Marriage of voice and data brings unprecedented availability to data capture
TORONTO - January 15, 2007 - Workbrain Corporation (TSX: WB), the leading provider of workforce management solutions for large enterprises, today announced that it has teamed with Cisco to significantly enhance workforce productivity by revolutionizing the century-old time clock. Taking advantage of Cisco's leading voice and data network through an Internet Protocol (IP) phone, the companies have developed the industry's first integrated voice and data solution that allows real-time, two-way communication between employees, supervisors and workforce management systems. The solution allows employees to complete workforce management transactions through IP telephones and interact in real time with supervisors at the employees' work department, thereby eliminating the labor time lost walking back and forth between the time clock to the work department. The technology is being showcased at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 96th Annual Convention & Expo being held in New York from January 15-17. Workbrain is exhibiting in booth 1901 and Cisco is exhibiting in booth 129.
Cisco Unified IP Phones provide a dramatic improvement in accessibility, affordability, manageability, performance and security over traditional time clocks. Employees can use Cisco Unified IP Phones to perform tasks such as punching in or out of work and logging hours to cost centers in real time. Cisco's unified voice and data backbone allows employees to also connect in real time with their supervisors, at the point of work, to immediately close the loop on operational workforce tasks. Combined with Workbrain's leading proactive alerts and notifications, Workbrain's total workforce management solution provides the most seamless interchange between organizations and their workforces in the industry.
"This is the most significant change to the time clock in one hundred years, a true milestone," said Howard Tarnoff, Vice President of Channels at Workbrain. "Until now, time clocks have been single-use, uni-directional devices that are often too expensive to locate conveniently throughout the work environment. Conversely, the phone is the most ubiquitous device in the workplace. This new, unified voice and data solution uses Cisco Unified IP Phones to bring real-time interactivity right to the point of work, without requiring any additional hardware investment."
Workbrain provides the most widely deployed web-based workforce management solution for large enterprises. The company is the only provider of Total Workforce Management that helps organizations plan, deploy, and manage their workforce to reduce costs, increase sales, and boost employee satisfaction. Clients such as British Airways, General Mills, Target Corporation, and Lifespan choose Workbrain's industry-focused workforce management solutions to integrate workforce planning, labor forecasting, workforce scheduling, time and attendance, and workforce analytics on a single platform. For more information, please visit www.workbrain.com.
Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements which are not historical facts, but are based on certain assumptions and reflect Workbrain's current expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Workbrain disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.
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