Hr & Administration
7th January 2014 From India, Bangalore
Basic Low cost devices come with a freeware which may not solve your purpose of good solutions. Because free-wares cannot be customised by low cost service providers because they offer product and not so quality service with long term perspective.
7th January 2014 From India, Mumbai
Please type Biometric Attendance in the above "What do you Need?" Box and click on "Research" Button. You will get plenty of earlier posts on this subject. We have already discussed on the pros and cons of various biometric attendance system. The type of selection of Biometric Attendance system is fully depending on the work force involved in your industry.
7th January 2014 From India, Kumbakonam
Installing an Access Control device is a good idea. And, you need to think about various aspects before installing.
-) You are saying your headcount is 60 (approx), then you don't need a Bio-Metric Reader, since it is costlier.
-) If the nature/ process of your company is very classifieds, then go for a Bio-Metric Reader, since confidentiality is more important that cost.
-) If you are making this reader for marking attendance only then, you don't need a reader installation. All you need to do is to make strict policies of timings.
Think in all possible ways and install, Rathi Naik.
7th January 2014 From United States
In my opinion a biometric device will certainly reduce your workload. But you need to first list down your requirements before you start discussing with companies dealing with such devices.
a) The number of shifts operating in your company with the timings for each shift.
b) Do you have a flexi timing option or the shift timings are fixed.
c) What is the grace time you intend to give to each employee every day for shift reporting?
d) What is the cut off grace time beyond which the employee is considered late?
e) If he is considered late for work, what should the device do should it consider him absent or you will manually intervene and mark him present as the case may be.
f) If you are working in different shifts what is the frequency of shift rotation (Generally it is weekly). If so what is the pattern of shift rotation A shift to B shift, B Shift to C shift and C shift to A shift and so on.
g) If there is a shift change how are your employees going to intimate you and what is the manual intervention you propose to do
h) Do you intend to connect the attendance recorded to your payroll software?
i) Do you propose to enter leave data also in the software?
j) Do you propose to introduce the biometric attendance at all levels (Top management), if so upto what levely. If you want to exclude top management people, how will their attendance be recorded?
k) What are the reports you intend to generate from the software?
- Daily attendance report
- Daily late coming report
- Daily late sitting report
- Shift changes report
- Early in/ Early out report
- Loss of Pay report
- Extended Lunch report
- Absenteeism report ............................
l) Which of these you want to view in screen and those you would require a hard copy for authorisation purpose.
m) The number of locations you would require a reader to capture the finger prints. If the strength is less then one reader will suffice, but if the number of employees are more then you need to install more than one. The location of the reader must be free for employees and if there is crowding then it creates time delay in registering attendance.
Some reports are available in the software by default but may require some fine tuning while some reports have to be customised.
There are two elements in Biometric attendance devices. The cost of the device and the associated software. Clearly understand the cost implication and then propose to the Management.
Ask the service provider shortlisted by you to provide the device for one month for you to test it out. Generally companies agree to this.
After one month generate reports sought by you and then decide the matter. More importantly you need to educate your employees on registering the attendance on the device.
8th January 2014 From India, Madras