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Ten Reasons why you should move your Time and Attendance to the Cloud

Posted by Mairead Walsh on Tue, Mar 25, 2014

More and more companies have realised the benefits of moving their Time and Attendance systems to the cloud due to the significant cost savings in shared infrastructure/application environments, not to mention getting access to the latest software. Set out below are my top ten reasons why you should consider investing or moving to a cloud based Time & Attendance Solution.

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  1. Cost - Cloud computing has matured significantly over the last number of years and now offers a number of cost advantages including lower hardware and software costs, reduced management overhead, and predictable, based pricing of services. With cloud computing, you subscribe to the software, rather than buying it outright. Traditional Time & Attendance solutions demanded significant upfront investments. With cloud solutions upfront investment is either eliminated or radically reduced with cloud-based deployments.
  2. Agility - By using Cloud, companies can scale up or scale down on an as-needed basis and pay only for what they use. In the past, scaling service delivery could take months. It can now be done in minutes.
  3. Easily customised - There is a misplaced perception among some that cloud solutions are more difficult to customise, and because of this it is not a good choice for complex enterprises. However, the opposite is actually true, cloud computing not only allows in-depth customisation and application configuration; it preserves all those customisations even during upgrades. 
  4. Ease of use & empowerment of users - Cloud-based solutions are designed to enable fast adoption, even with little training. Solutions are characterised, with easy to use interfaces for users. Furthermore, Cloud allows dynamic customisation and report generation empowering users to make informed real-time decisions based on actual data from anywhere in the world.
  5. Speedy implementation - For some companies, Time & Attendance implementation projects were often long and painful processes, which generally delayed the software rollout to meet the changing needs of the business. With Cloud, management can instantly create an account, configure the platform and even use self-service to rollout and use the solution in just weeks, if not days.
  6. Simple upgrade path - Moving from a legacy Time & Attendance system to cloud couldn’t be easier with little or no reliance on internal IT departments. It doesn’t matter who your supplier is or what version of software you are currently on, the upgrade is the same for all, which is why cloud based Time & Attendance solutions are so attractive to organisations. 
  7. Latest Version of Software - When your operation relies heavily on the network and supporting applications to conduct standard businesses processes, everything could come to a halt if the system goes down due to a faulty server, outdated software, etc. Cloud-based Time & Attendance solutions are served by the provider on their end and the customer never has to feel the pain of updates. Plus, instant access to updates means you always have the latest version.
  8. Unlimited storage - A major advantage of using cloud computing for companies is that because it's online, it offers virtually unlimited storage compared to server and hard drive limits. 
  9. Reduced capital costs - Capital costs are significantly reduced as infrastructure support is outsourced to a third-party, who bears these expenditures, while the customer’s responsibility is simply to pay a fee on a regular basis for the maintenance of its cloud based application.
  10. Easy support of a cloud-based solution - By opting for cloud-based Time & Attendance a company discards the necessity to train its in-house IT specialists to maintain the application.

Topics: Time & Attendance, Cloud, SAAS