For an effective and healthy business part of its success comes from the use of time management software. Implementing time management software has numerous beneficial effects on a business. Efficiency is improved across the board. Costs are reduced as employee time becomes focused on appropriate tasks. Expenses are lowered by minimizing wasted man hours. The American Payroll association asserts that businesses can expect to see savings of 9% immediately after implementing time management software.
While time attendance software helps to reduce errors in organisation and improves the efficiency of scheduling it doesn’t necessarily prevent wage fraud occurrences such as “Buddy Punching”. Buddy Punching is a form of wage fraud whereby an employee clocks in a co-worker who is tardy or absent. In a company with large numbers of employees such phenomenon can have a massive impact on expenses.
Biometrics can be integrated with certain time management software to create a foolproof way of preventing Buddy Punching and other workplace fraud. Biometric devices are devices that can detect human features that are unique to individuals. The most common forms of biometrics are ones that measure people’s fingerprints but biometrics can measure other features such as irises. With biometric scanners a person has to be physically present to identify themselves unlike other attendance monitors such as punch cards or swipe cards.
Biometric capability can be integrated with time management software from Advance Systems. A wide range of biometric devices can be integrated with Advance Systems’ products. Plugging directly into the USB ports of workstations desk top fingerprint readers allow employees to clock in at their desks.
Advance Systems can also provide Lugmidigm multispectral imaging biometric time clocks. These are fingerprint readers designed to be used in any environment. This means biometric scanning can be used at outdoor sites or externally on a building. Employees can use them to clock in and out as they enter and leave the building.
Time management software integrated with biometrics systems can also be used to bolster security measures in the workplace. The scanners can be used to confirm that the personnel using a particular fob key or pass code is authorized to do so. They can also be used to restrict access to controlled areas.