Journyx and IBM Keep Mobile Workers Connected

In an effort to keep up with an increasingly mobile workforce, Journyx (Austin, Texas) and IBM have announced the availability of JournyxTIME software, designed to incorporate Journyx Web-based project and time tracking solutions with IBM's own WebSphere and DB2 Universal Database, according to published reports.

JournyxTIME is a platform-independent solution using a Web browser to enable workers and their managers to track and report time and expenses on a project-by-project basis. IBM's MQSeries middleware is also integrated with the solution to facilitate message queuing and information exchange.

"At times, technology struggles to keep pace with today's increasingly mobile work force as out-of-date or complex systems can present logistical nightmares for employees on-the-go as well as accounting departments," says Scott Armour, director of Worldwide ISV software sales and marketing with IBM's Software Group. "But integrating IBM's WebSphere, DB2 Universal Database and MQSeries with JournyxTIME creates an efficient, easy-to-use system for mobile employees, allowing them to access project information and report time from wherever their work takes them."

Accessible via the Internet or a corporate intranet, JournyxTIME allows users to track project status, time and attendance, activities, clients, billings and other key data. Through the "Build Your Own Timesheet" feature, for example, users have the capability to customize the time entry screen for specific employees, groups, departments or divisions by renaming, rearranging, repopulating or removing any field on a given time entry screen.

JournyxTIME was also designed to integrate with key AS/400 enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages offered by companies such as J.D. Edwards, SAP AG and PeopleSoft.

--L. Greenemeier