Cloud or online employee time and attendance technology has taken efficiency to a whole new level. Real Time Software as a Service (SAAS) or “on-demand” hosted solutions make time card for payroll data collection, retrieval and storage as easy as using an internet browser. Online time clocks represent the most real-time, maintenance free and compliant practices available anywhere. Payroll integration through cloud based employee time systems can be seamless due to the intuitive nature of the web site interfaces. The added security of biometric hardware is essential for accurate reporting and can in itself make choosing a cloud based employee time and attendance system an excellent investment for any company or public agency.