Is it possible, or desirable, to produce a Time & Attendance transaction and an Access Control Transaction from a single action?
A common request is for a system to provide both an Access Control transaction and a Time & Attendance transaction from a single card swipe or biometric action.
Although possible, we often try to point out that a doorway can be used many times in a day and would therefore clock an employee in / out each time. This action would result in misleading and ambiguous Timesheet data. Also, just because an employee has entered the site, it does not necessarily mean they have commenced work.
We usually encourage the installation of dedicated Clocking Terminals to record Time & Attendance transactions, which operate independently of Access Control.