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Empower Software Solutions to Showcase Empower Retail Enterprise Solution Suite at NRF 2013

Empower Software Solutions, a leading provider of workforce and human resources (HR) solutions, has announced that it will showcase the Empower Retail Enterprise solution suite at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) BIG Show in New York next week. Empower Retail Enterprise features workforce management capabilities like labor forecasting, scheduling, budgeting and time and attendance. It also includes task management and mobile applications for employees and managers.

EmpowerWFM™, the company’s workforce management solution, is used by several of the largest U.S. retailers and grocers. At Empower Software’s NRF booth, two clients will provide presentations on the advanced scheduling features in the solution and the positive role the solution has played in customer conversion rates. Notably, both retailers will discuss how scheduling that previously took hours to complete now takes less than 15 minutes.

To complement EmpowerWFM, Empower Software features the following for retailers:

  • EmpowerTask™ – a task management solution that runs in-store set-up and management for promotions, displays, events and special activities
  • Mobile capabilities – an array of mobile applications aimed at associate and manager self-service for anytime access
  • HR solutions – offerings include HR, payroll, payroll tax and talent management solutions geared towards enhancing the employee/associate experience

“In the highly competitive and increasingly multi-channel retail environment, more is expected of retail and grocery employees,” says Joe Olson, EVP and General Manager of Enterprise Workforce Management. “Empower Software wants to provide retailers a full spectrum of workforce-related solutions that lessen the administrative burden of managing a large and complex workforce while making it easier for employees to be more self-sufficient and customer-focused.”

NRF attendees can learn about the company’s retail enterprise solution suite by visiting Empower Software at booth number 2267 next Monday or Tuesday. For those not attending the show, email [email protected] for a demonstration.

About Empower Software Solutions

Empower Software Solutions provides innovative human resources solutions for thousands of organizations, from small businesses to Fortune 500® companies – including several of the largest U.S. retailers. Empower Software’s integrated human resources suite features HR/payroll, tax filing and compliance outsourcing, workforce management, talent management, and time and attendance solutions. Whether cloud-based or on-premise, via laptop or mobile device, Empower Software believes in providing flexible solutions and superior technology to help businesses efficiently and effectively manage the employee lifecycle and enhance company performance. For more information about Empower Software Solutions, visit www.empowersoftware.com.

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