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Denison Parking, Inc.

-Mark Pratt, Chief Executive Officer

Denison Parking, Inc., a global parking operator based in Indianapolis since 1927, brings value to its clients by increasing net operating profit anywhere from 7-35%. That value represents a whopping difference of between 3-13% from its competitors!

Denison can achieve these astounding results by the creative use of space on any given parking property. Because Denison strongly favors a leased model and is willing to take the risks associated with properly staffing and managing a property, they stand head and shoulders above their competition. “We tell the truth, and own up to our mistakes, so we have a reputation for integrity”. Mark is understandably proud of his organization!

Several years ago, Mark was the pioneer in two-way audio/video patron assistance, which revolutionized the operations of parking properties. Two-way remote monitoring technology bridged the gap between automating the property (saving labor costs) and adding the “human touch” even when no parking attendant was physically on-site. Patrons could interface in real-time, both visually and aurally, with a customer service representative right in the lane or at the pay-on-foot payment unit. “We are very proud to have achieved a patent on this technology”, says Mark. “Our remote monitoring services, known as ‘Parker’, enable us to monitor multiple facilities virtually anywhere, giving the parking patron the assistance he/she needs without the expensive overhead to the facility owner”.

Denison Parking has partnered with Evens Time on many parking properties, both off-street and on-street, for over 15 years. Mark continues, “Partnerships are very important to us at Denison. We consider our clients partners, and we consider our vendor Evens Time as a long-term partner as well. The integrity has ALWAYS been there with Evens Time, whether we have worked with the third-generation owners, or now with the fourth-generation owners. We succeed together because our relationship is truthful and respectful . . . and that makes it work!”

“Evens Time: Honesty, integrity, and product expertise”

Evens Time, Inc., a workforce management provider, has been helping organizations with their time and labor, human resources, and payroll needs since 1934. As an independent, value-added reseller, they consult and recommend the best solution for your most important resource: your staff!

Evens Time, Inc. 130 W. Walnut St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 www.evenstime.com 800-895-1959

Guys Started Cleaning Up Their Act

A.T. Ferrell Company

A.T. Ferrell Company, founded in 1869, is a privately held “job shop” in Bluffton, Indiana. Their customers include such large corporations as Cargill, ADM, and Kellogg’s, as well as small farm operations. A.T. Ferrell manufactures the specialty machines and screens for these customers that flake grains for cereals, and sort, clean, and sift seeds. Their Ferrell Ross operations are for the flaking mills like Kellogg’s, and their Mix Mill division services the small feed grade market for animal feed portioning. The Clipper operations are the cleaning machines.

-Jeff Lowie, Inventory Control and Cost Accounting Manager

With operations in Europe and Asia, and a close working relationship with Purdue University and the University of Illinois, A.T. Ferrell helps the agricultural industry to streamline their respective operations and increase crop yield.

Jeff had used automated time and attendance solutions in previous positions, so when he arrived at A.T. Ferrell about two years ago and saw they used manual timesheets for their 37 hourly employees, he knew he had to implement a change to this old-fashioned process that affects every person in the organization. Knowing he had to convince the owners of this critical change, he “threw everything at the wall to see what stuck” in searching for the right workforce management solution. He recommends:

  • Do your research on what you want out of the product;
  • Talk to somebody! (get references);
  • Figure out your goals;
  • See “who can do what” for your “real world application”;
  • And finally, “Don’t settle!”

After selecting the Workforce Ready solution from Kronos marketed and supported by channel partner Evens Time of Indianapolis, Jeff’s team and the Evens Time team implemented the solution with the Kronos InTouch data collection terminal, which allows self-services for the employees (requesting time off, viewing schedules and accrual balances, etc. right at the terminal). Schedule lockout was employed, so that staff could login to the system outside the entry/exit windows, but work hours wouldn’t accumulate until shift starting time.

Jeff says the implementation process with Evens Time was very good: they ran parallel (using the old and new systems simultaneously) for three weeks before going “live”. The joint teams conducted small individual and group training sessions. The process was “efficient, seamless to the employees, and appreciated.” What was the reaction of the staff to the new system? Initially, some of the more “senior” staff were not crazy about the technology, but the guys that habitually showed up on time were thrilled! (The other camp starting cleaning up their act!). Final observations include:

  • The system protects the staff, and protects the company;
  • The data available from the system really helps in fairness to determine profit sharing;
  • Truth in reporting is now dependable, cutting down on previous paperwork;
  • And best of all,

“It cut our payroll processing by at least 50%”

Evens Time, Inc., a workforce management provider, has been helping organizations with their time and labor, human resources, and payroll needs since 1934. As an independent, value-added reseller, they consult and recommend the best solution for your most important resource: your staff!

Evens Time, Inc. 130 W. Walnut St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 www.evenstime.com 800-895-1959