National transport organisation solves T&A challenges

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To manage time, attendance and ID for a staff of approximately 11,000 people, the Bucharest Public Transport company sought an innovative, user-friendly technology solution. Their chosen solution, that finally resulted in the implementation of the Incedo Business system from Assa Abloy, needed to be easy to deploy to multiple STB locations, and robust, secure credential readers would need to be placed at all convenient staff timekeeping points.

The Bucharest Transport Company (STB) provides public transit for Romania’s capital city and the surrounding area. They operate a range of tram, bus and trolleybus services — around 2,000 vehicles in total — from several depots and terminals.

“The most difficult part was to find a reliable, integrated software and hardware solution that can monitor time and attendance for 11,000 employees in many locations,” explains STB’s Dan Horhoianu, commenting on the decision making process and implementation.
The solution was the Incedo Business system with Assa Abloy EAC-M50 controllers and R10 Iclass readers. However, the flexibility of Incedo adapts to more than just access control.
Across multiple STB premises, Incedo’s easy-to-install controllers are managed by Plus software. A fully documented API and technical support helped to streamline the process of integrating Incedo with the Primetime keeping time-and-attendance software package.

The Incedo platform is designed to connect all kinds of business software and hardware within a single system. Plus is the ecosystem’s management option for interoperating with third-party software: It facilitates integration with multiple devices and services to help organisations do even more from a single interface.

“Incedo hardware, smoothly integrated with time and attendance software, delivers the best solution for our staff,” adds Mr Horhoianu.

“Incedo is already deployed as an integrated access control system at all kinds of premises across Europe,” adds Joachim Mahlstedt, Commercial Director DAS at Assa Abloy Opening Solutions. “From one interface, organisations manage readers alongside battery-powered Aperio wireless locks, Pulse locks powered by energy-harvesting technology and more.”
“Its integration-ready software also readily adapts to connecting other key business functions — including attendance and ID.”

Incedo is modular by design: STB can scale their system, in either direction, on demand. Hardware and components were fast and straightforward for STB’s installer to fit. And, for the future, STB can easily choose to extend the reach of their Incedo Business system at a later date — or add access control anytime.