Posted On: April 1, 2016/
Written By: Starlink
A Biometric Attendance System helps clock employee time-in/time-out using biometric devices like fingerprint scanner (prominent), eye scanner etc. With precise data, the HR department keeps track of the employee’s working hours and attendance.
A very small firm with says less than 10 or 15 people might not need a machine because manual data records would do the job. But once the firm grows to like 30 or 40 people, would it be better to invest in the system? That would depend on your choice.
To Buy or Not to Buy
There are 4 main considerations before buying a machine.
Costing is the most important aspect. After all, every business runs with a specific investment. You always need to weigh your investment and returns, that’s the basic rule of business.
Other considerations for buying a machine are system’s scope, hardware, easy management in multiple locations, system integration/setup, after sale support etc.
The machine, for many reasons, is better than the manual attendance keeping methods.
Here are some benefits of the system.
The bulk data collected could easily be stored in the internet cloud.
In India, a machine could cost from 5,000 INR to 50,000 INR, depending on need and features. Deciding to spend on the machine would mean that the money lost with time thefts would recover very quickly. The machine avoids any type of fraudulent activity; hence the huge losses would wear off. Plus you get the added benefits that the machine offers. Hence, installing an attendance machine is definitely cost-effective. At the same time, you need to consider whether you need it and can maintain it. The system is nothing less than a smart friend as it functions as a major part of payroll systems.