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Finding Time and Attendance Software with the Features You Need

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

How to Find the Right Time & Attendance Software | Time Rack

Finding the payroll system that works best for you can be a lot of work. But it's only half the job.

A well-integrated time and attendance solution is essential for getting the most out of it,  and ensuring that your payroll is accurate and up-to-date.

Having time and attendance software that works with your payroll solution will save you hours of work and worry.

But there are a lot of options out there with a lot of features to choose from. The right choice begins with making sure there's a good fit with the payroll software you are using, but it ends with knowing the specific needs of the workforce that will be using it. The best time and attendance software has evolved to include many very specific and customizable features.

While everyone wants a system that is secure and user-friendly, the features that are useful for tracking hours at a grocery chain are not the same as those needed by a healthcare company.

Time & Attendance Solution Features

Customizable time and attendance software can save you and your clients a lot of effort. For example, the ability to tailor reports to calculate hours by project or department can take the work out of compliance reporting as well as providing visibility into efficiency efforts. Customization can also assist with managing a mobile workforce – or reducing HR tasks – with functions that can track PTO accrual and facilitate scheduling. Here are just a few examples:

  • Administration features can provide access to employee files and schedules by department or location, allowing them to approve and edit time cards and enable/disable time punch viewing
  • Advanced time off and clock management features allow employees and administrative users to apply for and manage PTO, maintain leave calendars and automatically deduct leave from timecards
  • Payroll file management functions can create custom options for billing preferences, extraction and maintenance of payroll files for groups and individuals
  • Employee management functions provide an employee-accessible portal that tracks pay rates, PTO accrual and time-off requests
  • Company settings can establish custom pay schedules and categories, time zone adjustments, and shift differentials
  • Alert settings can be used to monitor tardiness and compliance with break policies

There is much more that customizable time and attendance software can do. The best software also integrates with HR software, so you can add even greater efficiencies.

At Time Rack, Our Solutions Are Your Solutions

At Time Rack we have time and attendance solutions that work with all major payroll systems, including Thomson Reuters and QuickBooks. We have an in-house development team that has created bridges linking to payroll systems including ADP, Paychex, Millennium, Ceridian, iSolved, PayChoice and Xero.  We also have solutions for a wide variety of industry-specific needs, like tracking that facilitates PBJ reporting required under the Affordable Care Act, or DCAA-compliant reporting  for government contract compliance.

We have mobile application and geofencing features that make it easy to manage a workforce in the field. Whatever your time and attendance challenges are, we have a solution.

To learn more, contact us to schedule a demo of Time Rack software.

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