At Egress Systems we’re always looking for new ways to enhance the Focus Time & Attendance system for our customers to ensure that they have access to the information they need in the most timely fashion. We like to keep abreast of new technology and industry innovations to make sure that you can have the best of what’s available.

Recently we’ve been investigating how the new IFTTT – If This Then That – web-based service could be helpful for alerting managers and staff to the wealth of information available within Focus Enterprise using our Workflows add-on module. The Workflows module enables you to e-mail scheduled reports for a wide range of different scenarios such as a list of excessive overtime, lateness or missing clockings to name just a few.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could receive a text message alert for really important information that you might need to respond to quickly – such as identifying unexpected absence to ensure that you have sufficient staff to cover?  That’s where the IFTTT service can assist.

We’ve written a short document – Using IFTTT with Focus – suggesting one use of IFTTT with Focus Enterprise but there’ll be more ideas to follow as new services come on board with the technology.

Document updated 7th January 2015 to include details of new features available in Focus version 3.010.