TimeTec Says Hello 2018!



2017 is a year full of interesting challenges and the major one for us to solidify our footing as a cloud solution provider for the workforce and security industry. In 2017, we have had the pleasure to serve various large corporations from diverse industries in the local market as well as in abroad with TimeTec TA, and this experience has provided us with invaluable feedback from the real consumers for system and feature improvements. The market responds well to our solution and it's been accepted around the world without many glitches. Due to the market growth and our immense enthusiasm for cloud development, our R&D team size has multiplied and we are adding more members into our sales and marketing team to preach cloud to more companies out there. More and more amazing features have been added into the solutions to the benefits of our subscribers without imposing them with additional charges and we keep on finding ways to improve on the user experience and the user interface of our solutions. In 2017 as well, i-Neighbour comes along and dangles its sexy ideas of managing visitors into a gated guarded neighbourhood using mobile coupled with the promise of a more modern community living through IoT integration that makes the market salivate for more. The i-Neighbour team has been supremely busy throughout the year meeting interested parties who are keen to explore the solution further. Overall, the rising demand for cloud solutions has made us feel excited to enter into 2018. So, what’s in store for 2018. TimeTec workforce management subscribers can look forward to a more wholesome array of solutions which include attendance, leave, profile and recruitment that can be integrated with one another. Customers can pick and choose the solutions suit to their companies and look forward to a more modern and better process automation. i-Neighbour will be introducing more IoT solutions such as smart lock, smart lift, smart barrier and don’t forget to look out for Smart Sensing that can trace the changes in your surrounding environment in order to make informed decisions about your quality of life. Yes, bring on 2018. We are thrilled to install more FingerTec biometric solutions around the world and more importantly, we are excited about the prospect of cloud businesses and we’ll strive to achieve cloud-awesomeness in 2018 and beyond. 

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Embracing A Mobile-Centric Lifestyle



If people were to open a computer every time they want access to their Facebook account or Instagram or Gmail, many people will instead prefer to talk to each other. In 2017, smartphones have become universal, crucial and ubiquitous in the lives of many, simply because phones are now not merely a tool for people to connect to someone, these gadgets are being used for a variety of tasks including but are not limited to information findings, tracking of progress, tracking of locations, playing games, keeping photo albums, and the truth is, the possibilities are endless as we head into the future. In January 2017, there were 2.2 million apps available in the Apple Store while Android offers a whopping 2.8 million apps ready to be downloaded into the smartphones. Ask any question and I’m sure there is an app for you out there. You always forget to drink your daily dose of water? Download a drink water app that reminds you to drink water regularly. You want to keep a diet diary, have at it. You want to make yourself taller, there is even a tall editor to feed your denial and fulfill your illusion. Basically, the app world has what you need and much more.

I believe that smartphone hasn’t reached its maximum potential just yet.  Smartphone users should be aware that with the increase in the computing power of the smartphone and other technologies introduced alongside like BLE, NFC, Wifi, GPS, QR Code and many more, various other actions and transactions can be accomplished through the smartphone. Taking this development into account, the smartphones have not only been useful in taking care of personal matters but now they have also transcended into all aspects of our everyday living including managing our bank accounts and managing our jobs.

Online banking, for example, has been around for quite some time, however, banks have been striving to offer services on Mobile Application but with limited features. Of late, more and more features have been added to the app to increase customer's satisfaction and to serve consumers who do not own a personal computer. Movie tickets, hotel confirmations, flight tickets and much more are made mobile ready, no printing required. At the workplace, Mobile Applications have started to become a norm whereby employees can clock attendance through smartphones, offices can trace employee's’ whereabouts using GPS, view attendance data in real-time, and etc. Employee leave applications and approvals can be done through smartphones; making all transactions accurate, paperless, effective and traceable. The automation of leave management will enable human resource department to focus on other pressing matters at hand rather than to spend time calculating leave accruals according to staff’s service period and policy. The use of the application in the office promotes two-way communication between the management and the staff which will result in more positive engagement.

