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.

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

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.

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.

Is it Time to Rethink Your Time and Attendance System?

As a small business owner, you know what it’s like to have every minute of your day allocated to your daily operations. You also know the importance of prioritizing when it comes to running your business efficiently. Free time is a hot commodity and one you likely see very little of. So, how would you like to free up some of that time-strapped schedule? If you’re still using time sheets or punch time cards, the uAttend™ Employee Management System can help save your valuable time. In fact, depending on the size of your company and number of employees, you could find yourself saving hours each pay period.

Not sure if you really need an automated time tracking system? Here are a few questions and thoughts to consider:

  1. How much time do you currently spend on manual time and attendance tracking and payroll processing?
  2. How old is your current system?
  3. Would you benefit from a scalable solution?
  4. Does your workforce have options when it comes to clocking in and out?
  5. Do you have any employees that work remote?
  6. Does your current system seem costly or expensive?
  7. Is your current system cumbersome, bulky and take up space?
  8. How much time is committed to maintaining your current system?
  9. Do you ever wish you could see your employees’ work hour information when you are away from the office?
  10. Do you have an easy way to access, store and retrieve employee time and attendance data?

Each of these questions is intended to help guide your decision as to whether or not you could benefit from an automated time and attendance system. Of course, perhaps the most important questions to ask are 1) whether or not you could use an extra hour or so each week, and 2) whether or not you want to boost your profits by lower operating and labor costs. If your answer to these last two questions is yes, then it’s time to invest in an automated time tracking system like uAttend.

Ready to take the next step? Visit www.uAttend.com for product information, or click here to find out how to choose the right time and attendance system to suit your business needs.

How Monitoring Employee Time and Attendance Improves Productivity

employee productivity improvementsWe hear the word monitoring a lot these days, often in relation to surveillance and national security. The association of ‘monitoring’ with ‘spying’ has kind of given the word a bad rap. In reality, monitoring can be very useful and meaningful, especially when put to good use for business.

We’ve touched previously on the “Cleaning House” study where researchers found that surveillance software reduced employee time theft at nearly 400 participating restaurants by an average of $100 a week. While this certainly adds up over the span of a year, the real kicker of this study was the fact that revenues at these restaurants increased on average by nearly $3,000 a week!

If you take a step back and ask why this might be, it’s hard to argue that it was a direct result of implementing monitoring software. As soon as the employees knew they were being watched and would be made accountable for their work, they began to work harder. In this case, monitoring not only reduced time theft practices, but also boosted productivity.

This is actually a great model for how time and attendance tracking can help improve employee productivity. When employees know their hours are being monitored and that they can no longer get away with theft of any form (wage fraud, buddy punching, extended breaks, etc.), they step up in performance. There is also the element of equality when electronically tracking employee time and attendance. Every employee knows that he or she is being held to the same standard and level of expectation when it comes to work hours and attendance behavior. In addition to boosting performance and productivity levels, monitoring employee time can also help boost employee morale. Every employee is treated the same – in a fair, objective and accurate manner leaving no cause for duress about bias or favoritism.

Of course, it’s not all about your employees, it’s about your bottom line. If you don’t have a solid time tracking system in place, that line is likely getting very thin. Think employees stealing a few minutes here and a few minutes there is no big deal? Think again! If a single employee ends up stealing just ten minutes a day, this is the equivalent of 25 hours over a year. That’s more than one full day or equal to three free or additional vacation days. Multiply that by your number of employees and you’ll get a good idea of how much you might save in labor costs by implementing a time and attendance tracking system.

The key point here is that your employees will work harder for you if and when they know you’re paying attention. If you’re interested in taking a step toward boosting productivity, morale and profits in your workplace, consider investing in an effective time tracking system. uAttend is the first place to start looking. The uAttend Employee Management System offers a robust line of time clocks and time attendance software and can help address your employee monitoring needs. For more information, visit www.uAttend.com or call 800-518-8925.

 

How to Stop Buddy Punching in the Workplace

how to stop buddy punching with a biometric time clockStop Buddy Punching for good with a uAttend biometric time clock.

Buddy punching in the workplace is one of the most common forms of time theft that today’s business owners struggle to fight against. The final result of which is a loss of revenue due to unnecessary labor costs. In all actuality, businesses of all sizes and from all over the world are losing billions of dollars in payroll expenses to this unethical practice. The good news is there is an easy way to stop buddy punching in its tracks. Installing a biometric time and attendance tracking system from uAttend eliminates an employee’s ability to punch in and out for a coworker, thus helping to ensure you only pay wages for hours that were actually worked.

