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IBM Power Server Centralized Time & Attendance Solution

IBM Power Server Centralized Time & Attendance Solution Time Gathering 400 is a full-featured time and attendance software solution that eliminates the time consuming and error-prone manual time entry process. Time Gathering for the IBM System i Power Systems replaces Kronos Central and provides tremendous Value Proposition. TG offers true integration into premier payroll/human resource solutions designed for centralized workforce management on the IBM iSeries. INFOR Infinium, Lawson, Jack Henry, Fidelity, SAP, JD Edwards, PRMS, MAPICS, homegrown and others are easily integrated without having to the redundancy of having to "rekey" current employee profiles in TG. Kronos requires a seperate data base that must be updated as employees are hired and fired. TGS has no such requirement. TG enables management to access detailed employee labor transactions real-time, collected from various sources, such as intelligent ethernet/IP based data collection terminals. Information is immediately available for supervisor review, edit and approval from their PC desktop or windows based Tablet. Whether your company operations involve a single location, multiple locations, or mobile employees, we collect, record and store data real-time. We also allow clocking from the employee PC at no additional charge. If biometrics is a requirement we can allow for biometrics at the employee PC workstation or we can attach a biometrics unit via USB that the employee PC. The options are open and up to the client objectives for thier labor collection.

Time Gathering eliminates losses related to manual payroll-related audits, inefficiencies and overpayments to provide long-term savings and labor management benefits. TGS unlike Kronos Central is both economic and easy for your existing IT Team to deploy and manage. Recognize a 50% savings and 6 month ROI by replacing Kronos Central.

The savings concepts for auditing, human error factors, and lost time bring into focus basic advantages for automation and the disadvantages of a manual system.
Many organizations use Human Error Factors and Audit Savings to develop a very conservative savings analysis. The savings generated by an automated system should be divided into quantitative an qualitative benefits. Quantitative savings are realized from five sources:

� Reducing the handling of paper timesheets
� Eliminating mathematical errors
� Eliminating the keying of data
� Reducing unauthorized time
� Achieving consistent and accurate application of pay rules

Qualitative savings, on the other hand, are more difficult to capture and measure accurately. For example, when supervisors have on-line access to time and labor management reports, they are able to improve staff management. Better management usually results in reduced labor costs, more efficient operations and better customer service.

IBM Power Server Time & Attendance Benefits

� Electronic Employee clock transactions
� TG/400 reads the Employee Master removing the need for a dual employee
� Once a new employee is entered into the payroll master file, the employee is automatically seen in TG/400 and can clock in
� No middleware, TG/400 runs native on the IBM i Series Power Server
� Provides ability to track personnel occurrences by codes such as tardy, unexcused absence, perfect attendance, etc.
� Scheduling module offers fast and easy scheduling of employees by company, level, shift, and/or individual employee and allows specific rules for each grouping of employees
� Reporting features ensure the tracking of all important information required for an error-free payroll and provides management reports for analysis
� Manual entry screen is available within the software for customers who do not wish to use data collection devices.

IBM Power Server Time & Attendance Key Features

� Automation using data collection devices and software
� Reduce time spent manually calculating and keying payroll data
� Decrease overall labor costs
� Provide managers with up-to-the-minute information that will help them be proactive in managing their employees
� Eliminate the paper associated with the manual time and labor management process
� Calculate and manage leave and comp time balances
� Track and calculate commissions and bonuses
� Comply with government regulations
� Provide an Audit Trail
� Improve security of data (sign off & lock)
� Apply pay policies consistently and accurately across employee groups, departments and facilities
� Centralize all records and management to insure data integrity
� Calculate accruals,, such as vacation, sick time and earned leave
� Flag overtime hours to "allow" or "disallow"
� Enforce rules for grace periods, rounding, breaks, etc.
� Special scheduling of employees, unusual schedules or special pay rules