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Employee Tracker

The large Retail company was facing a significant challenge in managing and tracking our employees' working hours and needed a solution that would automate the process and ensure accuracy. We developed a system for counting employees' working hours. Employees simply approach the device upon arrival and the system automatically identifies them and records their check-in time.

100h+

manual work reduced

13%

work experience boost
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About the client

Large corporate company with over 4k employees working part-time in 10 different time zones. Due to the constantly changing daily shifts of employees, the company needs additional departments with more than 100 employees who fill out the time sheets of all employees of the company.

Tech stack

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Python
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Pandas
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Pyspark
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SciPy
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TensorFlow
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Hadoop

Challenges & solutions

Challenge

Main task is to track and generate time lists for more than 4k company employees for subsequent control of the worked hours number, optimize/reduce costs spent on control of the employees work hours number, as well as improve the accuracy of filling in time lists, thus avoiding the factor of human error.

Solution

Developed a solution for counting employees' working hours. After arrival, employees approach the device (tablet/computer), stand in front of the camera and the system automatically determines who that person is and notes check-in time. When an employee's shift ends and he leaves, the device notes check-out times in the same way.

The system operates in two modes: manual or fully automatic. The system automatically switches to manual mode and the operator on duty initiates the employee identity manually if any problems occur.

The system works in a centralized form - each department can work autonomously without having to communicate with the head office.

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DATAFOREST has an excellent workflow and provide constant and close communication. The team brings in a range of technical talent to address issues as they arise.

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Bernd Herzmann

CTO Retail company

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One of our core values is flexibility, hence we work with either one page high level requirements or with a full pack of tech docs.  

In Data Science, there are numerous models and approaches, so at this stage we perform a set of interviews in order to define project objectives. We elaborate and discuss a set of hypotheses and assumptions. We create solution architecture, a project plan, and a list of insights or features that we have to achieve.
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Solution development

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