WorkForce Software rolled out WorkForce Spark, a program to support the creation of rapid implementation solutions. Spark is designed to meet increasing demand from small and midsize businesses for solutions that can modernize and digitally transform their workforce management, scheduling, time and attendance technology, and employee communications.
WorkForce said many companies are struggling to manage business outcomes, compliance and growing employee demands while confronting labor shortages, economic pressures and the need to adapt quickly to change. Employers with a large number of deskless workers are especially challenged, and the SMBs among them often lack access to the capabilities they need – which are essentially enterprise-grade, due to prohibitive costs.
Earlier this year, CEO Mike Morini told the HCM Technology Report that employers are under pressure to both operate efficiently and satisfy employee expectations. “There has been a permanent and profound change in employee expectations and what employees value when it comes to workplace culture, flexibility and the employee experience,” he said.
Spark will allow WorkForce’s partners to build “rapidly deployable, pre-configured solutions” for SMBs, then make them available quickly and at a lower cost-per-implementation, said CEO Mike Morini. These solutions, he added, will offer “the same advanced functionality that our multinational customers” use. In addition, many of the implementation packages available through the program will be offered at a fixed price.
Partners at Work
Spark will provide WorkForce’s partner network with guidance, tools and both technical and promotional support as they develop solutions for focused markets, industries or regions using the WorkForce Suite. Several global and regional partners have already launched offers under the program, and made pre-configured solutions available in North America, Europe, Australia and other markets.
Alyssa Scalia, WorkForce Software’s vice president of global systems integrators, said the response from partners has been positive. “Many of the leading implementation partners in the WFM market [are] actively working on their WorkForce Spark offerings, including both country and industry specific implementation packages,” she said.