Take Steps Now For Better Time Tracking In 2012

It’s hard to believe it’s December already. Yet another year seems to have flown by!

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Not too long ago, I came across a statistic that the average company holds on to its time and attendance solution for seven to 10 years. That’s a long time, especially considering all the recent advances in time tracking technology. Try to remember what personal computers were like 10 years ago, compared with their capabilities today. Well, the advances over the past decade in time and attendance tracking are similarly dramatic.

If you’re still using an older time tracking system, your business could be losing out on the advantages offered by a modern timekeeping solution. It may be time to take steps toward an upgrade.

No Time Like The Present

If you’ve had your current solution for more than a few years, December is a terrific time to re-evaluate your system. Take a look at what time and attendance systems can offer these days. Find out if these newer systems offer capabilities you don’t have now, or more secure data entry terminals, or any other enhanced features you could use.

For instance, if you’re concerned about “buddy punching,” you can get a snazzy biometric time and attendance system for less than $600. Use our Savings Calculator to see just how quickly time theft adds up — and find out how much you can save simply by being sure employees are physically present when they clock in or out.

Or let’s say to help morale and promote work/life balance, you now allow your employees the option of telecommuting. You still need to record time for overtime-eligible employees (including salaried non-exempt workers). You may want to consider upgrading to our online time clock, AcroTime. Your employees can safely and securely clock in and out, no matter where they’re working. All they need is Internet access and a browser.

Do your research now. Know what you need, and how it will benefit your business. When January rolls around to begin a new year (and for those of us who operate on a calendar fiscal year, a new budget) you’ll be ready to take advantage of the opportunity.

Best of all, depending on what sort of time tracking you’re using now, an upgraded system could pay for itself in as little as a few months! And that would make a pretty good way to start off the new year, don’t you think?

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