A Case Study: How Fingerlakes Construction Co., Inc. benefited from our time clock and time attendance software

Business Overview
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.

Synopsis
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.

Challenges
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.

Solution
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.

Benefits
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.

About uAttend
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.

About ProcessingPoint
ProcessingPoint is a leader in providing innovative solutions to thousands of small businesses nationwide. From cutting-edge, cloud-based time and attendance to the latest in mobile payments technology, ProcessingPoint invests heavily in new technology in order to bring products and services that save clients’ time and money while performing mission-critical business tasks.

For more information please call 1-866.694.3603, or visit www.processingpoint.com.

Case Study: Johnny’s Bar benefited from uAttend’s Employee Management System

Business Overview
Johnny’s Bar is a full-service beverage establishment that serves California’s Los Angeles Highland Park community and surrounding areas. With a broad selection of liquor and beer, Johnny’s is known for its casual, laid-back atmosphere and fun happy hours.


Synopsis
uAttend ™ successfully helped Johnny’s Bar improve its bottom line by containing operational costs spent on time and attendance management. Through uAttend’s inexpensive ‘smart’ time clock and web-based software, Johnny’s Bar has consistently maintained accurate tracking of its employees’ time and reduced payroll processing hours. In addition, the bar has eliminated the hassles, aggravation and inefficiencies that resulted from its previous time and attendance software system. More importantly, the company has saved employees valuable time by delivering them access to streamlined technology such as smart phone applications and the ability to punch in and out online.

Challenges
Johnny’s Bar had previously been using an out-dated and inefficient time clock system that had proven to be frustrating and inoperable, often not working at all. When the system failed, it would create a difficult situation for everyone including employees, managers and payroll personnel. Without an effective, cloud-based service to securely store and manage employee’s time and attendance data, the payroll department had to manually process paychecks each pay period. This manual data entry took up valuable time and was prone to errors. A second challenge was the bar’s late night closing shift. Johnny’s Bar closes at 2 a.m. which means employees sometimes do not leave until 3 a.m. or later. If employees accidentally forgot to punch out before they locked up, they would have to turn around and go all the way back to the bar to punch out, or be sure to tell payroll about their mistake the next day.

uAttend Solution
Johnny’s Bar found the uAttend employee management system after an online search and a tip from a colleague about the advantages of a digital, automated time clock. The company purchased a CB2000. uAttend’s CB2000 time clock features a real-time, web-based program that allows employees to punch in and out from the physical time clock using the RFID proximity card reader, as well as online or via a smart phone application. Now, with uAttend’s innovative, web-based technology, if employees forget to punch out late at night they no longer need to return to the bar. Rather they can simply pull up the uAttend smart phone application or any web browser with Internet access to manage their time. The payroll department can also access and manage employee’s time via any computer with Internet connection. Processing payroll has never been so easy or fast.

Immediate Benefits:
Return on Investment: Johnny’s Bar achieved immediate ROI with the savings of approximately two hours of labor towards payroll each pay period. Implementing the uAttend cloud-based time and attendance system has not only helped Johnny’s Bar cut operational costs, but the monthly employee management subscription is affordable and the solution offers a lifetime of free proximity card replacements if and when employees lose or misplace theirs.

Convenience:
uAttend has made it easier on employees working the late shift because they no longer need to worry about whether or not they clocked out after closing time. Gone are the days of driving back to the bar to clock out.
Employees can now access and manage his or her time through a confidential and secure online account.

About uAttend:
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 web based 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  .

About ProcessingPoint, Inc.
ProcessingPoint, Inc. is a leader in providing innovative solutions to small businesses nationwide. From cutting-edge, cloud-based time and attendance to the latest in mobile payments technology, ProcessingPoint invests heavily in new technology in order to bring products and services that save clients’ time and money while performing mission-critical business tasks. For more information please call 1-866.694.3603, or visit www.processingpoint.com.

Case Study: uAttend’s Employee Management System helped Maui Mike’s Fire-Roasted Chicken successfully

Business Overview
Located in Wahiawa on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui Mike’s is known for its quality and value, as well as its festive Aloha spirit. The restaurant proudly serves 100% fresh and all-natural chicken and has been doing so since 2005.

Synopsis
uAttend’s Employee Management System helped Maui Mike’s Fire-Roasted Chicken successfully reduce operational costs and improve peace of mind by making time and attendance tracking easier, faster and more accurate. By leveraging uAttend’s automated time clock system, Maui Mike’s is now able to track, monitor, store, manage and retrieve time and attendance data for its 17 employees resulting in substantial savings from its previous provider.

