WORKAXLE RAISES 1.1M IN FUNDING TO REVOLUTIONIZE ENTERPRISE WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT
Montreal, Quebec, December 27, 2018 /PressRelease/ - WorkAxle, a new cloud-based workforce management platform where businesses who manage shift-workers can centralize all their operational processes into a single platform, has just finished raising $1.1 Million lead by independent giants in the pharmaceutical industry.
WorkAxle CEO Mat Diab (Photo JulianCastroPH)

The company will use the funds for key hires at its Montreal-Based headquarters, grow its platform and expand into new regions.

WorkAxle was quietly incubated at the prestigious District 3 Innovation Center in the heart of Montreal. In 2017, the company received initial funding to build out an enterprise scheduling system. Diab had already proven himself professionally. The young software engineer turned entrepreneur had built and sold his own enterprise solutions prior to WorkAxle and was hand picked by IBM to continue product development and implementations. Once the initial investment was received, he parted ways with the tech giant to pursue his own venture, WorkAxle. Diab and his team set out to build a modern enterprise workforce management platform, bringing a fresh solutions to a dated industry. 

This past September, the WorkAxle platform started taking on early adopters through an alpha rollout. The alpha release was meant to put the platform to the test for industries of all size. The smallest alpha client on-boarded onto the platform with 12 employees and the largest client with more than 1200 employees. The alpha phase was a success for the business and its early adopters; the company moved onto beta in November. 

Throughout beta, the business opened its platform to an additional 1000 users. The platform was put to the test once again and passed with flying colors. The product is set to officially launch in January of 2019.

The WorkAxle platform allows businesses that manage shift workers to better schedule, communicate, and centralize their operational processes in a single modern platform - simple and intuitive. “Shift work is everywhere and so are the same dated solutions. Every industry from pharmaceuticals, resto-bar, retail, manufacturing, oil & gas, healthcare, etc… all have shift worker. Schedules need to be made, time & attendance need to accounted for and communication in these organizations need to be clear. However, no solution on the market addresses these problems in a human way.” Diab continued, “Today’s business owner is forced to pick between a simplistic and inexpensive solution that doesn’t fit enterprise needs, or an expensive enterprise solution that destroys your bottom line and takes months to rollout. This is because creating enterprise software takes a strong technical background and heavy investment. We are the only players in the space to offer a complete enterprise workforce management solution at a fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise solutions.”

The WorkAxle team has plans to integrate AI resource sharing between similar industries to help combat the workforce drought that has hit the Canadian market. “WorkAxle is currently used to help centralize a businesses internal operations. Once we hit a critical mass of businesses, WorkAxle users will be able to request and share resources from other users who decide to opt-in to the resource sharing service. This allows us to be forward thinking to meet the demands of today’s youth joining the workforce and their affinity for gig-type work.”  

WorkAxle is growing quickly and currently has over 5000 daily active users on the platform and boasts big names in across many industries.

About WorkAxle (workaxle.com): WorkAxle is the only modern enterprise workforce management solution for shift-based organizations on the market. WorkAxle brings together and simplifies scheduling, time & attendance, communication, and payroll into a single source of truth for your business. The company is based in Montreal, QC and is backed by independent pharmaceutical leaders.
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Testimonials
Before WorkAxle - Two Seperate Systems:

"Before using WorkAxle, we were using two seperate platforms to schedule our employees and to communicate within our organization. We saw that we had little control over the communication within the organization. Some employees had facebook groups, others were communication through texts. Our old scheduling tool also had trouble dealing with last minute changes to the schedule that happen often, especially in the restaurant industry."  

With WorkAxle:

"WorkAxle has allowed us to streamline our entire scheduling and change management processes. Another big thing that helped us was centralizing our communication. Now everyone chats on the platform in segmented channels."

 - Jordi, Branch Manager, 29/01/19
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Before WorkAxle - Traditional Tools:

"We used to use pen and paper for scheduling and group text messages at Gamerz Cafe. Employees would forget about events that we would have in the stores and lead to customers being unsatisfied. Scheduling would also change so often that we wouldn't know what version of the schedule was the right one; that ended up leading to problems with payroll and costing us lots of time and money."  

With WorkAxle:

"My business exploded in popularity and we needed to hire double our initial staff. I felt like I was wasting a ton of time using my traditional processes but I didn't see how a WorkAxle could help solve my problems. When the team started using WorkAxle, everything from scheduling to communication was straight forward and all my employees were on the same page. I ended up saving thousands of dollars in time saved. I didn't know it was broke until it was fixed."

 - Nik, Owner, 16/01/19
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The Team
Mat Diab

B.Eng Software Engineering, Concordia University, Canada

Ex-IBM Consultant turned Entrepreneur

Built & sold custom enterprise software

Clients include: Sun-Life Financial, Morneau Shepell, SC360, Starlink Aviation

President at WorkAxle
Christopher Defour
BComm. Management, JMSB, Canada

Specialty: Data intelligence & Management
 
Co-owner at Combox (inventory management platform)

President at SaaSquash Technologies
William Mark Methot
BComm. Management, JMSB, Canada 

Specialty: Finance and Accounting
 
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President at DevBuddy
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Questions and Concerns
What distinguishes you from everyone else? 
WorkAxle is the only platform that effectively centralizes all your processes using cutting-edge technology, without long rollout times or excruciating consulting fees for implementation.
Who are you guys, anyway?
We're the guys cutting big, expensive, and antiquated solutions in half. We bring modern technology to an old-school industry.
What exactly are you promising? What evidence do you have to back up these promises and claims? 
Centralize all your business processes and transform how your organization operates. Refer to any of our happy clients.
How do I know your solution will work for me? Who hasn't it worked for? 
If you are a business that has to manage shift-workers (healthcare, pharma, retail, special forces, resto-bar, oil & gas, etc...) we can and will take your processes to the next level. This doesn't work for people who aren't serious about operational change. This isn't an incremental benefit to your organization, it is a big change for the better. We see our clients as long term relationships, not one-night stands and we work with clients who see WorkAxle the same way.
Where did you get the idea to offer this solution? 
Almost everyone at some point in time has done some shift work, the WorkAxle team included. We saw how dated traditional tools were, especially with a newer generation joining the workforce. We decided to build a modern solution for a forgotten market; that led to the birth of WorkAxle.
What are typical contract terms? 
Adopting WorkAxle is a minimum 1-year commitment. 
We also offer special discounts for clients who sign on with longer term lengths.
Where did you get the idea to offer this solution? 
Almost everyone at some point in time has done some shift work, the WorkAxle team included. We saw how dated traditional tools were, especially with a newer generation joining the workforce. We decided to build a modern solution for a forgotten market; that led to the birth of WorkAxle.
What are typical contract terms? 
Adopting WorkAxle is a minimum 1-year commitment. 
We also offer special discounts for clients who sign on with longer term lengths.
How do I present this to my team? 
Show them the video above and book a call!
What type of support do you offer? 
24/7 live support.
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