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Best Time and Attendance Systems 2018


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Our Best Picks

To help you find the right Time and Attendance Systems, we researched and analyzed dozens of options. Here is a roundup of our 2018 best picks for Time and Attendance Systems and an explanation of how we chose them.

Best for Small Businesses

Cost: $4/mo per employee
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Best for Very Small Businesses

Cost: $18/mo, up to 9 employees
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Best for Mobile Workforce

Cost: $5/employee, plus $20/mo base fee
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Best for Larger Employers

TimeClock Plus
Cost: $24-$36/employee, per year
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Want to take a step back and learn more about time and attendance systems? Check out our guide to choosing one and then come back here to see our best picks.

Best for Small Businesses

Stratustime offers everything small businesses need in a time and attendance system. The cloud-based solution has a comprehensive assortment of time-tracking options, with employees able to clock in and out via traditional time clocks, web browsers, mobile devices, and telephones. The system also manages paid time off, generates employee schedules, monitors overtime hours, integrates with many payroll services and features a variety of mobile options. We were impressed with the system's easy-to-use online portal, the company's customer service and the system's affordable monthly cost. Read the complete review of stratustime.
  • Cost: $4/mo per employee
  • Clock In/Out Options: Physical time clocks, mobile website, telephones, web kiosk and computers
  • Free Trial: No
  • PTO and Scheduling Tools: Yes

Best for Very Small Businesses

uAttend is a good fit for very small businesses. It is cloud-based and requires no special software to install. The system is very flexible, letting employees clock in and out with time clocks, web browsers, mobile devices, and telephones. UAttend's time clocks are plug-and-play ready, include lifetime guarantees and are among the cheapest we found. Besides its ability to record when employees come and go, the system also manages paid time off, tracks how long employees work on specific projects and creates office-wide schedules. Read the complete review of uAttend.
  • Cost: $18/mo, up to 9 employees
  • Clock In/Out Options: Physical time clocks, computers, mobile app and telephones
  • Free Trial: No
  • PTO and Scheduling Tools: Yes

Best for Mobile Workforce

TSheets allows remote employees to clock in and out with laptop computers, smartphones, telephones, text messages and Twitter. Additionally, the system records not only exactly where workers start and end their shifts but also their locations throughout the day. The pricing is affordable, and the customer service is among the best we encountered. Read the complete full review of TSheets.
  • Cost: $5/employee, plus $20/mo base fee
  • Clock In/Out Options: Mobile app or website, computers, text, Twitter, telephones and kiosk
  • Free Trial: 14-Days
  • PTO and Scheduling Tools: Yes
TimeClock Plus

Best for Larger Employers

TimeClock Plus is a cloud-based time and attendance system that is available as an on-premises or cloud-hosted solution. The system offers three different service plans, which vary by price and the number of features included. The most comprehensive plan not only includes multiple ways to track when employees come and go but also features a paid time off management component and scheduling tools. Read the complete review of TimeClock Plus.
  • Cost: $24-$36/employee, per year
  • Clock In/Out Options: Physical time clock, mobile app, computer and telephone
  • Free Trial: No
  • PTO and Scheduling Tools: Yes

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Our Methodology

To help you find the right Time and Attendance Systems, we researched and analyzed dozens of options. Here is a roundup of our 2018 best picks for Time and Attendance Systems and an explanation of how we chose them.

Locating the Best Services

To determine the best time and attendance systems, we started by reviewing all of the vendors on our list below. We then narrowed our focus to vendors that have a good reputation online (i.e., services that were favorably and consistently reviewed by other websites). Finally, we interviewed small business owners to discover new ones to add to our list.

Choosing the Best Services

We ultimately settled on 23 time and attendance systems to consider as best picks. They were: Acrotime from Acroprint, ADP, Boomr, Buddy Punch, Clockspot, ClockVIEW from Acumen, EPAY Systems, Attendance Enterprise from Infotronics, iSolved Time from Infinisource, Kronos' Workforce Ready, Mitrefinch, myGeoTracking from Abaqus, NOVATime, OnTheClock.com, stratustime from nettime solutions, TimeAttend from Replicon, TimeClick from Hawkeye Technology, TimeClock Plus, Timesheets.com, TimeStar from Insperity, TSheets, uAttend from Processing Point and Webtimeclock. (See the full list of time and attendance systems and their websites below.)

