Blogs

  • Six hour work days could be the way forward

    Six hour work days could be the way forward

    22 May 2017

    Here is something that might make Victorian work-house overlords turn in their graves. It comes as an innovation from Sweden, always one for challenging traditional boundaries, and involves the idea of companies moving to a six-hour working day, instead of the average eight hours to which we’re all so accustomed. Participating companies are lo...

  • Vizual Management Solutions - Small Supplier of the year finalist

    Vizual Management Solutions - Small Supplier of the year finalist

    08 May 2017

    Vizual Management Solutions has been selected as a Finalist in the UK IT Industry Awards 2016, within the Small Supplier or VAR of the Year section. At the end of September we’ll be making a presentation to a judging panel and the winner will be announced in November. We’re very proud and excited to have made it this far in the awards, and we’ve all got our fingers crossed that we’ll be taking home the trophy (ed: There’s probably no trophy, but we’ll be...

  • The final 10 percent

    The final 10 percent

    24 April 2017

    When you’re looking for a new Time & Attendance system, it can seem that they all do pretty much the same thing. They all claim to do the same list of main points; clock people in and out, lateness, absences, sickness, etc. There’s obviously going to be differences in how they go about doing these things, but you might as well just go with the cheapest because at the end of the day, what’s the difference? If you can find a system that d...

  • Why you should upgrade your clock card system

    Why you should upgrade your clock card system

    03 April 2017

    There is a surprising number of businesses that still rely on the old-style mechanical clock card clocking machine. Your company might even be one of them. Maybe it’s always been there? Maybe it’s because it has never broken down and you’ve been doing just fine with it, so why bother fixing what isn’t broken, right?

  • Using Clocking Systems for Flexitime

    Using Clocking Systems for Flexitime

    27 March 2017

  • The Payroll Link

    The Payroll Link

    16 March 2017

    Does this sound familiar? It’s a few days from payday and the person responsible for payroll, typically ‘finance’ or HR vanish into a ‘no-go zone’ and refuse to speak to anyone whilst they slowly suffer the pain of trying to sort out and process the weekly and/or monthly payroll. They eventually emerge, bleary-eyed and unhinged, desperate for several cups of tea/coffee, half a pack of biscuits and a bit of a cry in a dark room to recover.

  • Pros and cons of Mobile Clocking

    Pros and cons of Mobile Clocking

    03 March 2017

    Many businesses have employees who work away from the office; whether that’s engineers, sales reps or transporters. It can be difficult getting an accurate record of these employees’ clocking times and their day-to-day activities. Fortunately, there are mobile clocking systems out there that can help with this. The term ‘mobile clocking systems’ applies to any portable device that supports a web browser, so this would include pho...

  • Pros and cons of the Biometric Handscanner

    Pros and cons of the Biometric Handscanner

    22 February 2017

    Often, people mistake the biometric handscanner as being exactly the same as a finger-scanner, except that it scans the whole hand rather than just one finger. This is not the case. It’s a bit like comparing apples and oranges; they’re both in the fruit basket, but they couldn’t be more different. We’ve taken a look at the Biometric handscanner to shine a light on its good points and reveal a few drawbacks you might need to co...

  • Pros and cons of the Biometric Fingerscanner

    Pros and cons of the Biometric Fingerscanner

    15 February 2017

    The Biometric Fingerscanner is the most requested clocking terminal in the enquiries we receive. This isn’t surprising, given that Biometrics are becoming more popular (and readily available) with each passing year, as pointed out over on Biometricupdate.com. How does the Biometric Fingerscanner compare to other terminals for the purposes of time & attendance? Well, let’s take a look…

  • Pros and cons of the proximity clocking terminal

    Pros and cons of the proximity clocking terminal

    05 February 2017

    The proximity terminal is a popular clocking solution, utilised by plenty of companies to great effect. We seem to be moving further into “the age of Biometrics” with finger-scanners, hand-scanners and facial recognition software all becoming alternative methods of clocking in. However, the proximity terminal is still going strong, and is still the overwhelming choice for thousands of companies.