November 3, 2011 in Business (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - App Impulse today is pleased to introduce TimeStation 1.0 for iOS devices with front-facing cameras, their new Business app that allows employers to track, manage, and export employee attendance data from multiple locations. Featuring cloud based technology, TimeStation can function offline and sync when an Internet connection becomes available. The app offers a complete, contactless Time & Attendance System that can be setup in minutes. Employees can Punch In & Out in under a second using their Employee card, or they can use their PIN number if their card is unavailable. TimeSation features an easy setup process, multiple online reports for management, tracking of In or Out status, manual adjustment of data, and SSL encryption.
The ideal system for keeping track of the hours worked by each employee, TimeStation simplifies the payroll process and provides management with printable, company wide and employee specific reports. Following free registration, users receive templates from which they print out Time Cards for each employee. Each card includes the employee's name and a unique QR code (Quick Response code), the matrix bar code frequently seen in magazines and newspapers.
Any iOS device with a front-facing camera can be used as a scanner input, and may be conveniently set up on a stand on top of a desk or countertop. Employees simply swipe their card on coming and going each day, and see an onscreen verification of their Punch In and Punch Out times. Employees may optionally be given a private PIN, which can be used in place of their time card, if necessary. In addition to calculating hourly wages, the System can also be used to determine who is currently in the office and who is currently out.
* Turn an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a contactless Time & Attendance System
* Employees can Punch In & Out in less than a second using Fast-Scan technology
* Get up and running in minutes, by printing employee cards onsite
* Cloud-based solution means there is no software or hardware to install and maintain
* Off-Line Mode allows employees to Punch In & Out even when there is no Internet connectivity
* Managers have access to a full range of online reports to track attendance and calculate pay
* Employees can punch by PIN when their card is not available
* Supports Multiple Locations and Departments
* Export data to Excel and other programs
* Support for Manual Time Adjustments
Designed for small to medium sized businesses, TimeStation will operate offline or online. For example, employees can Punch In or Out at a job site while the iOS device is offline. Upon returning to the office, the iOS device syncs all the data collected with the online database in the cloud. Similarly, employees at multiple locations can record their attendance on two different iOS devices, and all information will be compiled online.
"Our easy signup process combined with the ability to print your own employee cards, means that you can be up and running in as little as 5 minutes!" stated Younes Oughla of App Impulse. "TimeStation is the perfect, free solution for small and medium businesses looking to track time and attendance without the usual costs and overhead of traditional systems."
* Compatible with iPhone 4/4S, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad 2
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 1.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
TimeStation 1.0 is free and available in the U.S. and Canada exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.
Based in New York City, App Impulse has been creating highly innovative mobile applications since 2002. With a focus on building software that strategically complements hardware capabilities, App Impulse was behind several industry firsts; including in 2002, the release of MobiDial, the first dialer App for Windows Mobile and in 2005 the release of MusicDock the first satellite radio streaming App for smartphones. Copyright (C) 2002-2011 App Impulse. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.