Researching Each Service

Next, we researched each provider by investigating its services, watching tutorials and how-to videos, trying out the system when possible, reading user comments and checking out its Better Business Bureau rating. We also considered pricing. After narrowing down the list to 10 contenders, we contacted each company's customer service department by phone (and live chat if possible) and posed as business owners to gauge the type of support each provider offered. Our process involves putting ourselves in the mindset of a business owner and gathering the data that would be readily available to such an individual. Our research is done by visiting company websites, making calls to customer service and interviewing real users.

Analyzing Each Service

In all, we analyzed each service based on the following factors: Cost, Time-tracking capabilities, Time off management, Overtime monitoring, Scheduling tools, Available reports, Ease of use, Customer service, Integration options, Mobile access, Better Business Bureau complaints and rating,

Considering Biometric Time and Attendance Systems

Many businesses are looking for biometric time and attendance systems. These systems require employees to use their fingerprints or a facial scan to log into the system. This prevents "buddy punching," which is when employees clock in or out for their late or absent co-workers. Businesses should know, however, that nearly all time and attendance systems, including most of our best picks, offer biometric options. Nearly all providers that offer physical time clocks have biometric time clocks as an option. Additionally, those that work with computers and tablets can use their built-in cameras to take photos each time an employee punches in and out.

Full List of Time and Attendance Systems

Here is a full list of Time and Attendance Systems providers and a summary of what each company claims to offer. This alphabetical list also includes our best picks, which are marked with badges.

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Acculor is a live, phone-based, employee-absence-tracking system. Acculor's live operators answer calls from employees and enter attendance information into a database for accurate tracking. Supervisors and others needing immediate notification are sent instant messages about employee attendance via a variety of devices, such as text messages, pagers, cellular phones and PDAs. In addition, fax, email and online reports are also available.


Acroprint's AcroTime is a web-based system offered in both standard and platinum versions, neither of which requires the installation of special software. Using the system, employees can clock in and out via computers, biometric time clocks and badge terminals. Features exclusive to the platinum version include the ability to track accruals and a system to schedule time-off requests. In addition to the time and attendance system, AcroTime offers payroll, HR management, scheduling and marketplace solutions.

ADP Small Business Time and Attendance

ADP's Small Business Time and Attendance system is web-based and offers multiple ways of collecting employee time and attendance information, including via electronic or online timesheets, badge-card time clocks, biometric time clocks, wireless devices or an interactive voice-response system. The software automatically adds up employee hours and feeds them directly to the business's payroll and tax solutions. ADP's system allows managers to create work schedules and track absences, late clock-ins, long lunches and early departures. ADP's solution also allows employees to request and track their paid time off.

Advance Systems

Advance Systems provides both cloud-based and on-premises solutions. Its systems feature a self-service module that enables employees to view schedules, actual hours worked and remaining vacation, request time off and swap shifts. The system is compatible with biometric and proximity time clocks as well as web-based time clocks. Employees can also use telephones and mobile devices to clock in and out. In addition, the system features absence management, employee scheduling and human resources management.

All Hours

All Hours is a cloud-based system. Workers can quickly clock in or out using a variety of options, from standard wall-mounted time clocks to mobile apps. All data is tagged with geolocation and sent to All Hours' secure web application. The system offers a variety of features, including time-off requests and approvals, real-time presence information, attendance calculation rules and easy-to-understand reports.

AMG Employee Management

AMG Employee Management Inc. is a supplier of time attendance software, products and services. AMG's web-based solution allows you to select multiple types of pay periods and overtime calculations, and assign multiple shifts. You also have the option to add employee logins, time restrictions, bell schedules and benefit accruals. The system is compatible with a variety of AMG real-time biometric attendance terminals. Every plan lets you track an unlimited number of groups, locations, separate jobs, unique shifts and differentiated pay policies.


APS' system is cloud-based and offers multiple options for time tracking, including biometric verification, online time capture and mobile clock-ins. The system's dashboard provides alerts for an instant view of missed punches, time-off requests and employees who are in or approaching overtime. With this solution, employees can submit time-off requests through the employee self-service site or on their mobile devices, while managers can view potential overlapping time-off requests and available accrual balances, and can approve requests, all from one screen.


AsureForce, a cloud-based system, allows employees to clock in and out via Web browsers and mobile devices. The system features a GeoPunch option that lets remote workers manage their time and attendance from anywhere. There is also an employee scheduling tool and several valuable reports. Employers can use the AirClock biometric facial recognition time clock, which takes a photo of each employee when they clock in and out to eliminate buddy punching.

