Empower Software Solutions Commences Full Rollout of EmpowerWFM™ at BJ’s Wholesale Club

  Empower Software Solutions Commences Full Rollout of EmpowerWFM™ at BJ’s
  Wholesale Club

  Leading operator of warehouse club stores to leverage company’s workforce
            management solution in all 198 locations in 15 states

NRF 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO

Business Wire

ORLANDO, Fla. -- January 14, 2013

Empower Software Solutions, a leading provider of workforce and human
resources (HR) solutions, has announced that BJ’s Wholesale Club has commenced
its rollout of EmpowerWFM™, the company’s workforce management solution,
across BJ’s 198 locations in 15 states. The decision to rollout to all clubs
follows a successful pilot of the solution.

In the pilot phase, BJ’s leveraged all core modules of EmpowerWFM, including
labor forecasting, scheduling, budgeting and time and attendance. All modules
will be part of the full rollout. Designed for organizations with complex,
enterprise-wide labor management requirements, EmpowerWFM, is used by several
of the largest U.S. retailers and grocers and will be on display at the
National Retail Federation’s (NRF) BIG Show in New York today and tomorrow.

“After evaluating a number of workforce management solutions and successfully
piloting Empower Software’s solution, we are excited to begin this full-club
deployment,” says Scott Floeck, Senior Vice President, Business Information
Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club. “We anticipate EmpowerWFM to have a positive
impact on our business, our members and team members.”

“Producing automated schedules for BJ’s over 24,000 team members requires a
high level of sophistication and scalability,” says Jim Hoefflin, President
and CEO of Empower Software. “We are pleased that BJ’s has chosen us for this
critical and complex implementation.”

Martin Linusson, Empower’s Director of Workforce Management Services adds,
“BJ’s has demonstrated industry-leading vision in advancing their processes
through the configuration of EmpowerWFM. We expect great results.”

About Empower Software Solutions

Empower Software Solutions provides innovative human resources solutions for
thousands of organizations, from small businesses to Fortune 500® companies –
including several of the largest U.S. retailers. Empower Software’s integrated
human resources suite features HR/payroll, tax filing and compliance
outsourcing, workforce management, talent management, and time and attendance
solutions. Whether cloud-based or on-premise, via laptop or mobile device,
Empower Software believes in providing flexible solutions and superior
technology to help businesses efficiently and effectively manage the employee
lifecycle and enhance company performance. For more information about Empower
Software Solutions, visit www.empowersoftware.com.

About BJ’s Wholesale Club

BJ's is dedicated to providing members with high-quality, brand-name food and
general merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than supermarkets,
supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores. BJ's
carries the most product variety of any wholesale club with more than 7,000
items, including supermarket-sized staples, USDA Choice meats and stock-up
items. BJ's is the only wholesale club to accept all manufacturers' coupons,
and for greater convenience, BJ’s offers the most payment options including

Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a
leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company
currently operates 198 clubs in 15 eastern states. Learn more and shop online
at BJs.com or for exclusive content visit Facebook.com/bjswholesaleclub and

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