Saturday, 1 September 2018

Ensure Field Staff Reach on Time in Service Area

Outlining a ‘fence’ around a place can make a location secure and protect from the unwanted breach and theft. Similarly, imagine a virtual ‘fence‘ around the desired location. This virtual fence may notify you when your desired audience/users/employees enter the defined boundary by text message or push notification. It enables you to capture your employees from any location and at any given period of time. So, the need of capturing the employees’ data, pushes the ‘Geo-fencing technology‘ to develop more and use it in different aspects of daily life to provide the secure environment and add advanced security features. In short, with Geo-fencing technology, businesses are finding creative ways to make use of these virtual boundaries.
Geo-fencing refers to setting up virtual boundaries/ fencing around a specific location /Geo. As soon as someone enters or leaves the target location, a notification triggers. It is a location-based service in which an app or other software uses GPS, RFID, Wi-Fi or cellular data to trigger a pre-programmed action when a mobile device or RFID device tag enters or exits a virtual boundary set up around a Geo-fence. Geo-fence configured as per the requirements and can prompt mobile push notification, trigger text messages or alerts to notify the business owner or concern authority.
Geo-fencing works in many applications such as social networking, marketing, human resources, audience engagement, smart devices etc., which has a common goal of providing security, on-time service, and make users life easy.
Use of Geo-fencing for Time & Attendance Software
As the technology is getting advanced, new features/capabilities introduce in it and mobile becomes a massive medium to use these features via Apps which can available for both iOS and Android. These new features can define geographical boundaries, restrict and allow employees to punch for the specific area on-time to improve the Time & Attendance Software capabilities as well as enhance the growth of the company.
Geo-fencing has many surplus advantages that capable of handling the huge workforce. In Time & Attendance Software, Geo-fencing allows an administrator to set up geographical areas to limit where an employee allowed to punch in or out according to their requirement. Also, an employee’s access-card will send an alert to security if the employee attempts to enter an unauthorized, Geo-fenced area. For example, on Saturday you only want to meet the IT professionals of your company to discuss the new projects. So accordingly, you instruct the administrative panel and assign them only to IT personnel. Now if the other department employee wants to punch or enter the company then Geo-fencing technology restrict their punches and stop them to enter the restricted area. Only the IT personnel have access to enter the area.
Benefits of Using Geo-fencing for Managing Huge Workforce
  • Geo-fencing can help you manage your hourly workforce.
  • Geo-fencing can help to avoid time theft, such as employees spending time in other locations
  • Geo-fencing can reduce the unwanted punches and you know about the exact come-in and out timings of an employee and restrict them accordingly.
  • It can reduce the hardware cost and improve accuracy.
  • Employees who work out in the field will have the flexibility of logging their time from different offices, as long as they are within the Geo-fence.
  • It benefits in high-security situations and triggers alert in unauthorized access.
  • Department wise adjust in/out for shifts.
  • Adjust in/out for breaks and lunches.
  • Easily configure/view an employee’s monthly schedule.
  • Easily configure/view employee time card/hours.

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