Any medium to large sized business that has been successful is well aware of the benefits and improvements that come with the implementation of time and attendance software. Time and attendance software directly results in increased workplace efficiency, reductions in expenses and a lowering of costs. In fact, according to the American Payroll Association, companies on average experience savings of as much as 9% immediately upon adopting time and attendance software in their business.
There’s no doubt that time and attendance software improves scheduling efficiency and leads to reductions in organisational errors when implemented in a company. However, not all time and attendance software is able to prevent certain wage fraud type activity such as “Buddy Punching”. Buddy punching is when an employee signs or clocks in a fellow employee who is not actually in attendance. In a company with a large number of employees the cost of practices such as Buddy Punching can be substantial.
Time and attendance software with integrated biometrics provides a foolproof way of preventing workplace fraud such as buddy punching. Traditional swipe, punch or key-code clock in systems do not require that the correct employee be present only that their swipe, pass code or punch card be present. Biometrics uses scanning technology to measure unique features such as irises or fingerprints. This means the actual person has to be present.
Biometric capability can be integrated into workforce management systems with Advance Systems’ time and attendance software. A range of different biometric detection devices can be integrated with this time attendance software. Small desktop readers can be connected to an employee’s workstation via USB cable. With this the employee can clock in directly at their desk.
Advance Systems time and attendance software is available with biometric timeclocks that use Lumidigm multispectral imaging. These biometric scanners give accurate readings even in harsh weather conditions. This allows the scanners to be implemented at external entrances of buildings or on outdoor sites allowing employees ot be clocked in and out as they enter and leave a building or site.