How Good Is Your HR Software?
Sometimes the closer we get to something the less we understand about its place in the world. We assume that practices like medicine are the way they are and will never change. In reality, of course, this is not the case and the world of healthcare is in a state of constant development. The same applies for payroll software, HR applications and Time and Attendance software.
The Human Resource Management functions in companies have undergone massive upheaval in the last decade. In addition to regulation being overhauled, the needs of employees and employment conditions have changed a lot too.
It would be remiss to think a Time Management solution that worked fine in the 1980’s could serve a modern company adequately. The development of technology over the last 10 years has seen a rapid development in Time Management and HR solutions.
In this article we take stock of how Mitrefinch Time and Attendance software stacks up against two of our reputable competitors.
Kronos is the largest company in the HR software industry. The company was founded in 1977 and quickly became known as an innovator. They were one of the first providers to offer a computerized clocking system.
They are now a billion dollar global enterprise with more than 40 million users.
They currently have two time and attendance solutions available
- for large companies of 2,000+ employees
- for SMBs with 200+ employees.
Within their two HR solutions Kronos offer a multitude of products that cover the complete employee management spectrum. Their solutions generally attract positive reviews for the user-friendly interface and the ability to manage time and attendance, HR tasks and payroll.
Kronos integrates well with other payroll service solutions, which is particularly beneficial for businesses below enterprise level.
With each product upgrade Kronos has become more and more tech savvy. Gone are the days of being solely Microsoft Windows based. Their systems can now build automation to track labor laws and union rules. Kronos has proved particularly effective for companies that are achieving scale quickly.
The Mitrefinch Advantage
While Kronos offers a viable solution to most companies its adaptation to change has not been as responsive as other providers, including ourselves.
There is some customization available, but it has limitations for rules and reports, leaving your company trying to fit in with Kronos rather than the other way around, the way it should be. If additional customization is required, this may come at a cost. Also, troubleshooting errors can be difficult. Solutions to simple problems can be cumbersome.
One of Mitrefinch’s core strengths is our flexibility to adapt the system to suit your company’s needs.
All functions in Mitrefinch Time and Attendance software including reports can be entirely customized to suit your business needs. And all data can be formatted and exported for upload into another third party application.
In 2016 WorkForce Software acquired Workplace Systems, creating one of the largest workforce management applications suppliers.
The acquisition saw WorkForce Software’s leading analytics, time-collection, absence, labor and fatigue management paired with Workplace Systems’ industry-leading scheduling products.
The new company now has a significant presence in the manufacturing, retail, and professional services industries.
The WorkForce Software Suite provides the following options:
- WorkForce Time and Attendance
- WorkForce Forecasting and Scheduling
- WorkForce Advanced Scheduler
- WorkForce Absence Compliance Tracker
- WorkForce Analytics
- WorkForce Fatigue Management.
WorkForce Software has developed a strong list of partner third party providers that offer complementary products and services to their Suite.
In addition to the synergies provided by the recent acquisition, recent developments to the Suite have included the following features:
- the addition of a 4-week (or ‘lunar cycle’) timesheet period
- crew management capabilities with enhanced mobile functionality
- expanded experience rating capabilities for scheduling hourly workers in retail and hospitality
- new analytics functionality for WorkForce Forecasting and Scheduling
a new touchscreen clock designed to support global expansion throughout Latin America, EMEA and Asia.
The Mitrefinch Advantage
WorkForce Software still have some clients using the onsite installed version of their products. This may have slowed their adoption and development of cloud-based solutions.
Mitrefinch is entirely cloud-based giving all employees, whether in the office or working remotely, the ability to login to the system, update and retrieve data. The cloud-based platform makes it easier to create multiple interfaces across desktop applications, mobile apps, biometric readers and more.
From humble beginnings in 1994, we have helped over 1,500 customers with our Mitrefinch Time & Attendance and employee scheduling solutions.
We are particularly proud of our diverse client base that covers a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, energy, banking, retail, government, education, healthcare, and pharmaceutical.
Our mission has always been to advance the quality of our products and services in-line with the advancements in technology and, more importantly, the advancements in our clients’ needs.
The Mitrefinch brand has become synonymous with highly sophisticated, comprehensive solutions that are user friendly, flexible and integrate with all other HR applications.
Our cloud-based solutions mean our products are accessible to employees and management regardless of location. All our products and services are continually adapted to the modern working environment.
The Mitrefinch Time & Attendance Solution can cater for companies with between 100 – 10,000+ employees. The core services we provide cover
- Leave Management
- Simplify time-off requests with employee self-service features
- Time Allocation (TAS)
- Track projects and labor activity accurately based on hours and cost
- Attendance Reporting
- Gain comprehensive workforce reporting on employee attendance
- Clocking Options
- Seamlessly capture time with our diverse range of clocking options
- Health & Safety
- Increase employee accountability with real-time visibility of your workforce
- FMLA Tracking
- Ensure compliance with all regulations related to paid time off
At Mitrefinch we take a partnership approach with our customers. We will help your organization maximize your investment in Mitrefinch Time & Attendance software.
With the benefit of over two decades working on thousands of projects we have refined our consultancy and implementation process across the US, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
We will also take the time to conduct an audit prior to implementation to make sure all your company’s requirements are addressed and met.
Once we have designed a customized solution in-line with your business objectives, we will assign a project team to implement the services using a simplified cloud deployment. There will be an ongoing series of testing to ensure we are setting you up for success.
In the past 10 years Mitrefinch products having been at the cutting edge of innovation in workforce management solutions. Instead of accepting outdated clock card systems Mitrefinch has embraced
- mobile time and attendance systems
- biometric identification terminals
- cloud hosting solutions
Our dedication to progress allows your organization focus on its business and staying ahead of the competition. The latest version of our Workforce Management Software includes
- Customizable Dashboards
- Access on Smart Devices
- Embedded Real Time Reports
- Unlimited Language Packs
- Business Intelligence Integration
- Advanced Messaging Functionality
Our products will save time, reduce errors and ultimately save your company money.
We are confident the Mitrefinch Time & Attendance software can meet all your business requirements.
We have put together some Case Studies to highlight how our products and services have worked for our customers.
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