Real-time, Web-based time and attendance solution

October 2012 Products

Instant connectivity, real-time data and minimal fuss are the demands of modern-day businesses. Web Register is a Web-based time and attendance (T&A) solution hosted on a client’s server, which communicates with SQL databases and allows many users to connect to the system via a Web browser, without the need for additional software.

Developed 10 years ago, the system is finding great acceptance in a world driven by the move to more Web-based applications and it allows companies to access a shared resource environment quickly and painlessly.

The system allows for multiple administrators and up to 100 users. Specific industries that benefit from this package are mining; travel and tourism; hospitality; and R&D, where the system monitors total project hours in terms of research hours per person.

Web Register has all the benefits and features that other T&A packages offer but the differentiator is apparent in its design and usage. One of these characteristics is that a user can e-mail reports to relevant parties straight from the Web page. “One can also export reports directly to Excel and certain reports can be exported to PDF, all with the confidence that the traditionally associated issues with loss of formatting on importation have been removed,” said Trac-Tech’s Buddy Solomons.

There are no annual licences associated with Web Register and there is no restriction on the number of employees who can be added to the system. In addition, because of its user-friendly nature, Web Register normally does not require on-site support after its first year in operation.

Report flexibility

Web Register uses Trac-Tech’s Unis as the underlying product to gather authenticated details. The integration between the two products is seamless and Web Register is able to automatically detect any T&A users.

Standard features include an HR reporter and full time and attendance information. “A new feature is cross filtering which allows one to flexibly select the relevant department or occupational group and produce targeted reports,” said Solomons.

“Administrators can create a number of users and permissions for each user, for example, ‘Access timesheets’ or ‘Only allow access to specific columns within the timesheet’,” Solomons added.

Web Register provides a multitude of reports for defined exceptions and final hours. Reports are interactive for the main users and when the timesheet is updated it will automatically update the relevant report. The system will indicate which person’s records have been accessed and edited, which can be reviewed in any other related report.

The audit trail allows management to see if supervisors are editing timesheets. “Each time they access and edit it is recorded against their user profile. Password protection of users, however, is specific to each user and even administrators cannot view this password,” said Solomons.

Full integration

Web Register information can be exported to 95% of all payroll systems in South Africa and is a senior partner of Softline VIP Payroll and many other payroll systems such as Pastel and Payslip. “Trac-Tech has developed the Automatic Leave Integration module specifically for use in the Softline VIP Payroll system,” said Solomons.

A separate module – Employee Integration – will allow payroll administrator to add or terminate an employee from the system from VIP. This will automatically update the employee’s details on the template management software (Unis) and then update Web Register.

Solomons said that Trac-Tech has had reports of some users accessing specific elements such as clocking in and clocking out of employees via their iPhones and Blackberries even though Trac-Tech has not currently developed a smartphone application. “This underlines the inherent sophistication of the programming of the system and affords us with a further challenge going forward as we refine its use on smart phones.”

For more information contact Trac-Tech, 0861 100 199,,

Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

LanDynamix helps secure Michael Mount campus
September 2019 , IT infrastructure, Products
LanDynamix has implemented Fortigate, Fortinet’s firewall appliance, at Michael Mount Waldorf School in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

New AlproMAX7 secures maximum rating
September 2019 , Access Control & Identity Management, Products
Alpro has launched a new range of ultra-secure mechanical mortice deadlocks, the AlproMAX7 which comply with BS EN 12209.

ViRDI UBio Tab 5
September 2019 , Access Control & Identity Management, Products
ViRDI Distribution SA (ViRDI Africa) has announced the release of its long-awaited UBio Tablet to the South African market.

Autonomous attendance
September 2019 , Products, Asset Management, EAS, RFID
The SACO RF attendance solution was developed with the focus on driving down costs without compromising functionality and ease of use.

Accurate guard tracking and management
September 2019, Secutel Technologies , Security Services & Risk Management, Products
There are many challenges when it comes to effectively managing and tracking a guarding workforce in real time.

Network insight benefits business
September 2019, Duxbury Networking , IT infrastructure, Products
The Insight app provides ease of access to your network from any location, and simplified device discovery and setup, warnings, notifications, and status checks.

Highly adaptable wireless mesh network solution
September 2019, Duxbury Networking , Products, IT infrastructure, Residential Estate (Industry)
Rajant's Living Network infrastructure evolves and adapts to your growing and changing connectivity requirements.

Modular fibre-optic patch panel
September 2019, Jasco Trading t/a Webb Industries , Products, IT infrastructure
Telegärtner's Fibre Termination Box facilitates customised cabling in locations where large numbers of apartments or buildings have fibre-optic outlets installed.

Wi-Fi access points for SMMEs and startups
September 2019, Duxbury Networking , Products, IT infrastructure
Aruba Networks? latest offering, Instant On, delivers reliable, easy-to-manage network technology for small businesses.

Network switch for solar applications
September 2019, Duxbury Networking , Products, IT infrastructure
Duxbury Networking has released the latest addition to the Duxbury network switch range, a solar switch ideal for remote locations.