Attendance Enterprise

Attendance Enterprise offers both licensed software installed on premises in your IT infrastructure and as a cloud-based solution. The employee self-service provides an online timesheet giving workers access to their wages and hours. The leave-management tool automates employee requests for time off from work and allows supervisors to approve leaves based on organizational policies. The system works with a variety of time-recording methods, including time clocks with badge readers, proximity readers and biometrics.

Attendance on Demand

Attendance on Demand is a rapidly deployed, cloud-based solution that offers a number of features for securely managing labor data. The system calculates pay rules and offers tools for scheduling employees, budgeting labor, and automating recordkeeping for labor law compliance and reporting for the Affordable Care Act.


Ban-Koe Systems' time and attendance system, VlDix Labor, provides the tools and information to help companies proactively manage their workforce, better monitor labor costs and improve productivity. VIDix LABOR provides a complete audit trail tracking changes and adjustments to an employee’s record. Ban-Koe also offers human resources, access control, visitor information, scheduling and credentialing services.


Bartronics Time and Attendance System reads information collected from data-collection terminals and converts it into database format for the generation of employee reports. It keeps track of employees' real-time data, like entry time, exit time, break time, department, category, shift schedule, leaves, tours, on-duty times and overtime. The system features paid-time-off management and automated email generation and reporting.

Buddy Punch

Buddy Punch is a web-based system for businesses of all sizes. Employees can punch in and out via a web browser, desktop app or mobile app. The system features a webcam tool that snaps pictures when someone clocks in and out, GPS tracking to see where remote employees are starting and ending their day, and an IP address lock that stops employees from punching in and out unless they're using an authorized IP address. Other features include overtime calculations, punch rounding, automatic breaks, paid time off management and built-in notifications for administrators and managers.

ClockIn Portal

ClockIn Portal is a cloud-based solution. Employees can clock securely in and out from the login page, clock for unpaid lunches, write shift comments and report miles driven for reimbursement. To prevent employees from clocking in and out from home or their phones, employers can optionally require workers to clock in from a predetermined whitelist of computers or networks. Businesses that use Google Apps can import users into ClockIn Portal using a Google Apps administrator account. The system also integrates with Microsoft Outlook.


Clockspot is a cloud-based system. Employees can punch in via an online time clock or from a phone by dialing a toll-free number. The system tracks IP addresses and caller ID, so it knows exactly where employees are clocking in and out from. Employers can log in to the system from any web browser to review employee timesheets and make any necessary adjustments. With Clockspot, you can track earnings, deductions, and reimbursements; manage overtime; and run payroll reports.


Acumen Data Systems' ClockVIEW is a web-based system. The software gives businesses a complete overview of when employees are working, taking vacation and are out sick. Managers can set notifications for when employees take time off. ClockVIEW also allows employees to clock in and out, submit time-off requests, and bid for shifts when other employees call in sick. In addition, the software has an instant-messaging feature and the ability to limit when employees can clock in by time of day, employee schedule and location.


GHG Corp.'s Clockwise is a web-based employee time-sheet-management tool that automates time collection, leave management and approval processes. The system provides online timesheet reporting, online pay stubs, a seamless interface to accounting systems and ad-hoc data analysis. The system features a mobile app for both iPhones and Android devices.

Datamatics Management Services

Datamatics Management Services offers several different time and attendance solutions. Timesheets Plus is a web-based system that includes employee and manager self-service workflows, configurable business logic, mass edit capabilities, multilevel security and multiple data collection options. The TC-1 is an on-premises enterprise system that operates on the Windows platform. Features of the system include attendance tracking, absence management, job payroll preparation, reporting, access control, time entry device integrations, IVR, data exchange and a PC time clock.


Deputy's time and attendance system allows employees to start and end shifts using an iPad kiosk, mobile app, web app, Apple Watch or SMS. Businesses can generate invoices based on hours worked per customer, task or activity straight into their accounting software. Employers can use the system's mobile geolocation capability or the face-detection tool to ensure employees are where they should be for every shift.

