Safescan was originally established in the Netherlands, and now distributes a wide range of clocking in systems to businesses around Europe. Their hardware range consists of biometric fingerprint scanners and RFID devices, and can be bought with the associated software or purchased from their online shop as a standalone product.
Hardware and features
This clocking in system used RFID technology for use with badges. It can store up to 80,000 time logs and its user capacity is 1,800. It is quick and easy to install, and the 3" LCD screen produces black and white images. This model costs £239 +VAT, and included in this price is Safescan TA software.
A fingerprint sensor is integrated into this model. Its user capacity is 2,200 and the machine stores up to 80,000 time logs. Costing £319 +VAT, this device could be a good choice for business owners trying to clamp down on the practice of ‘buddy punching.’
This device has a built-in fingerprint scanner and RFID technology, and costs £529 +VAT. The advantage of this machine is the use of work codes to specify reasons for clocking in late or clocking out early.
Software and features
This is clocking in software for use with Safescan devices, and allows managers to track working hours, calculate overtime, manage complex shift patterns and export data to other payroll software. Extensive reporting capabilities using real time data ensures that information is put to best use. Its cost is £59 +VAT.
This is workforce planning software that allows for 24 hour shift planning, overtime arrangements, weekly work schedule reports, and a real time attendance list. This software costs £129 +VAT.
Benefits of Safescan time and attendance systems
• Elimination of time theft and ‘buddy punching’ saves money on labour costs
• Complex shifts and working patterns are processed efficiently with fewer errors
• Extensive reporting provides an overall view of the workforce and its cost in relation to revenue
• Payroll processing time is significantly reduced
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