Benefits of flexible time and attendance tracking

Any company which has to track the time worked by its employees will benefit from an automated time and attendance system. Such systems do away with out-dated manual practices and give hard-pressed businesses easier ways to track their staff and manage their business.

With new ways of flexible working permeating the workspace, time and attendance systems themselves are becoming ever more sophisticated and versatile. That’s why an adaptable time and attendance system is ideal for businesses of all types, big or small, and in a variety of sectors – construction, cleaning, social care, etc. – in fact any business which needs to know who’s in, who’s not, for how long and what to pay staff.

Here are some of the benefits of flexible time and attendance tracking:

Scale up or down – a flexible time and attendance system can handle any number of employees and locations, from a few to thousands. You can scale up, or down, as the business changes. This flexibility means that you are not tied in to extra charges over long periods of time.

Have access anytime, anywhere – investing in a cloud-based time and attendance system means that managers can easily access employee data from anywhere with an internet-enabled PC or device. You may want to authorise timesheets, check on hours worked or approve a holiday request. The data is held in the cloud, rather than on office PCs, giving you the ultimate flexibility to work from different locations or ‘on the go’.

Choose your clocking in method – unlike some cloud-based time and attendance systems uAttend offers a range of clocking in options. You can choose from clocking-in terminals using RFID or biometric, phone and smartphone clocking-in, or employees can clock in remotely via a PC or other device. Businesses can also choose a combination of options to best suit their different employees and locations.

Accommodates a range of payroll software – once staff have clocked-in, the time and attendance system takes their timesheet data and exports payroll reports to your chosen payroll package including Sage, Paychex and QuickBooks. Good time and attendance systems will manage multiple pay periods (Weekly, fortnightly, and monthly). No more worrying about complicated calculations and remembering payroll deadlines.

Allows you to review the data – responsive time and attendance systems can deal with a variety of complex data with ease and then aggregate it. This means that you or your authorised colleagues can view, manage and run reports via your online account. The time saved by the automated time and attendance system means you can concentrate on the bigger picture for your business.

It’s no surprise that there’s been a huge demand from employers for computerised ways of carrying out these core business tasks. A good cloud-based time and attendance system such as uAttend will be flexible and cost-effective, allowing small businesses to tap into the benefits as well as larger companies.

With mobile or remote staff and variable patterns of working you’ll find uAttend is an equally mobile and flexible time and attendance system. Book your free demo today.

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Chronologic - uAttend is part of the Chronologic workforce management portfolio. To find out more about our time and attendance software solutions call 01761 410015 or email hello@chronologic.co.uk.