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The use of smartphone does not only apply to a personal life or at the workplace anymore, it has now also become widespread across the community as well. i-Neighbour, for example, has led the way in combining cloud-based technology with IoT to offer modern communities with a mobile-centric lifestyle that uses a smartphone to manage visitor access as well as to gain access into many smart hardware such as smart boom gate, smart elevator, smart lock and many more. The main advantage of Mobile Application on top of convenience is its traceability, whereby nothing is lost in translations and transactions.

One might not be keen to embrace a mobile-centric lifestyle but I reckon, when the going gets tough, the mobile phenomenon will win because when life gets more dynamic; time and convenience matters.


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Keep Your Team Together with TimeTec Profile




Employee’s personal and employment information is most of the time private and has to be kept confidential by the Human Resource department. Information such as staff’s remuneration packages and other sensitive information need to be safely guarded by the HR personnel to avoid office crisis and complication.  Nevertheless, how do the they (HR) obtain and keep that information, as well as how accessible and updated is the information are the questions management need to ask going forward.

Conventionally, when a candidate comes for an interview, the person needs to fill up a form, bring their certificates and credentials, etc, and the HR personnel will file all the information and documents for future reference. While that has worked in the past, it doesn’t mean it has to be that way to stay relevant. Times have changed and many modern companies are indeed looking for a simpler way to manage employee information and that some information needs to be made accessible to other people apart from the HR personnel to achieve corporate efficiency.

TimeTec Profile has been created to centralize all your team members profiles into one place making it easier for authorized personnel to access into relevant information when required. TimeTec Profile offers employee data online, data intact, data correct and updated at all times.

With TimeTec Profile, all employee details can be keyed into the system straight from the interview phase and the information can be directly assimilated into the company’s profile during onboarding process. No more manual data entry required when TimeTec Profile saves all the information on cloud, online, complete with soft copies of certificates and credentials.    Create your company’s own organizational uniqueness by creating relevant fields to your employee’s profile. Get all the relevant details in your system and manage the organizational hierarchy easily through this single solution. No man is an island, and with TimeTec Profile, you can connect your team members effectively and efficiently. Don’t worry about confidentiality or information leak because the admin can determine the access levels of employees to safeguard your company’s confidential information and let different personnel to view different areas.

Through TimeTec Profile also, the company can subscribe to other useful workforce solutions such as TimeTec TA for workforce time attendance and scheduling as well as TimeTec Leave for leave management, and all the solutions can be managed from one place to avoid confusion and mismanagement.

By having everything integrated and accessible through different access levels, TimeTec Profile safeguards all your employee’s information so you can build your organizational structure and keep your team together effectively and affordably.

TimeTec Profile will be available by TimeTec Cloud by December 2017. Rest assured that the solution will be useful to any type of organization at a tiny price. Watch this space for more TimeTec Profile announcement.


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You Are Absolutely Right, Cloud Solution Is Expensive!



When asked about what is a setback of a cloud deployment within an organization, the answer is that implementation cost always tops the list. Customers often wonder why should they subscribe to a cloud solution when they could just buy a one-off similar Windows solution at a cheaper price? Yeah, why indeed.

There is nothing wrong with the existing Windows software except that of the initial get go, there are many steps involved in the installation such as setting up, user login and etc in which you are required to have an IT expert to run it. Trust me, without this guy, nothing moves. And on top of that, Windows software is also made to be quite rigid when sharing with other computers as well as login from other places are not permitted, because it is designed to be location-specific. Plus, don’t expect data from Windows software to be in real-time because it is not on cloud.

When cloud solutions are introduced, it brings a whole new meaning to the term data management. Cloud solutions promote seamless data management that is not bound by location or time of access. At USD2 per user per month for example, not only will managers be able to access the data from anywhere they want but also at anytime they wish too and the data they receive is in real time, which means that the data is always up to date and relevant. Users, on the other hand, do not need to carry their heavy laptops as cloud developers usually offer the mobile app as an additional tool for user’s convenience. The users of cloud system can be anywhere in the world and whenever they use a cloud system the data are always updated in real time for accuracy.

