Online Employee Time Clock Software: Safe Place to Use SaaS

SaaS Utilization Among SMBs Nearly 50%

Lets simplify the jargon in that subtitle. You may be thinking, “SaaS - what’s that?" SaaS is short for Software as a Service, which basically means it is web based, or online. This means there is no software to install, no frequent updates to download and maintain, or additional hardware to purchase. It is typically a monthly subscription and the only thing required to make the application function is a device with access to the internet. A smartphone, tablet, or laptop to name a few.

Web Scheduler 2.0

If you're doing this, we guarantee you're losing money.

How familiar are you with the scheduling time suck vortex? Probably very familiar, if the following methods ring a bell.

  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Chain emails
  • Individual phone calls with staff
  • Paper schedules
  • Post it notes and bulletin boards
  • Time off request forms

Operational Excellence

Take control over your largest business expense

Last month, the AZ Central reported that the SPD exceeded their overtime budget for employees by nearly $1 million. A Republic analysis of overtime data, obtained through a public-records request, showed that of the 822 employees who received overtime in the prior fiscal year, the average annual payout was $7,880. Greater than $20,000 in overtime was received by 58 employees each.

Lack of scheduling control and the ability to stay within budget, has been an unresolved issue in organizations and businesses for some time now. 80% of organizations exceed their overtime budget, according to a past report by 80%! That is insane, and apparently hasn't changed in a decade, given the recent issue in Arizona.

The Secret Costs of Labor

Areas of waste in workforce management are not always obvious.

Text Me - Excellent Tool for Employee Communication

We were startled when we heard that 97 percent of mobile subscribers will read a text message within the first four minutes of receiving it.

But it makes sense. Over 91 percent of adults keep their cellphones within three feet of them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text messaging, or SMS (Short Messaging Service), began commercially in 1995. Today, two out of three Americans text on a regular basis. And though four minutes is not how long it takes to get a response to a text, response times are good, too, with responses typically sent within an hour.

As growing numbers of people use smartphones that offer email and other messaging features, text and email messages have become more common than calls, which can seem intrusive by comparison.

For these reasons, text messaging is an excellent tool for employee communication. Whether a manager is sending out a work schedule or an employee is texting a shift-cover request, the benefits are clear.

Why not communicate with your employees in the way they prefer?


Learn more about why Orbital Shift is the best employee time clock and scheduling software on the market.