Workscape announces next generation release of its workforce management solution: OneForce(TM)/Compensation Planner 6.0

- Significant Step Forward in Providing Managers with the Right Tools at the Right Time to Drive Higher Workforce Performance -

CHICAGO, IL, HR Technology Conference & Exposition, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Workscape, Inc., a proven provider of outsourced benefits and workforce management solutions, today unveiled the next generation of its award-winning compensation management application, OneForce(TM)/Compensation Planner 6.0. Featuring powerful new application functionality, configuration, reporting, analytics and robust user interface (UI) enhancements, OneForce/Compensation Planner 6.0 makes it easier than ever before for managers to make effective compensation decisions that both conform to corporate guidelines and drive higher workforce performance.

The newly-released application was unveiled for the first time during the 8th Annual HR Technology Conference in Chicago, Illinois, where Workscape executives demonstrated its new state-of-the-art technology, powerful analytics and reporting capabilities that make it simple to manage total pay for focal compensation planning.

"Continuously expanding the boundaries of effective manager tools, such as the latest version of our award-winning compensation planning system, further demonstrates Workscape's ability to proactively address changing market and technological demands. OneForce/Compensation Planner 6.0 represents a generational leap in providing managers with the right tools at the right time to drive higher workforce performance," said Workscape's president and CEO, Tim Clifford. "Based on client feedback, we've revolutionized the complex process of compensation planning by providing a dynamic single-screen user interface -- an approach that is already receiving high marks from clients and industry analysts."

For example, instead of toggling between separate screens, OneForce/Compensation Planner users can now plan for all pay elements -- salary, bonus, and equity -- and view any employee's total pay history, on a single multilingual screen. Additionally, improved worksheets and graphical sliders enable quick calculations and comparisons against real market data, driving a faster and better-informed decision-making process.

"Ease-of-use is key to engaging management involvement in compensation planning," said Lisa Rowan, Program Manager, HR and Talent Management Services at IDC, a leading IT market research and advisory firm. "Workscape's OneForce/Compensation Planner's blend of scalability, international capabilities and platform enable it to fit well within multi-system environments. The new OneForce architecture should increase management adoption and enhance an organization's compensation planning."

According to the 2005 Watson Wyatt Human Capital Index, Maximizing the Returns on Your Human Capital Investments, "Targeting pay and benefit levels above the market is associated with superior shareholder value. The best organizations also make substantial distinctions based on performance. Organizations that pay top performers more than 4.5 times the bonus payout of lower performers earned a 3 year Total Return to Shareholders (TRS) of 47 percent, 49 points higher than that of organizations which make smaller distinctions, paying top performers about 2 times the payout for lower performers."

Workscape's OneForce/Compensation Planner provides the best organizations with an analysis and communications tool for managers to graphically and numerically make substantial distinctions based on performance.

Clifford added, "By enabling clients to leverage a common tool across all geographies, OneForce/Compensation Planner 6.0 makes it easy to drive common practices globally. It reinforces corporate governance -- with the ability to intervene during the planning process -- for more consistent decision-making while eliminating budget overruns."

More About Workscape OneForce/Compensation Planner 6.0

In a shift from its previous Java applet to its new 6.0 DHTML technology platform, OneForce/Compensation Planner now provides managers with more scalable technology with a zero footprint, paving the way to increased configurability and expanded employee reporting and analysis. Additionally, OneForce/Compensation Planner is deployable in multiple languages and capable of supporting multiple currencies. New reporting options provide HR managers and executives with pay trend reports in real-time and OneForce/Compensation Planner 6.0 also provides full transaction audit trail and reporting to support compliance efforts.

To further ease the complexities of the compensation planning process, Workscape has included OneForce/Configuration Manager, an HR administration companion tool that offers an easy-to-use "drag and drop" method for managing all types of data hierarchies -- rules, eligibilities, jobs, supervisory roles, organizational relationships, and more -- in OneForce/Compensation Planner 6.0.

More About Workscape's Product Family

Workscape also provides a full range of turnkey outsourced benefits administration services, compensation management, performance management, employee self-service and manager-self service, as well as its award-winning employee portal offering. Workscape's solutions are configurable to support each client's unique business processes and are easily integrated into multi- vendor environments to ensure protection and extend the value of existing technology investments. A suite of service offerings, including the Company's recently announced Readiness Assessment Program and new Training and Documentation Program, further support the effective implementation and adoption of Workscape solutions.

About Workscape

Designed for the workforce, Workscape's solutions transform the delivery and adoption of HR services across the enterprise to maximize ROI and enable a higher-performing organization. Workscape's award-winning solutions have been embraced by millions of employees worldwide at more than 180 major corporations. For more information, visit the company website at or call (888) 605-9620.

Note to editors: Workscape is a registered trademark of Workscape, Inc. in the United States and other countries. OneForce is a trademark of Workscape, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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