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.

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 Find the Right Time and Attendance Tracking System

If you are currently in the market for a new employee time and attendance tracking solution, you are likely well aware of the many options available to you. So, the question is – how do find the right time and attendance tracking system to record and store your employees’ work hour information?

With so many service providers clouding up the market offering “this feature” or “that feature”, it can be difficult to navigate the waters and find the right system for your needs. Whether you already have an automated time and attendance system in place, or if you are investing in one for the first time, you want a system that not only satisfies your current business needs and makes managing your employees’ time easier, but you also want a reliable and affordable solution that will last you through coming years.

When making your decision on a new time and attendance tracking system, we recommend considering these four tips:

  1. Look for an established and credible vendor: The world of time and attendance and workforce management is exploding, which has brought about a lot of new and inexperienced time clock providers looking to cash in on the growing market. Many companies have just added time and attendance tracking as a solution they offer “on the side”. You want a provider that specializes strictly in time and attendance tracking, like uAttend. Look for a provider that knows the ins and outs of the industry, that stays up-to-date with wage and labor laws, and that has a proven track record of satisfied customers.
  2. Look for a vendor that offers scalable solutions: As a business owner, there is no doubt you anticipate (and work hard toward) continued business growth. This means adding more services and products, as well as more employees. Rather than buy a new system every time the current one lets you down, it is important to invest in a scalable solution that will accommodate you future business growth.
  3. Look for an easy solution for both employees and management to use: First things first – any time and attendance tracking system should be easy to use and take minimal time to punch in and out from. You want your employees working, not wasting valuable time tracking their work hours. Our biometric fingerprint and facial recognition time clocks, such as the BN6500 or MN2000, literally mark attendance in less than three seconds.  The easier it is for employees to punch in and out, the less resistance they’ll have to doing it.
  4. Look for a solution that will work with your payroll system: Ask any payroll administrator and they will tell you the best gift you could give them is a time and attendance tracking system that will automatically integrate with their payroll software. The right time tracking system can save you hours when it comes to processing payroll. The APA has indicated that automated time and attendance systems like uAttend can save up to 4% in payroll costs, so when evaluating an employee time management system, be sure to check if it’s compatible with the payroll software your business uses.

Tracking time and attendance is a huge part of day-to-day business and can greatly affect labor costs. Investing in an accurate and reliable system is key, which is why it’s worth your time to carefully evaluate your options and determine the right solution for you. uAttend offers a wide range of cost-effective time and attendance solutions from biometric time clocks to RFID card reading devices and mobile and Smartphone apps. Our robust line of flexible employee management solutions will not only save you time and money today, but will also continue to meet your future business needs as your company prospers and grows.

 

The Love/Hate Relationship with Business Technology

Oh technology…. we certainly can’t live without it (nor would we want to). Yet, while technology can open up endless opportunity, it can have adverse effects as well. For example, as efficient as it is, technology actually creates numerous ways to reduce one’s productivity. We live in a mobile world where personal phone calls can be made from any location and where there is constant perusal of email and social media apps on Smartphones (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). So, even though technology has become a must in the business world, it has also bred a sort of love/hate relationship for managers who struggle to find a balance between regulating the usage of these tools.

In many instances, companies need to leverage technology, but at the same time restrict usage during business working hours. There is one key area, however, where technology does not need restriction and has proven to be a huge asset – the area of employee monitoring and surveillance. Think about how difficult it is for busy managers to keep tabs on every single employee throughout the day. The human eye can miss a lot, and as much as we want to think there is no bias in the workplace, personal surveillance is a subjective concept. Technology is the best way to properly monitor employees and to accurately reduce (and hopefully eliminate) malpractices such as employee time theft.

uAttend-time-clockIn fact, a recent research article has indicated that using technology and software for employee surveillance, such as time attendance systems with biometric fingerprint and facial recognition time clocks, helps effectively monitor employee behavior and prevent work theft and fraud. The Impact of Information Technology Monitoring on Employee Theft and Productivity is a study done by several research professionals to explore the impact of information technology on employee theft and productivity. The researchers conducted a study at 392 restaurants throughout the United States by implementing an IT monitoring solution intended to track employees for possible theft. Before and after data was analyzed and the results showed a considerable positive impact in revenue savings and productivity levels.