Challenges
Maui Mike’s previous time and attendance service was an online time-tracking system. The challenge of this system was that the programming was cumbersome, slow and difficult to navigate. In addition, it was frequently offline for “scheduled” maintenance and the service provider failed to give fair warning of when this scheduled maintenance would take place. Yet another challenge was the inefficient and inaccurate time and attendance tracking that came with using an undependable and unreliable service provider.

uAttend Solution
After extensive online research, Maui Mike’s decided to upgrade to an automated employee management system and purchased uAttend’s BN1500 time clock. This specific model number uses fingerprint identification to clock employees in and out, eliminating any chance of buddy punching practices and reducing time theft. The company chose uAttend’s solution based on several factors. First, the price point was less than what they were paying for its current provider, yet the scope of services offered included much more. Secondly, uAttend’s website was user-friendly and easy-to-navigate making it simple to find relevant information and answer any questions Maui Mike’s had regarding the software. And last, but not least, all of Maui Mike’s concerns pertaining to integrating the time and attendance software were promptly answered by uAttend’s professional and courteous customer service department earning the trust and respect that any working relationship should have.

Immediate Benefits
 Efficiency: Since implementing uAttend’s BN1500 employee management system, Maui Mike’s has streamlined its time and attendance process and improved its overall operational costs. Employees punch in and out more efficiently and their times are accurately recorded in a secure, cloud-based environment that is easily accessed via a user-friendly, web-based account.

Dependability: After just a few weeks of employing uAttend’s time and attendance software, Maui Mike’s could already trust on its unwavering dependability. Gone are the days of surprise scheduled maintenance, and uAttend’s customer service department is as dependable as its machines. With a significant time difference between its restaurant in Hawaii and uAttend’s offices, Maui Mike’s knows it can rely on uAttend’s customer service any time of day or night.

Savings: Having initially been impressed that such a high-tech device like the BN1500 could be offered at such a low price, Maui Mike’s is even more impressed by the monthly savings it has seen from switching service providers. The company had been overpaying for a service that did not fit their needs. With uAttend’s  affordable monthly subscription plan, Maui Mike’s has reduced overall costs. From the price of the time clock, to the invaluable service and support, the uAttend system has been highly beneficial for Maui Mike’s Roasted Chicken.

About uAttend
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.

About ProcessingPoint, Inc.
ProcessingPoint, Inc.  is a leader in providing innovative solutions to small businesses nationwide. From cutting-edge, cloud-based time and attendance to the latest in mobile payments technology, ProcessingPoint invests heavily in new technology in order to bring products and services that save clients’ time and money while performing mission-critical business tasks. For more information please call 1-866.694.3603, or visit www.processingpoint.com.

Manage Your Organization Wisely With A Web Based Time Clock

Business personnel are keen to find affordable and effective ways to run their business and to make them more productive. While many new business strategies and new systems are already taking over conventional business methodologies, the use of a web based time clock is among one of the more positive changes. Web based time clock software has changed the concept of conventional time and attendance tracking. Nowadays, it’s easy and affordable to swap over to a web based time clock for accurate time and attendance tracking of your employees. Most of the web based time clock systems available on the market today are not only smart and user-friendly, but very easy to apply and integrate into your business.

Among the large number of benefits that a web based time clock provides, the most important is its accessibility, which is just about everywhere. You no longer need to be present at your work place for time and attendance tracking because you can easily handle all these operations from anywhere around the world using the Internet. Whether you are at home, on vacation, or on a business call, you can easily access your employee time and attendance tracking software wherever there is an Internet connection.

The implementation of a smart web based time clock system will not only make your employee time and attendance tracking easier, but will also make it possible for you to reduce the impact of employees’ inefficiencies. Once implemented, the automated time and attendance tracking system will make it easier to train people for complex tasks and motivate them to deliver the best possible productivity within specified deadlines. With the help of a web based time clock, the leading bodies of your organization will also be able to manage the absences of staff, and make smooth transitions when personnel changes.

Time and Attendance Tracking Software: An Addition to Human Resources

One of the biggest assets any company has is its human resource department. Without efficient Human Resources, a company cannot fully achieve desired objectives. Of course, managing the human capital of a company is a challenging job. The scope of HR management requires each employee to function to the best of his or her abilities. To ensure this, employees have to be monitored which can be a demanding task for businesses that employ workers in large numbers. This is where time and attendance tracking software comes into play. This innovative software is a huge addition to any company’s human resource department.

A web based plug n play time clock is equipped with functionalities that help streamline HR procedures. This application is capable of creating complete profiles of employees based on designation, job specifications and other such information. With this feature, HR managers are able to access desired information in seconds. Of course, the main function of time and attendance tracking software is to record employee time and attendance data. Supervisors can then access the in and out punches to see which employee arrived at what time and when the employee left.

Another feature of a web based plug n play time clock that can be very useful for HR managers is the ability to track how much time certain employees spend on certain tasks. Equipped with this information, they can allocate tasks to better performing individuals, separating high performers from low performers. This feature is also helpful in scheduling certain projects.

With the employee time and attendance tracking log feature, HR managers can assess how much time an employee spent in the office working on productive tasks. This can be extremely beneficial when it is time for annual employee evaluations. If this were to be done manually, you can well imagine how time consuming it can be, not to mention the unreliability of manually-entered data. This process can save valuable time of HR managers and improve productivity.