Fingerlakes Construction Co., Inc. has four locations throughout New York State and consists of five companies: Brisky Supply Company, Fingerlakes Construction, Fingerlakes Garage Door, Parklane Construction & Development, and Weatheredge Building Components. The organization has been in business since 1969 and employs approximately 150 full-time and part-time employees.
uAttend ™ helped bring Fingerlakes Construction Co. to the next level in employee time management with a cloud-based time and attendance solution. Through uAttend’s innovative and inexpensive biometric time clocks and web-based software, Fingerlakes Construction Co. has not only alleviated the headache it had with its previous time and attendance devices, but has also improved the efficiency of its employees by delivering them access to streamlined technology such as smart phone applications and the ability to punch in or out online.
Prior to investing in the uAttend system, Fingerlakes Construction Co. was using a non cloud-based service that consisted of a stand-alone RIFD reader time clock. While this antiquated hardware is common in today’s employee time management world, this product fell short of Fingerlakes Construction Co.’s expectations. In addition, it limited the company’s cutting-edge directive to incorporate the latest technology into their modern-day business practices. Tech-savvy employees weren’t able to leverage digital resources such as smart phone applications to clock in and out. Field personnel found the previous time clock restrictive and time consuming as they had to check in and out prior to heading to a job site creating an inefficient use of their time. Also, with the old system, employees could not easily access their timesheet records as there was no online employee access to data. To top it off, the payroll department had a list of pain points from working with the previous system.
Fingerlakes Construction Co. turned to uAttend after a favorable and much appreciated recommendation from Diane Babe of Allied Time USA – an Authorized uAttend Dealer. Having known about the shortcomings and frustrations that Fingerlakes Construction Co. was facing with its previous time and attendance management provider, Babe introduced them to the world of high-tech advantages that the uAttend automated software provides. Fingerlakes Construction Co. now has three BN3000 units; one each in their steel plant, truss plant and logistics area. The BN3000 time clocks feature a real-time, web-based program that allows employees to punch in and out from the physical time clocks using biometric fingerprint identification. The uAttend system also allows for punching in and out via Internet or smart phone apps. Fingerlakes Construction Co. capitalizes on this feature with 25 Samsung wireless tablets for their construction crews that utilize the uAttend smart application. Another 5 to 10 employees clock-in using their flip phones and another 25 employees log in using the on-site workstations.
Advanced Capabilities: Implementing the uAttend cloud-based time and attendance system suits employees that need a traditional time clock system, as well as off-site employees who use uAttend’s digital applications for tablet and smart phone systems. Being able to leverage recent technology allows Fingerlakes Construction Co. to streamline its employee operations and maintain accurate time and attendance records.
Convenience: uAttend has made it easy for employees to access and manage their timesheet records through secure and confidential online accounts and optional daily emails. Employees no longer need to ask a supervisor when they punched in and out. They can simply log into their account at anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection to review their timesheet.
Peace of Mind: Integrating automated, real-time electronic records has alleviated the stress and demands often felt in Fingerlakes Construction Co.’s Human Resources and Payroll departments. The company has seen a major reduction in time editing because the instant punch-in/punch-out confirmations eliminate the endless question of whether or not someone was on the clock.
uAttend is an employee management solution offering easy and cost-effective ways to manage labor costs and track employee time and attendance. This secure, web-based solution allows companies to manage their workforce from any computer with Internet access. Employees simply punch in and out from a time clock, web page, telephone or smart phone application. All punches are recorded in real-time, eliminating the need to download or synchronize data resulting in significant savings. uAttend features plug ‘n play ethernet, WIFI-enabled biometric and RFID card reading time clocks.
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