According to the study, restaurants increased revenue by nearly $3,000 a week (on average). Another positive outcome was better productivity and performance levels. Researchers hypothesized that employees who know their work is being monitored will start doing their jobs better. What they found is that monitoring tools like uAttend’s employee time tracking system not only keep employees accountable for their work hours (i.e., they show up on time, leave on time, etc.), but they also keep employees from gaining money by stealing thus forcing employees to reallocate their efforts to earn money the way they are supposed to  – by actually working!

While there will likely remain a love/hate relationship between business owners and business technology, there are certain solutions that will always be beneficial to have. As research indicates over and over again, time and attendance systems are one of them. On that note, uAttend’s Employee Management System is a highly effective IT monitoring tool that leverages biometric technology and the power of the cloud to encourage employees to be accountable for their time. Our solutions are smart, effective, sleek and user-friendly, not to mention reliable and affordable. If you’re ready to fall in love with what the right business technology can do for you, check out our innovative time clocks and time keeping software at www.uAttend.com.

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.

Processing Point Proudly Sponsors Diablo Golf Classic Charity Event

Processing Point and uAttend time clock systems are once again proud sponsors of the annual Diablo Golf Classic charity event that will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos, CA. The event is in its 6th year now and has been able to raise more than $10,000 for different charities since its inception. The Diablo has enjoyed steady growth over the years, but this year is expected to be the biggest one yet. The tournament is widely anticipated to surpass previous years with plenty of entertainment and surprise contests at various, uniquely-coined “Diablo Holes.”  time clock

“Going on 6 years now, the Diablo Golf Classic has really started to pick up momentum and the response from everyone who’s attended has been really positive.” said Ryan Sebring, co-founder and tournament director. “I think what makes this event different from others is that we literally transform the 18 hole course into an over-sized putt-putt course. From the first tee to the last, each hole presents a challenge or modification to the normal rules of golf. Imagine Caddyshack meets Happy Gilmore meets Halloween. It’s unlike any golf tournament you have ever played in before. The response and support year after year is really overwhelming and we expect this year to be the best yet.”

All the proceeds generated from the 2013 Diablo Golf Classic will be going to “Chippin’ for Children”, which is a charity that donates to vital organizations such as the American Cancer Society.

Processing Point has had a long association with the Diablo and feels that it provides a unique mixture of having fun and doing something for a good cause at the same time. As a company that firmly believes in the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, Processing Point actively pursues charitable sponsorship opportunities and has supported many events in the past, including previous years of the Diablo Golf Classic.

“We look forward to the Diablo Golf Classic each and every year as both a title sponsor and as participants,” said Dawn Berry, Marketing Manager for Processing Point and uAttend. “The Diablo is a fun and enjoyable day at a beautiful Southern California golf course with teams made up of friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. More importantly, it is a truly rewarding experience because everyone, from the sponsors to the golfers to the volunteers, are paying something forward to a greater good.”

Processing Point advocates lending a hand to charity and encourages individuals and teams to sign up and join them in this one-of-a-kind golf tournament. Register TODAY at http://www.DiabloGolfClassic.com.

Processing Point is the maker of uAttend online attendance software systems.

Stop Employees From Rounding off Work Hours With uAttend Employees’ Time Clocks

Tardiness, proxy attendance and time theft are some of the most common occurrences in workplaces that function without employees’ time clocks. While some of these employee acts are willful attempts to defraud their employers, there are times when employees engage in these practices without ever realizing that what they are doing is a form of theft. Rounding off work hours is an example of such practices.

