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Tis The Time Of Year When Payroll Calculations Can Go Wrong

November 27th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Cloud Time and Attendance | Collective Bargaining | Employee Scheduling | Employee Self Service | Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on Tis The Time Of Year When Payroll Calculations Can Go Wrong)

The holiday season brings with it good cheer, happiness in the workplace and, anticipation of the office parties. For some companies, the holidays also means hiring temporary workers to fulfill orders or cover shifts of employees that are taking time-off during the season. And, if your company, is using a excel spreadsheets to create employee schedules and paper time cards to track attendance there is a real chance, you will miss the hours that these temporary employees worked.

You can increase both the happiness and productivity of your employees this holiday season by using a system, to accurately track, report and pay employees on-time, for hours worked.

Solution benefits for using ATS Time and Attendance include:

Increase flexibility and reduce costs
ATS Time and Attendance System helps companies achieve higher productivity, which, in turn propels better decision-making. Through the use of ATS time and attendance, you gain access to a flexible, cloud-based solution that’s easy-to-use, and will grow with your business.

Strive for excellence
Streamline payroll processes, and empower your employee to work more productively by giving them access to their self-service portal.  Through the use of ATS workforce planning, you achieve greater operational excellence by extracting the right information from time clock data and using them to drive better-informed, faster decision making.

Increase innovation and future growth
When you take advantage of the best-in-class technology with ATS cloud-based time and attendance, you are tap into 21st century workforce management software tools that can be accessed from virtually anywhere, any time, and on any device.

The bottom line; you don’t have to use manual processes to track employee time over the holidays. ATS time and attendance can manage every aspect of employee leave management, including federal, provincial/state, collective bargaining agreements (CBA), and corporate policies, in a single powerful cloud-based solution: ATS Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) solution.

To learn more, download a demonstration or call us at 866.294.2467.

Tis The Time Of Year When Payroll Calculations Can Go Wrong

 

The use of biometrics data collectors as a way to track employee attendance has become ubiquitous in virtually every industry, the world over. The popularity of biometrics is highlighted throughout the mission impossible franchise with iris, finger and face recognition technology. And, with this technology becoming the norm in 95% of ATS time and attendance deployments it’s an indication of just how far this technology has come. Biometrics however, has a long and storied history.

ATS Fingerscan Reader

This paragraph, from the website Wikipedia, describes the history of biometrics in this way “Biometric identifiers are the distinctive, measurable characteristics used to label and describe individuals. Biometric identifiers are often categorized as physiological versus behavioral characteristics. Physiological characteristics are related to the shape of the body. Examples include, but are not limited to fingerprint, palm veins, face recognition, DNA, palm print, hand geometry, iris recognition, retina and odour/scent. Behavioral characteristics are related to the pattern of behavior of a person, including but not limited to typing rhythm, gait, and voice. Some researchers have coined the term behaviometrics to describe the latter class of biometrics.”

If your company is considering deploying a biometric time and attendance solution, it’s important to note that while the capturing of data is similar, the difference is, at times, in the dissemination and data processing. For example, an ATS FaceScan time clock can be set up for “Look and Go”- in this scenario, an employee simply puts their face against the reader and once the image is recognized it registers their “In or Out Punch.” Whereas, a fingerscan reader will require an employee to key in a number on keypad that is attached to the unit in addition to placing their finger on the reader.

ATS HandGeometry Time Clock

The mention of biometrics conjures up a plethora of questions and concerns including; health, safety and privacy. And, there are well documented cases of companies having to explain to employees the convenience of a biometric time management system, after its installation as oppose to taking the time to give their workforce advanced notice. The implementation of biometric time and attendance system is made that much easier if everyone-especially the main users are included in the discussion process namely; Payroll Practitioner, HR Manager, and a member of the plant or production team. By the large, implementing biometric time clocks is simple if you have the right vendor. It’s also important to note that not all biometrics are suited for every environment and that’s where the expertise of vendor with deep industry expertise helps.

If you are considering implementing a biometric time and attendance solution and have questions, go to our website and download a list of FAQ or contact us by phone at: 866.294.2467.

ATS Multipurpose FingerScan Premium Time Clock

As companies become overburden with finding the correct data to analyze their workforce they are shifting their focus to deploying tools that can help them achieve these objectives in a timely manner. Business executives therefore, need to ensure they get the best possible return on their investment when selecting a time and attendance solution that aligns with their goals.

ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance provides companies with an intuitive dashboard that allows them to view employee data that’s in keeping with their business requirements. ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance labour analytics enables companies to capture complete and accurate snapshots of their employee labour activities through various workflow alerts.

TimeWork provides companies with a comprehensive view of their employee workforce activities with the strength to handle sophisticated pay rules and scheduling practices. When combined with the forecasting and budgeting tool, ATS TimeWork time and attendance labour analytics applies overtime based on configured workrules.

ATS TimeWork best-in-class Time and Attendance solution helps companies replace their manual and excel spreadsheet data into a real-time workforce management system. Having the right information at the right time helps organizations be proactive and improve productivity.  ATS workforce labour analytics helps achieve your goals of outlining financial objectives, decreasing labour costs, improving workforce efficiency and effectively managing talent. This is easily obtained by simply automating the processes allowing the system to do it for you.

To learn more go to our website. To view a demonstration contact an ATS representative at 866.294.2467

Most discussions on the environment tend to be a heated debate. As such, many businesses have embraced the idea of environmental stewardship and their products all of which, reflects their commitment to this cause. A recent study by the IDC highlights how businesses are taking notice of the environment in their own way.

As cloud solutions continue to transform the landscape of IT, companies are becoming more comfortable with this method of deployment. Today, many companies have moved their suite of time and attendance applications to some kind of hosted service and others are likely to follow suit.

ATS cloud time and attendance software has helped organizations derive benefits from a scalable, agile computing environment that also ensures interoperability, portability and mobility.

ATS hosted time and attendance is more flexible than a traditional model, offers cost advantages and frees up server space.

One of the greatest advantages of  ATS cloud time and attendance is that it comes with a lower initial investment, predictable monthly charges, and easy deployment are the few factors which have encouraged small and medium organizations to adopt integrated business structure.

Time and attendance implementation has always been an expensive venture, which has put off many organizations from deploying it.  A cloud time and attendance solution on the other hand, has removed that barrier. Unlike on-premises software there is no upfront investment and the monthly expenses are often predictable and above all, affordable.

By adopting a cloud time and attendance system, companies gain the expertise of ATS technical personnel in multiple areas related to software deployment. Paper waste is one of the biggest contributors to poor environmental practices at businesses, so this benefit should not be overlooked.

To learn more about ATS Cloud Time and Attendance solutions, go to our website. You can also follow us on Twitter or join the conversation on our LinkedIn group.

 

Companies that implement an on-demand time and labour solution will yield tangible cost reductions in both IT staff and hardware infrastructure. In addition to those benefits, a cloud based time and attendance allows access to view reports from anywhere from virtually any computer, playbook or smart phone that has access to the Internet. Because of such impressive benefits, interest in on-demand time and attendance is growing and installations are multiplying.

ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand is the most comprehensive workforce management solution for mid-sized and large organizations businesses looking to connect and access intelligent insight that drives global growth and profitability. ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance delivers the best of both worlds—providing you the freedom to choose between our On-Premises and On-Demand Solution. These solutions help companies retrieve employee data from various areas of their business in real- time, bringing production and front office operations into alignment.

ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand help companies:

Business Analytics
Transform disparate data into meaningful and powerful data analysis and reporting of ATS Time & Attendance. The integrated business intelligence tool allows you to access critical data to identify issues early in order to make an accurate analysis and take timely action to improve performance.

Human Resources, CRM, Talent Management and Payroll:
ATS industry-leading, comprehensive time management solution helps companies simplify payroll administration, automate tasks, and ensure your HR and other related data is accurate and complete.

Data Collection and Job Costing:
ATS Time and Attendance solution provides an alternative to manual time and attendance systems. The Solution streamlines attendance processes, cuts down on payroll time and costs and eliminates costly errors. The job costing module allows companies to track projects by quantity, by the hour, or cost, and compare planned jobs and budgets with actual jobs and budgets.

Numerous organizations struggle with streamlining costs and are unsure of how to track the productivity of employees. ATS Time and Attendance solution automates the calculation and reporting of hours worked and paid time off based on your company’s pay policies. This makes it easier for you to manage labour costs, control overtime, and empowers your workforce with self-service access to hours, schedules and vacation balances. 

To learn more go to our website to view a demonstration of ATS TimeWork Time and Attendance.