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November 30, 2017

Management of employees’ attendance has come a long way from obsolete physical punching to card-based swiping and fingerprint scanning in recent times. But as the technology is evolving, there’s an even better way to manage the attendance of employees in an organization – Geo-attendance.

Geo-attendance aims to simplify the process of attendance tracking in an organization. Based on the GPS technology, the software tracks the location of the employee and if  the employee is present in the designated area (called Geo-fence) at the designated time, then the attendance is marked.

Let’s look at some of the advantages of using the Geo-Attendance over the traditional way of marking attendance:

 Remote workers can easily mark their attendance

As opposed to fingerprint or card based attendance tracking system, there is no need for any infrastructure in this technology. An application can be installed on the employee’s smartphone which can be used to mark the attendance.

This is especially beneficial for tracking the attendance of field employees who work in remote locations and where attendance infrastructure is difficult to deploy. The organization will mark the Geo-fence for the employee and when the employee enters or leaves the premises (Geo-fence), his attendance will be taken care of automatically.

High level of customization is possible

Since there is no infrastructure and everything is done using a special application or web browser, it is easier for companies to make dynamic plans for employees. For example, an organization can set special shifts for an employee based on the location and whenever the employee reaches that location, the company will be notified and attendance will be marked.

Better insight  enables better decision making

During office hours, Geo-attendance can enable the organization to track all its employees and make decisions accordingly. This information can be accessed in real-time and hence is very useful specifically for the sales team. In an emergency situation, the organization can take a better and more informed decision with this data.

Positive employee experience

It is an easier and more comfortable way of marking attendance for the employees too, since they just have to enter in the Geo-fence instead of going to a particular machine and physically mark the attendance. Also, this technique is more reliable and hence ensures the employee that their attendance is properly recorded.

Easy integration with other modules

Geo-attendance systems can be easily integrated with the payroll system and leave modules of an organization leading to a smooth process of automatic payroll management. Similarly, other employee-related modules can be linked to it if required.

Efficient attendance tracking is crucial for all the organizations. Poor attendance maintenance can lead to inefficiency, loss of productivity and loss of clients for the organization which will ultimately hamper its growth and productivity. Hence, it is crucial to deploy the latest and best technology available for attendance management and that, in this case, will be Geo-Attendance system.

Geo Attendance your way to smart attendance

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By HR-One Team
August 11, 2017

Marking employees’ attendance from any location, time-management, payroll integration are some of the pain points of an organization. However, as the technology advances an organization can resolve these issues and keep better track of employees’ time and attendance. With Geo-attendance tracking, you can manage heaps of data better and derive useful insights from it.

Let’s give a quick glance as why you should include next-generation time and attendance software in your business.

Maintain Employee Records With Utmost Accuracy

With the help of Geo attendance software, employees are free to mark time and attendance from their working location at a preferred time. Using an intuitive and user-friendly dashboard, you can eliminate the manual efforts of keeping a close watch on the go.

Online Attendance Marking

Enable employees to access their information online or through their smartphones. This software allows employees to mark attendance, or raise any request using the browser, without any biometric devices or the need of some hardware based time-tracking devices. To prevent misuse, you will get a respective user id and password where employees are free to manage their account without any hassle.

Improve Overall Employee Experience

The Geo-attendance software brings great perks alongside managing attendance and leaves. It helps employees to keep a close tab on working hours (clock-in and clock-out feature). This  is instrumental for managers who can plan ahead and assign tasks accordingly.

Integrates With Any Hardware

Most Geo-attendance software are flexible and scalable and they can seamlessly work with any kind of hardware. To name a few, biometric devices,RFID, smart cards etc. The integration is smooth, zero risk and minimal business disruption. This integration can bring a great change in the way we perceive the attendance management process.

HR Can Focus on Strategic Tasks and Policies

With a user-friendly software, HR can now focus more on strategic policies where manual works get automated. The result is a smarter workplace where there are less chances of confusion, inconsistencies, high performance, and improved productivity.

With a robust system by your side, you are able to manage your workforce queries about their leaves and attendance. Geo-attendance software has simplified and eased the HR’s burden to an extent.  Organizations with the thought of implementing a Geo attendance system can give us a call for a demo of flexible, fast, scalable and enterprise-level Geo-attendance software.

Going Forward: Easy Clocking and Time Management with Geo-Attendance Software

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By HR-One Team