New Zealand's Aviation Security Service Chooses Quintiq for Employee Scheduling

By Quintiq Applications B.v., PRNE
Monday, February 15, 2010

MELBOURNE, Australia, February 16, 2010 - Avsec, the government provider of aviation security services in New
, has chosen Quintiq's employee scheduling solution to increase
operational efficiencies.

Avsec is responsible for all pre-board screening of passengers at major
airports throughout New Zealand. Avsec's activities also include screening
checked baggage, screening of airport workers, airport access controls,
random patrols, aircraft security and managing the Airport Identity Card
system for restricted areas.

Avsec is implementing Quintiq's employee scheduling software for
operational staff with the goal of optimising rosters by matching workload to
staff resources. The net result will be a reduction in operational costs,
efficiency and productivity improvements, and a higher level of staff
satisfaction and retention.

Quintiq is capable of supporting all Avsec requirements, without the need
for modifications to the standard software. Quintiq's flexible solution will
allow real time adjustments for changed or delayed flights, helping Avsec
achieve accurate demand driven rostering. There will be one system covering
different locations, staff and processes. With the new system Avsec will gain
a global view on resource management which will aid in the effectiveness of
the whole organisation.

"We have gone through an extensive RFP process and have selected Quintiq
as the best option to help us increase staff satisfaction through simplifying
the rostering process while improving reporting and information flows,"
stated Mark Everitt, Avsec General Manager. "We are confident this
partnership will help us maintain and enhance the effectiveness of our
aviation security operations in New Zealand."

"Avsec has an outstanding performance record in aviation security. We
welcome them on board as a client and are pleased that Quintiq is continuing
to increase market share in security and aviation related markets. Aviation
security is a dynamic industry demanding the most flexible and nimble of work
forces," comments Paul Shepherd, Quintiq Business Unit Director. "Demand
fluctuations and unplanned events constantly challenge the planner. This
calls for an equally flexible employee scheduling tool to effectively deploy
the right number of staff to the right location at the right time. At the
same time ensuring staff preferences are considered."

About Quintiq

Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain
management solutions. The fast-growing software company, established in
1997, offers solutions for planning and optimizing complex business
processes throughout the enterprise. The company's headquarters is located
in the Netherlands and it has subsidiaries in Australia, China, Finland,
Germany, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the USA, with implementations in
69 countries. For more information:

More information: Quintiq Australia & New Zealand: Robin Sands, Marketing Manager, +61-3-9268-6900, robin.sands at; Quintiq: Martijn van Gils, Global Marketing Director, +31(0)73-691-07-39, martijn.van.gils at

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