29 Aug ‘Time & Attendance’ Software Integrates With Biometric Readers
An integration of cutting-edge biometric recognition technology with a dedicated Time & Attendance software package is offering organisations real-time information designed to streamline payroll and personnel management.
Thinking Software of Oxford, who provide dedicated Workforce Management and Time & Attendance solutions to a wide range of blue-chip clients, have integrated their Rota Horizon software with fingerprint readers from ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of biometric recognition systems.
The result is a foolproof recognition system unaffected by lost or stolen fobs or swipe cards and one that cannot be deceived by the entry of fraudulent PIN codes into a numeric keypad, coupled with a data acquisition system that supplies real-time reliable information for payroll, flexi-time, absenteeism control and holiday planning.
Becky Brinkworth, Thinking Software’s Sales Office Manager, commented, “The ievo biometric hardware is proven technology which normally provides state-of-the-art access control. Our Rota Horizon software connects directly to the new ievo SQL database for data on Readers, Employees and their “Fingerprint Recognised” events to generate the required Time & Attendance data. Rota Horizon will read the events from this database irrespective of the type of Hardware being used at the back end, and then the front end provides all the normal, powerful, functionality that Rota Horizon provides.”
Keri Feeney, Central Regional Manager of ievo Ltd, added, “The integration provides organisations with a highly cost-effective solution for time and attendance data acquisition for Health & Safety, payroll and other HR purposes. The information starts to flow as soon as the fingerprint readers are activated and continue to track staff attendance for whatever purpose the organisation requires – managing flexi-time schemes, holiday planning, conformance with the European Working Time regulations, production of payroll information and forecasts etc – resulting in reduced costs and increased efficiency.”
The CPNI-approved ievo ultimate readers use an advanced sensor which employs multispectral imaging (MSI) technology to scan and capture data, using multiple light sources to read not only the surface of the skin but also data points from the subsurface level (up to 4mm deep) of a finger. The different light sources can penetrate levels of moisture and debris present on the skin to read data points below. This advanced method allows for a high number of uniquely identifiable data points to be recognised and used for a more accurate, reliable and efficient verification process. The readers are also designed for both external and internal use and are equipped with an internal thermostat controlled heater allowing them to operate in conditions as low as -20˚C and, being IP65 rated, they also function in levels of heavy rain.