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WorkForce Software CEO Kevin Choksi Named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award Finalist

Choksi Recognized as Finalist in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region for the Vision, Personal Commitment He Brings to WorkForce Software

LIVONIA, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- EY today announced that Kevin Choksi, CEO and co-founder of WorkForce Software, a leading provider of workforce management solutions, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Choksi was selected as a finalist from more than 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 5 at the MGM Grand Detroit.

"It is a great honor to be recognized as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, but it is our company's success that stands as a testament to the talent and dedication of our employees," said Choksi. "Kathy Cannon, Mike Knister and I founded WorkForce Software to help employers more effectively manage their teams. We also sought to create an environment where smart, talented, and focused individuals could thrive and build their careers. It is this combination of great people creating great products that has fueled our growth and enabled us to advance our position as one of the most trusted brands in workforce management technology."

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region program, regional sponsors include: RBS Citizens Charter One, Foley & Lardner LLP., Tanner Friedman, Crain's Detroit Business, NewsTalk 760 WJR, New Paradigm Promotional Marketing Inc., and Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY's Strategic Growth Markets practice
EY's Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practices guide leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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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.

Founded in 1999, WorkForce Software has experienced tremendous growth in the evolving and expanding Human Capital Management (HCM) market. The company's worldwide client base of customers uses its cloud-based workforce management suite to reduce costs, mitigate risks, and address the regulatory and HR complexities associated with managing a large or multinational employee base. In 2013, WorkForce Software increased revenues by 66 percent, sparked by rising demand for the company's unique approach to time and attendance, scheduling, fatigue management and absence management requirements. In 2013, and for the second consecutive year, Inc. Magazine also recognized WorkForce Software as a top private industry job creator, and named the company to the Inc. 5000 list for a seventh consecutive year. WorkForce Software was also presented with the "Top Workplaces" designation from the Detroit Free Press for exceptional work environment, team culture, and growth opportunities.

Note to editors: EmpCenter® is a registered trademark of WorkForce Software in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Copyright © 2014 WorkForce Software

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