Easy Clocking

Easy Clocking is a web-based system. Employees can clock in and out via time clocks, fingerprint scanners and computers. The software automatically calculates total hours worked, including overtime, vacation, sick days and holidays. The software is also designed to reduce employee time theft by applying rounding rules, restricting schedules and eliminating the ability for co-workers to clock in for other employees. Additionally, Easy Clocking is built to automate the payroll process by allowing management to transfer time data to all payroll providers.


EmCentrix's HRMS offers extensive attendance and time tracking functionality, including online time clocks and timesheets. The system collects information in a number of ways, including online time clocks, physical time clocks or manual timesheets. With the online time clock, punches can be uploaded to the system as they occur, populating timesheets and other related reports, such as employee schedules, instantly. Employees access their time through their own employee home page and can review their punches and notify employers or managers of any changes.


Emplotime works via a virtual clock. Employees click on the virtual clock to register when they arrive and leave. From the administrator portal, you can set any device, including PCs, tablets and mobile phones, to be the company time clock. Features of the system include buddy-punch lockouts, geotracking, overtime monitoring, and the ability to export reports to all main formats, such as PDF, Word, and Excel.


Workforce Software's EmpCenter Time & Attendance is an enterprise-grade, cloud-based solution that captures time and attendance and labor data, and automates complex pay rules. In addition, EmpCenter offers employee-scheduling software, absence- and leave-management systems and optimization services.

EPAY Systems

EPAY Systems is a cloud-based time and labor management systems provider for employers with an hourly, decentralized workforce. Its time-tracking solutions are developed for the hard-to-track workforce. The company's time-collection devices biometric time clocks, phone, web and mobile app can be customized to suit the needs of your business. The system's automated timesheets integrate with payroll and ERP systems.

eTime Xpress

With eTime Xpress by Celayix Software, employees can clock in and out via the telephone, web, smartphone or time clock. Businesses can monitor employee activity, such as early or late clock-in/out, as well as missed shifts. In addition, it can perform a virtual safety check; confirm employees' geo location; pay correct employee overtime, vacation, and statutory holiday wages in accordance with labor laws; and provide real-time monitoring and reports.


ExakTime is a web-based system that offers several ways for employees to clock in and out: a time clock app, wireless time clock for outdoor job sites and the web. The clocks and app send GPS time stamps and site updates to the software in the cloud for secure access on any computer system or browser-based device. It allows business owners to manage a workforce in real time, from anywhere. The time clock software provides default access levels that can be modified or completely customized for workers and supervisors.


FingerCheck is designed for small to medium-size businesses. The time clock application includes advanced features that allow employers to manage their workforce. Administrators can generate reports to analyze customizable pockets of data, set up daily alerts to be notified of employee punch activity in real time and reference an audit trail to view any changes made to the system. Additionally, employers can arrange for employees to log in and access the software so they can oversee their own hours, make time-off requests and check their schedules.

Hillman Time Systems

Hillman Time Systems provides integrated hardware and software solutions for time and attendance and labor distribution to the payroll provider of your choice. The company's time and attendance software, called timetrak, automates employee scheduling, time clock data collection, daily exceptions, payable hours and more. The software works with a variety of time clocks, including those that work with swipe cards and biometrics. The system also offers web-based and mobile time clocks.


Homebase is a cloud-based system. Employees can clock in and out via any web browser, tablet or mobile phone. The system uses GPS to track where remote workers start and end their shifts (it can take pictures of those clocking in and out for verification purposes). The system can prevent early clock-ins and send notifications if someone hits overtime or doesn’t show up for work. Homebase also provides a sophisticated scheduling tool. For employees, the system allows them to check their schedule, trade shifts, message their team, request time off and estimate their pay from their mobile devices.


Humanity is a flexible workforce-management platform and human resources tool. The system's time-clock tool features late and absent notifications, remote clock in for external staff and facial recognition. The Leave tool allows businesses to customize leave categories, automate request policies and integrate with the calendar app.


Infotronics' time and attendance system, Attendance Enterprise, can easily scale to accommodate any size workforce. With the system, you can identify attendance exceptions, such as tardiness and absenteeism; eliminate unapproved overtime; automate time-off requests and approvals; and correct and approve employee timecards. The systems' self-service option provides employees with timely information in a secure web browser. There's no need for a time clock, as employees can clock in and out, request leave and review schedules from any computer.

iSolved Time

iSolved Time is a cloud-based system that provides complete flexibility with time collection. You can use a mobile app, web browser or physical time clocks to manage hours worked. Since the system is browser-based, supervisors and payroll staff can review, edit and approve employee time online at any time. iSolved Time exports to all major payroll software packages or third-party payroll processors.

