SOURCE: CyberShift

June 26, 2008 07:00 ET

CyberShift Wins START-IT's Prestigious 2008 Power of Partnerships Award

CyberShift and Accu-Time Systems Are Exclusive Winners in the Category of Technology Provider With Technology Provider

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - CyberShift, a leading global provider of workforce management and expense management software and services, today announced that it has won START-IT's prestigious 2008 Power of Partnerships Award for its partnership with Ellington, Conn.-based Accu-Time Systems, Inc. (ATS), the leading manufacturer of workforce management, time and attendance, and security access products. CyberShift and ATS were the winners in the category of 'Technology Provider with Technology Provider.' This year's winners were announced at START-IT's Technology & Business Awards Dinner and Ceremony held on June 24, 2008 at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling, Ill.

The START-IT Power of Partnerships Awards pays tribute to companies who have partnered together in an effort to create a unified approach to solving a challenge or creating a business opportunity. Through the partnerships, companies have created a unique customer-facing strategy that has enabled them to better service their mutual customers.

Recognizing that workforce management involves more than employees clocking in and clocking out, CyberShift and ATS formed a partnership to help organizations eliminate the tedious, costly and often error-prone manual processes of managing paper associated with employee time and attendance and scheduling management. The essence of the partnership involves the integration of CyberShift's Workforce Management 3G™ workforce management software and ATS' data collection terminals.

The combined solutions allow the time capture transaction to be transported and linked to the workforce management solution and ultimately to payroll. CyberShift's automated workforce management solution, together with ATS' biometric and non-biometric workforce management tools, enables organizations to streamline processes and capture accurate recording of time and attendance transactions related to tasks, jobs, roles and responsibilities. In addition to strategically managing the information associated with time processing, organizations gain control over the audit process, a critical requirement of Sarbanes-Oxley Legislation.

"Each year we continue to be impressed by the resourceful and compelling partnerships that result in better customer service and go-to-market strategies for manufacturers," said, Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT. "CyberShift and ATS exemplify the value of combining two leading-edge technology solutions to help mutual customers solve a business issue and outpace the competition. START-IT congratulates CyberShift and ATS for their collaborative and forward-thinking partnership," added Smedley.

ATS' Founder & CEO, Peter DiMaria, said, "ATS is dedicated to supplying world-class quality products and services to best serve the needs of our customers and as such we are proud to work with CyberShift to deliver a more sensible, accurate, cost-effective tool for the strategic management of the information associated with time capture and processing. We are pleased that START-IT has recognized the value of our product and our cooperative partnership."

"Alliances with best-of-breed vendors such as ATS enable CyberShift to offer value-added products that support our mutual customers' workforce management requirements. The combination of CyberShift with ATS helps manufacturers further streamline business processes and lower costs," said Robert Farina, CEO of CyberShift. "It is an honor to win START-IT's Power of Partnership Award for the second time."

Earlier this year, CyberShift was honored by START-IT magazine as one of the START-IT 125, a list of the top manufacturing technology providers, and "Hottest Companies" serving the manufacturing industry.

About Accu-Time Systems, Inc.

Accu-Time Systems, headquartered in the United States, is the leading provider of biometric and non-biometric workforce management (WFM) and human capital management (HCM) tools. ATS industry-leading products have become widely used for payroll, time and attendance, workforce management, and security access. With a product line that extends from simple entry-level time and attendance terminals to state-of-the-art programmable biometric systems, ATS provides solutions for nearly every industry in all corners of the globe. For more information about Accu-Time Systems, Inc., and the entire line of ATS products, call (860) 870-5000, e-mail sales@accu-time.com, or visit the ATS website at www.accu-time.com.

About CyberShift

CyberShift, Inc. is a leading provider of workforce management and expense management software and services focused on helping mid-sized to large, complex organizations improve organizational performance and profitability. Through its integrated Workforce Management 3G™ suite, which includes time and attendance, advanced scheduling, absence management and reporting and analytics, companies can more effectively plan, manage and deploy their workforces, reduce costs and improve processes across business operations. CyberShift's Necho Expense™ automates the processing and facilitates the management of employee business expenses and helps companies improve compliance; enforce expense policies and procedures and increase visibility into operations. Offered in both traditional license fee and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery models, CyberShift's innovative solutions have been awarded U.S. and Canadian patents. More information can be accessed at www.CyberShift.com.