Evolution of Time Clock Systems

Written by Allied Time

Time and attendance tracking systems have long been regarded as basic system that had no particular advantage for the employees other than just tracking timesheets. These systems have now luckily evolved and are sophisticated enough to propose different features along with their basic functions. These added features present several advantages to employees and the company.


For instance, in an investment point of view, the initial installation of these systems do not require much expenses. These time clocks are now quite small and cost-effective. These can be placed in different locations whereby employees would have access. This makes the process of clocking in and out easier. Some systems also feature mobile applications suitable for field workers such as engineers. These employees are able to track their attendance from remote locations.

From the point of view of the employer, these systems help in the elimination of buddy clocking, which often biases employee performance reviews. Modern time tracking systems also include biometric systems such as the facial recognition to identify each employee. Some systems also feature a data compilation software that helps to generate reports and define appropriate metrics for performance management systems.

For the employees, these systems present with more visibility on their performance data. Having these information might help to promote accountability among employees. When presented with their attendances, employees might be encouraged to bring improvements to these data by respecting their normal working hours.

Allied Time has provided employee time clocks solutions for businesses since 1967. Throughout their decades of operation, the company has constantly improved their proposed products.