee has not arrived for a scheduled shift without even being on the premises.
The automated staff plan generator places shifts on a draft schedule and optionally assigns them to employees. This feature consults employees on the times they prefer to work and scans the company’s business needs (staffing levels, shifts, and skills that must be fulfilled) to arrive at a solution that makes everyone happy. Schedulers are free to adjust shifts afterward.
“As you can imagine,” Bridge explains, “introducing this service can result in a morale boost. Employees understand that they’re important and have direct input in the schedule-making process. Of course, we have a number of companies that use XPunch solely for its timesheet function to generate reports to payroll, attendance management, project management, and billable hours.”
Dedicated to workforce management solutions, WebInnovex Inc. has operations in London, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec since 2001. Both the XPunch Personal and XPunch services are available at: http://www.xpunch.com
News issued by: WebInnovex Inc.
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