Be it a Software Industry or Hardware Industry, wherever there is a considerable amount of workforce involved, Time and Attendance plays an important role. Especially, the automation of the time and attendance process. Its the Kronos Workforce Timekeeper that tops the list on the day of chequered flag. Lets see how Kronos does it ,..
Having known that Kronos Workforce Timekeeper is used for processing the time and attendance data of the workforce in an organization, Lets concentrate on the “Data Collection Manager” of kronos. DCM is a set of applications that enables the interaction between data collection devices or clocks and a host application like kronos workforce timekeeper.
DCM constitutes the
- Communication Monitor,
- Device Manager,
- Device Work Rules,
- Event Manager, and
- Sentinel Service applications.
Communication Monitor: When an employee swipes in the access card to enter his/her workplace, the exact time is captured/collected in a collection device such as clocks, biometric devices,.. The collected information needs to reach the host application for further processing, If there is a data flow error or when a collection device is down, then we use the communication monitor to test device communications and its transactions.
Device Manager: is used to check the status of the collection devices and to configure the device firmware. Start and Stop services of the data collection devices is one of the frequently used features of the device manager during the configuration and re-initialization of the device.
Lets see more about pay rule, work rule, their associations and few interesting facts about event manager and sentinel service in the next post.
**DCM – Data Collection Manager
**DCD – Data Collection Devices