—B-COMM™ Software Increases Efficiencies for Innovative Aviation Company—
MIRAMAR, Florida, July 27, 2007 - Kaba Workforce Solutions, the North American operating subsidiary of Kaba Holding AG, Switzerland (SWISS: KABN), the worldwide leader in enterprise workforce management systems, today announced that Eclipse Aviation Corporation, the manufacturer of the world’s first very light jet (VLJ), has licensed the company’s B-COMM™ for SAP workforce management software to enhance its enterprise system.
“We’re pleased that our B-COMM™ technology has assisted Eclipse Aviation with their increasingly complex workforce management needs,” stated John Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Kaba Workforce Solutions. “Kaba solutions certified for SAP have been successfully deployed in a variety of industry sectors worldwide, and we have seen the adoption rate in the aerospace industry grow considerably.”
Kaba Workforce Solution’s B-COMM™ for SAP was selected by Eclipse Aviation in order to automate the collection of the company’s labor data and augment its SAP enterprise system. The company manages over 1,000 shop floor employees and contractors, all who use Kaba B-Net 9360 time and attendance devices for data collection and communicates to the SAP enterprise system through Kaba Workforce Solutions’ B-COMM™ communications software. B-COMM™ communicates via XML messages, providing a highly secure and robust bi-directional communication channel. In addition to the time and attendance devices on the shop floor, 250 Mi-Fare Wedge Readers located on general-purpose shop floor workstations have been deployed allowing staff to access Kaba’s B-COMM™ technology via the Eclipse Enterprise Portal.
“Our company has experienced aggressive growth and our fulltime employee base surged by 84% during 2006. Eclipse decided to implement SAP’s Time evaluation and payroll last year after performing a comprehensive cost / benefit analysis. One of our core implementation principals is to allow users to interact with the SAP systems via a number of mechanisms that include generic web browsers and other special purpose devices. The applications and devices offered by Kaba Workforce Solutions provided out of the box functionality and the flexibility to enhance the software and interfaces where the fit was less than optimal,” commented Fazil Osman, Eclipse Aviation Corporation, SAP Technology Manager.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Eclipse Aviation Corporation employs more than 1,200 employees in roles ranging from engineering to manufacturing.
Through advanced avionics, and the application of new manufacturing techniques and new state-of-the-art technologies implemented at all levels throughout the company, Eclipse Aviation Corporation has achieved a high-volume sophisticated production environment within a very short time frame. The company applies advanced systems in electronics, manufacturing and business practices to produce highly cost efficient aircraft that are significantly safer and easier to operate than traditional small jet aircraft.
About Kaba Workforce Solutions
Kaba Workforce Solutions, Inc., is a subsidiary of publicly listed CHF1.2B Kaba Holding AG, Switzerland (SWISS: KABN), a global provider of enterprise workforce management and access control solutions. From 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 / JD Edwards, Cincom Manufacturing Business Solutions and other leading enterprise business systems. Clients include such industry leaders as Kraft Foods, 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.
Kaba Workforce Solutions is a subsidiary of Kaba Holding AG. Other names of companies mentioned may be registered or trademarks of their respective owners.
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