Time & Attendance Software linked to Sage Payroll
Time & Attendance is a tricky area for any business. If applied too strictly, it damages motivation, if too lax, it hurts productivity and the bottom line. We have been using Elephant Smart Business Time & Attendance Software in our office for a few months now and find it strikes just the right balance. Using clever text messaging it manages T&A passively, removes paper recording, aids compliance with legislation and has excellent budgeting capabilities. Elephant is cloud based, simple to install and cost effective.
The system collects the hours worked according to your own business rules and imports the figures directly into your Sage payroll.
If you would like a demo, call us on 071 9146815, view the short video on www.elephantsmartbusiness.com and read below what the Irish Digital Times said about Elephant.
One to watch – Irish Time & Attendance software, Elephant.
Irish Digital Times October 9, 2013
It’s not often you see a start-up with software that is ‘disruptive’. The words ‘innovative and ‘disruptive’ are bandied about these days whenever something comes to market, but it is rare to find an Irish start-up that really could have the potential to disrupt a market.
Elephant, a new staff management piece of software aimed at SMEs, looks the part. It was developed over a five year period by Linda O’Reilly, an accountant by profession and partners with retail and industrial experience .
It is a ‘plug & play’ system that’s as easy to use as a smartphone and can manage, on a 24/7 basis, everything Time & Attendance from staff sign ins, staff breaks, reports on annual leave, appraisals, absences, payroll, N.E.R.A reports, rosters and staff budgets. It seems particularly suitable for retail businesses and firms that employ people for various shifts during the day.
So far, so good, but what really sets the software apart is it analytical ability. It can, down to the cent, tell a manager or business owner how much each case of staff tardiness, or staff absences cost the business. It can, to the most minute detail, inform a business owner as to who are the most productive people in their team and who are the ones not pulling their weight. Invaluable information when it comes to appraisals. Very little seems to escape the system.
“It’s like having a full time HR manager for your business. Staff get texts if they are late, they must report back to the system with their reasons and this allows the system to record, for the manager, precise reports around each member of staff,” says founder Linda O’Reilly.
It may sound intrusive to an onlooker but O’Reilly says it actually motivates staff. “What we have seen, when it’s applied to a working environment like a supermarket,hotel or factory is the system motivates staff to comply with company procedures, times and schedules. Staff that may have been more ‘liberal’ with their timekeeping now comply with the system and this makes diligent staff more appreciative that everyone is now pulling their weight.”
Elephant is aimed at the SME market – hotels, c-stores, supermarkets, factories, wholesale businesses etc. – and has entered the UK market. “