Since implementing the fingerprint biometric technology with their KRONOS time and attendance software, Cal Poly Pomona Foundation has been able to realize many benefits and advantages and a handsome return on their investment. First, they estimate that there has been at least 10 employment service staff hours saved per pay cycle by eliminating the need for supervisors to authorize hours in the system after processing. That equates to 10 hours per cycle, 20 hours per month and approximately 240 hours per year which they have been able to allocate to other projects and initiatives. Monetarily speaking, they estimate that they are saving approximately $15,000 per year through a $5,000 investment in biometric technology.
Second, they had observed that some employees who did not consider themselves “computer literate” were uncomfortable using computers as a means to clock-in and clock-out for work. Since they implemented biometric fingerprint technology, they have received direct feedback from all staff who like the biometric system and feel that it creates a comfortable and more expedient way to clock-in and clock- out.
Third, instituting a fast biometric component to the KRONOS time and attendance software has saved time for employees using the system. They estimate that it saves approximately 2 minutes per use for each employee eliminating the need to enter a user name and password into a computer. That equates to 8 minutes per day, approximately 3 hours per month and 36 hours per year for 450 employees totaling 16,200 hours saved.