What is the purpose of a work time management software?

The question is not trivial because it is clear that there are several types of work time management software and that they do not all do the same job!

So let’s take a quick inventory of the main tools we have encountered.

  • Time and attendance management software

This tool is mainly intended to receive and automatically return the information recorded in the time clocks and badge machines present in the company. This information is then used to calculate the elements for the payroll (salary, overtime, bonuses, etc.).

  • Activity time management software

This software gives a little more added value to the control tasks.

It keeps track of the working time of each employee according to the organization of his or her working time and then allows a partition according to the time spent on the different tasks (by activities, by projects, by customers, etc.).

Human resources planning software

This is by far the tool that will provide the most added value because it allows you to manage numerous constraints (attendance, skills, arduousness), legal rules, local organization, etc.)

It is in this category that PeopleForce, the tool for planning under constraints of the production staff developed by Synthetis and already deployed on many industrial sites, is situated.

This solution avoids problems of understaffing or overstaffing.

The implementation of a time management software, which can be interfaced with a software such as PeopleForce, has many advantages: 

  • A significant time saving

Working time management solutions integrate the various parameters to be taken into account for the follow-up of each employee (working hours, schedules, breaks, etc.).

These tools simplify the administrative management of working time, while avoiding calculation errors. The management controller’s reconciliation work is also optimized.

  • Compliance with legislation

The working time management software allows the company to guarantee compliance with regulations, particularly concerning rest periods and maximum weekly working hours.

  • Increased productivity

The automation of the management of useful data allows a greater visibility on the available workforce, but also on the follow-up of projects. The working time management software optimizes available resources and improves productivity by taking into account any strong organizational constraints.

  • A better personalized follow-up

The use of a software to manage working hours ensures a better distribution of tasks within a team and allows to quickly identify activity overloads related to the seasonality of production for example. Employees can balance their professional and personal lives more easily by quickly becoming aware of their workload.

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