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Stromberg Aligns with UniFocus to Create a Single-Source,
End-to-End Time, Work Force Management Solution
for the Hospitality Industry
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LAKE MARY, Fla. – Nov. 29, 2005 – Stromberg, a Paychex Corporation (NASDAQ: PAYX) subsidiary, and a leading provider of time and attendance software solutions for mid- to large-sized businesses, and UniFocus, a leading provider of advanced labor management applications for hospitality, resorts and gaming industries, today announced a strategic relationship that provides a completely integrated workforce optimization system tailored for the hospitality, casino and resort industries.  Together they bring to the marketplace a comprehensive solution to effectively manage workforces while meeting budgetary targets and customer service expectations.

“Our extensive client base of resorts and casinos are in need of a specialized scheduling system” stated Seth Bernstein, President of Stromberg.  “We decided to align with UniFocus in this effort because their product uniquely complements our robust time and attendance system”. 

The workforce optimization offering from Stromberg and UniFocus is ideal for labor-intensive industries like hospitality and gaming.  It puts flexible staffing at management’s fingertips, allowing them to easily control service standards, coverage options, and multiple workforce contracts as well as shift differentials. 

The benefits of this wholly-integrated system include an unprecedented knowledge base for planning and a significant reduction in the time needed to create schedules.  Additional benefits are seamless payroll cycles, real-time performance reporting and critical profitability evaluation.  This system equips managers with decision-critical information that frees them to concentrate on the essentials of running their business and satisfying customers. 

“Our experience with the casino industry has shown us that putting together a complete package like this one can be a daunting task for any management team,” stated UniFocus’ Chief Executive Officer, Mark Heymann. “This alliance furthers our strategy of creating a one-stop-shop for the most innovative management operating tools.  Stromberg’s Time and Attendance system enhances our Labor Management System. We can now deliver a more comprehensive management tool, one that balances service delivery and cost management with maximum efficiency to deliver improved operating results and optimal profitability.”

Other features of this system include:

  • A single product support line
  • All software upgrades are included in the annual maintenance program – no need to ever repurchase
  • All applications are Web-based
  • Comprehensive reporting on forecasted, scheduled and actual labor use, plus profitability
  • Integrated statistical components that continually improve the forecasting of operational requirements and employee schedules
The integrated solution is currently available and has recently been adopted by Lakes Entertainment, Inc.  UniFocus’ labor management systems are used by such organizations as Ameristar Casinos, Harrah’s, Boyd Gaming, Colonial Williamsburg Properties, Casino Arizona, Casino Windsor, Niagara Fallsview Casino and Orient Express Hotels.  Stromberg’s time and attendance systems are used by Rosen Hotels and Resorts, Spirit Mountain Gaming, Emerald Queen Casino and many more. 

About Stromberg
Stromberg, a Paychex Corporation (NASDAQ: PAYX), is a leading provider of enterprise time and attendance software solutions for mid- to large-sized businesses. The Lake Mary, FL-based company is the only time and labor management vendor that offers free version upgrades, fixed price system implementation and carries a 99.7% client retention rate.  Stromberg's enterprise time and attendance products help more than 10,000 organizations proactively control labor costs, prepare accurate and timely payrolls, calculate labor analytics, manage human resources integration and more.  Additional information can be found at the company's Web site, www.stromberg.com.

About UniFocus
Based in Dallas, UniFocus serves the hospitality, casino and resorts industries in the U.S. and overseas.  Its executives collectively bring over 100 years of direct industry experience to the table.  UniFocus offers full-service operational analysis, financial and labor management applications, as well as staff, meeting planner and guest satisfaction measurement programs executable across a wide variety of technology platforms.  The resulting database allows UniFocus to uniquely correlate and benchmark each client’s performance to their particular competitive markets.  Enhanced reporting capabilities allow hospitality executives to have a “total picture” overview of their operations, set strategic actions and gain asset value.

UniFocus is a Microsoft® Certified Partner, an affinity partner of the International Association of Conference Centers, a business partner of the International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, and an allied member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.  For more information, visit www.unifocus.com

Contact

Colleen Holuk
Stromberg
(407)-333-3282
choluk@stromberg.com

UniFocus, L.P.
Randall Crabtree
(972) 512-5186
rcrabtree@unifocus.com
 http://www.unifocus.com

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