By Mohammed Murad
Ensuring all employees are paid on time, accurately and in accordance with local tax codes, labor laws and corporate policies is one of the biggest challenges facing human resource managers. The process involves identifying employees as they clock in and out each workday and then integrating that data with payroll software applications that meet the needs of the organization.
That’s exactly what IrisTime, a new time and attendance platform from Iris ID, does. IrisTime time clocks use duel biometric iris and face recognition to quickly, accurately and conveniently authenticate employee identities. The platform design accommodates hundreds of current Android-based time and attendance applications available from Google Play store and directly from many leading developer websites. Iris ID is working directly with innovative software vendors to develop new solutions to broaden the ecosystem of IrisTime applications. And the platform enables users to design their own fully customizable applications.
Let’s take a closer look at the reasons IrisTime has become the timeclock for the modern workforce.
Accuracy –– Iris recognition is widely recognized as the most accurate means of biometric identity authentication. Add the ability to also use facial recognition and IrisTime becomes virtually impossible to spoof. This level of accuracy eliminates many fraudulent payroll practices such as buddy punching in which an employee clocks in and/or out for an absent friend. A 2017 survey estimated payroll fraud annually costs U.S. employers $373 million.
Speed –– During busy shift changes, there’s no place for a slow time and attendance system that creates long lines. IrisTime is an easy-to-use platform with fast auto focus and iris/face captures at distances of up to 24 inches. Identity authentication takes only a second.
Flexibility –– In addition to working with many existing time and attendance applications, IrisTime provides a comprehensive set of development tools for custom software. The platform supports the RESTful application program interface (API) enabling the device to work as an on-demand data aggregator. IrisTime includes the iTMS (IrisTime Management Services) application to manage the device on networks. iTMS functionality is also be available in API form to enable software developers to integrate device management in custom applications. IrisTime also supports cloud-based applications.
Proven technology –– Iris ID has been the global leader in iris recognition technology for 20 years. Iris ID readers authenticate the identity of millions of people daily on six continents. Two of the leading time management providers – Paychex and SimplyWork – now offer time clocks with embedded Iris ID readers.
Contactless –– Since IrisTime iris/face readers are contactless, there is no chance of passing bacteria or viruses between employees.
The innovative IrisTime platform is revolutionizing the time and attendance function, providing affordable solutions for the basic or very specific requirements of any organization.
(Mohammed Murad is vice president, global sales and business development, Iris ID.)