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Kansas City Power & Light Chooses WorkForce Software

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has signed a contract for WorkForce Software's automated web-based Time and Attendance solution and services.

KCP&L, a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Incorporated, is a regulated provider of energy-related products and services for approximately 500,000 retail customers in Missouri and Kansas. KCP&L licensed WorkForce Software's Time and Attendance and Labor Distribution software. It is preparing to begin construction on a coal-fired power plant scheduled for completion in 2010 and needed a new time and attendance solution that could support 1500 contractors on the system at any one time throughout the project.

"Our time and attendance system requirements have grown, and we need a new solution to meet the demanding requirements of this project," said Kenneth Luebbert, lead controls, KCP&L. "WorkForce Software's Time and Attendance system has the flexibility and functionality to effectively track who is on site at any given time."

One key feature provided by WorkForce is the integration of the gate entry card with the time and attendance software to control access to the building. "This is an important safety feature for a project of this scale because we need to know precisely who is on site at any given time," said Luebbert. "The software will also act as a time tracking auditor. For example, if eight hours are logged in by a contractor on a specific date, the software will verify when he/she swiped in and out."

WorkForce Software's Labor Distribution module will automate the process of allocating time worked to cost centers, projects, tasks, and work orders to help manage labor costs. The software accommodates an unlimited number of distribution fields, so it can easily support the 1500-plus contractors and the projects they will be working on.

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