Management needs to replace
the clumsy and time-consuming manual
system used to track the hours worked by freelance
and part-time employees. Dealing with payroll errors, both
real and perceived, causes morale problems and consumes time
better allocated elsewhere.
The office manager needs to
simplify record keeping while making it less
time-consuming. It would be better yet if the
record keeping could be the employee's
responsibility. And, since the company
expects to grow rapidly in the next year or two, the
replacement system must accommodate a probable flood of new
employees and rapid changes in business processes.
The ReFrame Application
Service Grid Solution
used to create an "email time clock."
Each employee can now simply send in an email with
days, dates, and times worked. A ReFrame adapter
provides the connection to the company email
This application parses
each incoming message and passes the
relevant information to an Excel spreadsheet through a
second ReFrame adapter. The finance staff has a
comfortable tool for their use, the
Excel spreadsheet, from which they can easily generate
paychecks and track activity. ReFrame provides
the logic integrates with the email system and spreadsheet.
Grow, Evolve, Accommodate Change
The increased computational load from the
expected rush of new employees can easily be accommodated
by distributing the application, or some subset of
it, written for the ReFrame Application Service Grid
across additional computers.
Operational changes can also be quickly implemented.
ReFrame's very granular structure produces easily
understood, and thus easily changed, rules.
The ReFrame Exception Engine adds an important level
of safety and comfort when making changes.
ReFrame's combination of easily understood rules and
the ReFrame Exception Engine makes it as reasonable
to accommodate business wants as business needs.
When growth renders the Excel spreadsheet inadequate
for managing employee hours and payroll, a new
application can be written and added to the ReFrame
Application Service Grid.
ReFrame enables you to quickly, easily, and safely
accommodate the changing size and shape of your