Advantages of uAttend Time Clock Software

If you are in charge of running a business, the last thing you want to worry about is constantly checking in on and keeping track of your employees’ time and attendance. The perfect solution to this all-too-common problem is to implement a uAttend Employee Management System. uAttend’s time clock software effectively helps businesses of all types and sizes cut down on costs, improve employee productivity and accurately record work hours for payroll. Below, we discuss three key benefits that these solutions offer.

Improve Level of Accuracy
Trying to keep track of your employees’ actual work hours using traditional time tracking methods such as a punch clock or paper timesheet is inefficient and often inaccurate. In fact, the many loopholes and limitations associated with these methods end up costing your company a good deal of money in the long run. On the other hand, studies have shown that many businesses see savings of as much as three to five percent on payroll expenses after the successful implementation of payroll time clock software.

Save Time
When you implement a system that is able to automatically track, record and store employee work hours and then automatically export these records into your current payroll system, you instantly save valuable time. No more manually verifying and calculating work hours. No more manually entering employee work hour data into your payroll system, and no more worrying about whether or not employees are being paid accurately. Imagine what you can do with all the free time you’ll now have.

Mobility
There is no question that the old-fashioned Bundy time clock that employees punch in and out of each day are in the past. Today’s time clock software does so much more than just record time. These solutions allow employees to punch in and out through a variety of flexible methods including a web browser, cell phone, laptop, Smartphone, mobile application and/or an actual physical time clock or even desktop computer. Employees can literally punch in and out on the go and employers can monitor and manage work hours from anywhere with an Internet-connected device.

No matter what type of business you have, from service-based options where employees are constantly on the move or a business that is spread out over a number of different locations, the benefits of time clock software can be significant for your business. You will be able to focus less on processing payroll and managing your workforce’s attendance and spend more time focused on running your business.

As you can see, there are some major reasons why businesses across the globe are adopting technology like a uAttend time clock system. Not only does it save money, but it also helps companies run more efficiently and be more productive.

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

uAttend Time and Attendance Tracking Software Leads the way Through Cloud Computing

time and attendance tracking systemAs a small business owner, keeping track of employee work hour attendance is one of the many responsibilities you must juggle. Add to this, your long list of managing inventory needs, marketing plans and financial concerns and it can all get a little overwhelming. When it comes to monitoring and managing employee work hours, turning to Time and Attendance Tracking Software can greatly reduce your workload and improve both the accuracy and efficiency of your time tracking system.

Cutting-edge, cloud-based technology offers huge flexibility and convenience for employees and employers alike when it comes to accommodating our need for mobility in today’s fast-paced business environment. Through it, employees can clock in and out “online” using a physical time clock, a web browser or even a Smartphone or mobile device; likewise, employers can use the same methods to track and manage their workforce. Leading the charge in cloud computing time and attendance solutions is the uAttend Employee Management System. uAttend is not only the most affordable and robust system available for today’s progressive businesses, but it is also extremely simple to use.

How is that, you may ask? As indicated earlier, through cloud computing technology, employees have multiple options available to them that help make marking attendance easy and convenient. In addition, managers and business owners have flexible and convenient options for accessing and analyzing employee work hour data. By simply logging into their online uAttend account, managers open a virtual window into their workforce. They can review employee work hours and run necessary reports. They can customize their dashboard with their favorite widgets for snapshots such as who is currently in the office, who was late, who is on vacation or who left early. They can even schedule real-time alerts to be notified if and when an employee is late and a department might be short-staffed.

Since the uAttend system uses cloud computing technology, you can track employees’ hours no matter where you are. Whether you’re on site or thousands of miles away, you’ll have access to instant, real-time work hour metrics. You can process payroll, analyze data for performance reviews, update employee wage information and so much more. With a streamlined and automated system in place and all your employee work hour data securely stored in the cloud, you will accurately pay your workforce and be free of the stresses that often arise from payroll problems.

Using cloud-based systems like uAttend to handle employee time and attendance offers even more great benefits. For example, if your business has multiple locations or if you have a remote workforce, punching in and out of a static time clock is not ideal. Rather than forcing employees to first drive to the office and then to their destination, OR trusting them to accurately (and honestly) remember their hours when filling out a time card or time sheet, they can now simply punch in and out while on-the-go using their cell phone, tablet or Smartphone. Plus, you can manage all of your employee attendance needs with a real-time application that uses a single computer interface. It’s a win-win for everyone. Your employees will clock in and out through a convenient means that works best for your company, and you’ll access their time quickly and efficiently from wherever you might be when you need the data.

Businesses today have to be mobile and must be able to change directions quickly and effortlessly. Tracking employee time and attendance shouldn’t hold you back. This is one of the many reasons why cloud-based solutions like uAttend’s Time and Attendance Tracking Software reap immediate benefits and ROI from a management standpoint.

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 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.

 

Case Study: How uAttend Helped Euro-Asian Automotive Streamline Its Employee Time Management

Case Study - Euro-Asian Automotive Euro-Asian Automotive is an upper-end auto repair facility located in Eugene, Oregon. The company specializes in the care, repair and service of Japanese, Swedish and German automotives and has done so since 1975. Owner and President, George Rodes, also operates Autohaus and Stadium Automotive, both in Eugene, and employs 13 full-time workers throughout the three locations.

Synopsis
uAttend ™ helped Euro-Asian Automotive streamline its employee time management and payroll processes, improving overall productivity and saving the company valuable time. Through uAttend’s innovative, cloud-based time and attendance solution, Euro-Asian Automotive has achieved an immediate return on investment by collectively managing employee time records from three separate company’s time clocks from the convenience of a single location.

