Processing Point Acquires Additional Office Space to Accommodate Growth

Processing Point, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, cloud-based business solutions and the creator of the uAttend Employee Management System, is pleased to announce the addition of 2,200 square feet of office space to support its fast growing enterprise. The newly acquired space is located next to the company’s current location at 2796 Loker Avenue West in Carlsbad, CA.

“With the new space, we’ve upgraded the quality control system for our uAccept point-of-sale solution and expanded our warehouse,” said Casey Barthelemy, Processing Point’s quality control manager. “We’ve also added overflow pallet storage for our products. This expansion not only accommodates our current needs, but also gives us room to grow.”

Processing Point has experienced substantial growth over the past few years with its popular line of cloud-based business solutions intended to help build a “Connected Workplace” for its customers. Products include the uAttend Employee Management System, uAccept MobileSwipe, uPunch, uText, uInvoice and the uAccept all-in-one POS system.

“Processing Point strives to provide quality products and outstanding customer service each and every day and is constantly assessing and evaluating ways in which we can do so,” said Dawn Berry, Processing Point communications director. “Our continuous expansion is indicative not just of our growth, but also of our commitment to meet customer needs and exceed expectations.”

About Processing Point
Processing Point, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative solutions for small businesses nationwide. From cutting-edge, cloud-based timekeeping software to the latest in mobile payment processing and point-of-sale solutions, Processing Point invests heavily in new technology in order to bring products and services that save clients both time and money.

For more information on Processing Point and any of its products, visit http://www.processingpoint.com or call 800-518-8925.

Businesses Need More than Just Time and Attendance Tracking

Today’s businesses depend on time and attendance systems to do much more than simply track how many hours their employees have worked each day. Today’s employers need an advanced system that can help streamline their payroll process, reduce overtime costs, eliminate time theft and allow managers to easily schedule, monitor and manage employee work hours and more.

A good time and attendance system gives businesses a virtual window into their workplace environment. They produce meaningful reports that include everything from employee work hours and breaks to audit trails with entries, corrections and approvals. Time tracking systems like uAttend make life that much easier for business owners and managers. They also provide key advantages when it comes to finances and productivity.

Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of today’s time and attendance systems.

1. Automation = Improved Workforce Productivity
Efficient businesses know how to do more with less, plain and simple. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to leverage automation. Automated systems can replace tedious and mundane administrative tasks that are inefficient and strain resources. Time and attendance tracking is a prime example. Automated time and attendance systems save hours of valuable time for HR and payroll departments. They no longer have to manually calculate, tally and process employee work hours for things like payroll or performance reviews and have instant, real-time access to work hour data such as missed punches and vacation requests. Through automation, they can do more work in less time and apply their new-found ‘free’ time toward productive tasks.

2. Minimize Compliance Risk
Businesses that use time and attendance systems also benefit from ensuring they are complying with labor laws and regulations such as the Fair Labor Standards Act or the Family Medical Leave Act. Compliance is yet another area that can be costly and time consuming. Accuracy is vital. Automated time tracking eliminates the element of human error and helps businesses safely and easily comply with policies. In addition, these solutions allow access to detailed audit trails should a complaint ever need to be addressed.

3. Lower Payroll Costs
One of the biggest benefits a cloud-based time and attendance system offers a business is reduced payroll costs. With automation comes accuracy and with accuracy comes savings. Manual processes often leave businesses vulnerable to hidden costs like payroll and overtime errors, as well as scheduling inefficiencies. By implementing an employee management system like uAttend, businesses can save anywhere from 1 to 8% on payroll costs. ROI is real.

4. Financial Outlook Window
Automated time and attendance systems open up a whole new window for businesses to peer into how their company is running. Owners and managers gain valuable insight on job costing, performance metrics, project expenses, labor costs and much more. Knowing when and where money is being spent, or possibly even lost, is critical to a successful and financial-sounds business, which is why cloud-based time tracking systems like uAttend are so important.

