Workforce Management (WFM) is a solution that includes software, services and, typically, hardware, which helps organizations to manage the operational deployment of the workforce. In most cases, WFM is deployed for hourly paid workers (both employees and, in some cases, contingent workers). However, there are exceptions to this, such as when it is desired that both salaried and hourly paid workers use the same absence management system. Core functionality of WFM includes: • Accurately measuring the working time and absences of workers, and making this information available to payroll and other HR systems. • Assisting employers in being compliant with legislation and agreements pertaining to working time, pay and leave. • Providing a means of creating efficient and fair work schedules (sometimes referred to as rotas/rosters), and the provision of tools to track the productivity of workers.