Today’s time tracking solutions can increase productivity across the organization. Very few offer cost savings while optimizing employee productivity along with iClock, the latest and most innovative of their web-based time, HR, payroll and performance tracking products.
iClock expands the general cost-saving business trend away from decentralized systems towards web-based, hosted systems. Far from a physical clock, iClock is a web-based approach to time and attendance that simplifies the payroll process, improves accuracy and reduces expenses. This technology not only represents an innovative alternative to traditional time and attendance methods, but also offers real advantages over these options.
For example, iClock allows managers to see the on/off panel on their own PC over the Internet. It also includes a nightly backup of the day’s work data and a full menu of reports.
THE REINVENTION OF THE TIME WATCH
Traditional time clocks require employees to travel to the device’s location, potentially creating a physical congestion that disrupts their workflow. iClock goes beyond that with its web-based approach that offers easy access from any computer connected to the internet, as well as from existing time clocks, ID card readers and fingerprint readers.
For the employer, iClock puts an end to the maintenance hassles of work tracking. Some providers maintain and host iClock on their own servers and store all data. Not only does this streamline day-to-day attendance tracking for employees in a workplace, but it’s also especially handy for non-traditional employees. For example, a traveling saleswoman can clock in and out just as easily as her colleague in a cubicle at company headquarters!
Traditional time clock systems require significant investments in hardware and other IT infrastructure such as cables, servers and network issues. iClock does not require any special hardware. Upgrades happen automatically every month and are provided at no additional cost – on top of the original cost savings of thousands of dollars associated with the purchase and installation of a physical time clock.
In fact, even for businesses with card readers or fingerprint readers as the punch-in mechanism, the iClock system does not require a physical time clock. It effectively eliminates the expensive middleman by connecting card swipe directly to a PC running iClock.
iClock creates significant time and cost savings. When tested from a usability standpoint, iClock demonstrates numerous productivity and time-saving benefits for payroll departments, managers, and employees. Managers can access all employee time tracking data through a centralized in/out board, reducing administration time and giving managers the ability to control overtime and reduce overall payroll costs.
With traditional paper timesheets, someone would have to enter all of the individual data. But with iClock, the paperwork is eliminated and automatic data visualization is available to managers. You can view a history of missed and late stamps, as well as a full suite of standard and ad hoc reports.
Employees can select from multiple clock-out reasons and view their own attendance history, greatly improving employee accountability.
There are already several web-based offers for time recording on the market. Oracle and SAP are both trying to deploy such technology across a kaleidoscope of platforms and partners. However, iClock is part of a fully dedicated, fully developed application suite that fully integrates with HR, payroll, time off, time tracking, expense tracking and salary planning solutions. The data from iClock can be exported to any payroll system.
EASY ACCESS TO EMPLOYEE DATA
Another outstanding feature of iClock is the wide range of interfaces it offers. Other time tracking solutions typically provide one or two interfaces to track employee time. iClock offers several options to optimally adapt to your company’s environment. For example, a web clock terminal could be available at the gate, office, or kiosk and configured with a card reader, fingerprint reader, or keyboard.
To create the feel of a traditional punch clock, iClock can also connect to any clock and provide full time and attendance capabilities. With these options, robust functionality can be invisible to the employee but still present to management, and the cost savings associated with eliminating the physical time clock remain. Many businesses prefer these traditional devices, and what iEmployee offers, unlike its competitors, is the low-cost option of a PC connected directly to them, rather than expensive physical time clocks.
iClock offers time management at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. It is more efficient and requires less cost and effort to maintain – a true triumph of technology.
Considering the productivity benefits of iClock combined with the robust functionality it offers, this innovative and affordable product rises as the best time and attendance solution on the market today.