Automated time and attendance software is great for organizing your workforce. It ensures that records are centrally located. It is also effective at reducing payroll costs. After implementing time and attendance software in the workplace a company can expect on average to see immediate payroll expense savings of 9%, that’s according to the American Payroll Association.
While time and attendance software means improved scheduling efficiency and reduced organizational errors it doesn’t necessarily prevent “Buddy Punching”. Buddy Punching is when an employee fraudulently registers a tardy or absent co-worker as being present. Depending on how many employees a company has, Buddy Punching can potentially cost thousands in unearned wages each year.
Biometrics is a way of measuring or detecting certain unique features of the human body such as fingerprints or iris structure. This means that unlike with older punch or swipe cards the identifier has to be present in order to register their attendance. Time and attendance software that has an integrated biometrics system is a fool-proof way of preventing buddy punching and other work place fraud.
Advance Systems offer such a capability with their time and attendance software. It allows a range of biometric devices to be incorporated into your workforce management system including desktop readers that plug into a computers USB port. Using this, employees can clock in directly from their workstations. Biometric time clocks are also available that use Lumidigm multispectral imaging which gives accurate readings in any environment meaning it can be used externally, at the entrance to buildings or on outdoor work sites.
Biometrics also help to improve a businesses security. Biometric scanners can confirm an employee’s identity to ensure codes and key-fobs are being used by the authorized person. They can also be used to restrict access to controlled areas where a key-card or swipe used alone could be passed to an unauthorized person.
Advance Systems’ time and attendance software with integrated biometrics provide greater accuracy for tracking attendance and ensuring safety of company assets. Their systems also ensure employee security and privacy as copies of fingerprints are not stored and cannot be retrieved from terminals.