Time and Attendance on remote locations
Time tracking in remote locations is becoming increasingly important with the growth of flexible work models and with the increasing number of employees performing work outside of traditional office spaces. In this way, tracking arrivals and departures at remote locations becomes crucial for efficient management of business processes and maintaining productivity.
This kind of solution brings a number of savings to the company, because usually no investment in additional hardware equipment or installation (cables, connections, assembly, etc.) is required. The software enables accurate recording of events, regardless of the location where the recording is made. This enables transparency and reliability, reducing the possibility of manipulation or data entry errors.
Department managers can clearly see the presence of each employee, enabling better management of resources and optimal allocation of duties.
Advantages of working from home
Requiring all employees to stick to the same strict, rigid schedule regardless of job function or actual company needs is bad for the company’s productivity. Allowing workers to have some flexibility in terms of schedule and working hours actually can increase productivity and loyalty to the company and encourage workers to do more for the company. Allowing some employees to work from home also can enhance productivity and boost morale. One of the most important consequences of flexibility to work at home is that workers actually clock more hours and suffer from less stress than their office-bound counterparts.
Our solution - ervTimeClock
Time tracking at remote locations can be done with ervTimeClock application that works on Android and Windows platforms. Installation of the application is free and no registration is required, so you can check its operation on your device without any additional costs. A license is required for the operational connection of the application to the time and attendance system.
If tracking is made for one employee using one application, no card or any card reader is required. The employee is simply registered in the application itself by selecting the required event. However, if the same application is used for time tracking of a group of employees, each employee should have his own card. In that case, it is necessary to ensure that the mobile phone can read the card using NFC technology or that the PC/laptop uses a USB RFID card reader so that users can be successfully logged. Such a solution is much more profitable than investing in new hardware equipment and installation at remote locations. The device can also take a photo of the person checking in if it has a camera installed.
Principle of event registration on Windows devices
The application ervTimeClock turns your PC/laptop with Windows operating system into a terminal for event registration. In the case of individual records, the user does not need a card or a USB reader. It is enough just to select a certain event and record it in the application. If it is necessary to track events for more than one employee, you need to have a USB RFID card reader. With the USB reader, it is possible to read cards of different operating frequencies, i.e. the system can be made to support either cards/tags operating at 125kHz or 13.56MHz (mifare).
Hardware requirements for Windows devices
The application can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit Windows, with a note that Microsoft for Windows 11 only has a 64-bit version. It is therefore possible to have a large selection of affordable PCs or laptops that can be used for event logging purposes. The application is small and works quickly, so any computer configuration conditions by Microsoft to run its operating system is quite sufficient for it.
Principle of event registration on Android devices
The ervTimeClock application turns your tablet/mobile phone with the Android operating system into a terminal for event registration. If only one employee is registered on a mobile phone/tablet, then a standard Android device is sufficient. You only need to select a certain event and record it in the application. If it is necessary to track events for more than one employee, the mobile phone must support NFC technology. In this way, it is possible to read mifare cards/tags that work at 13.56MHz.
Hardware requirements for Android devices
You can use any Android device that meets certain hardware and software specifications to log events. Although we try to make the application compatible with all phones that have the Android operating system, due to the large number of phones on the market, we are not able to test work with each of them.
Mifare technology includes several types of cards (Mifare Classic, Ultralight, Plus, DESFire...), so it is important that the characteristics of the NFC chip itself, which is built into the phone, support the technology on which the card/tag is based. We recommend that the mobile phone runs on an Android operating system with version >= 6.0 Marshmallow up to version <= Android 11.