Time Management Software
Time Management Software
Time Management Software
Do I require a web based attendance software or a desktop based attendance software ? Why should I go for a desktop based attendance software or a web based attendance software? How is one better from other? What are the benefits? These and perhaps more could be one of your major concerns while you have been searching for a right attendance software for your organization. It is never easy to decide anyways until and unless you are determined enough to go with your decision.
Choosing a right attendance device/software is surely one of the prime concerns for any organization. We have been receiving ‘n’ number of queries on the same. And most of the times, we have been suggesting people to go a web based attendance software like SmartSuite Software for some obvious reasons -
Easy to Manage
A web based attendance software is easier to install and manage. Unlike a desktop based attendance software which works on a single system and is complex to manage, a web based attendance software requires one time installation and can be accessed from anywhere, anytime provided you have an active internet connection and a supported browser program.
Multiple User Access
A desktop based attendance software is a single user attendance software whereas a web based attendance software like our smartsuite software is a multiple user attendance software. It can be accessed by more than one user at a single time.
Easy to Customize
A web based attendance software like SmartSuite Software, is an open source system which is easier to customize as per user’s requirements. The same is not possible with most of the desktop based attendance software. Chances of customization in a desktop based attendance software is less than 5%.
Fast and Reliable
A web based attendance software is fast, reliable and low on resources whereas a desktop based attendance software is often slow and heavier on resources.
Feature Packed Modules
A web based attendance software like SmartSuite Software is a feature packed attendance software offering several modules like Organization chart, Detailed Employee records management, Leaves management, Attendance management, Shift Scheduling along with extensive Reports & Charts. A desktop based attendance software mostly comes with some few basic modules like attendance management, leave management and some basic report management.
So, you can now make out from the points above. There is no reason why you shouldn’t go for a web based attendance software. Inspite of the differences as mentioned above, one thing you must know is that both web based attendance software and a desktop based attendance software can be easily integrated with your attendance devices so as to allow logs to be updated automatically in the software. The reports related to the same then can be viewed later in the software.
Let us know if you are still in doubt. Mail you queries to – firstname.lastname@example.org
BioEnable Smartuite Software can be easily integrated with biometric attendance devices like BioAccess v2, BioAccess v2 Plus, NAC2500, NAC5000, etc… The present list of supported hardware is less but we are constantly working upon increasing the support for more devices. On the basis of what we have found, people have been requesting us to enable our software support for more attendance devices. We have been making sure that our software is supported with more and more attendance devices like those from ESSL, Pegasus, etc.. Our software can be integrated with any number of attendance devices provided some prerequisites are met.
If you have any attendance device other than the supported hardware on our site then there is nothing to worry about. Being an open source software, BioEnable SmartSuite Software is independent of the device format. In case if you have any doubts regarding the hardware support, please do let us know by sending us an email. Also, please make sure that you have sent us the database file of your attendance device. The database file is required by us to know whether actually can we provide the integration with your hardware. The database file is analyzed by our technical team and then on the basis of their findings, we are finally in a position to let you know about the integration. Basically we check for the fields and if there is a mismatch in the fields, we then try to make some customizations in our software so as to make sure that we provide the necessary integration finally. Chances are also there where we cannot do much and the integration between software and hardware becomes impossible. Such cases are quite rare anyways.
Currently, Smartsuite Software has a support for databases in MS Access and MSSQL format. There is no support for Oracle at present. So, please make sure you have the databases in the same format which is supported by our software before mailing it to us. We will then do the needful.
Let us know if you have any more doubts regarding the hardware support. Mail you queries to – email@example.com
BioEnable SmartSuite Software has been upgraded to a new version. The new version comes with some major updates. The new edition of the smartsuite software has a complete attendance approval system along with few more changes in the existing leave management system. Also, few more additions have been made to the existing employees module.
In our earlier versions, the attendance system had one major loophole. It was seen that most of the employees avoided punching in/out to the attendance machine while they were late/early in the office. Instead attendance was recorded manually by logging into the smartsuite system and filling in the incorrect details related to arrival/leave time. And since there was no such approval process to validate the attendance, it was getting common with the employees who came late, to go for the same method. No doubt, companies have to bear major loss because of the same. Late arrivals followed up with unapproved attendance can hinder organizational growth as in such cases, employees tend to be less productive.
New Attendance Approval System
To deal with the same situation as mentioned above, this newest version of the smartsuite software comes along with an attendance approval system to keep a check on fake manual logs. The basic idea here is to monitor those employees who could easily put in incorrect details of their attendance manually while leaving other preferred option to register their attendance by punching in/out to the attendance device. More details related to the new attendance approval process for the manual logs can be found here – Approval System for Manual Attendance
Along with the revamped attendance approval system, the new version of the smartsuite also comes with an improved employee dashboard where all details related to employees can be accessed by a single click. Information like DOB, working duration in company, supervisor, location, image is visible on dashboard. Also there is link to access his personal information, attendance logs by one click. More information can be found here – Employee Dashboard
New Leave Dashboard
And the third major addition comes for the leave management system which has been further enhanced with a new leave dashboard where concerned admin/head of any employee can find leave details like – employees leave balance from total, leaves taken, approved leaves, unapproved leaves, absent days with date, late/early arrival of employees, etc…, all at one place.
More information can be found here – New Leave dashboard
And last but not the least, the new version of the smartsuite software has a email/sms facility using which any supervisor can send email or sms to any employees regarding leave, late coming, etc at any time. More information can be found here – Email/SMS Facility
To purchase licensed version of the smartsuite software, please email your enquiry at this email id – firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the inquiry form located on top right sidebar of the page.
Now, you can download and test out the fully functional business version of the BioEnable SmartSuite Software. This business version is available for evaluation purpose only. Unlike the community version, this evaluation comes packed with all features but yes, it has certain user limitations. The Evaluation version of the SmartSuite Software cannot be used for more than 5 users/employees. Once the maximum user limit is reached, any further record cannot be added.
The Evaluation version can be used by individuals, companies or organizations to test out all available features of the SmartSuite Software including the import feature. The import feature allows logs from the supported hardware to be imported to the SmartSuite Software. This can be done either manually or can be automated. The automation gets possible after integration of the available time attendance device with the SmartSuite Software. The integration of the supported hardware with the software is done using a php script and the script currently works with MSQL databases and MS Access databases. There is no support for Oracle at present.
The community version on the other hand, has limited features. Also, there is no option available to import logs into the software. You can still test it out and use it for any number of users. The community version does not come up with any user restriction as such. It is thus a good choice in case you are managing a small company/organization with 20-50 employee/user strength. But anyways, you are still missing the Import Feature, one of the most important and must have feature with this software.
Now, below is a download link for both community version and the evaluation version. You can try out both these versions and then you can finally decide over the purchase of licensed version of SmartSuite Software -