Zip Clock, like When I Work, is a cloud-based time and attendance solution which focuses on enforcing employee schedules, eliminating errors, and increasing profits while reducing labor costs. Through the use of a time clock application, you can streamline your time and attendance tracking.
When I Work and Zip Clock both have the goal of optimizing the way you track time and attendance while also saving you money. Tracking your employees time and attendance efficiently is a key factor when it comes to being cost-efficient. It’s crucial for a time clock application to utilize a variety of features so that it can meet every possible time and attendance management need. Zip Clock offers labor compliance functionality, time tracking, and accurate time punches. These features are important in order to benefit from a time and attendance application, but When I Work’s attempts at providing these features can’t compete with what Zip Clock offers.
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Zip Clock offers a variety of reporting tools that will give you the ability to improve your time and attendance operations while cutting costs. With Zip Clock’s Employee Performance Report, you can view how every location is doing when it comes to labor law compliance and efficient scheduling. As a whole, you can see trends in your operations and increase the accountability of your management team. You and your managers have the visibility to constantly be informed on employee attendance and you’ll be able to tell if your organization is effectively using the information provided in the application.
When I Work’s reporting portion of their application is very limited. Without reporting tools on employee data, it can be very difficult and confusing to determine the overall store, region, or individual employee performance information you need to stay informed. Information is great, but having it presented in a way that is meaningful is what is most important. Zip Clock eliminates the guesswork and presents all reporting information in a way that is easy to understand.
Zip Clock’s Payroll Report calculates payroll for all employees and it takes labor law violations into consideration. This makes it so that only the most accurate information is pushed into your payroll system. If needed, users can go in and validate every punch before they finalize the payroll.
Along with the Employee Performance and Payroll Reports, Zip Clock offers Ignored Punch, Employee Violation, Audit Trail, Notes and Broadcast, Daily Punch, Punch Management, and Employee Acknowledged Punch Reports. All of these reporting tools give you a more in-depth look into your business’s time and attendance operations. These features are absent with When I Work, and without any reporting options, you are missing out a lot of insight that could help you improve your business.
One of the key benefits of having a mobile application is real-time notifications. Zip Clock and When I Work are both time and attendance applications, and both of them have mobile apps. Having a mobile time clock app can be very convenient because it gives you the ability to manage employee time and attendance on any mobile device at any time.
Real-time notifications are necessary to stay informed at all times, however, what separates Zip Clock from When I Work is the user interface. When I Work has an interface that isn’t easy to understand right away. Zip Clock, on the other hand, has a much cleaner visual look and navigating through the application feels incredibly natural. With When I Work’s limited functionality, it is very surprising that it is still so difficult to use. Zip Clock, on the other hand, provides users with a clean interface and a vast set of features that make time and attendance management easy.
The Requests screen in Zip Clock’s mobile app is a clear example of how intuitive the application is. It displays if there are any punches that need approval, unbalanced punches, and it also lets managers notify employees if it is time to take a break or clock out. The tools and features presented in Zip Clock’s mobile application allow you to meet all of your time and attendance needs.
With Zip Clock’s mobile app, managers also have the ability to add punches and manage employee punches, and they can even allow employees to clock in through the mobile app. Clocking in through the app can be restricted by location to ensure that all punches are made in the workplace. When I Work also allows employees to clock in through their app, but this is not as effective as a biometric time clock.
Time and Attendance are difficult to manage when there are so many ways for employees to cheat the system and create false punches. Without a time clock application, employees are able to create false or inaccurate punches without anyone noticing. With Zip Clock’s biometric time clock device, however, it restricts employees so that they are only able to clock in through the time clock. This eliminates issues such as buddy punching, where one employee clocks in for another. Problems like these can cause huge financial issues for a business, but luckily Zip Clock eliminates these problems with the use of a biometric time clock.
Biometrics are the most efficient way for an employee to clock in because they can’t be reproduced or forged, which means that all time punches will always be accurate. By utilizing Zip Clock’s biometric time clock, businesses will see a dramatic decrease in overspending when it comes to their labor costs, and they’ll also have incredibly accurate time and attendance records that they can view with confidence.
Unlike Zip Clock, the When I Work time clock application only allows clocking in through a dedicated tablet or through employee mobile devices. Neither of these options address the issues of buddy punching or time theft. The absence of a biometric time clock puts When I Work at a huge disadvantage. Zip Clock’s biometric time clock entirely eliminates the issue of buddy punching and it also gives employees options to hold themselves accountable.
Employees can manage their time through the time clock’s dashboard. There are different icons that hold different meanings. Some of these include an employee’s end of shift, overtime violations, break violations, and more. Giving employees the option to self-police themselves takes a significant amount of the workload off of managers. With more time on their hands, managers can focus on other critical areas of operations, which optimizes your overall efficiency as a business.