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.

The ABCs of an Online Attendance Software System

Fingerprint time clocksWhether you run a small business or own a large enterprise, much depends on your employees’ productivity and work performance. Of course, keeping up with performance metrics can be difficult without an adequate means to monitor and manage your team. Amid busy schedules and hectic routines, it is difficult to keep a sharp eye on each and every employee. However, with uAttend’s online attendance software system, you can better manage your workforce and produce meaningful metrics to analyze performance and productivity levels. This is made possible through Automation, Biometrics and Cloud computing, or what we like to call the ABCs of an online attendance software system.

Automation

When it comes to automation and manual data entry – automation wins every time. Automation eliminates the element of human error, which helps to ensure the most accurate data possible. Since uAttend’s online attendance software system automatically records and stores employee work hour information, you can rest easy knowing your data is error free. Work hour data is also automatically marked and stored in “real time”, which makes it quick, easy and super effective for HR departments to use. For example, in addition to automatically processing payroll, HR managers can instantly access and view snapshots of an employee’s workday to help distribute workloads. Managers can also automatically generate detailed work hour reports to get a larger picture of an employee’s time and attendance behavior.

Biometric Fingerprint Time Clocks

Integrating biometric fingerprint time clocks as part of an online attendance software system doesn’t only save time, but can also drastically reduce labor costs. Biometric technology helps expedite the employee identification process and instills a high level of verification authenticity because it requires physical attributes to clock in. In other words, it helps ensure that your employees are who they say they are when they punch in and out AND that they are where they are supposed to be when they mark their attendance.

uAttend’s biometric time clocks are cost efficient, durable and effective. Plus, they are super easy to install (just Plug ‘n Play) and are even easier to use (simply scan your fingerprint). The time clocks work by scanning employee fingerprints and converting the images into a series of binary numbers. This allows for the safe and secure storage of an employee’s confidential information, and helps dispel any discrepancies with an employee’s time and attendance records.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing makes a world of difference when it comes to employee attendance software systems. All employee work hour information is stored in the cloud making it easy to instantly retrieve. In fact, data stored in the cloud is accessible any time of day and from anywhere with an Internet connection. Imagine being a business owner on vacation, yet still being able to login and see a snapshot of your workforce? Cloud computing allows for the convenience and flexibility of mobile applications, as well. This means employees can punch in and out with their smart phone or tablet, and you (as the employer) can process payroll on the go. Not only can you process payroll, but you can also see who is currently at work, who was late, who left early or who is nearing overtime. Having a virtual window into your employee’s work environment allows you to monitor, track and analyze performance from anywhere in the world.

So there you have them ­– the ABCs of an online attendance software system. And enforcing good attendance behaviors and promoting better overall work performance are just the tip of the iceberg! Systems like uAttend can help do so much more! What better way to manage your workforce?! Want to learn more? Visit our website at www.uAttend.com.

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.