Survey Shows - A Time Clock App Will Save Money On Payroll

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Don't you love Google reviews? They're real people giving honest opinions about the products and services you need. Online surveys accomplish this same thing. We conducted one recently to see if we are hitting our target - help small business owners save money on payroll and save time processing payroll hours.

The Two Survey Questions About Handwritten Timesheets

In the spirit of keeping things simple, we asked two questions:

    • Have you spent less on labor dollars as a direct result of using Chronotek instead of handwritten timesheets? If so, how much have you saved?

    • Compared to using handwritten timesheets, how much time do you save processing payroll hours each pay period with Chronotek?

The Survey Results - Payroll and Admin Time Savings

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The Payroll Savings Using an Employee Time Clock App

As you can see, 100% of our customers responded that they saved money with our automated employee time tracking system. 43% of the respondents saved 1-5% on labor dollars, and 57% saved more than 5%. 

A note about the 57% on the Payroll Savings chart - 20% saved more than 10% on payroll dollars out of that number. These results prove that handwritten time cards are indeed a money trap, which could be a result of employee time theft.

The Admin Time Savings Using An Employee Time Clock App

The chart shows that 43% of our admin customers saved between 1-3 hours on payroll processing time each pay period, and almost 49% saved more than 3 hours. 

Our research also discovered that an admin's honest mistakes with handwritten timesheets can be costly.  Reading and typing mistakes can cost up to 8% of annual gross payroll, while an admin spends 5-6 minutes per timecard each pay period to process payroll.

What would you do with an extra 3 hours a week?

What Does This Survey Mean to Your Service Company?

Let's illustrate this further with a story about a fictional service company called Top Shelf Cleaning Company. Top Shelf is struggling due to rising labor costs.

Numbers for Top Shelf Cleaning Company:

    • 25-employee commercial cleaning business (all part-time employees)

    • 20 hours a week at $14 per hour(1)

    • $7,000 weekly payroll + FICA and worker's comp.

Top Shelf Cleaning Company signs up for our employee GPS time clock system. Based on our survey results, Top Shelf should save at least 5% on labor costs.

What Does a 5% Monthly Labor Cost Savings Mean to Top Shelf?

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Are You Ready to Save Time and Money?

Employee time tracking is a relatively straightforward concept. Labor is a service company's highest expense, and accurate timekeeping directly impacts labor costs.

Save money on payroll and save time processing payroll. Small business owners around the country say that they are enjoying these benefits. We verified - it's more than just our feelings :)

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In conclusion, implementing strategies to save money on payroll is crucial for businesses looking to improve their bottom line and achieve financial stability. By adopting various cost-saving measures such as automating time tracking processes, accurately tracking employee hours, optimizing scheduling to minimize overtime, and leveraging technology to streamline payroll administration, businesses can significantly reduce payroll expenses while ensuring compliance with labor regulations. Additionally, investing in employee training and development to improve efficiency and productivity can lead to long-term savings. Furthermore, maintaining open communication with employees about payroll-related policies and practices fosters transparency and trust, contributing to a positive work culture.

By prioritizing cost-saving initiatives and implementing efficient payroll management strategies, businesses can achieve greater financial savings and allocate resources effectively towards their growth and success.

By embracing these solutions, you can simplify payroll processes, reduce administrative burdens, eliminate time theft, and minimize costly mistakes. Invest in an automated time clock system to save time and money while ensuring accurate and efficient payroll calculations. With the right tools and processes, you can focus on more strategic aspects of your business and watch your profits grow.

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