Innovative. Practical. Irreplaceable. Is this an accurate description of the TIMATE system? Soon you will be able to find it out first-hand, since we are launching a pilot programme in which selected companies will be testing our cards in real life. We will give you TIMATE and you will give us your feedback. Why? It’s simple: we want to develop a product that will be best suited to the contemporary market conditions. And we need you to help us!
From the very beginning we have been following the Lean Startup management strategy which allows us to create a business model based on TIMATE testing by interested enterprises. Though this method might seem controversial at first glance, it is actually the only way to develop a fully reliable technology and tailor-made solutions for various organisations. In other words, before you choose to use the innovative time and attendance system, you can first test it for free and help us adjust it to the individual needs of your business. Importantly, the TIMATE pilot programme is more than simple product testing – the participants will have real impact on the development of the TNA system that may soon become the new standard of quality and drive a competitive advantage in the market. You want to know the rules of our pilot programme? Let’s get to the point then!
Participation terms and conditions
Just as every other pilot programme, ours also has strictly defined collaboration terms and conditions. An enterprise that wishes to test the TIMATE system must, first of all, be based in Poland. We are not an international corporation, but a local business, therefore we want to start by testing our solutions on the domestic market. Furthermore, the pilot testing is not available to enterprises that must obtain additional permits or certificates in order to install specialist electronic devices (e.g. mines).
How to apply for participation in the programme? It is enough to send an e-mail or use the contact form available on our website. At the first stage, the interested enterprises will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement and then will receive detailed information about TIMATE. It is a large, 100-page document which describes all key aspects: technology, software, equipment, principles and prices. The next step will be a survey which will help us understand and verify various aspects of the TIMATE implementation.
We will select the implementation participants based on the survey responses and after positive verification we will sign the pilot implementation agreement. What about the enterprises which will fail to meet the organisational or technical criteria and therefore will not qualify for the programme? No need to worry – this rejection is not permanent disqualification, but it only means that we are unable to run the implementation at this stage of our invention’s development. Technical capabilities of TENVIRK are limited and it might turn out that the location, size and operating mode of some organizations are simply too big for us at this moment. Therefore, the key tool in the entire programme is the survey – the information we get will allow us to configure TIMATE in line with the given company’s needs as well as to modify the system so that every business can use it commercially in the future.
One at a time
Dates of particular pilot implementations will be staggered over time so that we can prepare individually for each project and include feedback and improvements from previous testers. We start with a small group of employees that require fewer devices. We will expand the scale gradually.
Our implementation plan is designed so as to make no or very little disruption to the company’s operations. We will come over for one day and help to start the system. Importantly, we will leave all IT systems alone. We will only connect our central station to the Internet and to the main grid in the working space. Employees will receive smart cards to put around the neck, just as they do with their standard ID cards.
Data collected by TIMATE go straight to the cloud. The pilot implementation participants have access to such data: employees can check their working time, employers can check their subordinates’ time and attendance which, when correctly interpreted, may lead to many interesting conclusions. Our role will be to ensure that all is working as it should be as well as to listen to suggestions of the project participants.
We will collect no sensitive data from the participants (no fingerprints, no retina scans). We will only measure motion, lighting and temperature at the locations of the smart card as well as pressure and humidity near the installed sensors. The collected data will be used for recording time and attendance, supporting OHS procedures and analysing business performance.
TIMATE testing and research at particular business locations will be performed throughout 2018. We will collaborate with our technology and research partners. By the end of the year, we will invite entities with research and development resources to collaborate with us, so everyone interested in time and attendance systems as well as the Internet of Things is free to contact us.
If TIMATE fails to meet the expectations, the pilot project can be terminated without any consequences.
The goal of the pilot programme is to reach the top level of technical readiness – this means that as the implementation progresses, we will make changes and improvements to the TIMATE prototypes so as to make the commercially available product best suited to the needs of various organisations.
Though specific rules must be observed along the way, the benefits of our solutions will surely outweigh any inconveniences. We believe that after the pilot project is completed, the participants will be satisfied with the results and will want to continue using the tested devices. We will not sell them before the end of 2018, but our testers will be able to buy them on special terms.
We want to create an ethical time and attendance system that will respond to all contemporary business needs. Our primary purpose is to improve the existing prototypes of TIMATE, but we are sure that testing of such an innovative tool will be an interesting challenge to many employees, even those who are not tech-savvy enthusiasts. A practical fair-play technology? Yes, TIMATE makes it possible!