When it comes to an accurate and efficient solution to employee attendance, it’s no secret that biometrics and its related software will perform at a more significant level than less modern solutions.
Using Biometrics in the Workplace
A biometric attendance system is a fantastic solution to perform attendance management, both in physical and remote capacities. This means that employees will no longer have to rely on individuals or outdated software to properly manage employees, whether they attend the office in person or work from home.
There are three methods of biometrics that can be applied when using the right software and these include facial, fingerprint, and iris recognition. The better the software, the more features businesses will be able to make use of – but even the most standard implementations will provide comprehensive reporting that will include aspects like a summary of working hours, vacation times, overtime, sick leave and any relevant information. Combine this with location tracking and the ability to export data seamlessly to the existing payroll system and your soon see why biometrics are becoming the leading attendance management systems around the world.
The benefits of using biometrics
There are a wide array of benefits to enjoy for both businesses and employees, and these include:
- A cost-effective approach to employee attendance
- Minimized false reporting (i.e. no fake check-ins or check-outs)
- A more efficient way to monitor attendance
- A higher level of accuracy and security
- Easy-to-use reliable systems for employees
- The ability to record attendance information any time, anywhere, with little more than a smartphone
- Contactless and offline attendance for improved connectivity
How does biometric attendance software work
In most cases, fingerprint scanners are the most preferable, as these provide the simplest, most effective solution that can be used anywhere in the world. Fingerprint scanning software uses biometric data such as the indicating points of an individual’s unique fingerprint to authenticate those using the software and then saving said data in the appropriate place.
When you use fingerprint verification to track attendance, employees will be required to scan their fingerprint when they start and finish work (and at any other time that may be necessary or required by the company).
Data will be instantly stored within the biometric attendance system, where it can later be accessed to help calculate wages, perform wage settlement, construct daily, weekly, or monthly salary reports, and more in the fastest simplest, and most accurate way. This data can be stored either on the cloud or on-premises to suit the business’s needs.