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Manufacturer Replaces Punch Card Time Clock with Lathem's New Cloud-based Employee Time and Attendance Solution and Saves Time & Money

Manufacturer Replaces Punch Card Time Clock with Lathem's New Cloud-based Employee Time and Attendance Solution and Saves Time & Money

January 11, 2016

What happens when 55 employees want to clock out at once and your employee time card clock system can’t handle it? That was the case for DeFelsko eight months ago until they turned to Lathem for help.“

We were using a competitive offering, and the punch-card time clock couldn’t handle all of our employees leaving at once,” said Mike Beamish, project manager at the Ogdensburg, NY company. “We needed a better solution and we found it in Lathem’s new cloud-based compatible time clock system.”

DeFelsko, a 50-year-old family-owned business that manufactures and sells coating thickness and inspection instruments, uses Lathem’s PC600 automated time clock that lets employees clock in and out easily and efficiently with a proxmity badge. The employee time clock integrates with Lathem’s PayClock Online cloud-based solution, which provides real time viewing and management of employee time and attendance records, anytime, anywhere. An added benefit is that the Lathem RFID proximity badges that DeFelsko employees use to punch in and out have been programmed with their door access system, providing increased security and convenience.

“It was crucial that our time and attendance system worked,” Beamish said. “If people are in a big line waiting, they’re not happy. This new PayClock Online system works fast, as fast as people can walk by. It’s great because our hallways become congested if the system doesn’t perform.”

Beamish said that the PayClock Online employee time and attendance system has saved the company time and money. “We’ve seen a huge reduction in the amount of time the production and accounting managers would have had to spend on editing time cards – I’d say we cut the administrative time by half,” he said.

He also likes that Lathem’s automated time clocks can be used with its cloud-based system. Said Beamish: “The amount of time it takes to keep track of employees in our large, three-building manufacturing facility gets unwieldy. To ask, ‘Is X or Y employee here today? When did they show up?’ It’s nice when someone swipes a badge and it'sall there.”