SANDY, Utah, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Qqest and M2SYS Technology, a global biometrics research and development firm, today announced a partnership that allows Qqest to offer TimeForce time and attendance customers the added security and efficiency features of biometric identification technology at their PC.
M2SYS' RightPunch(TM) solution enables the M2SYS hybrid biometric platform technology to seamlessly interface with Qqest's TimeForce time and attendance system, providing a simple and secure way to record employee timestamps at the PC following a biometric scan. TimeForce customers can select from three different types of biometric readers including fingerprint, finger vein and palm vein readers.
"After an employee places their finger or palm on a biometric reader," said Burke Plummer, president and CEO of Qqest, "TimeForce authenticates their identity and either denies access to the time and attendance system, or processes the employee's clock-in or clock-out time."
With biometric verification at the desktop, TimeForce customers can add even more benefits to their automated time and attendance systems, including:
Eliminate "buddy punching": The bane of many companies' time and attendance processes, buddy punching happens when employees clock in or out for their colleagues. This results in overpayment of wages, distrust between employees and managers and an inaccurate picture of workforce productivity and needs.
Easy to use. Biometric technology is simple to use. Even employees who may have limited computer skills can clock in and out quickly and easily.
Increased productivity: M2SYS' RightPunch(TM) technology eliminates mundane tasks like entering log-in IDs and passwords and swiping access cards, allowing employees to focus their efforts on more productive tasks. In addition to the direct time savings for individual employees, biometric technology also decreases the time IT personnel spend on low-level jobs such as resetting passwords.
Low cost, high return on investment. Due to the low up-front cost of adding biometric functionality to their TimeForce systems, Qqest customers could realize a 100 percent return on their investment within the first year of deployment – and some will realize the return even faster.
Peace of mind. Managers, executives and business owners can eliminate buddy punching and be assured that their staff is more productive and costs are being reduced. Furthermore, enforcing company policies by incorporating biometric technology keeps employees honest and boosts overall morale.
"Continuing to help spread the tangible benefits of biometric technology for time and attendance is a core focus here at M2SYS," commented Mizan Rahman, CEO and CTO of M2SYS. "Our partnership with Qqest is an exciting opportunity for us to continue along the path of biometric adoption and help their customers reduce costs, improve productivity and maximize return on investment."
Qqest (pronounced "Q-Quest") provides real solutions to today's complex workforce and workplace management issues. Since 1992, we've focused solely on engineering meaningful and effective solutions to help businesses truly leverage their assets. Qqest serves 35,000+ businesses in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.mytimeforce.com.
M2SYS Technology, www.m2sys.com, provides technology that makes biometric software affordable, simple to integrate, and inexpensive to support, while enabling customers to easily utilize the right form of biometric technology for their needs. Our software accelerates the adoption of biometric technology, leading to a faster and more widespread delivery of its many benefits.