Time and Attendance System Features
The two key features every business should look for in their time and attendance system are compatibility with biometric scanning systems and the option for web-based software. We’ll explain why these features are so critical to every time and attendance system.
Biometric Time and Attendance Systems
At one time, biometric time and attendance systems were novelties, and the only a few organizations could afford them. At this point, most time and attendance terminals have some form of biometric scanning capability, so it’s now critical to look for this feature in your time and attendance software. Biometric time clocks work by scanning employees’ uniquely identifiable features, including their fingerprint, hand, retina, or even an employee’s entire face. Employees’ biometric signatures are stored in a secure database, and they are matched with a specific employee as they sign in or out of work for the day. Biometric authentication is not only more secure, but it also prevents or further eliminates other sources of errors in the time and attendance system, whether intentional (ie. “buddy punching”) or accidental (ie. data entry errors). Biometric time and attendance software and biometric time clocks are available for businesses of all sizes, and most can be interfaced with some of the more popular accounting packages and payroll providers… read more about biometrics in time and attendance
Web-based Time and Attendance Systems
Web-based time and attendance systems have only been available for a few years, and like with all other areas of business software, the trend toward software as a service (SaaS) is exploding. Cloud-based time and attendance software allows companies to implement scalable software packages without large up-front capital outlays. It also eliminates the steep learning curve for IT staff, as well as the accompanying training, support and maintenance issues. Web-based systems place the burden of maintenance and support entirely on the time and attendance software host… Read more about the latest developments in web-based time and attendance software