Attendance System for Businesses

After conducting extensive research and analysis, we recommend TSheets as the best time and attendance system for businesses with a mobile workforce. To understand how we selected our best picks, you can find our methodology and a comprehensive list of time and attendance systems on our best picks page.

Why TSheets?

TSheets offers numerous ways for employees to clock in and out, tracks remote workers’ location throughout the day and is easy to use.

TSheets costs $5 per employee, plus a $20 monthly base charge for businesses with less than 100 employees, or $100 for businesses with more than 100 workers.

Mobile Tracking

What makes TSheets such an attractive system for businesses with employees who always, or sometimes, work outside the office is the variety of ways they can manage their time and attendance. Of all of the services we examined, TSheets offers mobile employees the most options for clocking in and out. With this system, on-the-go employees can use laptops, mobile apps, telephones, text messages or Twitter to record their time each day.

The TSheets mobile app, which is available for both iPhones and Android devices, allows employees to clock in and out, track the time they work on specific projects, view time sheets and see which of their co-workers are also on the clock. Additionally, it lets employees view their schedules, receive notifications when their schedule changes, and create and submit paid time-off requests.

Employees that use the mobile app can have their location tracked throughout the day. Besides logging exactly where employees are when they clock in and out, the mobile app records their specific location every 10 minutes. With this feature, managers can log into the system to get a clear picture of where their remote workers are spending their time each day. This level of detailed tracking of on-the-go workers wasn’t offered by most of the other services we investigated.

The mobile app also has a special feature for those in charge of managing an entire crew while out in the field. With this tool, supervisors can clock an entire group of workers in and out at one time. What’s nice about this tool is that it works even if the smartphone being used is out of a service area. In those instances, the time sheet data is stored offline. When cell service returns, the supervisor can click the “sync” button to immediately send the time card data for the entire crew back to the office.

In addition to the mobile app, employees can log in and out of TSheets via a mobile website that can be accessed by any smartphone, and by texting, tweeting or dialing-in from any telephone.