Metals Fabrication Company, Inc. Eliminates Data Collection Using NOVAtime Technology, Inc.'s Push Technology Time Clocks

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Metals-Fabrication Company, Inc. controls its job costs and provides payroll efficiency using NOVAtime 3000 Enterprise Edition and NT6500 push technology time clocks.

Best of all, real-time critical job cost data is available at any time using a browser.

NOVAtime Technology, Inc. ( ) announces its successful implementation of the NT6500 push technology touch-screen time clocks at Metals-Fabrication Company, Inc. Employee time punches are "pushed" automatically by the NT6500 push technology touch-screen time clock/kiosk to the NOVAtime 3000 Enterprise Edition workforce management solution without setting aside any computers to collect time punches in batch mode. Employee timesheets and schedules for the entire pay period can be viewed "real-time" at any of their NT6500 time clocks / kiosk, in addition to supporting Metals-Fabrication Company's day-to-day job tracking and attendance needs.    

Metals-Fabrication Company, Inc. ( was founded on the ethical idea that offering better products and service would be the key to success. They provide quality structural steel fabrication throughout the Western United States. Their goal is to control and direct growth with no complicated bureaucracy to interfere with product development or customer service.

With over 105,000 square feet, 20-acre of manufacturing, warehouse, and office facilities located around the U.S., Metals-Fabrication Company continues to use its resources to improve products, customer services, and plant facilities. The decision to switch from Kronos to NOVAtime 3000 Enterprise Edition to manage their workforce is a great example of using better products and technology to improve processes, as well as the bottom line.

DataPro Solutions of Spokane installed and configured the NOVAtime 3000 system coupled with the NT6500 push technology touch-screen time clock at Metals-Fabrication Company.

As Sara Weaver-Lundberg, Vice-President at Metals-Fabrication Company, Inc., explains, "The NT6500 time clocks automatically push employee time punches to the NOVAtime system... It's great that we don't have to deal with any data collection process and PCs."

In a manufacturing environment, it's usually difficult or cost-prohibitive to offer employee kiosk features; by using the NT6500 time clocks, Metals-Fabrication Company is able to provide a convenient real-time access for its employees to see their own timesheets that include a total work-hour summary. According to Operations Manager, Tim Mathison, "Our employees can see their punch time and total hours at the clock in real time, without contacting their supervisors or the payroll department."

Sara Weaver-Lundberg reports, "The elimination of exporting hours from the Kronos system and importing them into a home-grown system saves us a lot of time in tracking our job costs! Until NOVAtime 3000, our homegrown system was the only option to calculate and track job costs. With the NOVAtime solution, our employees do job transfers on the NT6500 time clocks as they work, and we get great job tracking and costing reports in the NOVAtime 3000 system." Weaver-Lundberg adds, "Best of all, real-time critical job cost data is available at any time using a browser."

To reduce the number of erroneous job entries, Phil Chiaramonte, Support Engineer at DataPro Solutions, enabled the job validation feature available in the NT6500 time clocks.

Using the NOVAtime 3000 Employee Web Services through a web browser, Metals-Fabrication Company office employees can punch in and out, and review their time sheet history--all in real time as well. Supervisors use the NOVAtime 3000 Supervisor Web Services to review and edit their employees' time punches from both the NT6500 time clocks and the Employee Web Services.

With superior service provided by DataPro Solutions and an excellent system from NOVAtime, Metals-Fabrication Company, Inc. saves time in tracking employee work hours, managing complex job costs in their manufacturing environment, providing efficient tools for their supervisors to manage their workforce, improving payroll efficiency, and offering nice kiosk features for their employees. According to Mathison, "We save time and money using NOVAtime's workforce management solution, with excellent service provided by DataPro Solutions. We can now spend more time focusing on our business."

For more information on NOVAtime 3000 Enterprise Edition and/or NT6500 push technology touch-screen time clocks, please email [email protected] or call 877.486.6682.

About DataPro Solutions

DataPro Solutions is a certified reseller for NOVAtime's Time and Attendance/Workforce Management solutions. Based in Spokane, Washington, DataPro Solutions offers a complete suite of NOVAtime Time and Attendance solutions for small, mid-sized, and enterprise-level businesses as well as the NOVAtime4000 SaaS hosted service. For more information on DataPro Solutions, please visit, email [email protected], or call 888.658.6881.

About NOVAtime

With corporate offices located in Monterey Park, California, NOVAtime is an industry leader in providing a powerful and comprehensive suite of Time and Attendance/Workforce Management solutions. NOVAtime specializes in integrating workable solutions with a client's Human Resource and Payroll systems. NOVAtime is also known for its scalable, leading-edge software and hardware technology. Many of the best-managed companies in the world have chosen NOVAtime as their preferred Time and Attendance/Workforce Management solution provider. For more information on NOVAtime, please visit or call 877.486.6682.

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