The vast majority of employees would likely flinch at the thought of stealing petty cash or office supplies from their workplace. However, if their employer manualweb based time clockly tracks time using the honor system with a pen and paper, these same employees might not hesitate rounding their hours off when they arrive late or leave early. One way or another, the business feels a sting from revenue losses that are a direct result of this practice. If employers were to utilize automatic web based time clock systems like uAttend, this problem would simply cease to exist.

How uAttend Workforce Management Solutions Help Your Business

Automated time and attendance systems offered by uAttend provide an ironclad solution for your time and attendance needs. Coupled with biometrics, these innovative time keeping software systems identify employees by their fingerprints and facial patterns. When employees arrive and leave work, they punch in using these unique physical features, which are nearly impossible to falsify. Since no two individuals have the same physiological traits, this method of punching ensures there is no manipulation of your time and attendance data.

Once you start accurately tracking and recording employee work hours (without employees rounding off hours), you will notice a clear boost in revenue and savings. You will also see an impact on employee productivity. Think about it – if an employee steals just 15 minutes from you each and every workday, it can have a substantial impact on your business in the long run. By implementing employees time clocks, you can eliminate the bleeding of revenue and start paying your employees exactly what you owe.

In addition to eradicating the practice of rounding off employee work hours, these devices also benefit small and medium sized businesses by eliminating time theft, reducing human error, and decreasing a company’s dependence on human capital to manage and process payroll.

If you own and operate a business that manually tracks and manages payroll, web based time clock systems can – and will – help you cut down on operating costs and eliminate the rounding off of employee work hours for good! Start saving TODAY with uAttend!

uAttend Employee Time Clocks – Why you Shouldn’t Operate Without One

These days, it is essential for businesses to reduce operating costs in order to stay viable contenders in the marketplace. Businesses cannot afford to bleed revenue as a result of unnecessary and resolvable issues such as time theft, tardiness and other unethical workplace practices. uAttend employee time clocks with biometrics will not only help prevent such practices, but can also help your business achieve a higher level of accuracy and productivity when it comes to tracking employee time.

Fending off the Menace of Time Theft

Time theft alone costs U.S. business owners more than $400 billion in lost productivity each and every year. It is perpetrated in many forms such as wage fraud, buddy punching, unauthorized overtime, arriving late and leaving early. uAttend’s biometric time clock systems provide the ultimate defense against time theft and are the best solution for your productivity needs.  biometric time clock

A biometric system is simply the best time keeping solution money can buy, which by the way, does not have to be a lot. For example, uAttend offers some of the most affordable time and attendance systems available today with a one-time low purchase price for a clock and then a low monthly subscription. With its ironclad fingerprint and facial recognition capabilities, no employee can manipulate the system. Employees are required to punch in and out through fingerprint and facial recognition processes, which cannot easily be duplicated.

Why Address Time Theft?

A report by Harris Interactive has concluded that at least 5% of employees engage in buddy punching. It also concluded that more than 60% of the employees surveyed admitted to falsifying their time and attendance records. Numbers have shown that an average small business with $500,000 in annual payroll costs stands to lose anywhere from $9,000 to $15,000 on annual basis. Ask yourself, can you afford to lose that kind of money in trying economic conditions with razor-sharp competition?

The answer is most certainly not. So, the next question is what are you going to do about it? Continuing manually with paper timesheets or Bundy clocks is no longer the best option. If you want your company to prosper and grow, eliminate unnecessary losses by switching to biometric employee time clocks from uAttend.

Imagine…no more tardiness, wage fraud or worrying about paying your employees accurately and on time. Say goodbye time theft and productivity problems once and for all. Implement an automated uAttend biometric time clock system and watch how much you save on payroll and operating costs.

Time and Attendance Tracking – Why Accuracy is Imperative for Your Small Business

Employee time and attendance tracking is an integral part of any company’s business operations, whether small or large. In order to ensure you are paying your employees the exact amount owed, you should have a robust workforce management system and a strong time and attendance policy in place.

