SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — Legion Technologies, a developer of workforce management systems, announced June 26 that it is working with pet food and products retailer Hollywood Feed to improve labor efficiency and employee engagement across the retailer’s network. With more than 170 locations across 19 states, Hollywood Feed is looking to streamline operations while providing its employees with an improved workplace experience. Legion Technologies’ Workforce Management platform will utilize automated scheduling, demand forecasting and intelligent automation to improve Hollywood Feed’s operations.

“Retailers like Hollywood Feed are facing considerable challenges as they increase their geographic footprint, store count, number of employees, and ability to reach more customers,” said Sanish Mondkar, chief executive officer and founder of Legion Technologies. “Intelligent automation is key to both streamlining business operations while creating a better employee experience.”

With more than 1,200 employees across its network of locations, Hollywood Feed was looking for a workforce management solution that could “help them scale, intelligently automate key processes and improve the employee experience,” according to the company.

“At the heart of our business, we have a ‘Do what’s right’ approach — whether that’s doing what’s right for our customers or for our employees,” said Craig Barnes, chief operating officer of Hollywood Feed. “With Legion WFM, we’ll be able to streamline our operations by intelligently automating a wide scope of manual activities, from reporting to demand forecasting, scheduling to employee communication. Legion WFM will enable us to free up a significant amount of time for our managers while ensuring we have the best people working at the best times.”

The workforce management platform utilizes intelligent automation to maximize labor efficiency by creating accurate workforce demand forecasts designed to optimize employee schedules. Benefits of the platform include controlling labor costs, increasing productivity and minimizing compliance risk.

“With artificial intelligence at its core, the Legion WFM Platform delivers intelligent automation that streamlines labor operations processes while vastly improving employee engagement,” Mondkar said. “By automating scheduling, reporting and other typically manual workforce management processes for Hollywood Feed, Legion WFM will help free their managers and enable new levels of productivity.”

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