Employee Time Tracking Tools for Retail Business

Posted Feb 06, 2020

Retailers often face various challenges while managing hourly employees to make sure the high level of customer service is provided without going over the budget.  Using Mitrefinch Time Management System retail supervisors can easily track employee work hours, arrange scheduling and process absence requests on the go. 

There are many additional advantages available in the system that can help boost customer service and reduce labor cost by departments. Some of them is to have one system to track employee attendance, automate staff scheduling based on skills and availability, minimize overpayments, follow complex wage and hour legislation, achieve payroll accuracy and gain intelligent forecasting tools.  

Mitrefinch recently completed their acquisition of Advance Systems America (ASA) of Boston, MA, which will allow them to leverage ASA’s expertise and experience in dealing with complex US union rules and labor laws.

Mitrefinch is a global company known for its innovative Workforce Management Software systems that help maximize workforce productivity, control labor costs, accurately manage and pay employees and maintain corporate security.

The Workforce Management Software system, designed for 100 – 10 000 number of employees, is comprised of six basic modules: Time & Attendance Software; Absence Management Software; HR Management Software; Employee Scheduling Software; Mobile Workforce Management; and Employee Self Service.

Mitrefinch’s Time and Attendance system can eliminate “buddy punching” and wasted time, reduce errors, build trust between employees and management, drive change and quickly start paying back a company’s return on investment. Absence Management controls provides real-time workforce visibility and will detect any abuse, anomalies, or trends.

HR Management reduces time spent on administrative tasks through easy storage and instant access of employee records, as well as the generation of detailed workforce reports on labor activity.

Employee Scheduling & Forecasting Software allows managers to collect and analyze data such as rates of pay, skills, and employee availability. This helps prevent unnecessary downtime and productivity losses while ensuring the necessary skillsets are accounted for at each shift.

Mobile Workforce Management allows remote and off-site employees to seamlessly clock in and out using any device and provides management with the tools to verify employee hours using GPS tracking and ensure accurate timekeeping and compliance issues.

Mitrefinch’s Employee Self Service system allows both on-site and remote workers the flexibility to access their schedules and request time-off online, which their managers can quickly accept or deny. Having employees control their own time management allows HR and supervisors to focus on their many other administrative duties.

In addition to the many innovative features included with its earlier Integrated Time & Attendance, Scheduling, Biometric Time Clock, Mobile Workforce & HR Solutions software, Mitrefinch is proud to announce newly developed features in its latest version 8.1 release.

These include advanced messaging functionality, business intelligence integration, unlimited language packs, embedded real time reporting capability, remote custom widget builder, the ability to embed external resources, TMS for outlook with full ESS support, TMS for Mobile with full ESS support, access ability on smart devices, and customizable dashboards.

To learn more about how Mitrefinch’s time and attendance solutions that can benefit your business, visit