Today, technology is evolving at a rapid pace and impacting almost every aspect of our lives, including the way we work and do business. One area that has vastly improved by digital innovations is time tracking. Traditional methods, such as handwritten notes and paper time recording, have proven to be very imprecise and susceptible to fraud.
In this article we discuss why digital time registration is necessary and why its integration within an ERP system works more efficiently and better. We then discuss the limitations of QR codes for time registration and explain how Klien-IT offers the solution for the cleaning industry in terms of time registration.
Accuracy and Time Saving
With digital time registration, employees can quickly and easily record their clock-in and clock-out hours using an App on their phone. This improves accuracy, but mainly prevents the risk of fraud and manipulation of hours worked. An app registers where and when you clock. So you can't just fill in some times.
An integrated time tracking app provides real-time insight into employees' hours worked. Employers can track their staff's attendance at any time, allowing them to better plan and intervene when someone doesn't show up.
Efficient time management
By implementing digital time registration, it becomes easier to check and approve the hours worked. The system automatically shows which times deviate, so that you do not have to go through every line. This ensures timely and accurate payroll processing.
Everything in order
Digital time registration offers companies the opportunity to comply with legal regulations and labor laws regarding working hours, breaks and overtime. Keeping this information digital makes it easier for employers to verify compliance and avoid any potential compliance issues.
While QR codes are useful tools for many applications, they have some limitations when it comes to time tracking. Below we break down the restrictions into a number of headings.
QR codes are easily scanned and copied by anyone who has access to them. This means that employees are able to fake their clock-in and clock-out hours simply by taking a picture of the code and using it later. This way they can easily clock in from home or adjust the QR code.
Unreliability of Physical Codes
Physical QR codes get damaged, fade or become illegible, which can make it difficult for employees to scan them. This can lead to inaccurate time recording and frustration for both employees and employers.
QR codes do not provide additional functionality for capturing relevant data, such as reasons for leave, project codes or specific tasks. An integrated app does offer these functionalities. In addition, the content of the App can be easily adjusted, just see how to adjust all QR stickers at any location…
When developing a time administration module in Klien-IT, we mainly assumed the convenience for the employee on the work floor and the back office.
For the employee, time registration consists of just one click on the clock when clocking in and also when clocking out. The employee also immediately sees when he has clocked in or out too far or at the wrong time. This creates awareness among employees of their mistakes.
In the back office you can watch live who is clocking where at what time. This way, there is always access to the current clock status. In addition to record when employees clock in and out, it is also automatically determined where they do this. This way you always know whether they have been on the project during working hours.
For the check, Klien-IT has simple overviews in which the deviations are already shown. This means you don't have to go through every list, but you immediately see where things go wrong.
Digital timekeeping has become essential for modern businesses and its benefits are obvious. An integrated app offers accuracy, time savings, real-time insight and efficient time management. On the other hand, QR codes are limited in functionality and have security and reliability issues.
Klien-IT offers the best solution for the cleaning industry, with specific functionalities, mobile accessibility and powerful reporting and analysis options. By embracing digital time registration and opting for an integrated app such as Klien-IT, cleaning companies can significantly improve the efficiency, accuracy and productivity of their operations. If you are interested in using Klien-IT-Systems, contact us here or ask for a free demo!