Kaba Workforce Solutions Announces Contract Award with RailAmerica07/08/2010
— B-COMM® bridges communication gap with RailAmerica’s SAP ERP —
MIRAMAR, Florida, July 08, 2010 — Kaba Workforce Solutions (Kaba), the North American operating subsidiary of Kaba Holding AG, Switzerland (SWISS: KABN), is pleased to announce the award as prime vendor of choice by RailAmerica, Inc. (NYSE: RA) in its effort to automate time-and-payroll management for its short-line and regional freight-railroad enterprise. Kaba will implement its SAP-certified B-COMM® communication system, connecting SAP Time Management to multiple data-collection options including biometric time clocks and biometric telephony (IVR) at RailAmerica’s 40 North American freight railroads. RailAmerica will join the growing list of over 1200 SAP customers that rely on Kaba to automate workforce-management data collection.
Under this agreement, Kaba's SAP Certified B-COMM® solution will replace RailAmerica’s manual, paper-based legacy system. B-COMM® will enable fast access to critical information, facilitating more effective decision-making by managers, supervisors, and employees. Kaba’s integration to SAP will help ensure the accurate exchange of data between the ERP system and the data-collection devices, thus eliminating the need for manual input. Employees will be able to enter information, including time worked, attendance or absences, and work assignments, in an efficient manner. Managers will then be able to review and approve employee entered data accordingly. Additionally, RailAmerica employees will have access to Employees Self Service Information (ESS).
RailAmerica’s goal for deploying the Kaba solution is to improve productivity and increase efficiencies within its operation.
About RailAmerica, Inc.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica’s portfolio of 40 individual short-line and regional freight railroads operate on approximately 7,400 miles of track in 27 states and three Canadian provinces. For more information, visit http://www.railamerica.com/.
About Kaba Workforce Solutions
Kaba Workforce Solutions is a wholly-owned operating subsidiary of publicly listed Kaba Holding AG, Switzerland (SWISS: KABN), a global provider of enterprise workforce management and access control solutions with a focus on time and attendance, workforce scheduling, data visualization and analytics, regulatory compliance, employee self-service and fixed / mobile data collection solutions for SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle / PeopleSoft, Cincom Manufacturing Business Solutions and other leading enterprise-class business systems. Clients include such industry leaders as Kraft Foods North America, Schneider Electric, BMW, General Electric and Goodrich Corporation, among others. Kaba may be contacted in North America at (954) 416-1720 or at www.kaba-benzing-usa.com.
About Kaba Group
The Kaba Group is one of the world's leading players in the security industry. An internationally active, listed company, it employs around 9,000 staff in more than 60 countries. Kaba provides innovative, comprehensive access control solutions for buildings, facilities and sites as well as solutions for staff and enterprise data collection which meet client's needs for security, organization and convenience. The company is a key expert and technology leader for a range of security solutions. Kaba can look back on more than 145 years of tradition. Further information may be obtained at www.kaba.com.
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