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General FAQ

 

Q. What are the different ways employees can punch?

A. PIN (personal ID number), Badge (mag stripe, bar code), Hand image, Finger print

 

Q. Can your time clocks ring bells for starting time, quitting time and breaks?

A. Yes some makes and models. Contact us for details.

 

Q. Can I use my existing badges with your badge readers?

A. Usually. Contact us for details.

 

Q. Can your time clocks be used for Door Access?

A. Yes , the Icon Time Clocks and some Acroprint models can do that.

 

Q. Can I use my network cabling instead of running new cable?

A. Yes , the Icon Time Clocks and some Acroprint / RSI models can use TCP/IP.

 

Q. What happens when our power goes out?

A. All of our Badge Readers, Biometric Time Clocks and Standalone Computerized Time Clocks have built in battery backup (except the Acroprint Secure Punchin Finger Reader).

 

Q. Do any computerized systems (that total) use the traditional paper time card?

A. Yes , the Amano MJR / MRX series and the Acroprint ES1000.

 

Q. Why are Biometric Time Clocks getting so popular?

A. They eliminate buddy punching so no one ever has to wonder whether one person punched a buddy's time card. You also save the cost of buying and maintaining time cards / badges.

 

Q. Will a computerized system really pay for itself quickly?

A. The America Payroll Association (APA) estimates that up to 8% of payroll will be saved merely by changing to automated time keeping. An average company of 50 hourly employees takes approximately 4 hrs to prepare for payroll. With automation, the same task may be reduced to approximately 30 minutes.

 

Q. Do I need a time clock for my company?

A. Probably. If you "overpay" 10 employees just 15 minutes extra per week each (a low estimate), at an $8 an hour average, that works out to over $1,000 per year! See our cost savings chart here.

 

Q. Are Barcode Badges or Magnetic Stripe Badges better?

A. They are BOTH good. Many people feel Magnetic Stripe badges are more secure because they cannot be duplicated as easily as barcode badges. Others feel that barcode badges are more flexible because they can print their own on a good printer or their company already uses barcode technology to identify items.

 

Q. Will the software interface with my accounting system?

A. Our software not only produces an ASCII output file for this, there are also standard interfaces available for many popular accounting packages.

 

Q. Will the software interface with my Payroll Company?

A. Our software not only produces an ASCII output file for this, there are also standard interfaces available for many popular Payroll Companies. All our packages will interface with our Qqest Payroll System

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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