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.