Bodet Kelio Visio X7 time and attendance terminal in use.
Bodet Launches Timebox 4.3
Bodet has just launched a major upgrade to its time and attendance monitoring solution for SMEs.
Major Upgrade Announced for Bodet’s Cost-Effective Time Management System
International workforce management specialist, Bodet, has introduced an enhanced version of its successful time and attendance monitoring solution designed for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) employing up to 100 staff.
Timebox 4.3 comes with a choice of clocking in terminals, including the X4 Timebox with a dual reader for both biometric and proximity clocking. It is a sophisticated yet cost effective, all-in-one solution automating staff clocking and providing accurate, real-time information on working time.
As each employee clocks in or out, timings are automatically recorded on a central database stored on the organisation’s central server. By automating the clocking process it not only saves time for employees, but also prevents the abuse and manual errors that often occur with paper-based time sheets. The software generates reports as Excel or CSV files which can be imported into most payroll packages, again saving time for payroll staff and avoiding errors.
As part of the company's on-going commitment to innovation and improving its existing software and hardware solutions, Timebox 4.3 now incorporates a specific comment application, which can be displayed as an icon on the screen of the clocking terminal. If the employee is clocking outside the expected window, once they have confirmed their identity, they can click on the icon and select the reason for the unusual clocking from a pre-defined list. This could include medical appointments, changed or extended shifts, or overtime worked. The comments will then be visible within the software when viewing clockings, providing useful management information and reducing HR administration even further.
Another new feature of Timebox 4.3 is the ability to export encrypted staff data to a zip file with a password, which assists with GDPR compliance.
The reports generated by the software can be accessed by authorised supervisors. These reports provide management teams with real-time accurate data to monitor absences, and therefore enabling manning levels to be maintained. Current and historic attendance data reports can also be used for future planning and improving performance management.
Discussing the launch, Bodet managing director, Richard Manby, said:
"Timebox is a comprehensive time management system which has been specially designed for companies across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, transport, care homes, call centres and customer service centres. For customers who require more comprehensive workforce management solutions including access control and visitor management functionality, Bodet has developed its Kelio solution."