WorkPlace Systems International (WSI), a leading provider of workforce management software and consulting services has acquired a 25% shareholding in EASE Inc – a leading provider of productivity tools for labour management.
The investment cements the existing close ties between Ease Inc and WSI’s subsidiary, Labor Solutions International Inc (LSI). Over the last 7 years LSI have exclusively sold and implemented RetailEASE the leading labour standards software tool for the Retail sector in over 20 major retailers in both North America and Europe. Customers include; Raley’s, Shopko, Toys “R” Us, Winn Dixie.
In addition to the shareholding, WSI has extended the agreement to sell the complete range of Ease Inc products in Europe. In particular WSI will introduce the EASEworks product range – a suite of software, training and consulting services designed to optimise work processes into its existing client base and into new markets. EASEworks has been successfully deployed in North America and in Europe to the Manufacturing, Logistics, Defence and Meat Processing sectors. Customers include; Boeing, Cummings Inc, Harley Davidson, Northrup Grumman, National Beef,
Commenting on the investment Barney Quinn CEO of WSI said “This new investment and agreement with EASE Inc will enable WorkPlace to introduce new complimentary and proven productivity tools to our existing clients to help them gain even greater productivity from their operations, as well as opening new markets for us.”
In addition to their products, EASE Inc will also provide direct access to their consultants to assist LSI on projects in North America. This arrangement will increase LSI’s capacity with experienced engineering professionals to help clients deploy solutions faster to realise productivity gains sooner.
Trevor Mc Alester CEO of Ease Inc said “The investment from WorkPlace will enable us to expand our sales and marketing operation in North America and combined with the WSI efforts in Europe, will enable us to expand significantly over the next few years.”