ProPort Labor Module
Most ERP systems provide excellent job labor and cost reporting. These reports, however, require extensive amounts of data to fully realize their benefits. Getting data from an employee's manual time card into the ERP system is a multi-step process, involving two or more people, and often requiring time-consuming manual reconciliation to ensure data accuracy. For these reasons many companies forego obtaining labor or production cost reports, even though they would like to have them available.

The ProPort Labor Module provides a cost effective alternative for recording labor data and offers enhanced performance over your ERP system alone. It assures that labor data will not contain contradictions or conflicts, virtually eliminating after-the-fact reconciliation. The result is more accurate labor data, lower costs for capturing and processing it, and faster access to critical management information. ProPort allows the full power of the ERP system to be used.

Operation
Each employee enters personal time data directly into stationary terminals, by scanning bar codes on badges and work orders, and keying in quantities as required.

Intermec 2481 Stationary Terminal

The Labor Module provides these functions for each employee:

  • Captures shift Clock In and Clock Out times for payroll purposes
  • Captures Start and Stop times for direct labor to a work order sequence
  • Captures quantity completed when clocking out of a sequence
  • Provides warning if quantity completed exceeds authorized amount and optionally requires supervisor override
  • Captures Start and Stop time against indirect labor codes
  • Captures Start and Stop time against repetitive labor codes
  • Automatic time stamping of all transactions by the terminal employee never enters the time
  • Validates all work order sequences, work centers and labor code at the time of entry optionally allows work center override.
  • Requires employee to Clock In to start charging time to a task
  • Prevents employee from charging to more than one task at a time, thereby eliminating the major reconciliation problem