Asure Software Issues Predictions on Top Workplace Management Trends for 2013

  Asure Software Issues Predictions on Top Workplace Management Trends for

Companies Will Focus on Workplace Collaboration and Systems Consolidation to
Maximize Workforce Productivity and Real Estate Utilization

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- January 22, 2013

Asure Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASUR), a leading provider of workplace
management software solutions, today issued its predictions of the top
workplace management trends that will take place in 2013.

“Technology is driving innovation in the workplace, and progressive
organizations that take advantage of that innovation are well suited for
sustained growth,” said Pat Goepel, CEO of Asure Software. “Our predictions
for 2013 are based on where the workplace management market is headed and
recent technical advancements that will help businesses improve productivity,
enhance collaboration, and reduce real estate and other operational costs.”

Trend #1: Leaders Will Cut Infrastructure Costs Using Smart Devices at Home
and at Work

Research firm IDC predicts the mobile worker population will exceed 2.3
billion by 2015. Further, Juniper research claims 150 million employees
worldwide bring their own smartphone or tablet device to work, a number that’s
expected to grow to 350 million by 2014. Given this unprecedented rate of
growth, employees are now leveraging their own smartphones and mobile devices
at both home and work.

Business leaders can take advantage of this trend and significantly reduce
infrastructure costs by eliminating the need to provide all employees with
desktop or laptop systems, employee badges, home offices, cubes and more.
Rather, the workplace of the 2013 will see employees using conveniently
located touch panels and facial recognition via mobile devices to plug in to
their workforce, reserve office space and collaborate with colleagues.

Trend #2: Uncovering Real Estate Inefficiencies and Cost Savings by Analyzing
Space Utilization

Real estate and facilities costs typically represent one of an employer’s
largest expenses. Commercial real estate prices have begun to rebound from the
most recent recession while real

estate maintenance costs for fundamentals such as heating, air conditioning,
electricity, and water continue to rise. To help offset those costs, leading
companies are turning to automated, passive space utilization detection and
analytics technology to capture and analyze space utilization rates. When the
most accurate space utilization data is captured, organizations can cut real
estate costs by as much as 30 percent just through using their space more
efficiently. Common practices include reducing or repurposing existing
workspaces, implementing hoteling practices, and properly planning for future

Capturing space utilization rates also enables companies to align their
workspace with the changing mobile workforce. As more employees work remotely,
their primary purpose for going to the office is to collaborate. Understanding
workspace utilization rates allows companies to improve workspace density by
increasing worker-to-workspace ratios to 1:3 or greater as part of their
office hoteling initiative, while simultaneously incorporating a more open,
collaborative environment within the workplace.

Trend #3: Innovative Biometric and Facial Recognition Technology to Replace
Traditional Badge Security Systems

The workforce of 2013 is highly transient. It is now common to have employees
working full-time, part-time and on a project-basis across multiple
geographies, time zones and facilities. The need to provide the right security
and access to the right facilities is critical to productivity and meeting
client demands.

Advances in biometric and facial recognition technology now offer higher
degrees of accuracy, more reliable performance, simplified use, and greater
public acceptance. This will lead to greater reliance on facial, retina,
fingerprint, and other types of recognition technologies in 2013. While in use
for several years as a more secure and effective alternative to the
traditional security badge, these recognition technology advancements will be
relied upon to streamline workforce time and labor management, simplify the
utilization and management of shared workspace, and enable businesses to more
effectively track workspace utilization volumes, identify bottlenecks, and
analyze the need for the reallocation of space. These advancements will also
eliminate the need for each employee to carry a security badge or log into a
PC. Instead, employees will arrive at the office with just their smart device,
check into a desk location or conference room and move freely through the
workplace without restriction.

Trend #4: Integration of Enterprise Software and Hardware Systems in the Cloud
Leads to Lower Capital Investments

The technology forecast in 2013 will continue to be cloud-based. As such,
companies will aggressively adopt cloud-based enterprise software solutions
and the emerging hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) model. Driven by cost-cutting
initiatives through consolidation, SaaS and HaaS solutions help companies gain
cost, access and scalability advantages by reducing or eliminating technology
and cost burdens such as servers, implementation, upgrades, customization, and
the need for internal IT support. New features can be added quickly with
little to no impact on employee, supervisor and administrator daily
activities, and increasingly geographically dispersed and mobile workforces
will greatly benefit from anywhere/anytime accessibility that comes with the

Trend #5: Enhanced Collaboration of Managed Service Providers Using Tighter
Systems Integration

As companies continue to move toward cloud-based solutions, the development of
open APIs (application programming interfaces) creates a collaborative
services environment where managed service providers can more easily
interconnect to specific services of other providers via systems integration.
Integrating databases reduces errors and multiple keying, improves accuracy
and saves time. With a well-established API strategy in place, managers are
able to connect data and run reports that provide insights into better
managing business operations and costs.

To learn more about Asure Software’s predictions on the top workspace
management trends for 2013, download The Top 5 Workspace Management Trends To
Watch For in 2013 executive briefing at or the executive
briefing Five Trends That Are Transforming The Time & Labor Management
Landscape at

About Asure Software

Asure Software, Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, offers intuitive and
innovative technologies that enable companies of all sizes and complexities to
operate more efficiently and better control costs. The company ensures a
high-performing work environment by delivering its “keep it simple” solutions
and expertise to more than 11,000 clients worldwide. Asure Software’s suite of
solutions ranges from time and attendance workforce management solutions to
intelligent on-demand workplace management solutions. For more information,
please visit


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