Workbrain Announces Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation as Latest Customer of its Employee Relationship Management Solution

Workbrain™ RetailERM enables efficient operations, improves decision-making and reduces costs.

ATLANTA—July 1, 2002—Workbrain, Inc., the industry standard for Employee Relationship Management (ERM), announces that Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation (NYSE: BCF) will use Workbrain RetailERM in its workforce management and employee scheduling processes. With RetailERM, Burlington Coat Factory gains Web-based tools to improve operational efficiency, streamline employee scheduling, enhance analytical and reporting capabilities, and provide manager self-service.

Workbrain RetailERM will help Burlington Coat Factory, one of the nation’s leading outerwear and apparel retailers, address several challenges including reducing payroll errors and better utilizing resources throughout the organization. With Workbrain RetailERM, Burlington Coat Factory will benefit from a time, attendance and leave management system, including scheduling and customized reporting capabilities, across all retail stores in 42 states, as well as corporate sites and distribution centers.

Burlington Coat Factory required a fully integrated, pure Web-based solution to manage scheduling, time, and attendance for all employees. Workbrain RetailERM’s architecture, based on the J2EE™ standard, facilitates easy integration with Burlington Coat Factory’s current and future financial, database, payroll, Linux operating system, and Oracle® HRMS products.

"We expect that Workbrain’s ERM solution will quickly deliver tangible benefits to Burlington Coat Factory because it is built for rapid implementation and will interface with our other systems, reducing our payroll processing efforts," said Brad Friedman, vice president of information services, Burlington Coat Factory. "Workbrain RetailERM is a platform to transform a broad variety of employee workplace processes. Most importantly, it should provide our managers with easy-to-use, analytical and reporting tools that will help them make smart decisions that will reduce costs."

"Burlington Coat Factory is a great example of how Employee Relationship Management addresses the workforce management challenges faced by large-scale retailers with highly distributed workforces," added Steve DeBacco, vice president of sales at Workbrain. "Workbrain RetailERM’s powerful analytical capabilities make it easy for organizations like Burlington Coat Factory to gain insight into key performance indicators. Managers can use this information to establish best practices and make real-time decisions that positively impact operational efficiency."

About Workbrain, Inc.

Workbrain’s Employee Relationship Management (ERM) applications automate and transform the most frequent and complex interactions between an enterprise and its employees, including advanced time and attendance, skills and training management, real-time analytics and reporting, shift bidding and trading, and next-generation employee and manager self-service.

ERM aligns employees with corporate objectives, resulting in reduced costs, increased productivity, improved decision-making, and enhanced employee satisfaction. All Workbrain applications are built on ERM 3.0, a J2EETM compliant platform, ensuring rapid implementation, integration with existing technology investments, and scalability to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of users. Customers such as Russell Corporation, British Airways, United Rentals, and C&S Wholesale Grocers, have chosen Workbrain’s industry standard ERM solution. For more information, please visit

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For further information contact:
Marc Berliner
Workbrain, Inc.
781-890-3208 x210

Jeff Drew
FitzGerald Communications, Inc.


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