Timeclocks

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  1. cmsurfer

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    What are some of you guys using for timeclocks at your company?

    We have a timeclock that reads barcodes on a card and it's a POS. I'm looking into upgrading ours and was wondering what type of systems you guys use and how you like them.

    I think I want to keep it to a card, but may explore the possibility of going to a biometric unit. We need an actual timeclock, not something that is web-based.

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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Timeclock? I come and go as I please lol
     
  4. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    we just got some outdated finger print biometric timeclocks. the company purchased them back in 2004. they suck, they set our times that we have to go on breaks. also, the finger print scanner is terrible, sometimes it will take 10 tries to punch in. you end up with a line of 5 angry people behind you. also, some days the touch screen calibration will be totally off, making it impossible to type in the punch type and employee number
    our wireless network is weak, so they occasionally won't sync up with the server.
    the other day one of them crashed, it had to close a generic host service, looks like they run a light version of windows xp.

    the company's website is under construction :rofl:
    http://www.bluecubesoft.com/

    we used to use a kronos system that would use swiped barcodes, never had a single problem with it, other than people forgetting badges or swiping for someone else...
     
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    Thanks for the replies... I found out that our current vendor has a hand punch machine... It doesn't scan fingerprints, so that might be the way to go. It is a manufacturing company, so one of my concerns with a fingerprint scanner is dirt and stuff.
     
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    We have workers in the factory that are not on Salary... It's not for us in the office :p
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    The one I was leaning toward is on that same page - it's a hand scanner that uses the dimensions of your hand (apparently everyone's physical dimensions of their hand is diffirent!). The downside is that it wasn't TCP/IP capable.
     
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    Kronos
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Fawk. There's not much in this world that pisses me off than a company with no regard for those kinds of situations.

    :mad:
     
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    kronos is the standard for big-box. it can use swipped-cards as well as manual pin-based punches.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    they have been very leinent with scheduling and late punches. what pisses me off are the old people that put their finger on the scanner, but instead of laying it flat, they poke it.
    that and the people that keep their finger in the same spot while it tries to grab the print 5 times, then it errors and they attempt the same thing with their other index finger
     
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  13. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'm not surprised that it's northeast ohio.

    We've got to have some of the worst management teams in the history of the country.
     
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    Yea, I only saw the web-based app on the Kronos site. I took another look and found the terminals. I'll take another look.

    I'm leaning towards trying to stay with the same vendor since we would be able to use the same attendance software and I know it works with our payroll app.

    Also, this is gonna be < 30 employees.
     
  15. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    when I worked at HIQ Computers in Boston we used to build computers for Kronos .... :naughty:
     
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    kronos is more for big-box that connects thousands of employees to a central i-series mainframe. Probably over-kill for you.
     
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    Yea, I was thinking that.
     
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    We've also used Lathem products - PC100 I think it was. Okay for a standalone system. We moved to TimeForce because it can drill right into payroll software and it can be managed via website.
     

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