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Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

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I am trying to create a "clock in" system for employees.  I was thinking about using the phone system.  Is it possible to implement this? If it is, how could I do this? any input will help. thanks

RE: Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

Apple pie.  Ensure your voicemail email feature is working.  Then create a shortcode that when dialed from any phone will go to a VMPro module that does nothing more than prompt for an employee number, then sends an email to HR (or wherever) with "Employee $KEY just clocked in".  The email header will contain the date/time info.

You could create a second shortcode to go to a second module that would be very similiar, for clocking out.

Neat idea - employees could dial these shortcodes from any phone, including a cheap pots phone hanging on the wall by the warehouse entrance or whatever.

Peter

RE: Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

A cheap & sneaky solution form peter but it would require a bit of work form the accounts dept ( & we all know how much they like Work)
Another option is to use forced login on all ext & report from CCC (I suspect a clocking in machine would be cheaper).

RE: Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

I was visualizing factory or warehouse workers, not desk workers - for desk workers I agree either CCC or a punch in machine would work.

Or, taking my first solution and spending a tad more money you could use the IVR licence and interface with a DB instead of emailing.  Again a punch in machine would be cheaper, but this way staff could clock in/out from anywhere there is a phone.

Peter

RE: Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

I like the Idea of the DB interface!
I keep forgetting we can do thet now (Not had a good excuse to play with it yet :-( )

1000 lines - I must remember ALL of the features available in IP Office ( & which ones are without bugs)

RE: Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

I start salivating every time I think about playing with the IVR capabilities - but my boss won't buy me the licence!  Whaahhh!

Peter

RE: Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

Try to get registered with avaya for the field trial & blag a fee one!

good luck.

RE: Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

What about the Blue Pumkin Interface for CCC ??

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RE: Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

How would a workforce management interface help?  That gives you call center metrics meant to run through erlang C routines to forecast staffing requirements.  Can't see it helping for clocking in warehouse/factory workers.

Unless you're referring to the clocking in call center agents - yep you could use it for that (tie into payroll database), although I think you need to have CCC already (in which case you could just run a report) to use the workforce management interface, pretty sure it relies on the archiver database.  Is this not the case?


Peter

RE: Is it possible to use this phone system as a "Clock In" tool ?

Whoops completly missed the idea.!! Must of had a bad day
:(

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