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Jibble

Goodbye punch clocks, hello Jibble! The ultimate employee time clock app, loved by over thousands of users around the world including Airbus, Pizza Hut, Hyundai, the UK'S National Health Service, and Skanska. It's free for unl...Read more

Kissflow Workflow

Kissflow is a cloud-based forms automation solution offered by OrangeScape Technologies that automate business processes and tracks performance. It is suitable for business of all sizes and industries. Kissflow helps initiate...Read more

3.78 (18 reviews)

Time Doctor

Time Doctor is a cloud-based time tracking and management solution used by businesses for monitoring workforce productivity. It offers tools for time tracking, web activity monitoring, payroll management and reporting. Time D...Read more

4.54 (400 reviews)

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Bitrix24

Bitrix24 is a client management solution that provides a platform for businesses to organize and track interactions with potential or existing clients and partners. The software allows users to log and manage client interactions, ...Read more

Attendo Plus

Attendo Plus is an attendance tracking solution, which helps businesses plan, create, promote and manage events. Exhibitors can connect with attendees via the networking functionality, export leads and use QR codes to collect visi...Read more

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King of Time

King of Time is a cloud-based solution that offers a comprehensive suite of features and functionalities to ensure the simple management of workforce for managers and HR. Monitor employees, generate reports, receive automated aler...Read more

3.80 (5 reviews)

Timely

Timely is a project management software, which helps businesses of all sizes allot and schedule tasks to team members and track deliverables to visualize projects. It allows administrators to balance resources across various clien...Read more

Shifton

Shifton employee and work scheduling solutions includes features from shift planning to task management, available anywhere and secure. with Shifton you can * plan shifts and breaks * manage vacations * calculate salary * fine-t...Read more

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ClassTrack

Designed for universities, colleges, and K-12 educational institutions, ClassTrack is a fully-featured cloud-based education management system that allows administrators, educators, and students to manage all learning activities, ...Read more

4.58 (12 reviews)

Calamari

Calamari is a cloud-based human resources solution that offers two modules: leave management and clock in/out services. The software is suitable for small to midsize businesses in any industry and offers Android and iOS mobile app...Read more

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Subscription models

  • Per employee/per month: This model allows you to pay a monthly fee for each of your employees.
  • Per user/per month: Users pay a monthly fee for users—normally administrative users—rather than all employees.

Perpetual license

  • This involves paying an upfront sum for the license to own the software and use it indefinitely.
  • This is the more traditional model and is most common with on-premise applications and with larger businesses.

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Ascentis

Ascentis offers a cloud-based human capital management (HCM) suite designed for midsize companies of all industries. It includes HR and benefits, recruiting and onboarding, talent management, time and attendance and payroll. ...Read more

4.24 (51 reviews)

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Softworks

Softworks develop, implement and support Workforce Management Solutions including: Time & Attendance, Rostering/Labor Scheduling, Absence Management, Project Tracking, HR and Flexible working. We help organizations reduce manual t...Read more

4.28 (18 reviews)

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Mitrefinch

Mitrefinch provides a full suite of Human Resources applications for companies in a multitude of verticals, including Core HR, Payroll, and a robust Time and Attendance module that offers advanced biometrics. ...Read more

4.04 (40 reviews)

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Zenefits

Zenefits is an all-encompassing HR SaaS platform designed specifically for small to midsize businesses. The Zenefits People Platform includes a robust offering spanning HR, Benefits, Payroll, Well-being and Performance apps that c...Read more

4.21 (787 reviews)

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Deputy

Deputy is a cloud-based human resource management (HRM) solution that provides employee management and scheduling functionalities. Deputy's rostering application can calculate overtime and provide capabilities to schedule staff. I...Read more

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SutiHR

SutiHR is a cloud-based suite of human resources (HR) applications that enable companies to manage workforce. Key features include personnel tracking, payroll, time and attendance, performance review, employee self-service and on-...Read more

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Mitrefinch

With a wide range of biometric and standard time clock options, TMS Workforce Management Solution by Advance Systems Inc. also provides full employee scheduling, absence tracking, leave management, employee self-service, and more....Read more

4.87 (15 reviews)

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TimeClick

TimeClick by Hawkeye Technology is an on-premise time and attendance system for small to midsize businesses. The solution serves a wide range of industries including banking, engineering, healthcare, and retail. With TimeClic...Read more

4.66 (438 reviews)

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UKG Dimensions

UKG Dimensions is a global workforce management solution. Discover the power of a global leader in workforce management with UKG Dimensions. Built on an intelligent platform, UKG Dimensions provides operational insights and elevat...Read more

4.00 (35 reviews)

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Celayix

Celayix Software is a time & attendance and employee scheduling solution designed to assist organizations manage their labor workforce. This business solution is suitable for businesses scaling from a small, single store retailer ...Read more

4.68 (19 reviews)

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Buyers Guide

Last Updated: March 14, 2022

 

Put simply, time and attendance software automates the process of capturing employee work hours. In reality, though, it’s much more than just an electronic time clock.

