Going global is an exciting time for any organization. The opportunity is matched only by the scope of planning and attention to detail required to make your global expansion strategy successful.
Ensuring your company's compliance with new collections of payroll, tax, and labor laws is one area that demands precision tools – including the right time clock. Now that your company will be operating in multiple countries, you want to make sure you select a time clock that will function as needed in all locations.
Using the same time clock across all locations means your teams don't have to manage multiple terminal hardware,nor do you then have to worry about ensuring a consistent user experience or data collection capabilities. By using the same time clock everywhere, specifically one that can adapt to local conditions, you optimize the benefits available from your centralized, back-end systems.
What does the right time clock for global operations look like?
- Supports the languages you need so all terminal messages, such as attestations, and list information is correct and displays properly.
- Manages multiple time zones and captures location information where punches occur, so all time and attendance data collected accurately reflects the exact times worked in local time where the work occurred.
- Allows users to select the right departments or cost centers where their work time should be billed, without those lists being restricted by location. Workers who work from more than location need the ability to select the right role and department regardless of where they're physically located at the time of the punch.
- Data collection at the time clock can be customized to capture data points unique to a specific jurisdiction. Compliance and reporting requirements vary enormously. Your time clock needs to be able to accept whatever payroll and compliance data a location requires and deliver that data back to your back-end system.
- The right global terminal can also accept multiple punch methods. Whether swipes, PINs, or RFID badges – the terminal should be able to be configured to accept them all.Each terminal doesn’t need to accept them all, but the time clock selected should be able to handle different punch methods in different locations. The common method in one country may differ from what's commonly used in another, and you want a time clock that can be customized to handle whatever is needed locally.
- The time clock is durable with minimal hardware issues. The last thing you want is to have to replace deployments of time clocks in multiple countries because the time clocks installed were made from inferior materials. Replacing time clocks can be a costly endeavor. The disruption to automated time collection and the manual workaround required generates the most costs and greatest risk to your compliance efforts. Make sure the time clock you select is designed to protect its internal system and manufactured with high quality materials.
Look for local control and visibility into your time clocks – regardless of where they are
The greatest asset you can have to manage a global deployment of time clocks is a tool that lets you see your entire fleet at once.
TimeCom is our comprehensive solution, covering everything from ATS terminals to a cloud-based time clock management monitor; learn more by setting up a free demo today!