Learn How Geofencing Can Make Labor Tracking Easier
You’ve probably already run across tips online about how business owners can save time and effort by setting up mobile time tracking with punch cards controlled by mobile devices. You’ve already read that mobile timecard punches can make your paperwork effortlessly accurate – and, in fact, can even make “paperwork” a thing of the past because all time tracking would be completed paperlessly.
Sounds great, right?
But you’re still hesitant. Perhaps you’re worried that with an automated time-tracking system, you’d end up dealing with problems, such as time tracking errors or plain old timesheet falsification. Luckily, there’s a way to simplify your time tracking and ensure that your employees’ hours are correct.
Welcome to “geofencing.”
Get the facts on geofencing and how you can implement it. Join PeopleSense on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM Central to learn all you need to know about using geofencing for your time tracking. Register here.
What Is Geofencing?
“Geofencing” consists of building a virtual perimeter around real-world geographical locations using GPS. Confused? Think of it like building a fence on Google Maps that surrounds either a specific physical location (e.g. your office, a house) or a dynamic location that you build using latitude and longitude coordinates.
The process of geofencing empowers you to cordon off literally any mapped area on the globe with an invisible, virtual boundary line. It’s an easy process to create your geofence and, once it’s set up, you can use it to track when authorized mobile devices enter and exit your zone.
Sound futuristic? Actually, geofencing is pretty standard practice these days for many companies. It’s used for both remote employee tracking and for advertising. If you’ve ever received a location-based ad or reminder on your phone, you’ve already seen the benefits of geofencing.
How to Use Geofencing at Your Business
With the flexible capabilities of NOVAtime Time and Attendance and NOVAmobile for iOS and Android, you can easily and quickly establish a boundary for remote-work territories, such as field service locations or job sites. If you wish, you can also apply a geofence to your office location, so you can monitor employee comings and goings throughout the day without worrying about timesheet tracking.
A few popular ways companies are using geofencing for time tracking include:
- Automated time card punches for days at remote sites
- Punch lock-outs based on location
- Automatic punch transfers based on location
Accurate Time Tracking Made Effortless
Time tracking is a necessary business process, but it creates a lot of hassles. Many companies bypass the troubles of paperwork by implementing on-site time clocks, but companies with remote workers in the field or on job sites still struggle with old-fashioned, paper-based tracking.
Even if you’re only using paper-based time tracking for a few employees, the related manual data entry and paperwork handling is probably increasing the time you spend on payroll and cutting into your overall business profitability.
It’s time to take back your time.
Register to learn more about geofencing and how to implement this easy-to-use time-tracking method at your company. Attend the “Geofencing in Mobile Time and Attendance” webinar on September 20, at 1:00 PM Central. We look forward to seeing you there!