Midsize Companies Cut Payroll Processing Time by Over 50 Percent with Lathemâ€™s Cloud-based PayClock Online
ATLANTA, GA / CRWEPRESSRELEASE / September 1, 2015 /Medium-sized businesses with more than 100 employees have reduced their payroll processing time by more than half, thanks to PayClock Online, Lathem’s cloud-based employee time and attendance solution. With no limits on the number of employees or users, larger companies can now enjoy the flexibility, convenience and ease of use of cloud-based time and attendance management, resulting in a significant gain in time savings and operational efficiencies.
The Protocall Group, one of the largest staffing companies in Philadelphia and South Jersey, uses Lathem’s PayClock Online at four client locations, for approximately 300 employees.
Trevor Knauss, Protocall Staffing payroll/billing coordinator, said that before PayClock Online, the company used paper time cards and a punch clock, which was prone to manual errors and took several hours a week. “We were spending as much as five hours a week on payroll processing. Now it takes just an hour or two a week, a 60 percent reduction,” he noted, adding that the company also achieved more accurate time and attendance data.
Whether it’s one corporate office with hundreds of employees or a business with multiple locations, all employee time data is integrated and updated in real time. Because the solution is cloud-based, managers can view employee time records and process payroll from anywhere, whether it is at an office located on the other side of the country or a manager’s laptop at his home.
Vista Markets‘ Ileene Pina manages time and attendance for 700 employees at seven different supermarkets throughout Texas, plus the corporate office in El Paso. She uses PayClock Online with FaceIN(R), Lathem’s biometric face recognition time clock. Employees clock in and out from these face recognition terminals, and employee time data is transmitted to the PayClock Online database.
“PayClock Online cuts our payroll processing time down by more than half,” Pina said. “We also use the system for ACA (Affordable Care Act) monitoring, to ensure we are in compliance. The convenience, ease of access and reliability has made PayClock Online the best time and attendance solution we have used.”
With PayClock Online, accessibility is completely customizable. Each office location can maintain its own data view and set access rights, an important feature for companies that have managers with different levels of responsibility.
The system allows employees to review their online timecards, paid time off (PTO), and overtime, without allowing them to edit time entries, saving managers time they would have spent pulling reports for hundreds of employees.
Oklahoma-based Strobel Starostka Transfer, uses PayClock Online for 168 hourly employees across five states. As a logistics service provider moving products by rail for the energy industry, it operates 24/7, with shifts of 12 hours on and 12 hours off. Anna Sutton, Strobel Starostka Transfer’s payroll administrator, said PayClock Online makes it easy to manage time and attendance for employees on different shifts.
“We needed a solution that was flexible to accommodate our employees at different locations on different shifts, since some are mobile and others work in the office,” she said.
Lathem’s PayClock Online offers flexibility and customization to fit the needs of small to mid-sized companies. For companies with more than 100 employees and multiple locations, it ensures that all employee time and attendance can be managed at any time and at any location via the web.
About PayClock Online
PayClock Online is a cloud-based solution that enables businesses to manage employee time and attendance anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection. This web-based employee timekeeping system allows managers to quickly process payroll on their own time, when it is most convenient for them. Mobile functionality lets managers track employees’ hours or administer payroll from their own mobile devices. It’s easy to set up office-based or remote employees to clock in and out from their computers, mobile devices, and even Lathem time clocks, enabling them to view their own time records and paid time off information on the web without supervisor assistance. PayClock Online easily integrates with popular payroll software systems like QuickBooks, Paychex, ADP and more.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Lathem is the leading provider of durable and affordable timekeeping products for business. Since 1919, Lathem remains a family-owned and operated US manufacturer. More than 1 million organizations worldwide use a Lathem solution every day to help manage their business, including commercial wall clocks, time stamps, mechanical and biometric employee time clocks, and Lathem’s PayClock Online time & attendance system.
SOURCE: Lathem Inc.