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready Time Keeping is a cloud-based solution designed for small businesses. Employees can clock in and out via mobile devices, computers and time clocks. Workforce Ready manages a variety of employee types, including hourly, salaried and contracted. The system has a GPS feature that automatically records mobile employees' locations when they clock in and out. Workforce Ready also gives employees the ability to check their work schedules, review benefit accruals and request time off. Additionally, the software integrates with a variety of other Kronos Workforce Ready applications, such as human resources, payroll and tax solutions.

LightWork Time

LightWork Time is designed for companies with single or multiple locations and easily accommodates remote employees. Both managers and employees can input employee time at intervals specified by your company. Time can be entered via desktop punch, kiosk punch or biometric/swipe time clock.

Mitrefinch Ltd.

Mitrefinch is a provider of workforce management solutions for organizations with more than 100 employees. Its on-premises and cloud-based systems include HR software that helps manage vacation planning, sick leave and other absences. The system is compatible with any iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows mobile device. The system works with biometric, proximity and web-based clocking terminals.


mJobTime is designed specifically for construction companies. The system is available as a web-based or on-premises solution. The web edition captures clock ins and outs in real time or after the fact. In addition, it allows foremen to review, edit, distribute, and approve time in the field; track production units, per diem, and other expenses; and document jobsite events with field notes and pictures. The on-premises system runs on Windows devices. Both systems offer a variety of modules. The labor module lets you track labor hours by job, phase, cost code, pay code; the GPS manager tracks GPS coordinates of employees at clock in and out; and the budget manager tracks actual hours or units by job and cost code versus budget.


The myGeoTracking platform enables solutions across a range of industries, from mobile field-force companies to freight-brokering companies. Businesses can use myGeoTracking to track billable hours using electronic timesheet software. The Zero Touch GPS Time Clocking App automatically detects in/out from job sites using geofencing. MyGeoTracking provides always-on attendance monitoring in addition to automatic clock-in and clock-out capability. The system works on all phones with or without an app.


Nortek's Workforce is a cloud-based system that includes time tracking, scheduling options and leave-management functionality. The system tracks time in and time out by web-based, card-based or bio-clocking devices. Clock punches record the day, time, and time zone, and are automatically mapped onto an employee's timesheet to cut down on data entry. Businesses can define and automate attendance policies and time-off accrual rules based on the companies' policies.


NOVAtime provides complete cloud-based systems equipped with badge time clocks, biometric time clocks, proximity time clocks and web-based kiosk devices. It's also capable of integrating with many human resource or payroll applications. NOVAtime Quick Navigator and Dashboard guides users through step-by-step workflows of daily, monthly, annual, payroll and new-hire procedures.


OnTheClock.com allows employees to punch from a computer, mobile app or wall-mounted tablet. The system manages paid time off and has a Who's In page so employers always know who is working. OnTheClock.com has scheduling tools, simple timecard editing and automatic break deduction.

On-Time Web

On-Time Web is an online timesheet and mobile time-tracking solution. Employees have multiple ways of entering time. They can use the web timesheet in any modern browser, a web time clock or the Android time clock app. Features include an in/out board, work-schedule creators, paid-time-off management and the ability to create a variety of custom reports. The system is run completely online and doesn't require the purchase of any additional software. Training and unlimited support is included in the cost of the system.

Open Time Clock

Open Time Clock is a secure, web-based system for any size business. It was designed for business owners, bookkeepers and payroll professionals to track employee time, absences and schedule. There is a permanent free plan offered that includes service for an unlimited number of managers and employees. Using Open Time Clock, employees can clock in or out from any computer or mobile device.


Parim is workforce management software that includes a time and attendance feature. Employees can clock in and out via computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Parim's mobile app, for iPhone and Android devices, records the GPS location of where workers start and end shifts. The system also features a drag-and-drop scheduling tool and tracks paid time off. Additionally, Parim offers human resources and payroll components.

PayClock Online

Lathem's PayClock Online is cloud-based. It allows businesses to capture, edit, and integrate their time-and-attendance data into multiple payroll systems, including ADP, QuickBooks, and Paychex. Employees have the option to clock in and out in the office using Lathem time clocks or record punches remotely on mobile devices. PayClock Online calculates worked time, including overtime premiums and shift differentials, and offers multiple-location support with one database and unlimited users.


