QR Codes Feature

What are QR codes and how are they used?

What is a QRC?

A QRC, also known as a QR Code, is a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares. They store informatin which you can access by scanning it via a webcam on your computer, a tablet, or your smartphone. When the QR Code is scanned by an employee it will automatically punch an employee in and out or log them into their account. You can also enable the option to have your employees picture taken once the QR Code is scanned. You, as the Admin, get to decide what you would like to happen when the QR Code is scanned.

How do I set it up?

After you have added your employees to our system, you will need to enable the QR Codes feature in the settings area of Buddy Punch. Here you will be able to customize the setting based on your businesses needs. This is also where you will be able to print QR Codes for each employee. Each employees QRC is unique, so they will not be able to use another employees QRC to punch in or out.

Is there an extra cost?

There is no extra cost to the use the QR Code feature. It is included in the price of every plan.

In fact, you can save money by using the QR Code feature. QR Codes allow your employees to punch in or out much more quickly than using a username/password combination. Employees can easily save several minutes a day by using the QR Code feature and we all know that time equals money!

What equipment do I need?

Our free iOS and Android apps support QR Codes, so you have the option to use smartphones or tablets with the QR Code feature. If you would like to use a computer or laptop, it will need a webcam in addition to the Chrome web browser. Although not quite equipment, you will also need to download and print the QR Code for each employee. Alternatively, you can send the QRC to each employee and they can scan the QRC by holding up their smartphone to the camera.

Other Features

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 Overtime Calculations 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 we offer.


We have several different exportable reports available to meet the needs of your business. This includes the more commonly used PDF and Excel exports. Do you need to run a report on only one employee or one location? Perhaps you want to run a report on specific timeframe or pay period. Each report available can be customized to ensure you get the information you need.

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