Hennepin County Selects ScheduleAnywhere for Employee Scheduling and Disaster Planning

Fargo, ND (PressExposure) September 28, 2009 -- Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS) announced today that Hennepin County, Minnesota, the largest county in Minnesota with 1.1 million residents, has chosen ScheduleAnywhere® to schedule nearly 7,500 of its employees. Hennepin County will use ScheduleAnywhere to manage the day-to-day work schedules of its employees and gain real-time visibility of schedules and staffing needs across multiple departments, including health services, public health, libraries, public safety, and public works.

Managing Employee Work Schedules Online ScheduleAnywhere will ensure proper staffing levels are achieved throughout Hennepin County. Departments will enter their staffing requirements and instantly see coverage gaps, as well as be able to identify available and qualified employees to help fill those gaps. ScheduleAnywhere will also be used to track time off and availability, as well as employee skills and certifications.

"It’s the most effective way for Hennepin County to schedules its employees, share personnel, and ensure the right people are scheduled where and when they’re needed,” said Jon Forknell, ABS vice president and general manager. “Hennepin County will use ScheduleAnywhere to schedule employees by shift, department and location, as well as allow managers to share schedules and personnel across multiple departments.”

Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness ScheduleAnywhere will also be used to identify drastic changes in attendance due to a county-wide emergency, such as an outbreak of the H1N1 virus. Hennepin County officials project that an H1N1 outbreak could affect up to 40 percent of its employees. ScheduleAnywhere will allow Hennepin County to track absences across the county and project possible staffing shortages.

ScheduleAnywhere provides Hennepin County with a centralized system for real-time visibility of work schedules across its many departments. Hennepin County will be able to instantly identify available employees with the skills and certifications to work in those departments that require additional staffing.

What is ScheduleAnywhere? ScheduleAnywhere is an online employee scheduling service that includes everything a manager needs to quickly and easily create and manage employee work schedules. This Software as a Service (SaaS) helps ensure proper shift coverage, eliminate scheduling conflicts, manage shift rotations, track time-off and hours scheduled, handle staff availability and time-off requests, track skills and certifications, and estimate payroll costs. With real-time access to schedules, ScheduleAnywhere assists thousands of managers and businesses daily by saving them time and helping reduce unnecessary overtime. ScheduleAnywhere is ideal for both small businesses and large corporations.

How to get ScheduleAnywhere ScheduleAnywhere subscriptions starts at $19.95 a month for up to 25 employees and costs just $0.50/month for each additional employee. Phone and e-mail support are provided at no additional cost. For more detailed information, call ABS at 1-800-874-8801 (1-701-235-5226) or visit http://www.scheduleanywhere.com to access the 30-day free trial. ScheduleAnywhere can also be licensed as a self-hosted solution.

About Atlas Business Solutions, Inc.

Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS) is a leading provider of easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, and affordable business software. Since 1991, ABS helps customers directly reduce costs, save time and streamline business processes by providing employee scheduling software, human resource software, appointment scheduling software, and business plan software. ABS software titles include: Client Appointment Manager, Customer Appointment Manager®, HR Document Maker, Patient Appointment Manager, ScheduleAnywhere®, Staff Files®, Staff Files® Pro, Ultimate Business Planner®, Ultimate Financial Forecaster®, and Visual Staff Scheduler® Pro.

Customer Appointment Manager, ScheduleAnywhere, Staff Files, Ultimate Business Planner, Ultimate Financial Forecaster, and Visual Staff Scheduler are registered trademarks of Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Press Release Submitted On: September 28, 2009 at 9:06 am
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