One of the biggest benefits of time and attendance software is that it ensures attendance management is precise and efficient. It can track attendance, breaks and time off. It also ensures that employees clock in and out. The best solutions can also measure how much time is spent on specific tasks, projects or an application.
Many software solutions work in the background collecting information on apps used, websites visited, and all other activities performed. Business owners can access all the information on reports.
It’s important that your time and attendance software fully integrates with your payroll system. The software can be used to provide accurate attendance data (employee working hours, overtime, holiday pay) for the payroll cycle that can be used to calculate salary and other benefits.
The three main integration options available are – payroll, HR and access control. To get the full benefit of this technology, ensure your chosen time and attendance software can easily integrate with your existing HR and payroll software. Ideally, it should also be able to integrate with electronic access systems installed to verify that the data submitted on a timesheet is accurate and valid.
Reporting and Analysis
The best software solutions go beyond tracking and should be able to generate attendance-related reports to analyse all workforce data. This includes hours worked, online activity and absence patterns. Most solutions come with a range of reporting and data collection tools to generate work summary reports in the form of graphs and charts.
The reports generated can provide business owners with insight into their businesses and empower them in their decision making, including where to allocate time and resources. The data gained from the software can also be used to better manage staff budgets and give early indications of patterns of absence that may need investigating or early intervention.