Seamless Product Integration To Provide Users with Easy Cloud-based Access to Intuitive Labor Management Solution
September 15, 2015: 05:00 AM ET
LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with Nimble Software Systems, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based workforce optimization software. As part of the alliance, Nimble Software's NimbleSchedule, which provides food service and retail establishments with a powerful and cost effective application to manage predictive staff schedules, track attendance and analyze profitability, will be leveraging the Epson Cloud and OmniLink® smart printers, which provide a suite of cloud-based software solutions for retail and hospitality markets. Nimble Software Systems is the newest member of the Epson Cloud, which offers easy access to a global network of tools, best practices, business data and expertise.
The Epson Cloud leverages Epson's OmniLink smart solutions, which address the fundamental market challenge of disparate POS solutions that lack a common data language. These solutions provide a gateway that gives users the flexibility and availability to manage inventory, staffing, loss/prevention, merchandising, logistics, analytics and more without having to worry about costly POS integration. The Epson Cloud gives users in hospitality and retail the option to share their POS data with cloud-based service providers in a way previously not possible.
"Business owners and managers are constantly looking for more innovative ways to best optimize their staffing without compromising service," said Sasha Poljak, CEO of Nimble Software Systems. "The combination of Epson's OmniLink and NimbleSchedule offers them an opportunity to view real time sales data along with their staffing costs, making it really easy to manage and adjust according to business dynamics they face in their daily operations."
"Customers are drawn to our new generation of OmniLink intelligent printers because they provide great, time tested hardware along with the best in class software applications such as NimbleSchedule to manage their employee schedules and track attendance," commented Joel Doherty, head of global strategy – Epson Cloud. "Our integration with NimbleSchedule allows our customers to no longer have to depend on their legacy POS systems to manage their staffing and analyze costs and profits. We bring our mutual clients' businesses a significant combined value."
About Nimble Software Systems, Inc.
Nimble Software Systems, Inc. provides cloud-based employee scheduling and time clocking software that enables users to streamline and automate workforce management operations. It offers its management scheduling software for hospitality, healthcare, retail, professional services, and government sectors. For more information, please visit:www.nimbleschedule.com
About Epson America, Inc.
Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. For over 40 years, Epson's advanced technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world. Today Epson's Business Systems Division continues to bring industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of service. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonAmerica).
EPSON is a registered trademark and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. OmniLink is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
NimbleSchedule is a cloud based, Software-as-Service (SaaS) suite of workforce optimization tools that include various levels of staff scheduling and time tracking functionality.
The employee scheduling self-service portal supports shift swaps, open shift pickups and time off requests. Manual and automated (predictive) scheduling includes real time alerts for overtime, free mobile apps that support global operations with multiple locations and time zones. In addition, the system manages complex break and overtime rules regardless of the currency requirements, or geographical location.
Integrated or stand-alone time tracking allows a user to clock in and out via any web browser, smartphone app, text message, phone call, or by using QR codes and fingerprint scanners. Managers can set GPS tagging or fencing requirements, approve time sheets in real time and seamlessly upload this into their payroll system of choice.
Optional and sophisticated forecasting modules also allow for greater power and granularity of staff optimization.
A few of our customers:
Healthcare, hospitality, retail, professional services, government and other employers worldwide have the same challenge: anticipating and managing the most optimal staffing levels for their enterprises. Multiple locations, demand fluctuations, time zones, seniority levels, credential differences, PTO status requirements, unplanned absences, local over time rules all require dynamic and interactive management tools.
NimbleSchedule's cloud-based suite of workforce optimization tools makes daily tasks for managers and employees simpler and more efficient.
Managers world-wide can significantly improve their customer service while reducing their labor costs by utilizing a platform that provides great visibility into their enterprise’s labor allocation and allows for efficient staff optimization and communication on virtually any device.
By using NimbleSchedule, employees are showing greater "on the job" satisfaction as they become more engaged in the staffing process due to improved communication, accuracy and flexibility of the tools they use.
Whether an enterprise requires base scheduling and time tracking functionality, or a sophisticated, big-data driven forecasting module, NimbleSchedule is bringing the “legacy" and “tier 1” optimization functionality to the global small and mid size business environment by offering an easy to use and reasonably priced solution.
Currently, fewer than 5% of the small and medium size businesses utilize an effective staff scheduling and time tracking system. There are 1 Billion people worldwide who follow a predetermined schedule on a daily basis. The undisputed market leader in workforce optimization and time & attendance, Kronos, generates $1B+ in annual sales company but commands less than 1% of the available market share.
NimbleSchedule is a SaaS, cloud based application with a per user monthly rate. The base application cost starts from $1/user/month with custom modules starting at $3/user/month. Many clients prepay for a year in advance.
NimbleSchedule deploys a hybrid go-to-market strategy. As a part of the direct sales approach, NimbleSchedule attracts unique visitors to its marketing website and manages the sales funnel through a free trial period. It also has channel partnerships with resellers and synergistic application providers (such as HR, Payroll, Accounting and POS systems) with whom it develops valuable application connectivity to better serve the joint customer base.
Nimble Software Systems is a great investment for the following reasons:
1 - Very large, global market growing daily
2 - Experienced leadership experienced in navigating lean start ups through their growth periods
3 - Proven client acquisition and revenue growth stage at pre-Series A valuation
Sasha Poljak, CEO of Nimble Software Systems, is an experienced executive whose career included leadership positions in both, Fortune 500 and early stage, fast growth companies. Over a 20 year career, Sasha applied technology to build customer loyalty and shareholder value in healthcare, internet services, manufacturing and retail. His passion is accelerating a responsible growth by focusing on customer experience and “go to market” execution in strategic market segments. Sasha’s last two companies successfully reached liquidity events; one to a private investor and the other to a publicly traded company. He is currently also an angel investor in a portfolio of early stage development companies.
Prior to founding Nimble Software, Peter worked with companies such as Kelley Blue Book and Buy.Com where he architected and built enterprise software solutions. Peter believes in the power of technology to make businesses more efficient and founded Nimble Software to provide businesses with better workforce management solutions.
Peter holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Ghana and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
Aaron Sloman is Co-Founder of Nimble Software Systems Inc. Aaron is a Microsoft veteran and experienced entrepreneur. He oversees aspects of technology architecture and development for Nimble Software Systems and its clients, bridging the gap between business strategy and implementation. In 2005 Aaron left Microsoft to form speakTECH, an award winning technology consulting firm which was acquired by Perficient in 2010.
Over the course of five years, Aaron grew speakTECH to became a leading implementation partner for the largest internet companies & enterprises including MySpace, Disney, Dell and Microsoft.