5. Eliminate Time Theft
Using a time and attendance tracking system that makes sure employees are getting paid on time and properly can save thousands of dollars a year in time theft. Time theft includes practices like buddy punching, rounding up hours or lying about hours on a time sheet. Studies have shown that buddy punching alone can cost up to 7% of a company’s gross annual payroll. Add in things like extended breaks or personal calls and it’s easy to see how time can be ‘stolen’. Time and attendance tracking systems are known for their roles in minimizing and often altogether eliminating time theft.

As always, these are just a few of the many benefits automated, cloud-connected time and attendance systems bring to today’s workplace. To learn more about the advantages of these solutions or for more specific details on the uAttend Employee Management System, the nation’s fastest growing cloud-connected time and attendance tracking solution, visit our website at www.uAttend.com or call 800-518-8925.

Registration is Open for San Diego’s Annual Diablo Charity Golf Classic

The Diablo Golf Classic, an annual charity golf tournament sponsored by Processing Point, the maker of the uAttend Employee Management System, is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos, CA. Registration is currently open.

This is the 7th annual Diablo Golf Classic, which has successfully raised more than $15,000 for various charities since its inception in 2008. The tournament is known for its trademark “Diablo Challenges” that include zany challenges such as driving with hockey gloves and putting with a hockey stick, to playing worst ball and golfing with a set of 1970 clubs.

“The ‘Diablo Holes’ really make this tournament unique and are a big reason the tournament consistently draws more participants each year,” said Ryan Sebring, co-founder and tournament director. “We like to think of it as Happy Gilmore meets Caddyshack with something for all skill levels. Getting around the course is a fun challenge for high and low handicappers and the positive feedback we get from all of our players is amazing. It really is a one-of-a-kind event.”

Chad Buckmaster, Processing Point CEO, added, “The Diablo Golf Classic really is like no other charity tournament you’ve played in before. There is a title trophy and championship jackets on-the-line for the winning team, and we have big prizes up for grabs along the course including a Harley Davidson for a hole-in-one. We also pick a theme each year and offer prizes for the best costume. There is food on different holes, beer on different holes, prizes on different holes and we have sponsors at different holes with their own unique challenges. The whole day is about having fun all the while raising money for charity, which is why Processing Point chooses to be a part of it. Proceeds go to a chosen charity each year such as the American Cancer Society, the Wounded Warrior Foundation and It’s All About the Kids. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind tournament and should not be missed.”

The Diablo Golf Classic is a four-person scramble-style tournament. Registration is currently open and costs $125 a person. This covers 18 holes of golf, dinner, entertainment, prizes and fun. Golfers are encouraged to save the date or sign up today at www.DiabloGolfClassic.com.

About Processing Point:
Processing Point is creating “The Connected Workplace™” for tens of thousands of businesses nationwide. Since 2005, the company has been a leading provider of cloud-connected business solutions that help customers improve productivity and lower costs. Entering the time and attendance market in 2010, Processing Point is currently the fastest growing supplier of employee time management systems in the United States, with its uAttend and uPunch lines, which are available through Costco, Staples and other major business supply resellers. Processing Point’s latest solution, the uAccept point-of-sale system, is a revolutionary POS that accepts all types of payment (including Bitcoin) and even allows for text messaging and emailing exchanges with customers. For more information on our products and services, please visit www.ProcessingPoint.com.

Advantages of uAttend Time Clock Software

If you are in charge of running a business, the last thing you want to worry about is constantly checking in on and keeping track of your employees’ time and attendance. The perfect solution to this all-too-common problem is to implement a uAttend Employee Management System. uAttend’s time clock software effectively helps businesses of all types and sizes cut down on costs, improve employee productivity and accurately record work hours for payroll. Below, we discuss three key benefits that these solutions offer.

Improve Level of Accuracy
Trying to keep track of your employees’ actual work hours using traditional time tracking methods such as a punch clock or paper timesheet is inefficient and often inaccurate. In fact, the many loopholes and limitations associated with these methods end up costing your company a good deal of money in the long run. On the other hand, studies have shown that many businesses see savings of as much as three to five percent on payroll expenses after the successful implementation of payroll time clock software.

Save Time
When you implement a system that is able to automatically track, record and store employee work hours and then automatically export these records into your current payroll system, you instantly save valuable time. No more manually verifying and calculating work hours. No more manually entering employee work hour data into your payroll system, and no more worrying about whether or not employees are being paid accurately. Imagine what you can do with all the free time you’ll now have.

