What can I do with GPS?
View GPS punch-ins individually
You can view a punch individually on an interactive map.
View GPS punch-ins together
For an overall picture you can get an overview of all employee locations on an interactive map.
Turn GPS on/off per employee
Setup the GPS feature on a per employee basis and only collect GPS data on those you need to. Set the feature to off, optional or required. If set to required, employees are not able to punch in unless they share their GPS location.
What is the cost of GPS?
The GPS feature is included in every plan. There are no additional fees to take advantage of the feature.
What are the Benefits of a GPS Time Clock?
When we first decided to create Buddy Punch, we were spurred by a desire to upgrade from physical timesheets to a more modern employee scheduling method. Our time tracking app has only evolved further since then, as we’ve learned how different features can help time tracking for small businesses and enterprises alike. Chief among those features is GPS based location services.
The whole point of using a time clock app is to exert greater control over how your employees clock in and out, all in the name of reducing job costs and improving overall profitability and productivity. With the rise of remote teams as a natural consequence of the pandemic, it’s been harder for business owners to keep track of team members even after they’ve swapped to other time clock software.
With our GPS time tracking, you don’t have to worry about employees being loose with timekeeping on remote jobs (intentionally or otherwise). Instead, you’ll always know where and how employee hours are being spent, ensuring that you’re only paying for the time crew members actually worked, and only while they were present at job sites.
Put a Stop to Payroll Fraud
While most employees are honest when it comes to reporting their time worked, there are some dishonest employees who fraudulently report time. It is important to keep tabs on your employees and where they are punching time from otherwise you could end up losing more money than possibly imagined.
By using our time tracking software to capture the GPS location data of each punch, you will know whether or not people were punching in that the job site or at home. No more padding time cards – Stop payroll fraud before it starts by using the GPS feature.
No New Equipment Needed
Buddy Punch is a time tracker that makes it easy to gather GPS tracking information without having to buy new equipment. As long as an employee is sharing their location, which they may be required to based on your settings, their GPS coordinates will be captured. We have a mobile app for every device – whether they are using our iOS app for iPhone, Android app for Microsoft phones, or punching in from their computer at work, we will gather their GPS tracking data. By the way, they receive no notification for it either.
There is nothing extra to configure or install except the free Buddy Punch app. As long as you have a mobile device you will have GPS location tracking – even on ipads. Who says mobile time can’t be productive?
We know how important it is to have a robust set of features and functionalities to help you better manage your employees and their time. We pride ourselves on offering many features that are not provided by several other time tracking systems. Whether you are looking for simple yet powerful features such as PTO Accruals and integrations with payroll systems like Quickbooks and ADP, or more advanced features such as Geofences and QR Codes – we have got you covered! Make sure to check out all of the Other features.
IP Address Lock
If you want to make sure that your employees are punching in or out from a particular device, such as a workplace computer, then our IP Address Lock feature can help you achieve that. Just specify the IP Address you’d like to restrict your employees to and add them to the IP Address Lock – that is it! Employees will not be able to punch in or out from a device that is not associated with the IP Address you setup. The IP Address Lock feature is a great way to ensure that your employees are punching time only where you want them to be.