ADVANCED SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
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Advanced Systems International, Inc. (AdSys) is the holding Company for one operating subsidiary, Automatic Time Systems Corp., (ATS). ATS is a developer and supplier of labor management, data integration and business-to-business extension software application services. ATS also offers ongoing support necessary for the deployment of enterprise-wide data management. ATS markets its products through direct sales and in conjunction with strategic partners. The Company also has a second subsidiary Automated Systems International, Ltd., which is inactive.
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Advanced Systems International, Inc. (AdSys) is the holding Company for one operating subsidiary, Automatic Time Systems Corp., (ATS). ATS is a developer and supplier of labor management, data integration and business-to-business extension software application services. ATS also offers ongoing support necessary for the deployment of enterprise-wide data management. ATS markets its products through direct sales and in conjunction with strategic partners.
The Company also has a second subsidiary, Automated Systems International, Ltd., which is inactive. ATS was formed in 1995 to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Automated Time Systems Corp. This acquisition was completed in early 1996. AdSys was formed in October 1996, and was originally named Bennington Corporation.
In 2000, ATS signed a contract with Continental Airlines to develop and implement an airline-specific system for workforce management and cost control. In February 2001, ATS announced a business alliance with Sabre Holding Corporation, a provider of technology for the travel and airline industries. The integration of Sabre and ATS products provides the airline industry with a comprehensive, end-to-end, labor management solution, which will help optimize workforce productivity, manage labor costs and improve service levels of airport operations.
The Company’s customers include DaimlerChrysler, Continental Airlines, Johnson Controls, HJ Heinz, Dana Corporation, Sara Lee, Lear Corporation, Rolls Royce, Volvo and Imperial Tobacco.
ATS addresses three critical business-to-business issues, including providing real-time labor and product costing information in order to intelligently compete in the global economy; allowing real-time access to tracking and fulfillment data of supply chain orders and process manufacturing; and permitting integration of front-office and back-office business-to-business applications. ATS has developed its principal application software programs to effectively facilitate labor management, inventory tracking, fulfillment and complete integration of enterprise applications. Essentially, ATS provides the tool set for companies to extend controls over labor productivity and product costing so they can better compete.
In order to provide a complete solution, ATS bundles implementation services, on-going support for its products and third-party hardware together with its software products. Key markets include airline, automotive, automotive supply, food processing, pulp and paper and other manufacturing industries.
ATServer is a workforce management/labor, client/server software package, originally developed for DaimlerChrysler in conjunction with Perot Systems. ATServer collects, processes and distributes key employee labor data throughout the user organization.
The software links to the traditional punch-in time clock or any other electronic login device that employees use upon entering and exiting plants. ATServer instructs various hardware and peripherals by sending employee “coming and going” information to the payroll department, supervisors and managers. The result is that actual information can be compared to scheduled data, identifying exceptions and alerting management.
After the initial installation of ATServer at the Sterling Stamping Plant, DaimlerChrysler obtained a broad software license from ATS and is completing its rollout of 32 plants in North America using its own personnel. In 1999, ATS secured an order to implement its ATServer product at 40 plants of Johnson Controls International, a Tier 1 automotive supplier with 15 plants already completed.
In 2000, this product was expanded to provide the complex airport personnel scheduling and enterprise wide communication requirements of the airlines. Continental contracted to implement this enhanced system in four North American hubs. In 2001, Continental expanded this implementation to the Chelsea and Express divisions.
Laborview.com was released in late 1999 to enhance the ATServer application features onto the Internet. The restructured application is a true browser-independent, Web-based workforce management/labor allocation solution. Corporations can now capture attendance and labor data in real-time from their agile workforces, whether employees work in a fixed location, on-site for a project or anywhere else labor resources are deployed.
Building upon the ATServer Client/Server engine, the Laborview Suite expands time and attendance/labor allocation applications across the enterprise, into areas where traditional data collection devices found in manufacturing and warehouse facilities are not acceptable. The modular product suite is comprised of specific components that replace conventional terminals as the means of data capture: Laborview/DT – Desk Top; Laborview/IVR – Interactive Voice Response; Laborview/EIC – Employee Information Center (Kiosk); and Laborview/HHC – Hand Held Computing
Companies that have announced Internet-based or Web enabled Labor Management software subsequent to ATS include Kronos Incorporated and JeTech (eLabor) Corporation.
The ATLink product is an integration application that facilitates data flows between legacy and/or application software and the front- to back-office to various data collection devices (such as bar code scanners) on the manufacturing or warehouse floor within the enterprise. It also extends into the enterprise applications of both customers and suppliers, thus supporting a true business-to-business extension. This product allows ATS to more easily integrate its workforce management with existing legacy software and ERP Systems.
Current ATLink customers include Imperial Tobacco, Continental Airlines, Tokyo Electron, TRW, Belden Communications and Montefiore Medical Center.
Competitors of AdSys include Kronos Incorporated and JeTech (eLabor) Corporation, Epic Data Inc. and Data Horse.
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