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.

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

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!

Bye-Bye Paper: Reduce Your Eco-Footprint With Web Based Time Tracking Software

uAttend  web based time tracking softwareOrganizations operating with paper-laden operating systems inflate their ecological footprint by adding to the demand of Earth’s valuable energy and resources. No matter how many trees we plant, our planet is simply unable to grow and reproduce them at the speed we use them. With an increasing population and deforestation for urbanization, our already fragile ecosystem is taking serious blows. Fortunately, there are simple, small and affordable steps that businesses can take to play a responsible role in reducing their eco-footprint. One of these steps is to replace manual, paper-based time tracking systems with automated web based time tracking software.

Web Time Clocks: An Eco-Friendly Solution

When a business operates with a manual time tracking system, it makes more of an impact on our ecosystem than you might think. Manual processes rely heavily on paper as it is used to record, collect and process large amounts of time and attendance data. Employees punch in and out with paper time cards or enter their time on paper timesheets. The collected data is then stored and further processed on paper to create reports of employee work hours for payroll. Lastly, employers are required by law to keep records of employee hour and wage data for a set period of time. This means that in order to comply, businesses that use manual time tracking systems have to keep files and files of paper records in storage.

Opposite of manual systems, cloud-based time and attendance systems are completely automated and are essentially paper-free. There is no need for paper because everything is electronically recorded, processed, stored and retrieved. From employee timestamps to wage and hour reports, every bit of information is digital. Employees punch in and out using fingerprints, RFID cards, mobile devices, facial recognition or personal identification numbers, thus rendering paper time cards obsolete. Data storage is also done digitally, which helps reduce the demand for paper…and ultimately the demand for trees.

Additional Benefits of Web Based Time Tracking Software

You know the saying, “Every little bit helps”? This is true of online time tracking software. If every business made just this one small change, collectively it would be a huge change for the world. But the environment isn’t the only reason to consider time tracking software. In addition to being eco-friendly, cloud-based workforce management systems streamline your time and attendance process from start to finish, saving hours of work. Since the system is web-based, authorized personnel have universal access to work hour data, which means they can view and monitor employee attendance info anytime and from anywhere (24/7)! Plus, with advanced features such as biometrics and geo-location, these solutions can also help reduce your operating costs.

To learn more about eco-friendly web based biometric time clocks, please visit http:www.uAttend.Com.

A Wireless Time Clock From uAttend Improves Control Over Employee Time and Attendance

Wireless time clockModern businesses, especially small and medium-sized ones, have to be highly adaptable if they wish to compete in today’s demanding business environment. Workforce management solutions such as wireless time clock systems from uAttend offer an array of features that help ensure labor costs do not run out of control. They do so by enabling businesses to keep tight control and check over their employee time and attendance. By implementing web based HR solutions for their time and attendance management, businesses can achieve much higher productivity and efficiency levels than are ever possible with manual time tracking.

An All-Encompassing Solution

uAttend’s timekeeping software with fingerprint and facial recognition capabilities is a powerful tool that allows you not only to keep track of employee hours, but to also control, and more importantly, reduce payroll costs. In addition to preventing time theft practices, uAttend time tracking software helps small businesses capture and analyze employee productivity data, thereby helping them achieve improved organizational productivity.

For example, meticulous reports generated by uAttend’s time and attendance software help HR managers make much better informed decisions because they are able to get details on employee productivity. Another benefit that can be derived from this system is the ability to assess which changes in HR policies have been able to achieve the best combination of improved efficiency and lower labor costs.

Wireless time clockuAttend’s web based time clocks can also help with project forecasts and assigning important tasks, which helps streamline an organization’s management methods. Another benefit is that in cases where employees are absent or late, uAttend’s time and attendance software can send out real-time alerts to supervisors so that important tasks can be re-assigned to available staff.

On a more advanced level, uAttend offers biometric wireless time clock systems that are equipped with sophisticated scanners to validate employee identity through fingerprints and facial scans. The use of biometrics takes away the inaccuracies of manual time and attendance punching and also prevents and eliminates wage fraud practices. This helps managers and entrepreneurs exercise better control over their business dynamics and save valuable revenue in the process.

To learn more about timekeeping software from uAttend and how it can help control costs incurred by things such as wage fraud and unauthorized overtime, please visit uAttend.Com.

uAttend, Maker of Web Time Clocks, Featured as one of CNBC’s Most Innovative Small Businesses of 2013

uAttend, the leading provider of web time clocks for time and attendance tracking, has carved a niche for themselves in the global HR solutions marketplace. With their automated time and attendance system, it is now easier than ever to manage your workforce and run a smooth operation. uAttend time clocks offer a great combination of feature-rich solutions, easy implementation, universal access and affordability, so it is no surprise that they have gained recognition from a leading management and business news organization like CNBC.

CNBC

CNBC International is a prominent business news channel and online publishing organization. In a recent post on their website, they published a list of 10 small businesses that they believe have created some of the most innovative ideas and solutions in 2013. The selected companies are from various industries and have all enhanced their clients’ businesses by introducing creativity and ingenuity through their products. uAttend was pleased to be on the list! (http://www.cnbc.com/id/100789384/page/10)

Why was uAttend Picked?

Biometric timeclocks from uAttend are HR solutions that have been specifically designed to provide real-time recording and reporting of employee time and attendance, all the while keeping in mind the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. uAttend has been able to spearhead an era of innovative and affordable solutions that help businesses streamline their time and attendance practices. Workforce management solutions from uAttend boast features such as universal access, biometric fingerprint and facial recognition, real-time reporting, and integration with more than 70 of the top payroll software systems.

web time clocks

With uAttend time systems, businesses are able to boost their profits and enhance productivity by eliminating time theft and by being able to hold employees accountable for their hours. uAttend web time clocks provide a wide range of options for employees to punch in such as RFID cards and biometric identification, and even include options for a mobile workforce.

The ability of uAttend biometric timeclocks to decrease payroll expenses of small businesses and streamline their organizational processes also makes them an ideal choice. For this reason, uAttend has seen much success and continues to receive honors such as being placed among CNBC’s 10 most innovative small businesses of 2013. To learn more about uAttend workforce management systems, please visit uAttend.com.