SOURCE: CyberShift

November 13, 2008 13:30 ET

CyberShift's Accelerate 2008 Client Conference Reinforces the Value of Workforce and Expense Management Automation

Workforce Scheduling and Expense/Travel Management Top Customers' Charts

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - CyberShift, a leading global provider of workforce management and expense management software and services, today shared details of its recent client conference, Accelerate 2008. Expressly designed for customers of CyberShift's Workforce Management 3G™ and Necho Expense™ solutions -- who rated the conference overall as 'excellent' in a post conference survey -- the event was held from October 19 through October 22.

Accelerate 2008 gave CyberShift's customers the opportunity to attend a wide range of informative workshop and training sessions on topics such as workforce scheduling, absence management, expense management automation and travel booking solutions. The event also featured a Partner Pavilion, where attendees learned more about the solutions and the services offered by CyberShift's sponsors and partners.

The conference's spotlight remained constant: automating workforce and expense management will improve organizational performance and profitability. Robert E. Farina, CEO of CyberShift commented, "Organizations are approaching the new year with a renewed focus on gaining control of their two top controllable business expenditures: labor and employee business expenses. Turning to CyberShift's automated workforce and expense management solutions enables them to rein in these costs and improve organizational productivity -- timely and universal business objectives." He added, "Additionally, CyberShift's flexible deployment options -- via a variable cost Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or a traditional license fee model -- offer solutions that meet the budgetary and implementation requirements of mid to large-sized organizations."

CyberShift's post-conference survey revealed that workforce scheduling continues to be of "high interest" to a large percentage of CyberShift's customers. The ability to schedule employees effectively is a critical element of business planning and with CyberShift's Workforce Management 3G solution, organizations are able to optimize the scheduling and deployment of often geographically disbursed, complex workforces.

The same survey revealed consensus that the most efficient and cost-effective means of managing employee business expenses -- such as travel and entertainment -- is through a joint expense management and travel booking solution. To that end, highlighted at the conference were CyberShift's partnerships with two of the leading travel booking solution providers. The combined forces of these best-of-breed solutions with CyberShift's Necho Expense ensures that business travel is within budget and aligned with corporate policies.

CyberShift's conference theme was two-fold, "Rock Around The Clock" and "Celebrating New Jersey at Its Best!" in honor of New Jersey, the location of CyberShift's corporate headquarters, and home to some of the most celebrated musical artists. Throughout the event, attendees enjoyed a sampling of the music that celebrates New Jersey, including a performance by "The CyberShifters," a band comprised of professional musicians from CyberShift's own talented staff, and a trip to the award-winning Broadway play, "Jersey Boys."

Keynote speaker, Steve Uzzell, an award-winning artistic visionary, captivated the audience with his presentation, "Open Roads, Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving." Uzzell shared his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor about possibility and creativity.

Farina concluded, "It is very important to CyberShift that we stay close to our customers and understand their needs and how we can be the best possible business partner for them. Accelerate 2008 enabled our customers to learn more about how to maximize their investments in our solutions, as well as foster on-going communication between our organizations. It was a very productive event and I'd like to thank our clients, partners, and our dedicated team of employees for contributing to the success of Accelerate 2008."

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.