Challenges
Euro-Asian Automotive has long since known that staying ahead of the curve is a vital component to running a successful business. With the rapidly changing nature of the automotive industry, the company has always sought to incorporate the latest technological advancements to improve both its service and business operations. In doing so, the company determined that the time consuming task of manually clocking in and out, as well as manually preparing and processing payroll was creating an inefficient use of their time. In addition, the company faced the challenge of having several employees who worked at multiple locations. This meant multiple time and attendance records to track and process and also meant certain employees had to inconveniently carry around three different key tags to clock in at the various locations. Prior to purchasing the uAttend system, management of employee hours was complicated and complex for payroll, and keeping track of the key tags was frustrating and bothersome for the employees.

uAttend Solution
Euro-Asian Automotive came across the uAttend time and attendance system on Costco’s corporate website. After reading the positive reviews about the time clock capabilities and cloud-based recording system, the company purchased three CB1000 models for each of its repair shop locations. The CB1000 time clock features a real-time, web-based program that allows employees to punch in and out from the physical device, a computer or from a telephone. The system also allows business managers to access employee timesheets from anywhere there is an Internet connection through its user-friendly, web-based interface.  In addition, supervisors have the ability to remotely access and prepare payroll for multiple companies from the convenience of one location, and employees are able to clock in at multiple locations with a single method saving everyone valuable time.

Lastly, the uAttend time clock system has reduced the demanding task of manually tallying employee work hours, and has eliminated the risk of human error involved in doing so because the system accurately tracks, maintains and processes employee’s time and attendance records.

Immediate Benefits
Savings: For Euro-Asian Automotive, one of the biggest benefits of integrating uAttend’s cloud-based time and attendance system is the conservation of time spent on processing payroll, and the subsequent financial savings from the reduction of hours previously spent to manually do so. The company also estimates that at least an hour worth of production time is saved each month because its business manager can now process payroll for all three companies from the convenience of any location with Internet.

Convenience for Employees: uAttend has made it easy for Euro-Asian Automotive employees to clock in at any of its three business locations without carrying around three different FOB keys. In addition, employees are able to access and review attendance records through secure and confidential online accounts (and optional daily emails) eliminating the need to ask supervisors when they punched in and out.

Better Tracking: Euro-Asian Automotive is now able to accurately track and record its employee’s work hours bringing an element of accountability to its workplace. The robust features of the uAttend system help supervisors and business managers track each employee’s work day more effectively, and access their records in just a matter of minutes.

About uAttend
uAttend is an employee management solution offering easy and cost-effective ways to manage labor costs and track employee time and attendance. This secure, web-based solution allows companies to manage their workforce from any computer with Internet access. Employees simply punch in and out from a time clock, web page, telephone or smart phone application. All punches are recorded in real-time, eliminating the need to download or synchronize data resulting in significant savings. uAttend features plug ‘n play Ethernet, WIFI-enabled biometric and RFID card reading time clocks.

About Processing Point, Inc.
Time ClocksProcessing Point, Inc. is a leader in providing innovative solutions to small businesses nationwide. From cutting-edge, cloud-based time and attendance to the latest in mobile payments technology, Processing Point invests heavily in new technology in order to bring products and services that save clients’ time and money while performing mission-critical business tasks. For more information please call 1-866.694.3603, or visit www.processingpoint.com.

Four Steps to Finding the Right Human Resources Management Software

Human Resources Management SoftwareMany small businesses face difficulties in human resource management, especially when they experience steady growth and their number of employees exceeds estimates. Thankfully, there are HR and employee management systems, such as time and attendance software, that can help companies accommodate such periods of growth. If you are interested in purchasing Human Resources Software, there are a few things to consider before doing so. Such software should suit your needs, your budget and the expected size of your company. Below, we have outlined a four-step plan that can be helpful in finding the right HR system for your organization.

1. Determine Your Human Resource Technology Needs
Determining the HR needs of your specific business is very important before you start looking for software. You should have a clear picture of what the system will be required to do for your business. The best approach is to catalog your requirements. A detailed list will enable you to find the system with the best possible capabilities for your business needs.

Include key features such as what type of reporting system you want and what kind of information you will be recording. For instance, if you decide on software for employee time management, you will need it to record employee time and attendance, but you may also want it to process payroll and generate reports on taxes and leaves of absence. Do you have multiple departments to consider? What are their requirements? Do you want online access? Do you prefer a cloud-based or internally-hosted system? There is a lot to consider. Do it carefully.

2. Identify a Vendor That Best Matches Your HR System Requirements
With the many HR Software Systems available, it can be a problem to find the right vendor. Word of mouth is ideal, but often not plausible so start your search on the Internet. If you wish, you can visit each provider’s site individually to match the product features with your requirements for the best possible match. Otherwise, there are a number of sites on the Internet that provide software comparisons. Visiting such sites will make your task of finding the right vendor a lot easier.

3. Arrange Live Demonstrations to Determine HR Software Effectiveness
After you have shortlisted your potential vendors, arrange for live demonstrations with each one to ascertain the effectiveness of each product. Try to include executives from all pertinent departments in these demos. They will help you examine the software capabilities as well as determine if the software is user-friendly and able to fulfill your list of requirements.

4. Check the Online Reputation of Shortlisted HR Software Vendors
Live demonstrations will help narrow down your vendors to a smaller number. Your next step should be to run checks on the reputations of your selected online vendors. Conduct your research along the lines of company longevity, references and reviews, the number of clients it has and whether or not it is a member of organizations such as the Better Business Bureau.

By following these steps, you are bound to find a reliable vendor for your HR system, and time attendance software that suits your needs.