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.

A Case Study: How Fingerlakes Construction Co., Inc. benefited from our time clock and time attendance software

Business Overview
Fingerlakes Construction Co., Inc. has four locations throughout New York State and consists of five companies: Brisky Supply Company, Fingerlakes Construction, Fingerlakes Garage Door, Parklane Construction & Development, and Weatheredge Building Components. The organization has been in business since 1969 and employs approximately 150 full-time and part-time employees.

Synopsis
uAttend ™ helped bring Fingerlakes Construction Co. to the next level in employee time management with a cloud-based time and attendance solution. Through uAttend’s innovative  and inexpensive biometric time clocks and web-based software, Fingerlakes Construction Co. has not only alleviated the headache it had with its previous time and attendance devices, but has also improved the efficiency of its employees by delivering them access to streamlined technology such as smart phone applications and the ability to punch in or out online.

Challenges
Prior to investing in the uAttend system, Fingerlakes Construction Co. was using a non cloud-based service that consisted of a stand-alone RIFD reader time clock. While this antiquated hardware is common in today’s employee time management world, this product fell short of Fingerlakes Construction Co.’s expectations. In addition, it limited the company’s cutting-edge directive to incorporate the latest technology into their modern-day business practices. Tech-savvy employees weren’t able to leverage digital resources such as smart phone applications to clock in and out. Field personnel found the previous time clock restrictive and time consuming as they had to check in and out prior to heading to a job site creating an inefficient use of their time. Also, with the old system, employees could not easily access their timesheet records as there was no online employee access to data. To top it off, the payroll department had a list of pain points from working with the previous system.

Solution
Fingerlakes Construction Co. turned to uAttend after a favorable and much appreciated recommendation from Diane Babe of Allied Time USA – an Authorized uAttend Dealer. Having known about the shortcomings and frustrations that Fingerlakes Construction Co. was facing with its previous time and attendance management provider, Babe introduced them to the world of high-tech advantages that the uAttend automated software provides. Fingerlakes Construction Co. now has three BN3000 units; one each in their steel plant, truss plant and logistics area. The BN3000 time clocks feature a real-time, web-based program that allows employees to punch in and out from the physical time clocks using biometric fingerprint identification. The uAttend system also allows for punching in and out via Internet or smart phone apps. Fingerlakes Construction Co. capitalizes on this feature with 25 Samsung wireless tablets for their construction crews that utilize the uAttend smart application. Another 5 to 10 employees clock-in using their flip phones and another 25 employees log in using the on-site workstations.

Benefits
Advanced Capabilities: Implementing the uAttend cloud-based time and attendance system suits employees that need a traditional time clock system, as well as off-site employees who use uAttend’s digital applications for tablet and smart phone systems. Being able to leverage recent technology allows Fingerlakes Construction Co. to streamline its employee operations and maintain accurate time and attendance records.

Convenience: uAttend has made it easy for employees to access and manage their timesheet records through secure and confidential online accounts and optional daily emails. Employees no longer need to ask a supervisor when they punched in and out. They can simply log into their account at anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection to review their timesheet.

Peace of Mind: Integrating automated, real-time electronic records has alleviated the stress and demands often felt in Fingerlakes Construction Co.’s Human Resources and Payroll departments. The company has seen a major reduction in time editing because the instant punch-in/punch-out confirmations eliminate the endless question of whether or not someone was on the clock.

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 ProcessingPoint
ProcessingPoint is a leader in providing innovative solutions to thousands of small businesses nationwide. From cutting-edge, cloud-based time and attendance to the latest in mobile payments technology, ProcessingPoint 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.

Case Study: uAttend’s Employee Management System helped Maui Mike’s Fire-Roasted Chicken successfully

Business Overview
Located in Wahiawa on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui Mike’s is known for its quality and value, as well as its festive Aloha spirit. The restaurant proudly serves 100% fresh and all-natural chicken and has been doing so since 2005.

Synopsis
uAttend’s Employee Management System helped Maui Mike’s Fire-Roasted Chicken successfully reduce operational costs and improve peace of mind by making time and attendance tracking easier, faster and more accurate. By leveraging uAttend’s automated time clock system, Maui Mike’s is now able to track, monitor, store, manage and retrieve time and attendance data for its 17 employees resulting in substantial savings from its previous provider.

Challenges
Maui Mike’s previous time and attendance service was an online time-tracking system. The challenge of this system was that the programming was cumbersome, slow and difficult to navigate. In addition, it was frequently offline for “scheduled” maintenance and the service provider failed to give fair warning of when this scheduled maintenance would take place. Yet another challenge was the inefficient and inaccurate time and attendance tracking that came with using an undependable and unreliable service provider.

uAttend Solution
After extensive online research, Maui Mike’s decided to upgrade to an automated employee management system and purchased uAttend’s BN1500 time clock. This specific model number uses fingerprint identification to clock employees in and out, eliminating any chance of buddy punching practices and reducing time theft. The company chose uAttend’s solution based on several factors. First, the price point was less than what they were paying for its current provider, yet the scope of services offered included much more. Secondly, uAttend’s website was user-friendly and easy-to-navigate making it simple to find relevant information and answer any questions Maui Mike’s had regarding the software. And last, but not least, all of Maui Mike’s concerns pertaining to integrating the time and attendance software were promptly answered by uAttend’s professional and courteous customer service department earning the trust and respect that any working relationship should have.

Immediate Benefits
 Efficiency: Since implementing uAttend’s BN1500 employee management system, Maui Mike’s has streamlined its time and attendance process and improved its overall operational costs. Employees punch in and out more efficiently and their times are accurately recorded in a secure, cloud-based environment that is easily accessed via a user-friendly, web-based account.

Dependability: After just a few weeks of employing uAttend’s time and attendance software, Maui Mike’s could already trust on its unwavering dependability. Gone are the days of surprise scheduled maintenance, and uAttend’s customer service department is as dependable as its machines. With a significant time difference between its restaurant in Hawaii and uAttend’s offices, Maui Mike’s knows it can rely on uAttend’s customer service any time of day or night.

Savings: Having initially been impressed that such a high-tech device like the BN1500 could be offered at such a low price, Maui Mike’s is even more impressed by the monthly savings it has seen from switching service providers. The company had been overpaying for a service that did not fit their needs. With uAttend’s  affordable monthly subscription plan, Maui Mike’s has reduced overall costs. From the price of the time clock, to the invaluable service and support, the uAttend system has been highly beneficial for Maui Mike’s Roasted Chicken.

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 ProcessingPoint, Inc.
ProcessingPoint, 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, ProcessingPoint 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.