Time & attendance

Say goodbye to manually tracking schedules, hours worked or time off. ADP's automated time & attendance solutions help you maintain payroll accuracy and compliance – so you can invest those hours back into your business.

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Save time with automated time tracking solutions

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ADP® Timekeeping Plus Scheduling for small businesses

ADP® Timekeeping Plus Scheduling is a cloud-based time tracking and scheduling tool that helps control costs, improve compliance and enhance productivity.

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Keeping track of time manually? Automated time and attendance software can reduce manual — and often error-prone — data entry and improve payroll accuracy. It can also help you:

  • Increase productivity by ensuring the right people are where you need them every day
  • Track time simply by enabling employees to use their computer or phone
  • Assert more control over how time is tracked with a shared device, a time clock or the ADP® Kiosk
  • Create, publish and manage schedules online
  • Handle time-off requests, approvals and vacations

The best part? It integrates with your ADP payroll software and other ADP solutions, which means:

  • Data flows automatically between HR, payroll and time
  • People only have one username and password to remember
  • Time, pay, benefits and other information can be accessed from the web or a mobile app

Boost your productivity with ADP time and attendance tools

Get scheduling tools that work for everyone

ADP time and attendance solutions make it easier and faster to create schedules that work for everyone. You can spot trends and correct gaps in coverage before they negatively impact your environment, and employees have access to self-service features for improved productivity and engagement.

Available* scheduling features include:

  • Shift scheduling brings your employee schedules online, and provides many conveniences for managers to quickly create and assign shifts to workers, including the ability to post open shifts for the staff to claim.
  • Collaborative scheduling permits employees to swap shifts with or request coverage from coworkers, and people can communicate when they can or cannot work in advance – all from a mobile device.
  • Configurable work rules,such as maximum daily hours and maximum consecutive days, help simplify compliance with work policies.
  • Real-time cost calculations allow you to see the cost of your schedules as you create them, so you can keep an eye on your budget.
  • Skill-based scheduling helps you match people to the job based on required skills, licenses, certifications, languages and training.

*Availability of scheduling features varies by time and attendance product

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Don't sweat wage and hour compliance

Complying with wage regulations and hour rules, such as overtime and meal breaks, is necessary to protect your business from penalties. But relying on managers alone for consistent enforcement and oversight is risky. Alternatively, you can use ADP time and attendance software to help meet compliance requirements and track the data and documents you’ll need in case of an audit.

For our ADP Workforce Now® clients, you can add on Compliance on Demand, which lets you consult ADP’s team of experts or share best practices with peers in our online customer community. This service also has a content library full of information on wage and hour compliance at the federal, state and local levels.

Cut costs with streamlined time tracking

Tracking and monitoring time is an important part of managing your labor costs. And, as you grow, this can become more challenging. With ADP, managing and improving your time and attendance process just got easier.

With automated employee time tracking and payroll reporting from ADP, you can see when people are approaching overtime and visualize the true costs of labor — including temporary staff — and adjust hours as necessary.

Our time and attendance software also offers features to help prevent employees from abusing the system and costing you money. For example, facial or finger scanning as a form of identification can stop people from clocking in and out on behalf of others – also known as “buddy punching.”

Geo-fencing ensures that those who are using a mobile clocking app are within a certain distance of a physical work location, and geo-pinning can mark precisely where they were when clocking, so you can see location violations.

Infographic stating time-tracking errors can be reduced by up to 30%, citing the Aberdeen Group, 2013 

Manage your team's time in one place

ADP dashboards streamline employee time tracking for you and your managers. From one convenient place, you can quickly:

  • See who’s on the job or if anyone was late or absent
  • Access schedules to stay on top of staffing
  • Monitor hours worked and overtime to help control costs
  • Track the status of timecards to avoid payroll delays
  • Quickly navigate to other tools, run reports and more to save time and maximize efficiency
ADP time & attendance dashboard showing employee time and attendance details, including total hours worked, overtime, timecard approvals, and more. 

Less time on tracking, more time for your business

When you use ADP’s time and attendance solutions, staff enter their hours worked using a smart time clock, a web timesheet, a kiosk app on a shared tablet or a mobile app on a personal mobile phone. Breaks, PTO, holiday and other time are also collected directly from the employee.

The system then automatically calculates the totals and sends them to payroll, leaving you and your managers with little to do but monitor for exceptions, like missed punches, and make the necessary corrections. As a result of not having to go through every timecard you have more time to spend improving business operations and supporting customers.

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Clock every second, simplify every payroll

Don’t leave the accuracy and reliability of your company payroll to chance. ADP’s complete “punch-to-paycheck” experience delivers fast, easy time tracking, scheduling and attendance management. Using it, you can instantly calculate hourly totals based on your payroll policies, including overtime, and avoid costly mistakes. Time data flows directly to payroll to avoid manual, and potentially error-prone, data entry.

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Let employees clock in anytime, anywhere

Give your employees and supervisors the ability to complete time-sensitive tasks quickly, easily and in a way that works best for them. ADP’s time and attendance solutions are built with self-service in mind and are compatible with smart time clocks, computers and mobile devices. We also offer an all-in-one time collection kiosk and a kiosk app, both of which are designed for use with ADP payroll solutions and backed by ADP support.

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Never miss a minute with ADP clocking options

Capture time confidently in ways that work for both you and your employees. With either ADP Kiosk, an all-in-one time collection device, or the ADP® Time Kiosk app, which you can download on your own shared device, your timekeeping system is seamlessly connected to your ADP payroll solution and backed by ADP support. Other features include:

  • Employees can clock in and out, record a meal break and transfer their time between departments, locations or jobs.
  • Biometric log-in options, like facial recognition and finger scanning, provide an extra layer of security.
  • Smart buttons predict next options, allowing employees to perform clocking actions more quickly.

Available for customers using timekeeping solutions for ADP Workforce Now® and RUN powered by ADP®.

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Time and attendance FAQs

Can ADP time and attendance software help us manage overtime?

Yes, complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and controlling overtime costs are two of the biggest benefits of online time and attendance solutions. Employee time tracking starts with the 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, not calculate hours or apply overtime rules. They also have timely visibility into who may be approaching overtime so they can adjust schedules accordingly.

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

Time and attendance features are part of all ADP HCM platforms. This means that users only need one username and password, the experience and design are consistent, and all pertinent information is housed in a centralized location. Employee data flows automatically between HR, payroll and timekeeping so there is no re-keying, fewer mistakes and more timely access to data.

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, benefits administration and other HCM features.

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