HRchitect Tech Vendor News: WorkForce Software and Benefitfocus Enter into Strategic Alliance to Improve Absence Management

Company’s EmpCenter Suite Joins the Benefitfocus Ecosystem

LIVONIA, Mich. (May 28, 2014) – WorkForce Software, a leading provider of workforce management solutions, today announced details of its strategic partnership with Benefitfocus.com, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions. Through this alliance, WorkForce Software joins the company’s app program, designed to offer users of Benefitfocus HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE® convenient access to WorkForce Software’s industry-leading EmpCenter® workforce management suite.

Benefitfocus HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE is a cloud-based HR management portal that enables employers to manage employee benefit plans. This private exchange platform allows HR administrators to connect and coordinate benefits management and associated systems, helping to synchronize deductions with payroll systems and reconcile billing and enrollment information. The connection of WorkForce Software’s EmpCenter suite to HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE allows Benefitfocus users to further automate leave management.

EmpCenter includes powerful leave intake, eligibility determination and case management functionalities that create a more cohesive leave experience for employees and HR alike. Through the interface with the HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE, users can manage all leave types, including federal regulations, state and provincial laws, and union and corporate policies with a single, user-friendly solution. In addition, EmpCenter helps employers maintain compliance in a dynamic environment, with a unique regulatory update service that keeps the solution current with the latest national and local regulations.

“Benefitfocus actively collaborates with innovative technology providers that share our passion for streamlining benefit administration activities and improving the overall experience of HR professionals and employees alike,” said Annmarie Fini, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Benefitfocus. “With its EmpCenter solution, WorkForce Software demonstrates its commitment to helping organizations overcome the challenges of leave management. We are pleased to welcome them to the Benefitfocus Ecosystem and the connectivity to HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE to help our customers streamline their leave management processes.”

“We are very excited to partner with Benefitfocus and join the Benefitfocus Ecosystem,” said Travis Burke, Vice President of Global Alliances of WorkForce Software. “Through this partnership, we can extend the reach of EmpCenter to new audiences and help even more organizations apply a best practices approach to the critical areas of absence and leave.”

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