The average employee loses an hour a day to sloppy productivity skills and interruptions. The average team spends only 20% of the workday on high-value tasks. A run-of-the-mill office uses time like water, diluting its hours with desk clutter, messy scheduling, and interruptions. It’s time to extract all those unused hours from your workspace so that you can earn returns on every portion of your human resource investment. Enter: the cloud—the new dimension of time management.
As the business world has evolved, its time management strategies have grown more nuanced, so the software used to monitor them has become increasingly ever-present. The cloud will follow your staff wherever they go, from the busy roads your logistics team drives each day to the quiet desks of your remote workers. The cloud is more than just secure. It’s omnipresent. Think of it as the leader who sits on your employees’ shoulders, constantly finetuning their productivity.
A Closer Look at Cloud based time and attendance Software
If you’ve limited your time and attendance tools to a meagre cloud based employee time clock, you’re losing out on much of the power at your disposal. Today’s premium software can:
-1) Integrate into your payroll
The cloud erases the barriers between your payroll staff, bookkeepers, and other human resources staff. Now your admin team can automate or pass on records that were once repeated by every office they entered. This way, your payroll virtually handles itself. Welcome to the integrated administration office, where HR workers and bookkeepers have the time to focus on high-level tasks instead of mindless data entry work. Cloud-based TMS keeps every office connected, so collaboration has never been this possible… or this thrilling.
-2) Create a more flexible workforce
2020’s massive global migration to remote offices has shown businesses how much productivity they can gain by giving their workers more flexible hours. HR-led cloud technologies will track your workforce so that you no longer need to keep tabs on its work habits. Employees can use web, biometric, and facial ID-based logins on any device, making remote work a fulltime possibility. A simple cloud based employee time clock can reduce your labour costs and ramp up your efficiency. It’ll even dish up data on your team so that you can use analytics to push them closer to perfection.
-3) Offer hands-free server management
A scalable, managed server expands your potential through data—the one superpower that can push your business into a more profitable era. The bottomless storage of the cloud carries that data to every user under your banner. Every department can inform every other department, delivering an optimised experience potent enough to act as a resource for critical applications. Cloud servers can deploy on spec in a flash, so they’re as economical as they are useful.
-4) Create scale through software as a service (SaaS)
The cloud’s SaaS service model evolves and grows with your business. You don’t need to commit to one time management tool or set of specifications for the coming years. Your TMS can grow and change with you.
-5) Manage your logistics through transport management systems
When everyone on your supply chain has access to the same TMS platform, you can optimise your routes and networks remotely. When crisis strikes, you can plan a new route or put more workers on the road. Cloud TMS also generates valuable data to fuel your freight optimisations, warehouse strategies, and storage layouts. On-premise solutions might be more secure, but their cost of entry is tough to stomach. The cloud’s storage capacity is bottomless, and its real-time upgrades won’t require you to close down your entire system for maintenance.
How TMS is Sculpting a New Future
Tomorrow’s staff complement is managed in the cloud, but its benefits are far more tangible than mere digital abstraction. TMS might sound like a tiny chunk of your supply chain, but its sheer scope comes with benefits that touch every part of your enterprise by:
- Eliminating large hardware and software expenses.
- Enhancing and upgrading your system without the help of your IT team.
- Connecting your supply chain and trading partners, from your shipping companies to your suppliers.
- Providing constant uptime.
- Pushing your returns forward by keeping their initial investment affordable.
- Churning out data that will help you to make more intelligent shipping decisions.
- Reducing your freight costs by an average of 10 to 20%.
The TMS software industry has become a lively and diverse one. All the best cloud providers are in the race to provide the best tools. Some let you form partnerships with fleets or other third-party services. Others focus on creating professional workflows. Some track computer behaviour, reporting the amount of time employees spend on unproductive tasks. The latter offers insights that can help your workers to engage better in the future. If, like much of the UK, you intend to migrate permanently to a remote workforce, this kind of tracking will give your staff the external discipline they need for location independence. It’ll also help you to identify your top performers and highlight weaknesses in your leadership.
Not all time management tools are logistics-focused. Some software providers are more budget-oriented, tracking employees while keeping them in the collaboration loop. That spells three things: Happy clients, increased income, and a higher morale. A workflow that’s easy to visualise is easier to organise. Add integrated chats, and you have a powerful collaborative landscape that travels in only one direction: onwards and upwards.
The Best Time Management System on the Market
Advance System’s TMS system eliminates massive sections of your IT infrastructure. You get your best performance in exchange for less maintenance, fewer upgrades, and lower costs. That’s a partnership made in corporate heaven. We host your data under our own TMS cloud. As an accredited service provider, our data centres fulfil the strictest security demands in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Directive. We offer remote access on any device. In one easy step, you can bring your employees and leadership together in one collaborative setting. It’s time to think differently about your time. Your next evolution is waiting.