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Optimal Time Clock Partnerships for Oracle HCM Time and Labor

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When your company chose Oracle HCM Time and Labor as your workforce management system, you invested in a high value solution. To maximize your return on that investment, you need to select the right time clock system to go with it. 

The employees who work directly in your Oracle HCM software rely on the quality of employee attendance data that comes into the system from the time clock. Sophisticated clocks feed accurate attendance data to your time and labor system and provide additional high value service. Partnering with the right time clock vendor is key to optimizing the benefits of a comprehensive WFM solution. 


Work with an oracle-validated partner

Working with an Oracle-validated timekeeping solution vendor ensures that you’re adding a proven, vetted tool into your Oracle system. Oracle has put that vendor’s solutions through a rigorous testing process to confirm they meet Oracle‘s standards for integration, security, and functionality. 


With that validation, you can be confident that the solution will fill its role well and that you can safely integrate your time clock into your Oracle HCM time environment. There’s no concern that integrating the external software will interfere with your Oracle operations. 

Selecting a validated solution also speeds up your ROI on your Oracle investment. A validated time clock has already been tested to ensure it will integrate easily with Oracle products. 

You can also be confident that your timekeeping solution partner is as invested in Oracle HCM solutions as you are. After all, they have purpose-built their own set of tools to integrate smoothly with Oracle products backed by a knowledable technical support team with proven expertise deploying and supporting its system and its Oracle integration. After lodging support requests with the validated time clock vendor, your team can expect quick and complete resolutions. 

With Oracle evolving their time and labor collection offerings, it is import time clock TimeCom_ReadyforNextStep300x300vendors invest in their product development by adding new features that expand the benefits your company will get from Oracle-time clock integration. 

It's an easy three-step process to find an Oracle-validated time clock solution in the Oracle marketplace. 


look for a validated solution that offers a wide-range of time clock configurations

You don’t want to be locked into a choice between just one or two time clock configuration options. You want to choose the time clock that fits best in your work environment. The time clock should be compatible with a wide array of reader options and configurations, such as: 

  • Keypad only 
  • Swipe card and keypad 
  • Proximity card and keypad 
  • Biometric reader with at least one secondary reader option, like a keypad, promixity, or swipe reader. As some states have laws that prohibit requiring employees to share biometric information with employers, best pratice is to always have at least one secondary reader option with a biometric reader.  

You deserve a high quality, durable time clock that fits your company’s budget. Not every organization needs all the features of the top-of-line time clock. Some companies want a time clock that excels in its essential functions of capturing attendance punches, but doesn’t need to do much more than that. The vendor should be able to offer you a range of high quality time clocks that meets a variety of budget and function requirements.


the right time clock will save your organization money

Blog photos inside (400 × 400 px)-2A time clock vendor should offer durable time clocks that will last a long time, saving your company money in the long run. 

The first way is by fully automating payroll and eliminating any manual workflows from your attendance management system. 

The second way the right time clock vendor saves you money is by providing a durable clock with a long shelf life. You shouldn’t have to budget to buy replacement clocks every few years. 

More advanced time clock systems also provide tools that help you save money on labor costs. 


how time clocks can lower labor costs? 

You should also expect your time clock system to contribute to lowering your labor costs, often one of the biggest expenses for any company. The time clock system should provide you access to reporting tools that help you improve your labor management and scheduling. 

12For example, reports analyzing hours actually worked by employees can help prevent excessive overtime hours. Managers who can consult a daily report that flags employees tracking towards working too many hours can adjust future work schedules accordingly. 

Other reports can analyze employee attendance data to measure schedule adherence. These reports can identify employees showing chronic absenteeism, they give the manager a chance to address the issue with the employees to improve their attendance record. The report also helps managers accurately forecast the likely schedule adherence in the future, which they can use to avoid the costs of over or under-staffing a shift.  

For more details on how to cut labor costs with your time clock integration, check out 3 Ways to Save Money through Data Driven Workforce Analysis. 


a sophisticated time clock enables employees to take control of their time

Choosing a time clock with innovative functionality and features can be a game-changer for your workforce and employee relations. Not only does it protect your company's relationship with its employees by ensuring accurate and timely paychecks, but it also empowers employees with additional benefits. By integrating Oracle timekeeping with the right time clock, your company can provide a more positive employee experience. 


look for employee self-service at the time clock 

EATC2273 - Intro to Timecom (3) - Data Collection that makes sense - Follwup graphic emailYour time clock should do more than simply track employee hours. It should also serve as an employee self-service device, empowering your workforce and saving everyone time and inconvenience.

By providing additional features such as requesting time off and viewing schedules, you will have an engaged and efficient workforce. 


Employees can save time and avoid bothering managers, HR, or payroll staff by utilizing the time clock to: 

  • Check their available paid time off 
  • Submit vacation requests 
  • View their upcoming schedule  

Empowering employees to handle these personal tasks on their own also helps develop an employee culture of responsibility. 


create a supportive environment for employees with better data

Analysis of time clock data can reveal patterns showing an employee may be in some distress, either personal or dissatisfaction with their work. This can show up in attendance reports as a sudden pattern of high absenteeism or tardiness from an employee who normally doesn’t display such behavior. It could show up as an employee who is requesting a lot of time off in short increments, such as half days or for a couple of hours at the start or end of shift. 

Managers who have tools that help them identify those at risk can provide those employees with early support that improves employee well-being, strengthens employee relationships, and prevents the loss of high value workers. 


timecom for oracle hcm time and labor

TimeCom is our cloud-based employee time and attendance tracking and employee self-service (ESS) solution that seamlessly integrates with your Oracle HCM Time and Labor system. It works with the PeoplePoint Plus and Premium time clocks. TimeCom provides you a complete, best-in-class solution for automating collection of employee attendance data and smoothly delivering that data to your Oracle back-end systems. 

As an Oracle-validated vendor, we work with you to deliver a fast, secure and seamless integration between our Time Clocks and your Oracle time and labor application. Working with ATS makes replacing legacy products used to collect attendance data easy and stress-free. Contact us today for a more personalized look at our cloud-based time tracking solution, TimeCom for Oracle. 


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