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Next Up For stratustime Mobile
- nettime solutions staff
The competitive, innovative spirit we encourage at nettime solutions means we are continually seeking new ways to make our customers’ business lives happier, and our culture of experimentation continues to influence the way we create, deliver and support advanced software solutions to meet the anticipated needs of our customers.
Today, our mobile interface allows managers to see precisely where an employee is when he or she clocks in and clocks out via geolocation. It’s a very handy feature that allows managers to quickly verify their employee’s time and location of punch in real-time using Google Maps. Next on the horizon for stratustime’s mobile interface is geofencing. What geofencing does is allow the administrator to set a circumference in which an employee may punch in or out. This feature prohibits the employee from clocking in beyond appropriate boundaries and helps ensure the integrity of labor analytics. Do you want your employee to be able to clock in as he’s parking his car 100 feet from the building? Or should he only be able to clock in when he is officially on the premises and “at work?” While the current feature of geolocation certainly informs managers of their employees’ whereabouts, the new geofencing feature will stop infractions before they happen.
Single Punching En Masse for Managers
Currently, our mobile interface for smartphones allows managers to select a group of individuals (such as a team out in the field) and clock them all in and out en masse. This gives the manager the freedom to administer time and attendance more efficiently, rather than having to clock in and out each individual employee. The only downfall to this feature has been that the two punches (in and out) must be entered simultaneously. For instance, it’s 7:05 and I punch my crew of ten in at 7:00am and out at 3:00pm, as per the day’s schedule. We’re in the process now of improving this management-level mass editor by separating the mass clock ins from the mass clock outs. This would allow me to still clock my team in at 7:00am all at once, but I don’t have to commit to the day’s clock out at that time. I can clock the entire team out at 3:00pm as planned, or if I have employees who need to leave or I want to transfer to another job, I can handle those activities on an as needed basis without having to edit my work when I return to the office.