When it comes to keeping tabs on remote employees, GPS tracking is one of the most popular—and most effective—ways to ensure your employees are where they say they are. GPS-tracking features can vary widely in their implementation, from constant updates about the employee’s location to one-time notifications when the employee punches in or out.

One method of ensuring employees clock in and out on-site is to create a geofence—but what does that actually mean? Let’s take a closer look at the tech behind geofencing.

What is A Geofence?

A geofence is simply a virtual “barrier” that’s set up to enforce certain restrictions or create certain opportunities. ExakTime offers geofencing as part of our time tracking solution.

How Can Geofencing Help Your Business?

This is simple. For construction businesses and other industries where employees are frequently working at different locations, it can be nearly impossible to keep track of whether or not employees were at work at the hours reflected on their timesheets.

With ExakTime’s GPS-enabled time clock app, you can create geofences around your job sites. Then, when employees clock in or out, their time stamp will be flagged as either on-site or off-site.

Now you’ll know which, if any, employees are repeatedly punching in or out before they have arrived at work, or after they have left for the day.

Other ExakTime GPS Features

Outside of geofences, ExakTime’s cloud-based time tracking solution provides a variety of other GPS-enabled features. Here’s a quick list of our favorites:

On-the-Go Tracking

Have employees who travel? Our Geotrakker feature provides reports about their location, rate of travel, and more—only while they are on the clock, so it doesn’t infringe on their privacy—allowing you to keep on-the-go employees accountable.

These reports can also improve both time tracking efficiency and personnel management—especially when dealing with large teams and multiple job sites.

Team View Feature

When you’re supervising a larger team, you can get a big picture view of a job site with our app’s Team View feature, which shows you a map view of every crew or individual in your company who is currently clocked in.

If you want to learn more about how geofencing works and how out other GPS tracking features can greatly improve your time tracking processes, contact ExakTime today.