Automated time and attendance systems can benefit companies that seek new ways to derive efficiencies from their existing processes.
Traditionally information collected by workforce management systems served to assist the pay office in automating the payroll processing function. However accurate time and attendance data can be utilised to drive efficiencies across different areas of an organisation.
Automated time and attendance systems produce live reports with accurate, real-time data and analytics that can provide management with a better insight into their workforce. Companies can use this information to identify potential problem areas, and take immediate action to resolve them before they adversely impact operations.
The time and attendance system can also be integrated with other core business IT applications such as ERP, Outlook Email, Payroll, HR, and point of sale systems, further extending the use of workforce management information and corporate investment in IT systems.
Time and attendance information is proving to be particularly beneficial in business areas such as job and labour costing, absence management, workplace health and safety and fatigue management.
The emergence of improved biometric data capture devices and the rapid growth of smart mobile technologies have also extended the reach of workforce time and attendance tracking, enabling organisations to effectively monitor employee activity and performance data across geographically distributed teams.
Workforce management systems are no longer limited to payroll processing, with information now being utilised to gain greater operational efficiencies, facilitate WHS and fatigue management initiatives, and plan production cycles and cost projects.
Mitrefinch Australia offers comprehensive time and attendance management solutions for the workplace.