With a uAttend biometric time & attendance solution in place, you can put an end to buddy punching for good. Below we offer a few other ways that our biometric time clocks help stop time theft:

  1. Buddy Punching – As indicated earlier, a biometric time clock is an effective means to stop buddy punching. Since these devices require an employee’s unique, physiological trait, there is little chance of employees punching in and out for one another.
  2.  Eliminated Human Error – uAttend’s time and attendance software is completely automated and records employee punches in real time. This means employees no longer need to remember exact work hours and jot them down on a time card, which is where a lot of errors can occur. Through automation, you know the employee work hour data is accurate and reliable.
  3. Wage Fraud – Another way businesses lose money is from employees rounding up their work hours. As much as you want to trust an honor system, a minute here or five minutes there can add up to a big expense for employers. Our cloud-based biometric time tracking solutions eliminate the loss of money lost to wage fraud.

Want to learn more about how to stop to buddy punching and save your business time and money? Visit our website at www.uAttend.com and reap the benefits of a uAttend time and attendance tracking system.

Why Trust uAttend with Your Employee Time & Attendance?

http://www.uattend.com/images/bn6000_01.jpgIf you are currently searching for a new time and attendance solution, you’ve found the right place to look. While there are many reasons companies choose a uAttend™ Employee Management System (we’ll touch on these later), one of the most important ones is simply because customers know they can trust us. Not only do businesses trust that we will accurately record and store their important employee work hour information, but they also trust that we will take care of any concerns and that our customer support team will respond to their questions and needs.

Maintaining an accurate account of your employee work hours has numerous benefits, which is why investing in time tracking software should be at the top of your purchase list. Choosing the right time tracking system can reduce labor costs, streamline your payroll, prevent time theft, improve employee productivity and even boost employee morale and accountability. The right time tracking system can also save you valuable time by helping to manage your employees more effectively.

So, what’s the right system? This is where uAttend’s robust line of time clocks comes into play. We have a range of flexible and affordable solutions that will fit your business needs, from RFID reading time clocks to biometric recognition time clock systems.

How About a Fingerprint Time and Attendance System?

Our fingerprint time and attendance system is one of the most popular systems we offer. The unique process of fingerprint recognition and identification helps eliminate the chance of buddy punching and time theft. If your employees mark attendance with a time card or physically write their hours down for approval, there is always a chance of error or fraud. Employees can falsify their work hours or even punch a coworker’s time card without getting caught. This ultimately means higher labor costs for your organization. With our fingerprint time tracking system, employees can no longer punch in for anyone else or lie about their time. The biometric recognition process provides a secure and accurate means of identification and it verifies the authenticity of your employees’ work hours. In addition to knowing your employees are being properly identified, our cloud-based time tracking software automatically marks and stores their work hour data in real-time, which helps to ensure you are paying employees for the exact amount of time worked.

Conveniently Manage Work Hours

When you purchase a uAttend time clock with time tracking software, you have instant access to advanced management tools including real-time monitoring, administrative scheduling and mobile data processing. Imagine being able to manage an employee’s schedule from the convenience of your home desktop, laptop, mobile tablet or Smartphone! You set the parameters of your employees’ work hours. You can limit or restrict overtime and set alerts to be notified when someone is late. You can generate reports to use during performance reviews and can even automatically tally and export employee work hours for payroll. Of course, these are only a few of the incredible benefits that come with an automated time and attendance system from uAttend.

Customer Satisfaction

By now, you have hopefully realized what a great investment a uAttend system is for your business. Don’t forget that in addition to the remarkable cost savings and benefits that our systems provide, we are also 100% committed to customer satisfaction. In fact, we back our time clocks with a free lifetime replacement guarantee. We also have a dedicated customer support team that is not only here to help, but wants to help.

With the confidence we have in our products and services, along with our commitment to you as a customer, why wouldn’t you trust uAttend with your employee time and attendance? For more information, call us at 800-518-8925 or visit www.uAttend.com TODAY!

Maximize Your Employee Productivity in 2014

uAttend-time-clocks-2014It’s a brand new year, which means a new start and a new slate to work from for the next 365 days. Of course, if you’re like most people, it also means time for New Year resolutions. So, what are yours? What are some of the things you’d like to improve on or change this year? Do you want to be more productivity? Do you want to inspire and motivate more? Is there a goal in mind you want to meet, or perhaps a record you want to break? What is it you want to achieve as a person in 2014?

