Kaba Workforce Solutions Announces B-COMM 7 for PeopleSoft Time and Labor

— Real-time communications technology enhances Time and Labor data collection for optimized enterprise management —

MIRAMAR, Florida, March 5, 2008 -Kaba Workforce Solutions (Kaba), the North American operating subsidiary of Kaba Holding AG, Switzerland (SWISS: KABN), a global provider of enterprise-class workforce management solutions, today announced the availability of version 7 of its communications software B-COMM for PeopleSoft Time and Labor. The certified workforce management software is the latest release for Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise applications.

PeopleSoft is an enterprise solution for human resources, finance, materials management, distribution, supply chain planning, and manufacturing, providing industry-specific enterprise solutions for worldwide markets. Kaba Workforce Solution’s B-COMM for PeopleSoft Time and Labor is a certified communications software that links PeopleSoft Time and Labor to Kaba time collection devices in order to automate and validate the collection of employee data. B-COMM’s automation of the data collection process offers significant enhancements to the enterprise system as time and labor information is collected, validated and sent to PeopleSoft in real-time, eliminating any delays or potential errors.

B-COMM for PeopleSoft Time and Labor is an Oracle certified workforce management solution built on non-proprietary standards linking Kaba time collection terminals and mobile data collection devices to PeopleSoft. B-COMM provides a highly robust bi-directional communication channel that seamlessly manages the communications stream in order to automate and validate the collection of employee data even when PeopleSoft is not in operation. B-COMM’s real-time automation of the data collection process offers significant increases in efficiency as time and labor information is collected, validated, and driven to PeopleSoft in a timely and accurate manner, thereby eliminating delays and errors and ensuring accuracy in payroll calculations and real-time views of employee activities.

“Enterprise management practices are significantly more proficient with B-COMM for PeopleSoft Time and Labor. The technology’s unique capability of real-time communication to the enterprise system from either stationary terminals or, importantly, mobile devices offers efficiencies for both management and labor. We’ve found that B-COMM’s intuitive interface also results in greater user acceptance and accuracy,” commented Jesse Gunder, Director of Corporate Development.
B-COMM for PeopleSoft Time and Labor features a simple, intuitive interface and offers capabilities that include recording punch time clock in, clock out, start break, start meal, and transfers. B-COMM also collects labor (task) data and records job transfer data with detailed task information, and records elapsed time entries such as vacation time, sick day, jury duty and holidays. In addition, B-COMM supports project labor reporting against tasks and chargeable projects and expenditure types.

B-COMM is designed with J2EE architecture and is highly scalable, offering custom configurations specific to each PeopleSoft customer. The technology’s XML based architecture offers a highly intuitive interface and user-friendly prompt and response operation between time and labor terminals and PeopleSoft.
Utilizing JSF and AJAX, B-COMM version 7’s component based architecture offers a full spectrum of solutions for workforce optimization. The technology’s modular design may be enhanced to offer additional workforce management functionality such as time and attendance, labor data reporting and labor costing.
System requirements for running B-COMM 7.0 are industry-standard components.

About Kaba Workforce Solutions

Kaba Benzing America, Inc. DBA Kaba Workforce Solutions is a wholly-owned operating subsidiary of publicly listed CHF1.2B 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, amongst others. Kaba may be contacted in North America at (954) 416-1720 or at  www.kaba-benzing-usa.com.

B-COMM is owned by Kaba Workforce Solutions, a subsidiary of Kaba Holding AG. All other product and company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Director of Marketing

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Birgit Spears