Of course, businesses use various methods to accomplish this objective. As with any solution, some are more successful than others. By taking an in depth look at several employee time management methods, we can examine why some time tracking software systems, such as uAttend, are more beneficial and out perform others.

Manual Workforce Time Management

Mechanical time clocks, paper timesheets and Excel spreadsheets are the primary forms of manual time keeping. Each of these has left employers wanting more when it comes to accuracy in recording time. Even when used with human supervision, these systems are time tracking softwareunable to completely prevent time theft, buddy punching, proxy attendance and other forms of time theft.

In the case of paper timesheets, it can be like a walk in the park for employees to falsify their time records. They can round up their work hours and steal ten minutes here or fifteen minutes there from their employers by simply writing in a time. And if there is a time clock in place, employees can easily steal time by giving a colleague his or her time card to punch them in. In either scenario, the employer is left paying more than needed.

In addition to being vulnerable to time theft practices, manual time tracking methods are also highly labor-intensive when it comes to processing employee data for payroll purposes.

Biometric Enabled Time and Attendance Tracking

In comparison, there are time keeping systems available today that not only ensure the accuracy of your time records, but also take care of a multitude of other HR needs. Biometric systems help ensure accuracy when it comes to recording employee work hours and offer a sharp decrease in overall operating costs. These software systems validate employee identity by comparing their unique physiological features with a stored template in the company’s database.

Here’s how it works. When a business implements such a system, HR administrators start by enrolling their employees’ fingerprints or facial patterns. The next time a registered employee shows up for work, he or she has to punch-in and out using the recorded feature (i.e., fingerprint, face, etc). Because of the biometric requirement, these systems cannot be forged or by-passed with a friend’s help.

As one of the industries leading providers, uAttend time tracking software is the ideal payroll solution for your business. For more information on uAttend services and products, visit www.uAttend.com.

Processing Point Introduces New System Features for uAttend Web Time Clocks

Processing Point, Inc., the makers of uAttend web time clocks, has released the latest version of its time keeping software. The new version comes equipped with features that have been designed to help users enjoy a more personalized experience navigating the system. uAttend has secured a prominent position in the workforce management solutions marketplace over the past few years. Affordability, coupled with the reliability and accuracy of their solutions, has made the company one of the fastest growing employee time tracking solution providers today.

What Separates uAttend From Competitors?

uAttend’s time clock online systems feature state-of-the-art technology and a robust time tracking application designed to provide simple, yet highly effective payroll and time management solutions. Through its web-based time tracking system, uAttend provides customers with accurate, to-the-minute time & attendance recording with a wide variety of punch options. For example, the uAttend workforce management system boasts a versatile product line consisting of fingerprint and facial recognition enabled solutions, RFID readers, mobile and Smart phone apps, and browser-based emploweb time clocksyee hour recording.

Enhanced Mobile Application for Android Users

Among its many punch methods, the uAttend Employee Time Management System offers mobile applications, which can be used by employees to record their time and attendance. The updated version of uAttend’s mobile application is currently available for Android users, and is in the process for iPhone and iPad users as well.

The newly added mobile application features help supervisors and HR executives better manage their time and attendance from handheld devices without needing access to a computer. Payroll managers now have the ability to edit and approve timecards along with create payroll summaries for various departments. In addition, there is a “Who’s In” board that allows supervisors and administrators to conveniently view the in or out status of employees by their respective departments.

The latest version of uAttend’s web time clocks software also features a new dashboard homepage that administrators can use to access productivity charts. Furthermore, the dashboard features a Punch Management screen, which allows administrators the ability to see the punch-in method used by employees.

uAttend’s time clock online systems are the fastest growing solutions in today’s world of workforce management. As an industry leader, the company is fully committed to build on its success and improve its products and service delivery on an ongoing basis.

For more information about the uAttend product line, please visit http://www.uattend.com.