Biometric technology, or technology that is based on an interface with physical characteristics of individuals, is fast becoming more of a security investment than simply a means of time & attendance regulation for companies. This is according to Teryl Schroenn, CEO at Accsys, a national provider of HR and payroll management solutions.
The company is a member of the JSE-listed UCS Group and has over twenty five years experience in local development and support of management software and solutions.
Accsys recently participated in the Securex 2008 Exhibition and received a significant response to its latest people management offerings, more specifically its biometric-based offering.
“Although it is very soon after the event, we estimate that the overall response that we received was in the region of about eighty five percent. There is clearly an interest in biometric technology and its implications as an extension of corporate security and people management strategies,” says Schroenn.
Accsys used the show to launch PeopleWare Enterprise software, the brand name of a complete Payroll, Human Resources, Time and Attendance and Access Control solution on a single database.
The company also used the opportunity to showcase its new biometric finger print only clock. Both products are designed and manufactured in South Africa by Accsys.
“There has been a steady build up of interest by resellers over the latest in biometric clock technology and its ability to interface with new software. In our dealings with decision makers at the exhibition there were a number of key points made about HR and people management. Many users expressed their interest in ongoing investment in solutions that reduce management costs, are convenient in terms of business operational efficiency and that are competitively priced,” adds Schroenn.
Accsys has also attracted the interest of investors and would-be investors from outside the country.
“We received a number of visitors from key regions in Africa, including Botswana and Nigeria, who continue to leverage off advances in HR and payroll technology. There is an ongoing focus on how these technologies can bolster developing markets and the general competitiveness of businesses,” says Schroenn.
Securex 2008 was a successful forum through which to engage with users and resellers, and offered a clear vantage point through which to guage current and evolving market dynamics she added.