ASL was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1989 as an Engineering and Management Consulting company focused on Information Technology. Numerous HR software development projects led to the creation of one of Canada's first fully-integrated Human Resources Information Systems for the PC. Since 1989 ASL has continued to expand the scope of its development efforts. In 1991, the company released a revolutionary, fully-integrated MS-DOS based HRIS for the IBM PC and Compatibles. Within one year of the release of this product, ASL had one of the largest customer bases of any HR Software or consulting company in Canada. The success of this release was followed closely in late 1992 by the release of a fully-integrated, Client/Server HRIS for Microsoft Windows v3.1 - a Canadian First. The product received rave reviews at the 1993 HRPAO Conference & Trade Show held in Toronto. In 1995, ASL opened its offices in the UK to serve clients in the UK and Europe. At SoftWorld 1996 in London, ASL UK demonstrated one of the most feature-packed solutions at the Tradeshow and garnered partnership requests from major payroll providers in England, Scotland and Wales. By 1997 HR technology was beginning to migrate from Client/Server to Web-based platforms.
ASL decided that in order to stay ahead of its competitors it would move to developing solutions for use via the Internet. The result has been a resounding success and our current suite of .NET-based solutions continue to build upon the rich legacy of our market-leading software solutions for HR. Today the company sells, implements and supports its Human Resources Management System (HRMS) Suite of best-of-breed software applications for medium-sized and large organizations globally. HRMS Solutions that Integrate the Enterprise regardless of size. Our strength as an organization is rooted in our knowledge of Human Resources and our unique group-based, team approach, which facilitates excellence at every level including management and technical as well as innovation in our products and services. We are committed to 100% client satisfaction and to maintaining our position as a global leader in the provision of Human Resources Information Technology solutions. Our clients value our approach and commitment to excellence and range in size from small and mid-sized companies to Fortune 500 corporations.
What we do
ASL provides Human Resources Software, Professional Services and Managed Outsourced Solutions for large and medium-sized organizations requiring a level of complexity and sophistication in HR beyond what is available from payroll providers with an HR offering. Our core competencies are in HR technology, processes, management, best practices and compliance. We have provided these solutions to organizations in industries ranging from Airlines to Utilities
as well as the Private and Public sectors since 1989. Our history of innovation and change has positioned us at the forefront of a long list of HR Information Technology providers and solidified our stature as one of the world's leading providers of Human Resources Technology
Our vison is to provide Tier 1 Technology, Tier2 Costs. Our flexible, comprehensive, pure Internet Technology enables companies to deploy rich HR technology faster, easier and at significantly lower costs when compared to software provided by some of the world's largest ERP vendors. In fact, out of the box our HR Solutions include more than twice the functionality and 10 times the efficiency of competitive offerings. With this data it is easy to see why ASL provides superior Return on Investment and one of the lowest Total Cost of Ownership in the industry
Our strategy is effective and straightforward - to provide clients with “best-of-breed” solutions for their business needs. These solutions include information technology products for Human Capital Management together with guidance and advice to ensure timely project success. Simply put, we offer systems and professional services that provide our clients with unmatched flexibility to optimize the use of their own corporate resources. Using this approach, clients can easily integrate areas of their businesses that were previously separated by business activity, geographical distance and technological know-how.
ASL believes that active community participation is a key part of being a good corporate citizen. To that end, our support for various causes are driven by community need as well as directed by our employees.
Our program of employee-directed annual cash donations to Charitable Organizations provides a rotating basis for support of various worthy Organizations. Each year employees update or provide new recommendations for Charitable Organizations that should be supported. At the end of each year, an Organization is selected at random that meets certain requirements. These requirements include devoting a large proportion of their funds to direct services as opposed to administration and Organizations with great National or International reach thereby impacting the lives of large numbers of people. In the past, we have supported organizations like The Canadian Red Cross and most recently UNICEF. For organizations in Canada to qualify for our donations they must be a registered Not-For-Profit Organization. Organizations in the USA must comply with current IRS regulations. All other international organizations must have a similar Not-For-Profit designation. ASL does not make donations to Organizations that promote religious principles, political platforms and those that practice illegal or discriminatory measures. Our Charitable Donations program is conducted at the sole discretion of the company.
ASL has supported Co-op Education in Canada for many years by providing new Canadians and others new to the workforce with valuable work experience. Participants in the Co-op program are provided with office space, computers, access to ASL resources, expense reimbursement and are guided by senior employees as the participants discover what it means to obtain "Canadian Work Experience" and what the world of work is like in their field of study. ASL provides reviews of the participants' performance and communicates this feedback to the appropriate Co-op Education body.
Support for HR Education
Our support for continuing education for HR students and Professionals alike is a key part of our commitment to the field of HR. We believe that by ensuring that students and others are aware of the latest best practices, methodologies, systems, tools and techniques, they will be able to play a larger and more important role as strategic partners in business. This knowledge will add to their competencies and professionalism and assist them in their pursuit of excellence in HR
Our Not-For-Profit Program allows us to support Organizations that provide a service or product in return for donations or those that hold annual events. In the past, we have supported Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), The Hospital For Sick Children Foundation and Kingston General Hospital Women's Auxillary by purchasing products and services provided by these Organizations and by providing ASL merchandise for their use. In addition, our employees actively volunteer in events such as the Variety Village Kids Telethon and annual walkathons for The Canadian Cancer Society.