Cosway uses Schlage biometric workforce management solution

December 17, 2012 - 

Cosway, a manufacturer of personal care products is now using Schlage‘s GT-400 biometric hand geometry biometric time clocks, operating on the NOVAtime 4000 Workforce Management software application to process employees coming and going.

Schlage’s new system function in real time, without the need for data polling, as time punches are delivered and updated to the system immediately upon entry.

According to M2SYS, “the benefits of biometric employee identification are becoming more widely recognizable in the workforce management community. Recent studies have shown that the integration of a biometric solution into employee time clock terminals and software can help an organization to save up to 7 percent of gross payroll annually by utilizing secure fingerprint recognition technology to eliminate buddy-punching.”

“Managing employees in real time is a necessity in the manufacturing industry,” Raul Camacho, Cosway plant manager said. “By controlling payroll dollars, these biometric units provide the cost control we need to run our company’s facilities.”

The Schlage GT-400 hand reader looks at the unique three-dimensional size and shape of each employee’s hand. The result of ninety hand measurements, including lengths, widths, thickness and surface areas, is converted into a mathematical template of the hand, which is used for verification.

According to NOVAtime, its Workforce management solution, included in Schlage’s GT-400 reader, has been enhanced to support an Automated Time Distribution feature, allowing employees’ daily work hours to be automatically distributed to selected group and pay codes based on fixed hour amounts or percentages, as well as fixed amounts with percentage-based distribution of remaining time to others, increasing flexibility.

As reported previously in, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences will soon implement a biometric workforce management system to track attendance, Likewise, a Toronto law firm is also looking to implement a fingerprint scanning system to monitor its employees.

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