Time and Attendance Software

Improved time and attendance tracking, absence tracking and scheduling - available in English and French. And that's just the beginning.

Better manage employee time — and save more of your own.

Whether you have a few employees or thousands, you can benefit from time-saving automation, payroll integration, and real-time reporting using ADP’s time and attendance solution available in Canada and the U.S.

ADP Canada's time tracking Software, displayed on a laptop and mobile screen.

Make time tracking easy, convenient and accurate — for employees and managers

  • Managers save an average of 40 minutes per week with automated alerts, timecard approvals, scheduling, exception reports, and more. This gives managers more time back in their day to focus on business priorities. It also reduces payroll errors often made due to manual time entries.
  • Employees can save up to 30 minutes per month when digital time clocking replaces paper timesheets. ADP can help workers feel stress-free about their clock-ins and clock-outs.
  • Time tracking is easy from any device – mobile app, touch-screen time clocks, web-based timesheets or kiosk apps. Make the choice that is most convenient for your business and employees.
  • Improve timecard accuracy and avoid "buddy punching" by using time clocks with optional finger-scan verification, badge swiping, or facial recognition. Plus, timecard exceptions can be defined so you are alerted when immediate attention is required, allowing you to initiate approvals in time and record all changes for audit purposes.

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Promote proper staffing and reduce labour costs

  • Attendance solutions with scheduling and leave management features can help automate complex tasks and allow you to spend less on labour, saving up to 33 percent in unplanned overtime.
  • Gain visibility into actual costs vs. scheduled, earned hours, overtime projections, and other real-time reporting. These insights can help managers stay on budget and make necessary changes to reduce costs, like reducing overtime.
  • Balance labour costs using coverage tools to determine the impact on future costs resulting from shift or schedule changes ahead of time.
  • Get access to an easy-to-navigate scheduling system to manage employee shifts and scheduling patterns, view open shifts, and gain insight into shift preferences.
  • Collaborate with employees by enabling shift swapping, scheduling, and open shift requests to create better schedules and increase employee productivity. Organizations can benefit by leveraging machine learning that recommends shift swaps.

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Easily track and manage leaves, accruals and attendance

  • Automate accrued time, attendance policies, and leave cases.
  • Track leave requests, eligibility, and all related documentation, gain visibility into vacation time accrued versus time taken, and provide access to accrued time-off balance quickly.
  • Check complete attendance history and monitor absence trends.
  • Analyze absence trends compared to industry benchmarks to identify root causes of unplanned absences. Use insights to take steps that can reduce unplanned absenteeism and develop plans for paid time off.

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Touchless time kiosk

ADP Time Kiosk help employees stay connected and helps turn any mobile device into a virtual time clock for your team. BYOD for Apple and Android tablets helps control hardware costs with ease and flexibility.

Employees can clock in and out using voice commands, facial recognition, biometrics such as finger scans, or a PIN code to automatically upload punches directly to timecards. This can help employees clock-in and out themselves and not for each other—a common occurrence known as “buddy punching”.

Time data is collected automatically, so running payroll is integrated and error-free. No more steps to re-enter time data before running your payroll.

Additional features are available, such as meal break punching, department transfers, supplemental earnings entry, and more.

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Cross-border Capabilities

Manage workforce time and attendance in Canada and the U.S.

  • Complete time-sensitive tasks on the go
  • Accurate and consistent employee time tracking
  • Whether the challenge is complex pay policies or multiple locations in Canada and the U.S., ADP Workforce Manager integrates complex payrolls and automates time-consuming calculations such as multiple jobs, rates, and more

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Employee Scheduling Software FAQs

What are the disadvantages of using a time clock from an office supply store?

While time clocks are certainly better than handwritten or paper timesheets, they typically only record punches or timestamps. Someone still needs to calculate the hours worked, know how to apply the pay rules and enter the time into payroll. And since this is done manually, information may be overlooked or entered incorrectly. With cloud-based time and attendance software, a smart time clock records the information, calculates the total hours immediately and sends them to payroll automatically. ADP time clocks also offer biometric identification, prompting employees to punch-in and out using finger scans, facial recognition, voice commands, or PIN codes to automatically upload punches to timecards. These methods prevent “buddy punching”, which happens when an employee may clock-in and out for others.

Can ADP time and attendance software help me manage overtime?

Yes, complying with the Employment Standards for each province and territory and controlling overtime costs are two of the biggest benefits of online time and attendance solutions. Employee time tracking starts with proper classification of workers, followed by automatic and accurate calculation of hours worked during the pay period. Overtime rules specific to individual businesses and locations are then applied and sent for payroll processing. Managers only need to approve timecards, and not spend hours calculating hours worked or figuring out the correct overtime rules. This helps managers simplify payroll compliance and save time by reducing administrative burden. There is also timely visibility to see who may be approaching overtime so schedules can be adjusted to avoid overtime costs.

To what extent is employee time tracking integrated with payroll and HR?

Time and attendance features are part of ADP HCM platforms. This means that users only need one username and password, so there is no re-keying or difficulty accessing the system due to forgotten passwords. The experience and design are consistent, and all data is maintained in a centralized location. Employee data flows automatically between HR, payroll, and timekeeping, and there is reliable access from any location, as well as adaptability to support evolving business requirements.

Can employees use their mobile phones for time tracking?

Yes, the ADP Mobile  app allows employees to clock in and out, view schedules, request time off and, more. Geo-fencing helps ensure that staff members are within a specified distance from a work location when they track their time. Our app also has tools for employers, such as payroll and other HR features.

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