Now, let’s switch it up a bit. While it’s important to have personal resolutions for the coming year, it is also important to have professional resolutions as well. So, what is it you want to achieve on a professional level this year? Your goals, dreams, visions and achievements might look a bit different than your individual resolutions. This is largely because they are no longer just about you. It’s about your employees, your managers, your coworkers, your business and livelihood. New Year resolutions at work revolve around rewards, promotions, improved relations and ways to boost revenue. Common examples of business resolutions include reducing labor costs and maximizing employee productivity. A sure fire way to do this is by implementing an online time and attendance system. Accurately tracking your employees’ time not only helps bring the best out of your workers, but also helps cut down on operating expenses.

The Importance of Accurate Time Tracking

If you’ve ever been caught in a battle about work hours and wages, you know firsthand how important it is to accurately track employee time. Feuds often escalate between employees and their employers over work hours and pay, and employers are surprisingly in the wrong more often than you might think. It all comes down to having a reliable system in place to track, monitor, store and calculate employee work hours. When a solid employee time tracking system is in place, there is no wiggle room for questions and accusations. An employee cannot argue his or her hours when digital time stamps confirm the time he or she punched in and out. In addition, time tracking software completely eliminates the chance of human error when it comes to payroll because all calculations are automated. It’s a win-win for both employers and their employees. Comprehensive time tracking software helps prevent wage and hour issues and instills a sense of confidence in the minds of everyone involved.

thumbs-up-time-clock-motivationMotivating Your Employees

By installing a time tracking solution, such as a biometric time clock system or other workforce management software, it becomes easy for management to check employee integrity and work ethic, and to motivate and monitor accordingly. You can track who shows up on time each and every day, as well as who might be arriving late or leaving early. You can also get a pretty good idea as to who is being more productive and who might need a little direction on the work floor. Time tracking software gives you the tools and resources to reward those employees who deserve it and address concerns with those who can do better for your company.

On another level, time tracking software instills a sense of accountability and efficacy on the employee’s behalf. When they know their time is being monitored closely, they become more productive and efficient. Nobody wants an alert being sent to his or her supervisor letting them know he or she punched in late! In addition to promoting timeliness, time tracking software promotes a sense of fairness and job satisfaction because every single employee knows that they are all being treated the same way when it comes to time and attendance expectations. There is no bias or preferential treatment.

As you embark on this year’s coming voyage and set forth with your personal New Year resolutions, don’t forget to work on your professional ones, too. Maximizing employee productivity and reducing your labor costs should be at the top of your list. If they are, then investing an automated time and attendance system should be too.

Are Your Employees Among the One-Fifth That Undermine Their Employers?

A recent poll released by Gallup, (the State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders), has discovered that more than half of the U.S. workforce is dissatisfied with either their job or their managers. The poll further indicates that up to 20% of these employees are not only unhappy, but are also actively undermining the companies they work for by lowering the morale of their colleagues and draining organization resources.  biometric time clock to stop time theft

The Cost of Actively Disengaged Employees

According to the poll figures, Gallup interviewed more than 150,000 full and part-time employees over the course of the last year. The end result concluded that 18% (nearly one-fifth) of U.S. employees could be distinguished as “actively disengaged.” The showcasing of “disengagement” can be found in various ways such as frequent sick-leaves, wasting management’s time, spreading unhappiness to co-workers, being unproductive and sabotaging one’s work environment.

“Actively disengaged employees aren’t just unhappy at work; they’re busy acting out their unhappiness. Every day, these workers undermine what their engaged coworkers accomplish,” the report concludes (http://media2.kjrh.com/html/pdfs/unhappyemployees_gallup.pdf), p. 21). Gallup estimated that U.S. businesses are suffering a staggering loss each year ranging from $450 billion to $550 billion in terms of lost productivity – all as a result of unhappy employees.

The woes of U.S. employers are not just limited to unhappy workers. They also face another menace in the form of time theft. An earlier survey by Harris Interactive concluded that more than 5% of U.S. workers actually admitted to falsifying their time records. An even bigger percentage of the employees polled admitted to punching in for absent buddies. The lost productivity figures as a direct result of time theft practices were reported around $450 billion annually. It is anybody’s guess that among the list of activities used by employees to undermine their employers, time theft is bound to be at the top.

biometric time and attendanceEmployers can deal with this particular problem following just a few easy steps. First, implement a biometric time clock system to prevent time theft and guarantee that your employees are getting paid strictly for the hours they have worked. A second way to deal with the issue is to address unhappy employees and try to boost their morale. This can be achieved by hiring better managers, implementing HR policies that encourage employees to be engaged, asking employees what you can do for them to improve work environments, and making sure they know you consider their contribution as being important to your organization.

With this two-fold strategy, your business can avoid both employee disengagement and time theft. Learn more about biometric time and attendance systems by visiting uAttend.com.