PrimePay offers online, desktop-based and server-based services. The software works with badge time clocks, biometric time clocks, web clocks and telephones. In addition to its time and attendance systems, the company offers payroll solutions, human resources and compliance services, insurance and benefits administration, and credit card processing.

RealTime Web

Sundial's RealTime Web is web-based time and attendance software designed for companies of all sizes. It offers a flexible mix of management tools, employee self-service and time clock options. The online self-service portal gives employees access to time records, web punching and timesheets.


Reflexis provides full-featured time entry, labor tracking and time-costing functionality. Reflexis Time and Attendance provides several features for managers and employees to track labor and comply with laws and rules. It supports multiple time clock options, including clocks with fingerprint biometrics. The system features a mobile app that's available on Android and iOS platforms and devices that support HTML 5.

Sierra Workforce Solutions

Sierra Workforce Solutions offers on-premises and cloud-hosted systems. The system allows employees to punch in and out via simple time clocks, sophisticated biometric devices, web-based options, and a mobile application. The system integrates with virtually all popular accounting and human resources management software.


SmartLinx Time and Attendance solutions enable employers to enforce and record rules for punching in by location, position, shift, scheduled time and certifications. Overtime is recorded through monitoring of arrivals, departures and proper shift changes, and through proactive notifications. Employers can adjust schedules to actual worked time, whether from SmartLinx time clocks or mobile punches, completely integrated with the WorkLinx product suite and automated to ensure the schedule accurately reflects the time worked. The platform prevents buddy punching and other time theft.


stratustime from nettime solutions is a web-based system that provides employees with an online dashboard to clock in and out as well as check their hours, schedules and accrual balances. The system also allows staff members to request time off. A mobile app is available that lets employees clock in and out with their smartphones when they're out of the office. Additionally, it tracks them via GPS, so managers know their location when they clocked in and out. Stratustime also features scheduling tools.


Synel's time and attendance systems are available for complex, multilocation enterprises as well as for single-building facilities and organizations with a few employees to thousands. Synel's time clock app is designed to serve as a reporting tool for field workers moving between sites. Reporting is performed via smartphone or tablet and interfaces directly and fully to the system.


Synerion uses electronic tags, barcode badges, magnetic stripe cards, biometrics or touchscreen inputs in place of paper cards to track hours. Synerion also offers workforce management, labor costing, staff scheduling and absence management software.


Replicon's TimeAttend is a cloud-based system. With its configurable and intuitive timesheets, the software allows businesses to track time for any employee type. TimeAttend also automates the time-off management process, with self-service time-off request capabilities and accrual calculations. To streamline the payroll process, the system enables project managers to store information about employees' schedules, overtime and pay rates. Additional features include automatic emails and alerts to ensure that requests for paid time off are submitted and approved on time.


TimeCamp tracks attendance and monitors productivity. With this software, managers can quickly see how many paid hours employees have logged each day and get a breakdown of the projects their staff are working on. The software also includes the ability to track billable hours, online invoicing and review how much time is wasted each day. TimeCamp offers a wide range of integrations.


TimeClick from Hawkeye Technology, an on-premises system, allows employees to clock in and out from computers across their networks. The system manages paid time off, has scheduling capabilities and includes nearly 20 different report options. Since it isn't cloud-based, there is only a one-time fee and no monthly charges.

TimeClock Plus

TimeClock Plus is a cloud-based system available in three separate plans: Express, Standard and Professional. The Express package is designed for customers with simple time and attendance needs. It tracks employees clocking in and out, and allows businesses to monitor employee status and run basic reports. The Standard package, designed for growing organizations, allows employees to clock in and out using a web-clock and gives managers the ability to edit employee time from any web browser. The Professional package provides a full-featured time and attendance solution, with vacation and sick-leave accruals, automated email reports and employee schedule restrictions. The systems are compatible with PIN entry, card swipe and biometric time clocks.


TIMECO offers solutions for workforce management and data collection, which include time and attendance, distribution of labor tracking, scheduling, employee self-service, timesheets, and seamless integration with any ERP or HR/payroll system. Features include a dashboard view, benefit accruals, exception tracking, leave requests, clock integration, email alerts and export capabilities.


