10. September 2009

2009 Retail Systems Awards: InVision Software Nominated as Technology Vendor of the Year

InVision Software, a world-leading provider of enterprise-wide workforce management (WFM) solutions, has been shortlisted in the Technology Vendor of the Year section at the 2009 Retail Systems Awards. InVision’s flagship product is its labour scheduling software InVision Enterprise WFM. The solution supports the end-to-end demand-oriented workforce management process that goes from budgeting and forecasting to optimised scheduling, time and attendance management, as well as monitoring and reporting. The Retail Systems Awards is hosted by the leading technology magazine for the UK retail sector, Retail Systems. The final winners will be presented at the awards gala that takes place on October 29th, 2009, at the prestigious Grosvenor House in London.

“We are very pleased to be shortlisted at this year’s Retail Systems Awards as this confirms our excellence in workforce management for retailers”, says Peter Bollenbeck, CEO of InVision Software. “With InVision Enterprise WFM our customers can reduce expensive overtime, minimise idle time and increase sales by making sure that store staff are present to exactly match the pattern of trade. In combination with integrated forecasting and time management features, our solution puts retailers in the position to reap the maximum return on their labour investment.”

The web-based solution InVision Enterprise WFM is highly flexible and applicable to all sized retail businesses: It is just as suited to scheduling employees in one department store as it is for reducing personnel costs and increasing productivity when planning hundreds of thousands of employees globally. It allows store managers and planners to optimise staffing of their sales floors, warehouses, service and contact centres as well as back office by creating schedules that optimally match the actual business requirement. At the same time, it enables users to comply with all relevant legislation, local agreements and the contracts of individual employees. In addition, InVision’s employee web portal ‘Infothek’ allows a fair and transparent employee self-service process – employees have web access to their rosters and can enter requests for preferred work times. Furthermore, real time monitoring and online data consolidation tools provide complete transparency and allow the retailer to react quickly to changes on an informed basis.