Mobility
There is no question that the old-fashioned Bundy time clock that employees punch in and out of each day are in the past. Today’s time clock software does so much more than just record time. These solutions allow employees to punch in and out through a variety of flexible methods including a web browser, cell phone, laptop, Smartphone, mobile application and/or an actual physical time clock or even desktop computer. Employees can literally punch in and out on the go and employers can monitor and manage work hours from anywhere with an Internet-connected device.

No matter what type of business you have, from service-based options where employees are constantly on the move or a business that is spread out over a number of different locations, the benefits of time clock software can be significant for your business. You will be able to focus less on processing payroll and managing your workforce’s attendance and spend more time focused on running your business.

As you can see, there are some major reasons why businesses across the globe are adopting technology like a uAttend time clock system. Not only does it save money, but it also helps companies run more efficiently and be more productive.

What Every Business Owner Should Know About Employee Time and Attendance Tracking

Web Time Clocks Provide Benefits to Business Managers

Time clocks with punch cards were once the mainstream standard for tracking employee work hours, but these devices are quickly being phased out. Business owners and managers who need a more automated time clock system are finding benefit with web-based biometric fingerprint clocks. These time clocks require employees to punch in and out with a fingerprint rather than with a physical time card. This emerging technology has eliminated certain actions involving time card fraud, such as buddy punching and time card manipulation. Managers may have been aware that a certain amount of work-hour time theft was occurring, but they had no good way to stop these practices before biometric fingerprint time clocks were introduced.

Biometric Web Time Clocks provide a definitive convenience to business owners and managers by reducing labor costs and by improving attendance supervision, but they also provide convenience for the payroll department as well. Payroll managers can now keep track of each employee’s work hours without running around to track down time cards or timesheets, and without needing to keep extensive payroll records on their office computers. All time and attendance data that was once locked and stored in file folders somewhere on premise, is now stored in the cloud for instant access and retrieval.

The “cloud” refers to web-based data storage and applications that allow users to access data from any computer or mobile device without having to download special software. Web Time Clocks automatically mark and record work hours and then companies, such as uAttend for example, securely store this work hour data on remote servers. Since the data is stored in the cloud, it can be accessed by managers through an online account from any computer, laptop, tablet, Smartphone or mobile device. In other words, you no longer have to be in the office or on-site to access work hour information. You can view it in a web browser from any location with an Internet connection. This means a manager can monitor an employees’ punctuality and attendance even while he or she is out-of-town on business. You can check and see who is currently working, who was late, who left early, who is nearing overtime, what departments are short-staffed and even keep an eye on employees who historically have had problems with punctuality.

Using web-based, cloud technology to handle everything from attendance supervision to payroll means that your business does not need to buy expensive software or do complex installations and upgrades. There is also a savings on work space and supplies. Gone are the days of large, expensive servers that take up floorspace in the office and that require constant maintenance. Once a business embraces cloud-based time and attendance technology, the web-based data can be accessed regardless of where the business owner or manager happens to be. This is just one of the many benefits of a web time clock. If you’d like to learn more ways that web-time clocks can help your business, visit uAttend.com.

Why do Customers Choose a uAttend Time Tracking System?

While there are many, many reasons why businesses choose to buy a uAttend™ Employee Management System, every business has their top ones. In addition to being the most reliable and affordable system on the market today and having the most robust line of time clocks to choose from (not to mention having the most advanced software around), we’ve tallied up a few of the other reasons why customers love uAttend:

1. User Friendly
Employee time tracking software is complex from a development perspective, but it should never be difficult or complex for the end user. This is why all uAttend systems feature a simple, easy-to-use dashboard and user interface making time tracking and management as simple as possible.

2. Universal Access
On vacation or away on a business trip and wondering about your workforce’s time and attendance? No problem. With a uAttend time clock system, all employee work hour data is stored in the cloud giving you access any time of day and from any location in the world. Simply login to your company account from any Internet-connected device (e.g., laptop, PC, Smartphone or mobile tablet)! You can see real-time metrics on who is currently punched in, who was late, who is on vacation or who is working in what department. You can generate reports, monitor workload balance and even export work hours to your payroll system. Cloud-based access also allows for employees to work remote or at multiple locations and offers the convenience of a Smartphone or mobile app for punching in and out.