TimeDrop Time Clock is designed to quickly and securely clock employees in or out. Employees can clock in or out via a Windows computer or tablet or a biometric fingerprint scanner. It organizes time entries, allows you to manage permissions, and provides real-time payroll and time and attendance reports.


TimeIPS is a comprehensive computerized system that includes software and optional hardware that work together to track and report on labor, jobs, projects, benefits, and schedules. TimeIPS can be run on a business's server or hosted in the cloud. Employees can clock in and out via TimeIPS' Network Clock, which provides immediate visual feedback on employee hours worked and available non-overtime hours remaining. Employees can also use a telephone system, as well as their computers or mobile devices, to clock in and out. Additional features include the ability to calculate overtime and track sick and vacation days.


TimePilot has five different time clock products: TimePilot Extreme Blue, TimePilot Extreme Blue Enhanced, TimePilot Tap, TimePilot Vetro and TimePilot PC. All the time clock products, except Extreme Blue, use the same Windows-based TimePilot management software and can be used together. Extreme Blue uses only an app; there's no need for PC software.


timeQplus offers a wide choice of data-input methods, including basic PC-punching, as well as badge or biometric terminals. You can even mix and match different data-collection methods on the same system. Employees can record their time using work codes for job-costing purposes while employers can limit access to data by assigning permission levels. Supervisors can edit and approve timesheets and print reports for their assigned employees, while employees can view and print their own timesheets.


Timesheets.com is a provider of web-based employee timesheets for small businesses with up to 500 employees. The system's user interface allows employees to punch in and out with just one click. Employees can also categorize their time stamps, leave work notes and request time-stamp adjustments. The system gives managers real-time data on who's clocked in, who is approaching overtime and who is tardy. In addition, geolocation-tracking records the location of employees who work out in the field, and the photo time-stamp tool saves a picture of the employee with every clock punch. The system also manages paid time off and mileage and expense information.

Timesheet Mobile

Timesheet Mobile is a GPS-enabled time, attendance and scheduling solution designed to track mobile employees. The app accurately monitors on-the-clock employees, issues alerts and creates a record of their departure times on the server. Email notifications can then be issued to the appropriate manager. iPhone and Android users have access to the system's Punch Prompt alerts via the timesheet app, reminding them to clock in and out upon entering or leaving a geofenced job site. To ensure hassle-free payroll, managers and bookkeepers can run online timesheet reports from any browser, track regular and overtime hours in real time, and seamlessly integrate with both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online.


Insperity's TimeStar is a web-based system that automates time-keeping and scheduling tasks. Employees can clock in and out from any computer or mobile device. In addition, the company offers a badge-based time clock. With the software, employees can swap shifts, review PTO balances and schedule time-off requests. TimeStar also lets managers easily approve or deny employees' requests to switch shifts, leave early and take time off. To cut down on expenses, TimeStar sends managers alerts when employees are nearing overtime. The system also provides real-time labor analytics in order to control payroll costs.


TimeStation runs on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices that have front-facing cameras. Using the Fast-Scan technology, employees can punch in and out in less than a second. TimeStation runs in the cloud, so there are no software programs or servers to maintain. Managers can see who's in and run time and attendance reports anytime, anywhere. With the self-service portal, employees can review their activity, clock in and out, run reports, and create or edit time entries. Managers have full control over which functionality each employee has access to.


TimeTrak offers several time and attendance system options, including a software-as-a-service solution that captures and calculates employee time, eliminates paper timesheets and timecards, and alerts employers when employees are tardy or absent. With the system, employees can clock in and out via their computers while supervisors can manage time off to ensure vacation days or sick time aren't taken when not available.


TimeTrex tracks and monitors employee attendance in real time, from anywhere. The system offers various ways to track employee attendance: time clocks, web browsers, smartphones and telephones. With the system, businesses can set up an unlimited number of accruals to automatically track employee vacations, sick days or banked time. Employees can also see their own accrual balances. Managers can remotely monitor and get reports regarding employee time and attendance, from anywhere, at any time.

Time Doctor

Time Doctor is a system that satisfies the time and attendance needs of individuals and teams irrespective of whether they are working on a PC, laptop or mobile device. Besides tracking when employees start and end their day, it tracks the time taken to complete each task and the websites and apps each employee accesses. In addition, it takes occasional screenshots. If the software recognizes a period of inactivity, it automatically puts the user on break. Time Doctor generates detailed reports, which can be viewed by managers and clients. It integrates with 32 other apps to provide extended functionality.

