MinuteHound, a provider of time and attendance technologies for cloud CRM and ERP platforms, released its latest software that allows companies to move their existing records to offline cloud servers.
With MinuteHound, companies embracing Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) ERP and CRM solutions can implement an end-to-end cloud-based IT solution that helps them save on costs and payroll expenses.
MinuteHound's time and attendance solution replaces paper time cards and even electronic time clocks with an accurate fingerprint scanning system. Instead of manually reviewing and moving time card data to company accounting systems, MinuteHound provides accurate, ready-to-download data files for integration with ERP payroll solutions and corporate operations analysis tools.
To be precise, company officials say instead of labor spent gathering, correcting and entering employee time data, companies can install one or more $99 fingerprint scan devices, connect to the MinuteHound cloud, and use the downloadable data files to feed the payroll system in only minutes per payroll cycle.
The solution brings up to 8 percent cost savings from payroll efficiency and accuracy. Like other cloud applications, MinuteHound can easily scale for company expansion, acquisitions, or facility relocation, a statement from the company said.
The new software also provides organizations with new monitoring tools that allow accurate, real-time reviewing of data through a Web-based interface which offers up-to-date views of employee time clock data.
An e-mail and SMS alerts system watches for any significant changes programmed by management while the drill-down reports interface can be used to investigate further without requiring constant review by supervisors, according to company officials.
The robust cloud platform features multiple servers and data storage facilities, IT maintenance and upgrades, and 128-bit encryption for user data connections. Fingerprint scans are encoded with one-way encryption so actual fingerprints are never stored, just a single number that uniquely identifies each worker.
MinuteHound's service costs only pennies per day per employee, more than offset in most companies by the cost savings to the payroll department, which receives highly accurate data, requiring little or no processing and verification.