We have had a positive experience using Mitrefinch software. Where issues do arise we have found their support to be very helpful.
We use Mitrefinch Access Control, Time and Attendance and HR modules across three business locations. The software & access control hardware have proven to be very reliable over many years of use. Staff generally access the system via the web portal which provides an intuitive interface.
We have no real issues to report under the "cons" section. The software does what we need it to do.
ALWAYS great customer support!
I love the ease of using this product. It is so intuitive but I especially love the great customer support I get when I cannot figure something out. I normally send an email and within an hour or so I get a response or call from their team. On almost every occasion, I've received support from Larry Walsh from the Mitrefinch team. He has always been readily available to assist and is always a pleasure to talk to over the phone! 5 STARS!
I wish there was additional functionality in the custom reports as we've had trouble at times pulling the information we need. We have always found a work around but it would be nice if reports had additional capabilities or options. For example, when I am looking to pull the remaining balance of vacation for a specific time range. This could not be done. The work around was having to pull it on the specific date. However if we were looking for a specific range from the past this could not be done.
Hamilton Police, Ontario, Canada: Experience with Mitrefinch TMS
Hamilton Police Service was looking for a product that encompassed Manager and Employee web self-service for scheduling and tracking attendance. The product also had to interact with our payroll (Oracle/PeopleSoft) and other necessary applications.
Mitrefinch was chosen for its features and price point.
This product was able to handle over 100 shift schedule rotations to accommodate our departments.
Support has greatly improved in the last year as extra staff was added to the Canadian market. They have always been there in a timely fashion for the few urgent issues we have faced.
The software runs in a standard Microsoft environment. No special software was required. All clients use Internet Explorer browser to access the application.
Documentation of the software is too many releases behind.
The report writer is very capable but lacks features expected in today's reporting tools. However, it has never crashed and is very reliable.
Good functionality but poor customer service
The implementation was good and the engineers were very knowledgeable. Initial account management was good. Helpdesk was poor, but improved briefly while [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]was in post.
A massive problem occurred with the version 8 upgrade in March 2018, which has affected our overall perception of Mitrefinch. The issue was due to Mitrefinch not acknowledging the bespoke elements of our system.
The latest patch upgrade suffered from the exact same issue! This, compounded by the poor helpdesk service leaves us often exacerbated.
Ability to deal with open finish times and multiple shift patterns.
Calculations allows for bespoke business logic without development.
Web TMS is good.
Has reduced payroll queries.
Email encrypted payslips.
Helpdesk service is generally poor - we can provide details on request. General feeling is that the helpdesk has little knowledge nor confidence to take on the problem and resolve it.
System flexibility can be its downfall in that its complex for new users to pick up.
Account management has been flaky. We've had three account managers plus sight of a (very good) customer services manager. The latter, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]
, filled us with some confidence that service would improve - we had a direct line to her and her helpdesk. Since her departure, the work she started seems to have stopped and service has gone back to as before.
Recent upgrades have failed due to insufficient / missing documentation from Mitrefinch. The latest upgrade required us to failback, resulting in lost time.
Paid for training was insufficient and not compensated.
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Windows are easy to navigate through.
Able to configure the system to suit individual needs.
We have many variables and for the most part, the software is able to accommodate the variety.
Software has some limitations on how it performs. Must be configured properly from the beginning.
System was set up by MitreFinch staff no longer with the company. Recently hired staff find the original set up inefficient.
I could not submit this survey without having to type in more information despite clicking on No, thanks, I'm done. Kept circling back.
This software is very user friendly, easy to administrate and eases admin with keeping track of and calculating vacation days, sick days, etc.
Mitrefinch overall has awesome support and friendly IT staff. I personally worked with Larry Walsh on the last issue and he was very friendly, personable and knowledgeable about the software.
The only thing that bothers me is time changes and terminals not always keeping proper time. Sometimes the terminals are 2 to 3 minutes fast.
Product is easy to use and fully intergrates with all modules. We have the data base open all day as it is quick easy access to employees personal details.
Easy to use and easy to fix if errors are made. Reporting is good if after CSV files and data easy to update and find. Use of template section is really good as well. Support are always quick and helpful. Being ablet to custom's fields etc is fantastic.
Could still be developed further and if the graphs was developed further would be really good. Looking forward to the Dashboard version of the HR Database to come out as this will be better viewing. Sometimes the links between fields in TMS and HR do not work and have to double enter data.
The user interface was pretty intuitive, so it's relatively easy to learn. The support is very good, with Larry Walsh being able to answer most of my inquiries. The instances where he could not, he would look for help from others and get back to me in a timely fashion.
There are some idiosyncracies that are kind of odd. There's no training material that actually describes process flows and how data flows from one area to another.
Time and Attendance System
The product is very customisable which I believe will suit many organisations.
However, as with such time and attendance systems, Higher Manager support and HR policies are critical to the successful implementation. This is the most difficult system I have had to implement not because of the complexity of the software itself, but the resistance from the staff.
Customisable and good support (yay to your support staff!)
Complex. May be difficult to support in-house unless you have good, technical IT staff.
Providing integration to other Payroll Systems will be useful.
Great Customer Support!
I like that the system is able to capture exactly what we need in our reports. There are also standard reports that have already been created that are also very useful. I also like how intuitive the system is. I would say it is pretty user friendly with the appropriate training.
The system can sometimes be slow and quirky. I don't like that some of the reports that have been created for us cannot run automatically because they are too large and instead we need to manually select the users in batches.
Not Great for TMS software
I would not recommend this product.
We use Mitrefinsh Time Management Software. It gets the job done through biometric clocks where all employees punch in.
The reporting features are terrible. If I need to run a report for myself in HR I always need assistance about which report to run and how to exactly do it. It is very confusing and the system has a hard time calculating hours worked for a certain time period.
Mitrefinch Ongoing Service
Helpful, as usual.
Very easy to use software and great customer service
Have been using Mitrefinch Time & Attendance since 2011
Overall thoughts about TMS
Support is quick to respond any time there is an issue or if I need help generating a report.
A lot of manual work and adjustments, instead of being more automatic through formulas, etc. Don't fully trust the system and always have to set reminders to check that entitlements stayed the same from when I changed them.
The overall performance of this product met out expectation
It provide accuracy time keeping and project costing.
Time saving by uploading labour hours to payroll system without double manual handling on timesheets.
Initial set up cost is high
Items were able to be customized to my company needs -
Reports could be designed however we needed
Several UK features can't be changed or omitted. System can be very rigid and inflexible. Some reporting features are too complex for most users to create and maintain.
MITREFINCH - A full service
Excellent, very professional
I contracted Mitrefinch to Implement their software at a large manufacturer. Their consultants were very easy to work with, very supportive. Software is user friendly.
Can't think of anything. They basically provided everything in terms of the Project Implementation.