PROS / IP filtering allows you to block employees from clocking in and clocking out from outside the office.
CONS / It charges extra for features that its competitors include with their standard programs.
VERDICT / Although this system has many useful features, it charges extra for tools commonly included in similar programs, plus the interface isn't as intuitive as others.
Attendance Enterprise by InfoTronics is customizable time and attendance tracking software that works for businesses in a variety of different industries. It's web-based and includes many of the features offered in the best time and attendance software, but some features cost extra. The company asks which features you need and custom builds the software per your requirements. As such, it's one of the few services we reviewed that charges a setup fee. Training also costs extra. Attendance Enterprise has two pricing schedules: One is subscription based, which is ideal for smaller businesses with fewer than 50 employees. The other is a software license, which is more cost effective for mid-sized companies.
The system's standout feature is its IP filtering, which lets you limit where your employees can clock in and out. With this setup, you can use dedicated hardware that prevents your employees from incorrectly logging their time. The system is compatible with a variety of time clocks, including those with badge and biometric scanners if you need additional security. Alternatively, you can choose to use the company's mobile app for your employee time tracking; however, the IP filter may limit its usability offsite.
The program's interface isn't as clean and easy to navigate as other time and attendance systems we reviewed. You have to click through several screens to access reports and other features. The system can be set up to track both hourly and salaried employees, and can include scheduling and forecasting tools, but you need to ask for these features. Other tools, such as accrual tracking, payroll integrations and employee self-service features, can be included in your system at an additional cost.
The software records audit trail information for up to three years; if you need to maintain a lengthier history, the option is available at an additional cost. The mobile app that comes with the system notifies your employees if they've forgotten to punch in or out for the day, based on their schedule created within the time tracking system. It also allows your employees to send notifications to their managers requesting schedule changes or indicating they're running late.
InfoTronics' Attendance Enterprise is a web-based time and attendance tracking software application that is worthy of consideration if you're looking for a program custom built to your specifications. Although it includes many of the features that the best systems have, some cost extra, such as employee self-service portals and some accrual-tracking features. There is also a one-time setup fee. It includes a mobile app that your employees can use to receive and send notifications. The software isn't as easy to navigate as some of its competitors, though.