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Quinyx set to disrupt the Workforce Management space with acquisition of AI pioneers Widget Brain

by Widget Brain, on Oct 21

  • Quinyx is acquiring AI workforce optimisation company Widget Brain, it announced on October 21st, 2020.
  • Widget Brain, a pioneer in AI-driven scheduling automation, will enable Quinyx to take its existing solutions for demand forecasting, labor optimisation, and compliance to the next level.
  • The acquisition cements a strong relationship between the two companies and will see existing and future customers around the world benefit from even greater value across their workforce management (WFM) process.

 

Stockholm/Boston/London, October 21st 2020 –  Quinyx, a world leader in Workforce Management technology, announced it has acquired Widget Brain, a company that leverages AI to help automate and optimise workforce scheduling. The acquisition will further enhance Quinyx’s proposition by allowing organisations using its software to automate their labor optimisation  process through Widget Brain’s AI-driven technology – helping further increase business performance, labor law compliance, and safety, all while reducing overall labor spend.

 

“After several years of partnering with Widget Brain, we saw the benefits of a deeper integration of the company’s disruptive and forefront technology with our own software solutions,” said Erik Fjellborg, Quinyx’s CEO and founder. “AI and automation is the future for companies needing ROI across their WFM process. This acquisition will catapult our product offering, accelerate our progress and offer ‘best-in-class’ WFM AI solutions to the market.”

 

Joachim Arts, Widget Brain’s CEO added: “We built an awesome piece of AI that helps our customers make better employee schedules. It’s really taking automation in operational decision-making to the next level. In Quinyx, we have found the perfect partner who is as passionate as we are about giving employees and employers the best schedules ever made.”

 

Widget Brain’s advanced AI-driven workforce optimisation service allows companies to balance different business objectives by fully automating the labor scheduling process, resulting in significant time and cost savings. Their technology allows employers to create schedules that suit employees’ preferences, resulting in higher retention and engagement


The acquisition will bring new brands, like Facilicom and Royal Vopak to the existing Quinyx portfolio which includes shared global customers like Domino’s Pizza and Wello. Widget Brain’s global team and offices will be integrated with Quinyx.  

 

Erik Fjellborg noted, “We already share a close relationship, customers and a common vision to help businesses revolutionize their labor scheduling. This merger was a natural fit and we cannot wait to leverage Widget Brain’s outstanding machine learning and AI know-how to deliver the best and most innovative offering to the market.”

 

About Quinyx
Quinyx is a leading workforce management software providing technology that simplifies scheduling, time reporting, communication, task management, budgeting and forecasting. Through advanced and flexible features, Quinyx helps more than 850 companies around the world remain compliant, improve efficiency, reduce costs of labor and engage employees.

 

Today, Quinyx helps some of the world’s biggest businesses save time and money, boost productivity and enjoy work. Quinyx has offices in the U.S, U.K , Sweden, Finland, Germany, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands. Its software has also been implemented globally in markets and regions such as Europe, North America, China, Japan and Korea. Clients include McDonald’s, Starbucks, Domino’s, Oatly, Well Pharmacy, Maersk, London City Airport, Virgin Atlantic, Hilton, IHG, Rituals, Swarovski, Odeon Cinemas Group, and DHL.

 

About Widget Brain

Widget Brain is the leading software provider in AI-driven scheduling automation. Their data-driven approach informs customers better on their workforce planning, employee planning and task assignment. Companies with deskless workers all over the world reduce employee costs, drive more sales, save time creating fair schedules and increase employee retention – all labour law compliant. Trusted to make 450.000+ schedules a month.

 

PR Contact Quinyx: 

 

North America: laurie.pace@quinyx.com 

UK: aurelie.honeysett@quinyx.com 

Benelux: marieke.rodenrijs@widgetbrain.com
Nordics: fredrik.selander@quinyx.com 

Germany: anke.otte@quinyx.com