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An Update from us on COVID-19

Dear Workforce Ready User:

 

Just a note to let you know that we have transitioned our staff to work from home for the foreseeable future.  There will be no on-site visits during this time.  We are committed to provide uninterrupted support to our customers.  You can call the same number for support or open a support ticket here.

 

In case you missed it, we sent a follow up email yesterday on best practices for effectively cleaning your time clocks. The info below provide detailed, model-specific information for cleaning Kronos time clocks and biometric scanners. The following general information applies to all Kronos time clock and biometric scanner models:

 

The time clock surfaces, touch screen, display, and keypad areas should be cleaned periodically with a glass cleaner applied to a soft, lint-free cloth.
Biometric scanners should be cleaned periodically with diluted dishwashing liquid applied to a soft, lint-free cloth.

 

The badge swipe channel on time clocks with integrated barcode badge readers should be cleaned periodically by folding a paper towel sprayed lightly with a glass cleaner over a badge and swiping the badge several times.

 

Hand sanitizer gel and/or alcohol-based cleaning wipes may be applied to employee hands prior to and/or after using the time clock or biometric scanner, provided hands are dry prior to touching the time clock or scanner. CDC guidelines on hygiene for all employees in the workplace are available here.

 

IMPORTANT: Please adhere to the following guidelines to avoid damaging your time clocks and biometric scanners.

 

Do not apply sanitizing gels or wipes directly to the time clock or scanners, as they may cause damage and potentially render the time clock and scanner unusable.
Do not use alcohol-based cleaning products or solvents such as benzene or acetone to clean Kronos time clocks or biometric scanners as they may cause damage and potentially render the time clock and scanner unusable.
Cleaning solutions/liquids should never be sprayed/applied directly on time clock surfaces, touch screens, or biometric scanners. They should be applied first to a soft, lint-free cloth.
Do not use steel wool or any other abrasives, use a soft, lint-free cloth.

 

InTouch (Kronos):

 

Synergy (Synel):

  • Cleaning instructions can be downloaded here.
  • How to disable bio reader: This can be done in WFR clock settings. Change the ‘Validate’ option to “Badge” and enable keyboard entry. This will disable the reader.

 

Prodigy/Maximus (ATS):
Cleaning instructions: To disinfect the biometric sensor and/or touchscreen on an ATS terminal, ATS recommends using a soft, micro-fiber cloth dampened with 70% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) or similar non-abrasive, non-toxic, non-bleach disinfectant safe for LCD screens. Do not over-saturate the touchscreen or biometric sensor. Do NOT directly spray any liquids onto the terminals. How to disable bio reader: This can be done in the clock settings. Change the ‘Validate’ option to “No Validation” and enable keyboard entry. This will disable the reader.

 

S300/T4 (ZK):

  • Cleaning instructions can be viewed here.
  • How to disable bio reader: There is not currently a programmatic way to handle disabling the biometric reader.

 

HandPunch (RSI):

  • Cleaning instructions can be downloaded here.
  • We also created a helpful cleaning tutorial video here.
  • From a disease transmission perspective, micro organisms are prevented from spreading by the implementation of a special silver-based material, using BioCote® silver antimicrobial
    technology. More on that here and here.
  • How to disable bio reader: There is not currently a programmatic way to handle disabling the biometric reader.

 


 

Time Clock Alternatives:
Here are five super effective ways that employees can remain effective and engaged even if they are working remotely.

 

Web Punch: native to existing Workforce Ready, this allows employees to punch in and out via the web. Optional access profiles allows you to restrict employees’ punch activity from specific locations (IP restrictions). Flexible enough to be configured for on-site or remote work. Download the info sheet here.

 

Mobile App: Workforce Ready’s mobile application allows employees and managers to access their timesheet information. This mobile app can also restrict employee punches based on their location (geofencing). Download the info sheet here.

