Time and Attendance Software – A Step to Make SMBs Big, Bigger
Posted on October 15, 2012
Technology has made world paper free and gone are the days when companies used to use attendance registers. If one is still using it, that means either the company is too small or if it is big, then it has no plans to be bigger. Business use e-technology to communicate like we have e-bills, e-solutions, email, etc. to perform our everyday tasks. It is noticeable that the companies are also welcoming this change and getting more and more digital. The latest addition which almost all firms big or small have incorporated in their infrastructure is time and attendance software.
This software helps in tracking and maintaining the record of each employee’s time and presence. Earlier this was done on paper and people were required to monitor the whole process. The process in turn was much sluggish and tedious. Time and attendance software has made the whole process smooth and error free as it is the machine that keeps the track and contains all the records and is free of any human error. The software also has the option of computing the salaries. There are many companies that are making attendance software and the big firms are even outsourcing this division to these software manufacturing companies who in turn manage all the employees’ data for the MNC’s.
Different companies have different needs as some are working in shifts and their primary focus is on the time of each employee, there are others who want to track the regularity of an employee and others who want to track the leave records. Time and attendance software are made keeping all these needs and software are designed keeping all these factors in mind. It has many advantages like it is easier to use, has data backup facility, error free, does not require monitoring, can be purchased according to utility.
Companies are using these software more and more as they make the handling of employees easier. The companies which have large strength of workers find it very difficult to compute the salaries and tracking the employees but software like biometric devices, swipe cards, etc. have made the work much easier and these software also have enhanced the security. People without cards have no access to the entrance. The software come with different features and has different parameters for maintaining the records, companies should first go through these parameters and should compare them with their requirements and then should select the time and attendance software. Such a software is essential in all firms as it will help in increasing the efficiency of employees in a relaxed environment.