3. Frequent Software Updates
One of the great things about a uAttend time tracking system is that since it is cloud-based, updates can be made frequently without any downtime. We are constantly making improvements to our software and routinely update the system with new and improved functions and features.

4. Customer Support
Processing Point’s customer support team is friendly, knowledgable and extremely professional. If you have a question or concern about your uAttend time and attendance system, rest assured your needs will be answered quickly and efficiently.

5. Sleek & Small
A uAttend time clock not only works the best – it looks the best. While aesthetics aren’t the most important thing when it comes to having an effective time and attendance system, it certainly helps to have a small and manageable unit that can be easily and conveniently moved around and set up at your workplace.

Again, these are just a few of the reasons why we know our customers love the uAttend Employee Management System. If you want to find out your own reasons, give us a call at 800-518-8925 or visit our website at www.uAttend.com.

uAttend Time and Attendance Tracking Software Leads the way Through Cloud Computing

time and attendance tracking systemAs a small business owner, keeping track of employee work hour attendance is one of the many responsibilities you must juggle. Add to this, your long list of managing inventory needs, marketing plans and financial concerns and it can all get a little overwhelming. When it comes to monitoring and managing employee work hours, turning to Time and Attendance Tracking Software can greatly reduce your workload and improve both the accuracy and efficiency of your time tracking system.

Cutting-edge, cloud-based technology offers huge flexibility and convenience for employees and employers alike when it comes to accommodating our need for mobility in today’s fast-paced business environment. Through it, employees can clock in and out “online” using a physical time clock, a web browser or even a Smartphone or mobile device; likewise, employers can use the same methods to track and manage their workforce. Leading the charge in cloud computing time and attendance solutions is the uAttend Employee Management System. uAttend is not only the most affordable and robust system available for today’s progressive businesses, but it is also extremely simple to use.

How is that, you may ask? As indicated earlier, through cloud computing technology, employees have multiple options available to them that help make marking attendance easy and convenient. In addition, managers and business owners have flexible and convenient options for accessing and analyzing employee work hour data. By simply logging into their online uAttend account, managers open a virtual window into their workforce. They can review employee work hours and run necessary reports. They can customize their dashboard with their favorite widgets for snapshots such as who is currently in the office, who was late, who is on vacation or who left early. They can even schedule real-time alerts to be notified if and when an employee is late and a department might be short-staffed.

Since the uAttend system uses cloud computing technology, you can track employees’ hours no matter where you are. Whether you’re on site or thousands of miles away, you’ll have access to instant, real-time work hour metrics. You can process payroll, analyze data for performance reviews, update employee wage information and so much more. With a streamlined and automated system in place and all your employee work hour data securely stored in the cloud, you will accurately pay your workforce and be free of the stresses that often arise from payroll problems.

Using cloud-based systems like uAttend to handle employee time and attendance offers even more great benefits. For example, if your business has multiple locations or if you have a remote workforce, punching in and out of a static time clock is not ideal. Rather than forcing employees to first drive to the office and then to their destination, OR trusting them to accurately (and honestly) remember their hours when filling out a time card or time sheet, they can now simply punch in and out while on-the-go using their cell phone, tablet or Smartphone. Plus, you can manage all of your employee attendance needs with a real-time application that uses a single computer interface. It’s a win-win for everyone. Your employees will clock in and out through a convenient means that works best for your company, and you’ll access their time quickly and efficiently from wherever you might be when you need the data.

Businesses today have to be mobile and must be able to change directions quickly and effortlessly. Tracking employee time and attendance shouldn’t hold you back. This is one of the many reasons why cloud-based solutions like uAttend’s Time and Attendance Tracking Software reap immediate benefits and ROI from a management standpoint.

How to Determine Potential Savings from a Time and Attendance System

If you’re thinking about buying an automated time and attendance tracking system but aren’t quite sure if you’ll get the desired ROI, this post is for you! Let’s determine the potential savings that could be found from implementing a time tracking system in your workplace.

To determine potential savings that a time and attendance system might bring, it is best to first evaluate your current employee time tracking situation and identify areas of improvement. As you review your processes, look for things such as inefficiencies, high administrative costs, redundant data entry and data entry errors, labor time consumption and other pain points. One very useful question to ask is simply “where could savings come from?”. Might they come from reducing payroll processing time and labor costs? Or from reducing payroll errors and reporting time? Might they come from eliminating unauthorized overtime or buddy punching? Or from having off-site access to time and attendance data?

The truth is that savings can come from any and all of these steps, which is why automated time tracking systems like uAttend are so meaningful and effective. If you use a manual time tracking system or have a traditional time clock and notice any of the core issues mentioned above during your process analysis, chances are you will find great benefit in an automated time tracking system. In fact, many businesses see an immediate ROI after integrating a time and attendance solution.

Tracking employee time might seem like a basic task, but don’t underestimate its potential to save your business valuable revenue and positively impact your bottom line. Today’s advanced time clock systems not only reduce the time and effort it takes to monitor, record and manage employee time, but also allow you to generate reports, receive real-time alerts if someone is late, and even prepare you for performance reviews. Not only that, but solutions like the uAttend Employee Management System essentially automate your entire payroll process ensuring accurate, to-the-minute work hour records and paychecks. Cloud-connected software enables users to access and retrieve employee work hour data any time and from anywhere. With minimal initial investment and a scalable month-to-month contract, it is easy to see how the benefits of an automated time and attendance tracking system means huge savings for your business.

If you’d like to learn more about saving money by automating your time and attendance process, visit our website at www.uAttend.com or call 800-518-8925.

How to Shop for Timekeeping Software for Your Company

When you have hourly employees, keeping accurate track of their work hours is one of the most critical aspects for your payroll department. If your employees are not honest with their time reporting, it can cause your expenses to skyrocket and keep you from turning a profit. While time tracking in the past has always been limited when it comes to preventing time card fraud, technology has made it more complicated for employees to lie about hours worked. Taking advantage of this technology can greatly benefit your bottom line. If you are ready to take control of your company’s time and attendance reporting, we recommend finding a system that offers today’s most advanced timekeeping software. What does this software look like? Read on to find out!

The following are the top three things you should look for when shopping for Timekeeping Software. First, make sure the system you buy has an effective and reliable means to Verify Identity. This is best done by implementing a biometric time and attendance system using either fingerprint or facial recognition. If your employees do not have to verify their identity when they clock in, your business is vulnerable to time theft practices and you are likely paying unnecessarily high labor costs. Investing in a biometric time clock with timekeeping software helps you prevent time theft by ensuring that each and every employee is accountable for his or her work hours.

Second, consider a Cloud-Based Reporting system. The cloud opens up a whole new world when it comes to managing employee time. Timekeeping Software with cloud connectivity directly syncs to the Internet allowing upper management the ability to monitor and manage employee work hours with the click of a button. Don’t think that having numerous locations means you won’t be able to accurately track time. Cloud computing gives you real time access to ALL employee work hour data. You can aggregate valuable time and attendance information from multiple locations so you can keep an eye on the performance of your employees any time of day and from anywhere with Internet access.

A third feature to consider is Seamless Payroll Integration. There is nothing more frustrating than implementing a new system only to find out it will not work with your existing payroll processing software. Be sure to research timekeeping software and find a solution that is compatible with your payroll system. This way you can effortlessly export time and attendance data to your payroll program. Automating your payroll processing system from start to finish will save you hours of time and money.

The key principle here is to not settle for a timekeeping system until you know for sure that it will provide the service you need and meet the expectations you deserve. If you are ready to take your time tracking software to the next level, a good place to start is with a uAttend™ Employee Time Management System. This is one of the most reliable and affordable systems currently on the market, plus it integrates with more than 80 of today’s most popular payroll programs. With biometric time clocks to verify identity and innovative cloud-based software, uAttend offers all three of the top required features, and then some! Contact uAttend’s time and attendance experts today to learn more about the benefits of timekeeping technology.