These systems play an important role in multiple business operations, including:

  • Minimizing human errors associated with tracking labor and attendance
  • Reducing the time and effort required to manage human resources (HR) processes
  • Facilitating scheduling, estimating, payroll and labor regulation management

We’ve created this guide to help prospective time and attendance software buyers make a more informed purchase decision regarding this pivotal aspect of their business.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Time and Attendance Software?
Common Features of Time and Attendance Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Time and Attendance Tracking Software Market Trends

What Is Time and Attendance Software?

Time and attendance software is often referred to as employee time clock software or attendance tracking software. These terms are used interchangeable and refer to systems that perform a variety of every-day functions, including:

  • Managing employee schedules*
  • Tracking the hours logged by each employee
  • Monitoring overtime and absences due to vacation, sick leave and holidays

*Note: If you’re looking for a system to track employee hours but need more advanced scheduling capabilities, such as shift scheduling and schedule distribution, head over to our guide explaining employee scheduling software.

Businesses can purchase time and attendance software as a standalone, or “best-of-breed” solution, or as part of a larger HR suite. Buyers who purchase standalone time and attendance software should check that the product integrates with their existing payroll system. This helps ensure seamless data transfer between the programs, resulting in an efficient payment process.

In an integrated suite, the attendance tracking module will connect with payroll as well as other important HR functions, such as benefits administration and employee evaluation.


Employee wages tied to work hours, as shown in Patriot Payroll. Integrating payroll and time and attendance systems helps businesses keep track of the hours logged by each employee. This is especially helpful if the pay-rate is different for overtime hours.

Common Features of Time and Attendance Software

Features and functionality of employee time tracking software include:

Punch-clock and manual time entry The most basic functionality is the ability to clock in and out and to manually enter times when necessary. Some tools also offer magnetic card readers, automated start/stop capability (e.g., clocking in when you turn your computer on, and out when you turn it off), PINs and other features to facilitate time-clocking.
Sick/vacation/holiday/PTO management Allows you to track accrual and usage of sick days, vacation days, holidays or paid time off, allowing for easy calculation of attendance, remaining vacation days and approval of paid time off.
Mobile integration Particularly useful for companies whose employees spend a lot of time out of the office, mobile apps allow the employee to clock in and out wherever they are. Many also include GPS tracking tools, supporting you in optimizing time usage.
Employee scheduling Typical scheduling systems allow you to create and monitor schedules and compare them to the actual time worked. Managers can also set overtime alerts and employee reminders to improve attendance, tardiness and unnecessary overtime conditions.
Job costing An advanced feature, job costing uses historical data and intelligent analytics to determine how many man-hours a project will require. This helps to eliminate the guesswork associated with the estimating process.
Payroll integration If the system doesn’t have a built-in payroll application, it should integrate effectively with your company's payroll system to ensure the speed and accuracy of payments and accounting. (If you're looking for a dedicated payroll system, see our guides on payroll as well as payroll products designed for Mac.)
Labor regulation management Ensure people are taking their breaks and are rotating as required through legal or safety regulations. Keep track of data for reporting and compliance purposes.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Generally speaking, time and attendance tracking software buyers fall into one of the following categories:

HR departments. If you’re purchasing software for an HR department, take a look at our HR Software Buyer’s Guide, which lists all the features associated with these types of programs. Time and attendance management could be one of many functions you need: your ideal system might include benefits admin, applicant tracking, employee education and many other features HR professionals will find useful.

Workforce administration buyers. This is where smaller buyers typically find themselves. Your company has grown, but you haven’t quite reached the level where you need a complete human resources management system. You do, however, want time and attendance tools that feed into your payroll, possibly with a scheduling or job costing tool as well. Products to consider include Kronos Workforce Ready or TimeForce. If your company falls under the category of professional employer organziation, you might be interested in viewing PEO software.

Self-employed/solopreneur. There are a number of vendors that offer free employee time clock software—both computer-based and smartphone-based—for individuals looking to make more efficient use of time. Even with added features like job costing, a low-cost solution like Tsheets should be all the solopreneur needs.

Time and Attendance Tracking Software Market Trends

Prospective buyers should keep the following market trends in mind as they search for a time and attendance system:

  • Software as a Service. With the adoption of Web-based subscription software on the rise, some of the best time tracking software is available through this delivery mechanism. Look for Web-based time tracking software to rise in popularity as the market expands.
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  • Service-based economy. The service sector has grown rapidly over the last century, as evidenced by the rising number of service companies in the Fortune 500 and the fact that the service industry grew exponentially in the last century—from 31 percent of all U.S. workers in 1900, to 78 percent in 1999. Service companies need more innovative ways to track employee productivity and output than the resource or manufacturing sectors, which is why these kinds of tools are so popular right now.
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  • Flexible work arrangements (FWAs). According to a report by WorldatWork, over 75 percent of companies in North America offer FWAs as a competitive benefit for their employees. Popular flexible arrangements include telecommuting, e.g. working remotely, and “flex-time,” or allowing employees to start their workday earlier or later than the traditional 9am-5pm schedule. For companies offering FWAs, the ability to accurately track employee attendance is critical, especially for non-salaried employees.