Web Time Clocks Provide Benefits to Business Managers

Time clocks with punch cards were once the mainstream standard for tracking employee work hours, but these devices are quickly being phased out. Business owners and managers who need a more automated time clock system are finding benefit with web-based biometric fingerprint clocks. These time clocks require employees to punch in and out with a fingerprint rather than with a physical time card. This emerging technology has eliminated certain actions involving time card fraud, such as buddy punching and time card manipulation. Managers may have been aware that a certain amount of work-hour time theft was occurring, but they had no good way to stop these practices before biometric fingerprint time clocks were introduced.

Biometric Web Time Clocks provide a definitive convenience to business owners and managers by reducing labor costs and by improving attendance supervision, but they also provide convenience for the payroll department as well. Payroll managers can now keep track of each employee’s work hours without running around to track down time cards or timesheets, and without needing to keep extensive payroll records on their office computers. All time and attendance data that was once locked and stored in file folders somewhere on premise, is now stored in the cloud for instant access and retrieval.

The “cloud” refers to web-based data storage and applications that allow users to access data from any computer or mobile device without having to download special software. Web Time Clocks automatically mark and record work hours and then companies, such as uAttend for example, securely store this work hour data on remote servers. Since the data is stored in the cloud, it can be accessed by managers through an online account from any computer, laptop, tablet, Smartphone or mobile device. In other words, you no longer have to be in the office or on-site to access work hour information. You can view it in a web browser from any location with an Internet connection. This means a manager can monitor an employees’ punctuality and attendance even while he or she is out-of-town on business. You can check and see who is currently working, who was late, who left early, who is nearing overtime, what departments are short-staffed and even keep an eye on employees who historically have had problems with punctuality.

Using web-based, cloud technology to handle everything from attendance supervision to payroll means that your business does not need to buy expensive software or do complex installations and upgrades. There is also a savings on work space and supplies. Gone are the days of large, expensive servers that take up floorspace in the office and that require constant maintenance. Once a business embraces cloud-based time and attendance technology, the web-based data can be accessed regardless of where the business owner or manager happens to be. This is just one of the many benefits of a web time clock. If you’d like to learn more ways that web-time clocks can help your business, visit uAttend.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 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!

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.

Web Based Time Clock – The Window into Your Shop Floor

Web Based Time ClockThe web based time clock is widely credited for revolutionizing employee time tracking systems largely due to the use of cloud computing. Employee time and attendance management has been a tricky aspect of administrative and operational tasks for business owners. Manual time tracking, whether done using paper time sheets or mechanical card punching clocks, has always been considered flawed and error prone. This situation changed drastically once biometric fingerprint time clocks emerged onto the employee time management solutions scene.

The online functionality of these time tracking devices offers many conveniences for employees, as well as business owners. Online fingerprint time clocks are generally regarded as one the most uncomplicated time tracking systems simply because they do not involve complicated software. In addition, online biometric fingerprint time clocks allow business owners to keep track of employee punch ins and outs, late arrivals and early departures, even if they are not at their office or on the shop floor. It’s like you have a window into your business that is open 24/7 and you can look through at any time from anywhere in the world. A web based time clock is an ideal solution for small businesses as they do not need to buy expensive software or pay heavy annual licensing fees.

Furthermore, business owners do not need to spend their hard earned money on accessories for fingerprint time clocks, worry about data storage and security. All of these are taken care of on the service provider’s end. The employee time data is stored at servers that have additional security features for increased security. Web based time clock service providers keep all payroll data for one month in case there are any disputes between the employer and the employees.

The web-based functionality of biometric fingerprint time clocks presents a unique opportunity for small business owners to track their employees’ time accurately and more cost effectively.