Workforce management solution start-up, StaffAny, today announced that it has raised US$3.4 million in its Series A funding round. This investment was led by GGV Capital, with participation from East Ventures, FreakOut Shinsei Fund, Far East Ventures, Farquhar Venture Capital and prolific business angels such as Allen Shim, the former CFO of Slack. StaffAny will use this new investment to grow the company, expand regionally and develop new features for its workforce management solution.
“We are proud to back StaffAny, as they empower SMEs to manage their hourly workforce. Despite F&B being the worst-hit industry by COVID-19, StaffAny saw strong growth and unprecedented adoption among the SMEs, a testament to its product and the resiliency of its leadership team. SMB tech is a sector GGV invests in globally. We are excited to work with StaffAny as they expand and scale,” said Jixun Foo, Global Managing Partner at GGV Capital.
StaffAny is supported by NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, incubated at BLOCK71 Singapore and founded by a team of alumni from NUS and the NUS Overseas Colleges programme.
Connecting HR and operations
StaffAny helps businesses in the blue collar workforce optimize their operational scheduling, time tracking and HR end-of-month timesheet consolidation. With StaffAny, businesses can improve their performance and efficiency, while cutting operating costs. This is done through the following functions:
- Employee scheduling – with an online rostering schedule, managers assign staff with just the click of the button. Managers can easily view staff scheduling across multiple outlets, as well as forecast labour needs and costs for the following week. Any last-minute scheduling updates are quickly communicated amongst the team, keeping everyone in the loop automatically.
- Timeclock / timesheets – Staff clock in and out using their mobile devices and a cloud timeclock. Businesses can track attendance of their employees, across different locations, without the need for troublesome punch-cards or inaccurate manual sign-ins. If employees’ shifts change, their timesheets are automatically updated for seamless payroll management. Timesheets are transparent for improved trust and so staff can flag out any errors quickly and eliminate pay-slip discrepancies.
- Leave Application – Staff apply for leave online and management / HR simply approve or decline. The automated system allows managers to see who is available to schedule and who is away. As employees work longer and are entitled to more leave days, leave balance is auto-added. Any leave carried forward is calculated upon yearly completion. A Leave Report consolidates all necessary leave information in one place for better clarity, visibility and transparency.