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Best 5 Web Applications To Manage Time And Attendance

Best 5 Web Applications To Manage Time And Attendance

Time and attendance software helps to optimize and track the hours that employees are spending on their work and helps to record salaries paid and wages. This type of software comes for businesses of all sizes. It provides personnel management with diverse tools which help in minimizing waste and maximizing cash flow.

Some of the important features of time and attendance management applications are:

  • tracking employee hours
  • wages paid
  • automating payroll process
  • complying with government’s regulation
  • making sure that employees are getting proper compensation for overtime
  • downsizing errors in bookkeeping
  • breaking down events and processes into graphs, tables, and charts
  • business analytics and business intelligence
  • human resources management systems

Here are some software apps that will help you in efficiently managing the time and attendance of your employees.

1. Emplotime

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    Emplotime is a web-based time clock system in which time and attendance of employees is calculated through a virtual clock. It doesn’t require any installation. It provides an administrator portal from where the administrator can authorize devices such as PCs, tablets, or mobiles to be used as the company time clock.

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    The chosen device should have features like geo-tracking, overtime monitoring, buddy punch lockouts, and the ability to export reports formats like Excel, PDF, and Word. Employees just need to click on the virtual clock to mark the entry when they arrive and leave. It is quite inexpensive and highly responsive. It notifies you when an employee clocks in or out at the administrator portal.

    The app also has the ability to provide detailed reports about weekly and daily overtime along with the specified information. It automatically deducts the breaks after the working hours are over. Employees can punch in as many times as they want. Emplotime helps to mark paid or unpaid hours of work, like sick leave or vacation, easily.

    2. ClockVIEW

    ClockVIEW is a solution that automates employee attendance and time for companies with over 50 employees. It has attendance and time tracking with access to historical and current information. ClockVIEW’s time slips, time cards, time clocks, and timesheets are features which have simple entry methods for recording time.

    The time-recording process helps to keep track of employees who attended and supervise time. The software gives an overall picture of businesses when the employees are taking vacation, working, and taking sick days. Managers have a notifications option for when an employee takes time off. ClockVIEW allows employees to submit in and out time and bid for shifts when other employees fall sick.

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    3. Clockspot

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      Clockspot is a cloud-based attendance and time system which allows employees to punch in and out through their phone by calling a toll-free number or using an online clock. The system then tracks caller ID and IP addresses to know exactly where employees are clocking in from. Employers can log into the system from any browser to review an employee’s timesheet and make any necessary changes if required.

      With Clockspot, one can also track deductions, earnings, manage overtime reimbursements, and run payroll reports. Supervisors can also assign task to employees and send messages. These messaging capabilities result in the need for fewer emails.

      Within a few steps, supervisors can generate reports instead of relying on payroll staff members. Reports can be exported to PDF, HTML, or Excel. Clockspot also allows payroll staff and supervisors to generate customized reports.

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      4. Easy Clocking

      Easy Clocking is both an on-premise and cloud-based time and attendance solution. This system has various features which enable employees to view actual hours worked, remaining vacation time, schedules, shift swaps, and to request time off.

      The system is compatible with proximity and boimetric time clocks, as well as web-based clocks. Employees can use mobiles phones and telephones to clock their time. The product also has features like employee scheduling, human resources management solutions, and absence management.

      Easy Clocking can be programmed to send alerts to employees and supervisors regarding attendance matters. There is a feature which helps supervisors and managers to keep a check on who is currently working onsite.

      5. APS

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        APS is a cloud-based solution. It helps to integrate many processes which are automated so that HR professionals and managers can focus on other tasks that add value to the organization. It has multiple options for tracking time, which include online time capture, mobile clock-ins, and biometric verification.

        The dashboard provides alerts for an instant view of time-off requests, missed punches, and employees who are in or nearing overtime. It has various tracking options which can be customized to fit the needs of the organization. The capturing of real-time data helps to provide more comprehensive and accurate performance appraisal evaluations.

        Conclusion

        There are number of time and attendance management software apps available on the market in addition to those mentioned here. When choosing the right app for your organization, you should consider your needs, the size of your workforce, and your budget. Any of these applications will help you better manage your employees’ time and attendance.

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        Last Updated on February 15, 2019

        7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

        7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

        Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

        Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

        Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

        So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

        Joe’s Goals

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          Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

          Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

          Daytum

            Daytum

            is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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            Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

            Excel or Numbers

              If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

              What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

              Evernote

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                I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                Access or Bento

                  If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                  Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                  You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                  Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                  All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                  Conclusion

                  I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                  What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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