Time and Attendance Solution for Small Businesses

Time and Attendance Solution

Today, with advancements in technology, managing time and attendance has become more efficient and convenient for small businesses. Tensor Plc’s comprehensive system is designed to automate time tracking and attendance management processes.

In this article, we aim to explore the advantages of time and attendance software for small businesses and shed light on the various types of attendance hardware available.

Benefits of Time and Attendance Software for Small Business

Efficient and Accurate Tracking:

By employing time and attendance software, small businesses can ensure accurate tracking of employee work hours. This reduces the risk of human error and eliminates the need for manual tracking, meaning employees can focus on their core responsibilities while the software handles time tracking effortlessly.

Improved Payroll Processing:

The Tensor Plc time and attendance software integrates seamlessly with payroll, automating processing by accurately calculating work hours and overtime. This significantly reduces the time spent on administrative payroll procedures and ensures precise payments for employees.

Enhanced Employee Accountability:

With the Tensor Plc software in place, small businesses can hold employees accountable for their attendance and punctuality. Attendance records are readily available and easily accessible to management, fostering a culture of responsibility among the workforce and maximising productivity.

Types of Time Attendance Hardware

Smart Cards:

Smart cards are a type of contactless time attendance hardware that uses a magnetic stripe or RFID (Radio Frequency) reading technology to track employees and visitors. They swipe their smart cards/fobs on a reader device to record their attendance. The cards/fobs work seamlessly with the time and attendance, access control and HR software.

Clocking Terminals:

Clocking terminals are another type of time attendance hardware that uses a PIN or swipe card system to record employee attendance. These innovative clocks contribute to dramatically improving a business’s ability to monitor workforce movements and patterns.

Biometric Time & Attendance:

Biometric time and attendance systems use fingerprint, hand, or facial recognition technology to identify and record employee attendance accurately. Biometric systems offer enhanced security and a more secure alternative to smart cards and prevent fraudulent clock-ins for colleagues.

Facial Recognition Time & Attendance:

Facial recognition systems leverage advanced technology to identify and verify employee attendance. Following a fast and easy enrollment, the system allows employees to clock in effortlessly by simply looking at the unit. The system also boasts uninterrupted recognition regardless of lighting conditions.

Hand Scanner Terminals:

Hand scanner terminals use hand recognition technology to identify and record employee attendance. Employees can simply place their hands on the scanner to clock in and out, ensuring accurate tracking. Able to be operated in a variety of conditions, the biometric hand scanners offer convenient and practical solutions to small businesses' differing time and attendance needs.


Implementing a reliable time and attendance solution is an effective way for small businesses to streamline their workforce management processes. With accurate tracking, improved payroll processing, and enhanced employee accountability, businesses can optimise their operations efficiently and eliminate manual errors. With a wide range of solutions available, the system can be tailored to meet the specific requirements and budget of your small business. Investing in a modern time and attendance solution is a step towards streamlining operations, empowering employees, and driving success in today's competitive business landscape.

For more information regarding our Time and Attendance systems, please get in touch with a member of the Tensor team today.

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