Biometrics is Fantastic! So, what are you still doing with punch card?

Seriously, we are in 2017 and punch card system for attendance is so old school, even our grandpa knows with how it works. Undoubtedly with punch card  system the process of clocking is simple; you take a card assigned to you, slot it into a gigantic clock that shows your time and push the card inside the clock until the machine stamps the time on the card. There should be nothing wrong with that, should it? You’re definitely wrong. To punch the card is irrefutably simple, but the process that comes after the punching of the card that is going to cost you more money than you wish to admit.

Manual data collection from a stack of paper is a mundane task. Nobody is looking forward to doing this task especially not during crunch time at the end of each month. When one has to take a bunch of information from papers and transfers it into a file, mistakes tend to happen. And it’s hard to confirm the accuracy of the data until it’s being compared to the actual ones, and who has time to do that? The fraudulent and careless staff, at the end of the day, could cost companies a lot of money from attendance alone.

Buddy punching is also a never-ending case in conventional attendance system. The mantra for buddy puncher is, “You scratch my back and I scratch yours; I punch for you today and you punch for me next". Nobody is going to flag anything amiss if the time is punched at the appropriate times. It doesn’t matter who punches the card, what matter is; the card has been punched with a time stamp. The punch card system is absolutely simple, inexpensive and requires no technical know how but the truth is, manual attendance system always put employers and business owners on the losing side due human factors and errors.

Biometrics technology also is not exactly new; it has been around for more than a decade and it has done amazing jobs to businesses far and beyond expectations. The appeals of biometrics system are simply on its accuracy and automation. It’s not magic; the matching technology of fingerprint and facial recognition leaves no room for fraudulent behavior to seep into your organization. No proof of the correct employee, no attendance will be recorded. The world has been buzzing about artificial intelligence, data analysis, IoT appliances, cloud technology, block chain and etc, but if a business doesn’t start automating its process, it might not survive the next wave of change.

Biometrics like FingerTec system automates attendance’s and door access’s data collection and making it easier for the management software to generate, calculate and analyze the data for better assessment and remedial actions. The convenience of biometrics solution is second to none because it can accomplish data collection faster than you can punch a card. It takes less than 2 seconds to verify an identity accurately. Automation is important because it saves time; eliminate errors and opens up efficient collaboration with other relevant third party solution like payroll for better performance and cost effectiveness. And most importantly, when the data is correct, ready and uniform, migration to other technology like cloud solution would be breezy for the future.

So, what do you say we set a date to biometricize your business operation?  

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8 Fun Facts about the BLE powered Beacon

Did you know that ……

1. Before the days of the BLE Technology, Beacons were typically referred to Lighthouses, tall structures that guide ships to navigate at sea. The BLE Beacon, however, is no light house.

2. The BLE Beacon is a small device that transmit signals. Designed on purpose to be low powered, and to emit short range signals at set intervals. Its short transmission range makes it the perfect device for providing location-based information and services, such as marking time attendance.

3. BLE actually stands for Bluetooth Low Energy, it is an enhanced and advanced version of the Classic Bluetooth designed by Nokia back in the days. BLE has come a long way from its predecessor, enabling a greater variety of functions and data exchange capability, including reporting Time Attendance.

4. BLE Beacons are easy to use, and apps such as TimeTec TA has made it so that users only need to Sign in, and with a single tap, you can mark your attendance in the office. Its technology, not magic!

5. Beacon is a widely accessible technology. Because BLE capability is found in most of our mobile devices today, Beacons are able to work on Android and iOS platforms on smartphones and tablets.

6. With BLE, Beacons maintains a very good battery life. Generally lasting from about 18 to 24 months, while some may even last over 5 years. Despite their reliability, Beacons don’t actually work that hard. They let Bluetooth do all the work, and Bluetooth is incredibly energy efficient. Even with a small sized battery, it packs a good punch.

7. Beacons are not just user-friendly, they are respectful. Because Beacon requires users to Opt-in for a successful pairing. It makes a secure, friendly and respectful device for Time Attendance.

8. When BLE Beacons are implemented with TimeTec TA in your office you can forget punch cards and access cards, all you need is your smartphone to clock in and/or out.

Try your hand at Time Beacon for Attendance using TimeTec TA mobile app and watch this video to know how easy it is to get your attendance data sorted out. Stay tuned for more info about beacon on this blog.

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