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TimeWorksPlus: Geofencing

TimeWorksPlus: Geofencing

As soon as Geofencing has been setup, you may simply determine staff which have used the cellular app to clock out and in past the boundaries of their outlined location. This text explains view the punch information and elements that may have an effect on the accuracy of Geofencing.

View Geofence Punches

On each the single-day and worker timecard views, punches with location information are indicated with a coloured pin subsequent to every punch time.

The next gadgets on the timecard are associated to Geofencing:

  • A) Purple w/ Slash – Worker is assigned to a geofence, however no location information was collected with the punch.
  • B) Gray – Location information was collected with the punch, however the worker was not assigned to a geofence on the time of the punch.
  • C) Inexperienced – Worker made the punch from inside their assigned geofence.
  • D) Purple – Worker made the punch outdoors their assigned geofence.
  • Gray w/ Slash (not pictured) – No location information was collected with the punch and the worker is excluded from geofence monitoring.
  • E) Present Cellular Punches – Click on this button to see map displaying the worker’s geofences and cellular punches.

Clicking a location pin (a pin and not using a slash by way of it) opens a map displaying simply that punch and an overview of the worker’s geofence.

Clicking Present Cellular Punches on the timecard opens a map detailing every cellular punch (pictured under). From this map view, you may middle up on a single punch by clicking a row on the punch listing. (click on picture to enlarge and open in a brand new tab)

This map doesn’t present non-GPS punches nor does it replicate an edited time made to the punch. The Punch Location column shows the geofence identify except the worker’s punch was outdoors the geofence. If the punch was outdoors of a geofence, the closest handle is displayed as a substitute.

When viewing the geofence map, you may filter the view to simply these punches that fall outdoors of a fence byusing the Out of Fence button on the high proper nook of the map. You may also present only one fence if you’re utilizing a number of fences.

Printing location and geofence information for a time card may also be accomplished with the print icon close to the proper aspect of the map.

Lacking Location Information

Any GPS pin with a slash by way of it signifies a cellular punch was recorded with no location information. For these staff assigned to a geofence, they are going to be thought of outdoors the fence on this case.

There are two fundamental the reason why this will likely occur:

  • GPS providers are disabled on the app or system. When you can select which staff ought to have GPS information collected with their cellular punch, the worker should additionally agree to permit the cellular app to gather their location information. If they don’t do that, or they flip their system’s location providers off totally, then the punch can be recorded and not using a location.
  • The system was unable to get a GPS sign. Usually, a telephone with location providers enabled will be capable to get some type of geodata through the use of both GPS or cell tower triangulation, however not at all times; tall buildings or poor reception can stop the placement from being collected. See GPS Accuracy for extra on elements that have an effect on a GPS location.

GPS Accuracy

When location information is collected from the cellular app, it consists of an “accuracy” worth in meters. Which means that the worker’s precise location might have been wherever inside that distance to the pinpoint.

Accuracy is factored in when figuring out whether or not the punch was in or out of the fence. If the accuracy is 15 meters, and the worker’s location is 10 meters outdoors the fence, then they are going to be thought of inside the fence and their punch can be marked as legitimate. Nevertheless, if an worker’s location is 10 meters inside the fence, and the accuracy is 15 meters, they are going to nonetheless be thought of contained in the fence.

Most units use a mixture of GPS and cell tower triangulation to get probably the most correct location information potential, however there are some the reason why location information isn’t completely correct. These embody atmospheric interference, errors associated to satellite tv for pc positioning, in addition to objects, like tall buildings, interfering with a transparent view of the sky. For these causes, geofencing elements in accuracy when judging whether or not a punch violates the fence.

Contact Payroll Companions if in case you have questions on geofencing or if you want geofencing to be turned on in your TimeWorksPlus account.

This data is supplied with the understanding that Payroll Companions will not be rendering authorized, human assets, or different skilled recommendation or service. Skilled recommendation on particular points ought to be sought from a lawyer, HR advisor or different skilled.


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