Green Edge Computers is the leading supplier of time and attendance systems and time tracking for small to medium-sized businesses. Select from complete solutions featuring time and attendance software and a biometric (fingerprint), RFID, or barcode time clock.
Time and Attendance access control series featuring biometric fingerprint verification sensor and technologies, the devices are used to install on the door entrance with built-in time and attendance management software to better manage multi-access points attendance control and duty roster arrangement.
Biometric Time Attendance Reader ensures that no employee can punch in for another, which eliminates time fraud and reduces payroll costs. Because every person’s fingerprint, iris, voice, retina face, hand, vein and signature are unique, a biometric time clock provides a quick, accurate,and reliable way to record “In” and “Out” punches for each employee. That is why many companies now employ biometrics. In recent times, there are large number of Biometric Systems that are commercially available. Such Biometric systems are based on unique characteristics of human being. The most common, reliable and successful system is the one based on Finger Prints.
Users are supposed to put their thumb/index finger (or any specified finger) in the finger reader. The system then compares the finger print that is read with that in the central database for authentication. Most of the Biometric Systems do not keep an image of the fingerprint but a template. A template is basically a number that is calculated based on various characteristics of the fingerprint. Such an approach is desirable so that unauthorised persons may not sneak in unauthorised images of finger print in the database. When a Finger print is to be matched, it’s ‘template’ number is computed and compared with that stored in the database. Most systems allow for dry, greasy, chaffed and minor cuts on the fingers. The other biometeric systems are based on ‘Retina of the eye’, Palm, photograph or voice pattern recognition. The Palm based systems take the image of the palm from various angles and compare the same. The system that is based on Finger Prints is most popular and economical. .
The biggest benefit of these digital systems is that they eliminate the need for manual timecards. All of the time is collected electronically, with the calculations done for you. This cuts down on the chances of errors being made. Another positive is that these systems manage all your time needs — employee attendance, paid time off and scheduling — in one program. The biggest drawback to time-tracking systems is that they are more expensive than the old manual method where employees wrote down their hours each day or punched in and out using a paper timecard. Another potential downside is that they often force employers to curb the perception that asking their employees to track their time is some form of micromanagement.
"The goal of an automated time and attendance system is to provide a way to track an employees’ time," said Warren Steinberg, a techno functional HCM consultant for Executive Alliance. "This can be as basic as tracking working hours or as complex as tracking vacation, leave of absence, holiday and sick time. The most common time systems have an interface that allows employees to clock in and out, either via a kiosk, a laptop, a time clock, or even a mobile app. All of the time is tracked in the system and then is reported to a payroll system."
In addition to eliminating the need to manually track your employees' work hours, there are additional benefits to having a time and attendance system. They include:
With so many time and attendance systems on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your business. When shopping for a system, our experts highlighted a number of things you should look for: