Enter Replicon which has been offering time sheet and billing management solutions since 1998. The company is leveraging the latest tablet technology to modernize time clocks and make them more useful in the process. If you’ve seen a time clock software in a while, don’t think this is a small industry. Replicon says industry estimates are that some 350,000 time clocks are shipped in the U.S. every year.
The way it works is an employee waves a card embedded with their unique QR code in front of the CloudClock which takes their picture and registers their arrival or departure. Narayanaswamy points out managers would have to review the check-ins to see if a picture didn’t match an employees name. “This isn’t a big brother thing, an alarm doesn’t go off if the picture doesn’t match the name,” he says. “But it reminds the employee that there is a record that can be checked and that’s a deterrent to buddy punching.”