Ceridian Selects Presagia Leave Software to Enhance Its Absence Management Services

Montreal, Canada, August 2, 2010 — Presagia, a developer of web-based solutions for workforce absence & disability management and Ceridian Corporation, a leading provider of managed human resource and employee benefits administration services, today announced that Ceridian will be deploying Presagia’s employee leave management software to support its leave management services. Presagia Leave is a centralized web-based system that enables organizations to manage employee leave in accordance with federal, state, provincial and organization-specific leave policies. Ceridian will implement Presagia’s SaaS (Software as a Service) solution to provide Ceridian Absence Management, a solution used by employers to outsource management of FMLA, short-term disability and employer leave policies. With Presagia Leave, Ceridian customers will benefit from Ceridian’s case management expertise and a system that provides real-time enterprise reporting and analytics.

Ceridian is one of the pioneers in leave management and has built a world-class set of services that enable employers to confidently outsource leave management. Presagia develops web-based software that provides secure, real-time access to leave data and automated workflow and processes. Working together, Ceridian and Presagia will deliver a solution that will help employers to address the significant financial, commercial and legal risks that surround employee leave. Key benefits to customers will include increased efficiency for HR and employees, greater transparency of leave processes and outcomes, and improved adherence to federal, state, and own leave policies.

“Administering leave across North America means managing state, federal, and provincial regulation and customers’ own leave policies,” explains Ronnie Lapidus, product manager of Ceridian Absence Management. “Each leave policy has its own eligibility and documentation requirements and timelines for submitting and receiving them, making decisions, and so on; with Presagia Leave, our staff expertise combines with a system that offers process automation and decision-support tools to ensure our customers’ leave cases follow the appropriate, compliant path. And, enterprise reporting will provide our customers with trends and analytics within their own organization and benchmarking in comparison to other employers. ”

Ceridian will manage employers’ government mandated leaves, short-term disability and other leave policies using a version of Presagia Leave that includes FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), all state rules such as CFRA (California Family Rights Act) and all provincial rules like Ontario’s Pregnancy and Parental Leave. Leave policies specific to each client are configurable and supported by the leave rules engine. This engine drives Ceridian leave managers’ workflow with automation tools that notify leave managers when a new leave request is made, alerts that identify approaching deadlines and in-conflict leaves, escalation procedures for `at risk’ leaves, and auto-routing of `next step’ tasks. The Presagia Leave system also includes `one button’ eligibility and entitlement calculations, concurrent leave tracking, and continuous, intermittent and reduced schedule leave management.

“Providing our team with this system will promote greater efficiency allowing them to focus on higher value leave case management activities for customers,” explains Mary Miller, Vice President of Ceridian Wellness and Absence Management. “Furthermore, Presagia’s self-service tools for employees and managers will provide our customers with the ability to log in and review their own leave cases, and run management reports and dashboards. It’s an invaluable service for our customers.”

Lapidus elaborates, “When reviewing leave systems, Presagia’s was the system that could be configured to our specifications as well as to the unique requirements of our customers. Presagia’s approach to configurability and security set it apart because it offers us the ability to create unique, secure user experiences, and to add our proprietary forms, letters and workflows that communicate all leaves in a single instance to the leave taker.”

“Presagia is excited to collaborate with Ceridian in providing world-class solutions to its customer base”, David Glickman, CEO of Presagia explains. “Ceridian is a leader in the absence management services market, and we believe the integration of Ceridian’s services with Presagia’s software will provide a state-of-the-art leave management solution unparalleled in the market.”

You can learn more about Ceridian Absence Management services at http://www.ceridian.com/employee_retention_productivity_nav/1,6267,15647,00.html and Presagia Leave at http://www.presagia.com/solutions/employers/presagiaLeave.html.

About Ceridian
Ceridian is a leading global business services company that provides reality-based KnowHow to take the guesswork out of impacting an organization’s bottom line. With offerings ranging from human resources and benefits to productivity and payroll services, we help organizations maximize their human, financial and technology resources. For more information about Ceridian visit www.ceridian.com or call 800-729-7655.

About Presagia
For almost 25 years, Presagia has been developing and implementing intelligent health management software solutions to address the health, safety and wellness requirements of employers, healthcare practitioners and athletics organizations worldwide. These solutions streamline information flow and improve communication for more effective management and analysis of key health and wellness information. www.presagia.com

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Geoffrey Simpson
Director of Marketing, Presagia
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