I have been asked to investigate using Ignition to handle timeclock duties to track employee hours for payroll purposes. I was wondering if anyone had done such a thing and would be willing to share templates, database layouts, and/or projects.
I’m not currently looking at tying the employees to ignition users. I’m also thinking of just having the employee select their name from a list and punch in a pin code to authenticate instead of using swipe or rfid cards (looking to minimize the cost, and prevent problems with lost cards). We aren’t a huge company, ~25 employees, if that helps guide any advice. That being said, I have no experience with swipe/rfid card systems, and if I’m unreasonably biased against them, I’m open to hearing about your experiences and changing my mind.
We do have a couple of computers/HMIs around that can be used for interfaces. I could probably also come up with a small raspberry pi with touchscreen for punch in/out stations to put up around the shop.
I’m also hoping to be able to spit out some sort of CSV report that I can import into our payroll software; but that will probably be somewhat straightforward after the rest of the system is implemented (I know, I know, famous last words )
I’ll take any advice or code people are willing to share!