Is a payroll time clock just a glorified time card calculator? Let's talk about this and determine if a modern day time clock is just a glorified time card calculator - the evolution of the time card and the tme card calculator of days gone by. Many people think that a payroll time clock is indeed the predecessor to the modern day time clock and I happen to agree.
In the beginning there were time cards and time card calculators. Employees would punch in using a time card and it all seem so sophisticated. The information would then transfer electronically from the time card reader to the time card calculator in order to prepare the information for payroll. While this seems so rudimentary now it was quite revolutionary in its day. Employers would marvel at the new technology and pay considerable sums for it. The years went by and the systems became more and more advanced. Computers became more and more powerful until they dominated the scene.
Nowadays every payroll time clock is tied into a computer system and the whole process of timekeeping can be automated. Surprisingly there are still companies getting on board with the technology but what can you do?