 

Timesheet Auto-populate: this option allows the Workforce Ready software to auto-populate your employees’ time sheets based upon their work schedules. This is a great temporary solution. Please open a ticket if you need assistance setting this up.

 

FaceVerify: our facial recognition time clock that allows employees to punch in and out without having to touch a time clock. Download the info sheet.

 

Proximity Time Clocks: another option to mitigate the spread of germs. We have a basic proximity time clock as well as our InTouch proximity time clock. Both support badges or key fobs.
Please contact our team today if you have any questions or concerns!  1.800.870.8463

 

Workforce Innovation That Works TM

Workforce Management Solutions Since 1973
1.800.870.8463

Solutions for  ACA |  Leave |  HR |  Scheduling |  Time + Labor

 

ATR Systems Response to COVID-19

As ATR Systems monitors developments regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, our first thought is for the safety of our team, our families and our community. Last week, we made preparations to allow all of our team members to work from home, so that we can continue to deliver uninterrupted services. We are fortunate in that much of our work is digital, and we already have the technical systems in place to facilitate this.

For the foreseeable future, we will be pivoting away from having in-person meetings and instead we will be relying on remote desktop support and video conferencing applications when meeting with clients. Our phone system will continue to function as normal, and you can reach our team with our normal phone number and extensions during business hours.

We are here to help. We believe that reaching out to your own clients and prospects through digital tools is more critical now than ever. We are committed to helping you and your workforce meet your needs and goals. If you have any questions or concerns, PLEASE ASK! In the coming days, we will be providing content and support around these topics, but we are eager to have these discussions with you on an individual basis.

Stay Strong! If you have questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Kind regards,
Michael Hoover | michael@atrsystems.com | WEO-P™ Certified Professional
ATR Systems | Workforce Management Solutions Since 1973
cell: 215 588 0737 | tel: 215 443 8720 | fax: 215 443 8709
Solutions for: ACA | Leave | HR | Scheduling | Time + Labor
Support: Open a Ticket

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?
Did you know our Workforce Ready software has tools to easily allow workers to work remotely? Our web-based application can easily be configured to collect employees’ time sheet activity via the web or mobile app. We also have touch-less, key fob-based time clocks available. Call us today if you have any questions: 1.800.870.8463.

Workforce Ready Customers: InTouch Promo is Back!

Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce the return of the InTouch Clock Summer Promotion featuring 30% to 55% off standard prices on all InTouch models. We’re doubling down on our commitment to providing more customers with the innovative Kronos InTouch® time clock.

Resources

Download the Kronos InTouch info sheet

Timeframe

  • Start Date: January 1, 2020
  • End Date: March 31, 2020

Details

  • Choose: Magnetic Stripe, Bar Code, HID Proximity, EM4102 Proximity
  • Optional: TouchID Plus Biometric Fingerprint Reader
  • Purchase of first year Standard Maintenance Coverage applies
  • Volume discounts available devices purchase in the same order

Square Trade

We are also offering a trade-in option for existing customers on select time clock equipment. If you are having issues with your time clock, please open a ticket to request an RMA (return).

Questions?

Please fill out our form or send us an email if you have any questions or comments.

InTouch Promo

Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce the return of the InTouch Clock Summer Promotion featuring 30% to 55% off standard prices on all InTouch models. We’re doubling down on our commitment to providing more customers with the innovative Kronos InTouch® time clock.

Resources

Download the Kronos InTouch info sheet

Timeframe

  • Start Date: January 1, 2020
  • End Date: March 31, 2020

Details

  • Choose: Magnetic Stripe, Bar Code, HID Proximity, EM4102 Proximity
  • Optional: TouchID Plus Biometric Fingerprint Reader
  • Purchase of first year Standard Maintenance Coverage applies
  • Volume discounts available devices purchase in the same order

Square Trade

We are also offering a trade-in option for existing customers on select time clock equipment. If you are having issues with your time clock, please open a ticket to request an RMA (return).

Questions?

Please fill out our form or send us an email if you have any questions or comments.

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