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WorkForce Software and Benefitfocus Enter Into Strategic Alliance to Improve Absence Management

Company's EmpCenter Suite Joins the Benefitfocus Ecosystem

LIVONIA, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 -- WorkForce Software, a leading provider of workforce management solutions, today announced details of its strategic partnership with Benefitfocus.com, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions. Through this alliance, WorkForce Software joins the company's app program, designed to offer users of Benefitfocus HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE® convenient access to WorkForce Software's industry-leading EmpCenter® workforce management suite.

Benefitfocus HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE is a cloud-based HR management portal that enables employers to manage employee benefit plans. This private exchange platform allows HR administrators to connect and coordinate benefits management and associated systems, helping to synchronize deductions with payroll systems and reconcile billing and enrollment information. The connection of WorkForce Software's EmpCenter suite to HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE allows Benefitfocus users to further automate leave management.

EmpCenter includes powerful leave intake, eligibility determination and case management functionalities that create a more cohesive leave experience for employees and HR alike. Through the interface with the HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE, users can manage all leave types, including federal regulations, state and provincial laws, and union and corporate policies with a single, user-friendly solution. In addition, EmpCenter helps employers maintain compliance in a dynamic environment, with a unique regulatory update service that keeps the solution current with the latest national and local regulations.

"Benefitfocus actively collaborates with innovative technology providers that share our passion for streamlining benefit administration activities and improving the overall experience of HR professionals and employees alike," said Annmarie Fini, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Benefitfocus. "With its EmpCenter solution, WorkForce Software demonstrates its commitment to helping organizations overcome the challenges of leave management. We are pleased to welcome them to the Benefitfocus Ecosystem and the connectivity to HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE to help our customers streamline their leave management processes."

"We are very excited to partner with Benefitfocus and join the Benefitfocus Ecosystem," said Travis Burke, Vice President of Global Alliances of WorkForce Software. "Through this partnership, we can extend the reach of EmpCenter to new audiences and help even more organizations apply a best practices approach to the critical areas of absence and leave."

About WorkForce Software
WorkForce Software is the leader in workforce management software for organizations with complex policies and compliance concerns. Through its EmpCenter® and RosterLive workforce management suites, WorkForce Software enables organizations to fully automate time and attendance processes, effectively manage employee absence and leave, optimize staff scheduling, gain real-time visibility into labor costs and productivity, and mitigate the risks associated with employee fatigue. Hundreds of leading organizations rely on WorkForce Software solutions to streamline compliance, reduce labor costs, provide more intuitive tools to their employees, and achieve strategic HR on a global basis.

About Benefitfocus
Benefitfocus.com, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions for consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. Benefitfocus has served more than 23 million consumers on its platform, that consists of an integrated portfolio of products and services enabling clients to more efficiently shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information. With a user-friendly interface and consumer-centric design, the Benefitfocus Platform provides one place for consumers to access all their benefits. Benefitfocus solutions support the administration of all types of benefits including core medical, dental and other voluntary benefits plans as well as wellness programs. For more information, visit www.benefitfocus.com.

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