Web Based Time Clock Software
Enjoy the benefits of real time data with web based time clock software. Employees use a wide variety of clocking options to log on to the system including laptop computers, iPads and cell phones. Once clock in data is collected it is sent immediately to the system for reporting and analysis purposes.
The Traditional Time Clock System
The traditional time clock system has usually been a device. Initially, these devices were mechanical in nature, such as a punch clock. Eventually, time clocks became electronic devices, and that allowed them to integrate a wide range of advanced features, including automatic data entry to databases. However, as businesses became more computerized, traditional time clocks seemed clunky in comparison to a digital employee time clock.
The Advantages of using a Web based Time Clock Software
The greatest advantage to using web based time clock software solution is versatility and the employee self-service module. Firstly, since the time clock isn’t physical, the company can integrate it into other systems in whatever way is most productive and cost-effective. For instance, a business that uses visitor management can simply integrate its software-based time clock into that system. Secondly, software-based time clocks are easily upgraded without any need for additional hardware unless the business chooses to change its access format.
Web based vs. Traditional Time Clock Software
Traditionally, a software-based time clock system is maintained locally by the company that owns and uses it, and in large companies, it might be accessed remotely by various components of the business. With web based time clock software, the software is run on servers by the provider or hosted in cloud. Employees access the system using a website interface or the Advance System app on smartphones and tablets. If business systems require integration, then that integration is achieved remotely over a secure connection.
The Pros of Web Based Time Clock Software
The pros far outweigh the cons. The big advantage here is that the service is infinitely flexible, and when the needs of the business change the cost of adapting to those new needs falls on the provider. A web-based solution generally does require a subscription fee, but that is a known cost that the company can account for, and that cost is more than offset by the money that the business will save by not having to incur the cost for updates to the system over time.
The Web-Based Route
In addition to those advantages, many modern companies are moving to a web-based system due to an expanding mobile workforce in the workplace. Since a modern business can have employees all over the world and even working at home, it makes sense to have a time clock system that is easily accessed by all of them.