Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) March 31, 2016
What is a time and attendance system? Essentially, it is a system for tracking the working hours of employees. Hours are logged into the system and accessible via computer software. This can be used to accurately track employee hours, handle payroll, and perform other workforce management tasks.
What to look for in a time and attendance system
Before choosing a clocking option and software to record time and attendance, decide on how employees need to access the system. There are multiple options available. This includes the use of clocking-in terminals and computer software that can be accessed via computers or even smartphones.
Begin thinking about which clocking-in options will work best. Some of the available options include:
- Web-based clocking
- Biometric time clock
- Text alert clocking
- Mobile phone clocking
- Land-line clocking
- Desktop readers
Multiple clocking options for different departments are also available.
What is the average lifespan of attendance software?
As with all software, time and attendance systems will need updates. They may also need to be replaced as new technologies are developed. A quality supplier should provide updates and new versions of the software – as needed.
Depending on the initial reasons for wanting to implement time and attendance software, there should be a good return on investment (ROI). For example, if the main goal is to avoid payroll errors, reduce overpayments, or free up hours on payroll, then these specific metrics can be used to judge the ROI over time.
Is any training required to use a time and attendance system?
Whether or not staff requires training to access and use these systems will depend on the complexity of the setup. Typically, the suppliers of the software will offer some level of training. These are details that should be explored when inquiring about time and attendance software.
Does time and attendance software provide reports?
Yes, time and attendance systems are able to generate reports that can be used to increase the productivity and efficiency of any workforce. Reports can be used to reduce absences, enforce attendance policy, and allocate shifts more effectively.
What are the primary advantages of using time and attendance systems?
Time and attendance systems provide numerous advantages over the use of time sheets, punch cards, and other manual attendance solutions. They can help prevent human error and simplify record keeping.
The vast majority of businesses find that they would simply not be able to maintain their current attendance system if their business was to expand in size. Attendance tracking software is easily scalable, whether it is a small business of 25 employees or a large organization with thousands of employees.
A complete workforce management solution can be built to any specific business needs. This could include time tracking, scheduling software, and HR management systems.
Advance Systems Inc. is a provider of Employee Management Systems in the USA. For 20 years, they have provided automated time and attendance solutions.
Advance Systems Inc.
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Boston, MA 02458.
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