Implementation can sometimes seem like one of the most difficult steps in setting up a new timekeeping system for you business, but it is also one of the most important. Without a proper implementation, even the most effective hardware and software can become impractical to use and impossible to manage. While cutting corners during the implementation process might appear to save your business time and money, in the long run, quick and cheap integration could cost your business multiple weeks and thousands of dollars to fix.
For the best results and return on investment from your timekeeping system, you should always invest in a thorough implementation process conducted by experts in the industry. Acumen Data Systems offers unmatched full-service solutions including hardware selection, software, integration, implementation, and support.
What Should a Professional Implementation Look Like?
There are five essential steps in a complete timekeeping implementation process:
- Kick-Off Meeting
- Discovery and Solution Finding
- Administrative Training
- Pilot Rollout
- Live System Rollout
When companies cut corners on implementation, important steps like these are skipped or not given the attention that they deserve, leading to gaps in understanding and failures in implementation.
Meeting the Needs of Your Business with Precision
Early on in a professional implementation, the needs for your workforce timekeeping system should be discussed in detail to ensure that each selection for hardware, software, and configuration is perfectly adapted to your workplace.
Without these careful considerations at the beginning of the implementation process, another service provider could use these shortcuts against you, pushing your business towards investing in expensive and unnecessary equipment that does more than your business will need, or tricking you into purchasing poorly-suited equipment that will require costly upgrades over time to keep up with your workforce.
Having a clear and open dialogue with a trusted and experienced timekeeping service provider like Acumen ensures you avoid these pitfalls. You will have everything your system needs to succeed.
Training your Administrators and Employees the Right Way
If you skimp on important steps such as training during the implementation process, your system’s supervisors and administrators may be unprepared to fully utilize the features of your time and attendance software.
As training can be one of the most demanding aspects of implementation from a workforce perspective, it’s essential it is done right. What’s the purpose in obtaining powerful and feature-rich time and attendance software if your supervisors and administrators don’t know how to utilize it.
Some companies will glaze over training, leaving your employees unprepared, or charge excessive fees for basic training that should have been a part of implementation. But Acumen knows that the best way for a business to realize the value of our hardware and software is to fully utilize all of it’s features.
With Acumen’s methods for administrative training paired with an unmatched support system, you can rest assured your employees will be able to fully utilize our time and attendance solutions.
Understanding the Benefits of Full-Service Implementation
The difference is easy to see when comparing the risks and pitfalls of a quick, cheap software set-up and a full-service step-by-step system integration.
With a full-service implementation like Acumen’s, our implementation team is working from step one to deliver the best solutions for your company. From listening to and detailing each of your workforce management needs, to finding the perfect combination of hardware and software at an unmatched price, we’re committed to surpassing your expectations.
Without the care and precision that goes into steps like administrative training, software pilot phasing, or full system rollouts, a lazy implementation could lead to all kinds of problems down the road. Over the years, we’ve heard horror stories from companies coming to Acumen after disastrous experiences with other time and attendance providers that failed to meet their needs. A common theme for many of these failed partnerships was a lack of direction and communication from the start of the implementation process.
Save yourself the headache and expense of having to fix your implementation by getting it right the first time with Acumen Data Systems.
Trust Acumen for a Professional Full-Service Implementation
Every step of our implementation process is there to help ensure the best outcome for your company. And we’re committed to providing the most cohesive experience.
You should never leave your implementation to chance or be unsure whether your implementation crew knows what they are doing. For anything from enterprise scale workforce management to simple time and attendance for your company, our team has you covered. And with our unparalleled support staff and 24/7 support available, you can be certain the same quality of care is available any time you need it.
System implementation can sometimes be a complex process that takes a great amount of time and specialized staff resources. Acumen’s experienced implementation specialists will be readily available to assist every step of the way. We don’t take shortcuts in the implementation process to make sure that your new time and attendance system will be exactly what you ordered. It’s our job to ensure your implementation is a successful one.
Experts in Timekeeping and Employee Scheduling
Acumen Data Systems is a leading provider of time clock and employee scheduling software. We help organizations manage their most valuable resources, the human kind. Acumen offers robust solutions for time and attendance, scheduling and leave management.
We believe that technology is just one quarter of the workforce management pie. Employees, policy, and the environment are just as important.
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