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Do you need an office for your business?

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This was exactly the article that I came across today, highlighting with the ability to work remotely with a high level of efficiency, is an office still required when you don’t have to have one in modern day business?

The article addresses both sides, but the obvious reason to abandon the office or reduce the current amount of office space utilised, is to reduce unnecessary operational spend. If the job can still be achieved at a high standard without having to pay to overheads associated with a central location, it’s a logical move from a financial perspective to explore.

The article states when referring to this aspect: “Those working for an office-less company can also wave goodbye to rush-hour madness and commuting costs. For the business, however, no office means lower overheads and a distributed workforce allows it to attract the best workers.” (Purvis, 2016, The Telegraph)

The articles also goes on to state: “Developments in technology have made it possible for businesses to take their work online. Office-less SMEs rely heavily on cloud-based programmes such as Google Drive and Dropbox to store and share information. Many also use Trello for project management and PipeDrive for managing data.

So how does this apply to us here at Thinking Software?

For those of you not familiar with us here at Thinking Software, we have developed and support our Enterprise Time & Attendance solution, Rota Horizon.

It provides you with the perfect Workforce Management tool to accurately record and monitor employee attendance. Our solution also seamlessly integrates with the majority of Access Control Manufacturers hardware, more information on those we currently integrate with can be found Here.

The solution allows you to: Electronically plan your staff rotas more efficiently, produce over 150 Time & Attendance reports, Monitor lateness, absence & break times, Calculate employee work and overtime hours as well as exporting accumulated hours to any payroll system or excel spreadsheet to match these up against the relevant pay rates.

With reference to the article discussed, it highlights how businesses are turning to more innovative forms of technology and adopting a more modern way of working, in order to drive down unnecessary spend and make themselves more desirable to the most talented employees.

As a result, allowing Employees to work remotely is a great privilege that has seen employees respond favorably to their employer, increasing productivity as a result. But as discussed previously this also allows for the company to save on the costs associated with making them work for an office.

The Dilemma that comes with this from a business perspective is how can you manage what hours employees are working and where from. This is where we can help here at Thinking Software. Our Time & Attendance solution Rota Horizon has a Self Service Module that enables staff to clock in & out for work GPS tracked as long as they have access to a web browser.

This ensures that you can offer staff the perks of working remotely without have any understanding of when they are working and from which location. Rota Horizon has the great potential to justify any changes in company culture where evidence has suggested it provides a real benefit. It’s the same with allowing the introduction of Flexi-Time that can be easily tracked in Rota Horizon, if it has a positive impact on company culture, this can be easily monitored and the success can be measured.

So if you feel you could benefit from a Time & Attendance solution then please do call us on 0800 854 471 or contact us below. Please also feel free to request a software web demonstration by Clicking Here and providing the details requested.

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