For some of you gaining access to your place of work may be as simple as pushing the door open and you are in. This tends to be the case in sectors like that of hospitality, where you regularly have guests that also need easy access to the building.
However it is becoming ever more prominent that organisations are enforcing that perhaps a card or fob need to be presented against a reader before a door unlocks. Things are innovating and biometric readers are also being used so fingerprints are being recognised to ensure only those who should have entry to our location do so.
In the majority of cases the primary objective of this solution is security. Normally very much permissions driven, ensuring those with the correct level of authority have access to necessary locations on premises. To many, this would be the only purpose behind this solution unaware of its further potential.
Imagine if you could utilise that existing Access Control hardware and start using it to record and understand further information with reference to your employees. Then a quality product initially used for security purposes, would then have a greater significance operating as the ideal workforce management tool, without having to purchase any additional hardware.
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 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.
So the question is: Do you have an Access Control system in place? When you get to work do you have to present anything (Card, fob, fingerprint) to unlock a door before you enter? If so we want talk to you.
Below highlights the endorsement we have from Paxton who we have been integrating with for just over a decade now:
In fact Gareth O’Hara, Paxton Sales & Marketing Director says, “We have been so pleased to be able to work with Thinking Software over the years. Not only are the innovative solutions that the team at Thinking Software design undeniably useful, they also complement and continue the theme of simplicity that has made Paxton so successful in the Global Access Control market.”
I personally can say that I have had the pleasure of working with Paxton on a number of occasions in my time here at Thinking Software and they have always been both pleasant and productive encounters. The combined solutions we provide ensure clients have the best of both worlds in a high quality Access Control Product, coupled with a particularly sophisticated Time & Attendance and Workforce Management tool.
So if you have Access Control and feel you could benefit from an integrated 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.