Custom Implementations Offer the Best Results
While many products like computer hardware have become commodities, even software, oftentimes, time and attendance systems remain best deployed as custom-tailored solutions.
The reason for this is the same as the reason why your company hasn’t bought every piece of software Microsoft has made: every company is different, you need specific functionality from specific systems, but don’t need everything (and don’t want to pay for it, either).
Still, your company has invested a lot of time and money into its infrastructure, databases, and business software systems (e.g. payroll, ERP, CRM, etc.). You’re not going to change the way you do business just to implement a time and attendance system.
Or are you? Without an integrated time and attendance system that has been customized to fit your business needs and business systems, you’ve only got half a solution. Acumen’s ClockVIEW software can provide your business with a complete solution.
Why Custom Solutions Succeed
Software that lacks customization options, what you might call “out-of-the-box” software, often limits the number of groups, departments, pay rules, and benefit accruals you can establish. Let’s hope you don’t have a complicated corporate hierarchy and don’t need anything beyond a handful of pay rules.
You may be surprised, but many companies end-up making compromises regarding pay rules and system setup simply because they don’t realize there are cost effective solutions available that allow custom-tailoring.
Out-of-the-box time and attendance is always lacking in interoperability. Acumen’s time and attendance solutions integrate seamlessly with payroll, ERP, MRP, databases, and other business systems to provide automated, efficient functionality that synchronizes data between each of your systems.
With out-of-the-box time and attendance software, interoperability means support for three or four top-tier payroll programs. And that’s just a basic payroll export – not synchronization between business systems and databases.
Acumen Provides Custom-Tailored Solutions for Any Business
Of course, the elephant in the room is cost. Surely customizable software can’t be cost effective. Well, actually, Acumen is not only feature-rich and customizable, but it is also extremely cost effective.
Our time and attendance systems can achieve a return on investment within months. Our software with complete customization and integration services is typically less than an off-the-shelf, non-customizable solution from a top-tier provider.
It’s important to remember that no two time and attendance systems are the same. A thorough analysis is necessary to ensure your solution of choice achieves a balance of functionality, customizability, and cost to meet your requirements.
You can learn more about our customization options and custom feature implementation process in this article.
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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