Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Biometrics at Cal Poly Pomona?

As you may know, I am employed in the biometrics industry, and I therefore have a keen interest in reading about local applications of biometrics.

Both Planet Biometrics and findBiometrics are reporting that Cal Poly Pomona has realized a 300% return on a biometric investment that it had made.

findBiometrics reprinted an M2SYS press release:

California University Campus Reports 300% Return On Investment After First Year Of Using Biometric Technology

Cal Poly Pomona Foundation Implements M2SYS Biometric Technology with Kronos Time and Attendance Software

LAS VEGAS --(November 8, 2010) – Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. reported today that it has realized a 300% return on investment in biometric technology during the first year of deployment. It has implemented M2SYS Technology’s biometric fingerprint technology with its Kronos time and attendance software, enabling employees to use fingerprint readers to clock in and clock out at the beginning and end of shifts and lunch breaks.

Cal Poly Pomona Foundation identified several time and attendance challenges which led them to implement biometric fingerprint technology. The problems included backlogs during check-in/check-out, decreases in payroll staff productivity to reconcile time stamp errors and buddy punching. It was seeking to incorporate a biometric check-in/check-out interface that eliminated backlogs and sped up the process to decrease lost employee productivity.

After implementing biometric technology, Cal Poly Pomona Foundation estimates 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. This 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. They estimate savings of $15,000 per year through a $5,000 investment in biometric technology.

This announcement was made from KronosWorks™, the industry’s largest venue for exchanging ideas on how to effectively manage the workforce. KronosWorks is taking place this week in Las Vegas.

About Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.
Established in 1966, the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. is an integral component for the educational mission of the University. The Foundation exists to provide the highest level of service and financial support while maintaining corporate fiscal integrity.

About Kronos
Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Tens of thousands of organizations in 60 countries - including more than half of the Fortune 1000® - use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications. To learn how Kronos uniquely delivers complete automation and high-quality information in an easy-to-use solution, visit www.kronos.com.

About M2SYS Technology
M2SYS Technology, www.m2sys.com, provides technology that makes biometric software affordable, simple to integrate and inexpensive to support enabling customers to easily utilize the right form of biometric technology for their needs.

CONTACT: John Trader
Communications Specialist
M2SYS Technology
770-393-0986 x34

DISCLAIMER: I am an employee of a different biometric company, MorphoTrak.

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