Time Management Systems

Time Management Systems offers a number of unique modules that can be configured to suit each business's specific needs. There is an employee self-service module that provides staff members with access to their time and attendance data; a real-time dashboard; drill-down summaries that provide information for a workgroup or an individual employee (including personal information, worked hours, and exceptions). The software includes a scheduling tool and instant timecards that automatically recalculate so totals, summaries, and employee data are always accurate. The system also manages paid time off and offers more than 50 standard real-time workforce management reports.


TrackSmart's online time and attendance system allows employees to punch in and out using any web-connected computer or smart device. No equipment or ID cards are needed. The scheduling feature offers employees the opportunity to see which hours they work, swap shifts and request time off from a web-connected computer or smart device. The attendance portion of the system helps manage time-off requests, approves timesheets, runs detailed reports and stores employee records.


TSheets is designed to help businesses both track and manage employee time. Employees can clock in and out on their desktop or laptop computers as well as from their mobile phones. There is also a GPS option that lets businesses automatically see where their mobile employees are throughout the day. In addition, TSheets lets employees clock in and out in real time; enter their time manually; and allocate time to custom fields, projects, or tasks. Administrators can manage an employee's time off, sick days and holidays. Additional features include overtime alerts, timesheet approvals and the ability to see which employees are working at any given time. TSheets' accounts can be configured to be DCAA- and DOL-compliant.


Created by Processing Point, uAttend allows employees to clock in and out from time clocks, web browsers, mobile devices or telephones. The software tracks vacation, sick days, and holidays; prevents employees from clocking in or out early or late to earn overtime; and gives managers the ability to see which employees are working at any given time. The software easily integrates with nearly all payroll-processing systems, such as QuickBooks, Paychex, ADP and SurePayroll. uAttend offers subscription options for businesses with workforces ranging from fewer than nine employees to more than 100.


VeriClock is a cloud-based employee time tracking system. With the system, employees can clock in and out via telephone, smartphone or web. Managers can view, verify and report on employee hours in real time. Email notification alerts for all clock-in and out activity can be set up for one, some or all employees. In addition, alerts can be set up to detect the most common types of errors employees make forgetting to clock in at the beginning of the day, or forgetting to clock out at the end. The TimeGuard feature detects if an employee is clocked into the system when they aren't supposed to be and will auto-clock them out.

Virtual TimeClock

Using Virtual TimeClock, businesses can turn their computers into time clock systems. There are three different editions. The Basic edition works on just one computer and supports three employees. The Pro edition also works on one computer but supports an unlimited number of employees. The Network edition works on multiple computers and supports an unlimited number of employees. Virtual TimeClock runs on most Windows PC or Mac OS X computers. If workers forget to clock out, they are automatically prompted, and managers can easily and quickly identify and correct timecards with missing punches.

Wasp Barcode Technologies

Wasp Barcode Technologies is an automated time clock software and system provider. The company offers biometric, RFID, HID and barcode time clocks. The on-premises software is available in three separate plans: Standard, Professional and Enterprise. The software allows businesses to track absences and late-arriving employees, send payroll directly to QuickBooks and run a variety of management and payroll reports.

When I Work

When I Work is a cloud-based system that has both time-tracking and scheduling features. Businesses can use a desktop, laptop, or tablet as a fixed clock-in terminal or give employees the option to clock in from their iPhones or Android phones. Attendance alerts remind employees when they forget to clock in or out, while overtime alerts manage labor costs. The scheduler tool allows you to view the entire week's schedule and move shifts easily from person to person or day to day.

Ximble Time Clock

Ximble Time Clock from Nimble Software Systems allows employees to clock in and out using PIN codes or QR code scanning. It also features a photoClock feature to verify employee identity when checking in. The system includes fully customizable scheduling software, a manager dashboard, timesheet software, geofencing, PTO tracking, and integration with existing HR, point-of-sale, and payroll software.


ZoomShift is time clock and employee scheduling software designed for hourly employees. With this system, you can create work schedules in minutes, track employee time, improve accountability, reduce labor costs, prevent errors, and manage everything from one place. The system allows employees to clock in and out online or via a mobile app.
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Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based writer who has nearly 15 years' experience in the media business. A graduate of Indiana University, he spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including, local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Following his years at the newspaper Chad worked in public relations, helping promote small businesses throughout the U.S. Follow him on Twitter.