Of course, cloud solution is expensive. Running a cloud solutions team is definitely not easy on your bank account because you need to have the best team of coders to write the best user experience products your brand could ever deliver. The team must be able to identify problems and bugs at all times and they need to fix the problems the soonest possible and provide feature updates all year long with one objective in mind: To provide the best ever solution to the clients. What’s more, cloud servers also have to be set up, maintained, backed up, and secured from all ends to achieve the same objective for the customers. If all these are not expensive, then what is?

But most important of all, cloud solutions will provide customers with invaluable plus improved processes and amazing user experience that extends beyond its price. Definitely cloud solutions are expensive because of its subscription model, but it is loaded with useful features and convenience that makes the price aspect very minute in the bigger picture. By using cloud, users will no longer need to worry about server condition, maintenance, the IT guy, the database, etc because almost everything rests on the shoulder of the developers. On that note, companies that are reluctant to shift to cloud solutions could find their decision to be costly in the near future when data needs to be at your fingertips at all times.

And for USD2, what can you buy? One Nacho Cheese from Taco Bell. Think about it.


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Cloud Solutions Adoption: Cost vs Convenience



Ever casually picked up your smartphone and say “Gee, I’m really glad that my phone has all these awesome functions! Who knows how I’ll live without it?”. No or Maybe. Well, in this modern digital era that we are living in, the aspect of ‘Convenience’ is no longer a luxury but it is instead demanded and expected by the society that we lived in today.

For starters, let’s go back to our old-trusty smartphone, just only a few years back, our mobile phone was considered a revolutionizing device all by itself with only just the ability to make a phone call. Right now, people do not even question the fact that our phones can surf the Internet, take pictures, send an email and so on. The same can be said to business franchises as well. Back in the earlier days, a business operates by setting up a brick and mortar shops and hoping that customers will visit your premises in order for you to offer your services. Yet, businesses nowadays have taken a gigantic leap in reaching their customers through cloud solutions, i.e. offering services to customers right from their smartphones. We know, it’s crazy right! How did they even give it a thought?

In short, all businesses changes, it is their nature to adapt or otherwise get left behind. That’s said, why not start now and take the first step in adopting a cloud solution within your business management. After all, as the saying goes ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. Therefore in a timely manner, here are two major factors to consider before applying a cloud solution.  
COST:
Ah Money! The ‘obstacle’ behind every business. However, what is the price of convenience these days. Not much, is what we could say in terms of adapting into a cloud-based management system. Take for example our smart cloud solution, TimeTec TA which only costs 2 USD per user for a month. To top it off, what you see here is only the beginning as we also offer various discounts depending on the amount of users and the type of payment you choose. As a result, we can say that most of you here who decided to opt for our cloud solutions will definitely be paying much less than what we initially stated. However, we understand that it is only reasonable you would like to first inspect your goods before actually purchasing it. Hence, fret not as we are also giving out FREE 30 days trials for any company or organizations that wish to try what it’s like to be moving to a cloud management system. Better still, we will also be offering 10 FREE user licenses to whomever that decided to try out our wonderful services. Still not convinced? Wait till you hear what we have to say in terms of Convenience.       

CONVENIENCE:
Well, you’ll be very surprised! Imagine not having to fill up any physical application forms whenever you are applying for your leave, manually punching your working times on a card machine or the point where HR personnel do not have to keep track of the staffs’ working period in order to administer the exact salary amount. To sweeten the deal, this is only the icing on the cake as our cloud solutions: TimeTec TA and TimeTec Leave are capable of so many more amazing feats which we can’t wait to show it to you. What’s more, all these functions can be executed right from your personal Smartphones thus saving more of your precious time (a valuable resources these days) and further adding to your convenience.

Smartphone usage is ubiquitous these day. If you can connect and do everything from a smartphone efficiently, who doesn’t want that convenience.

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Ever casually picked up your smartphone and say “Gee, I’m really glad that my phone has all these awesome functions! Who knows how I...