A biometric based canteen management system in Kenya is where biometric hardware (Hand punch or Finger Print System) is installed at the canteen or cafeteria. The authorized staff will be required to key in his/her pin to the clock and place his/her hand or finger- print/card on the biometric device. Once authenticated, the data will be sent to a linked PC nearby and a meals ticket will be printed immediately in a split second. The printed receipt will submit itself to the chef for the meal.
Biometric Canteen management system process will generate various reports of the staff canteen attendance and the number of meals taken per day or at the end of the period. A staff member can be allowed maximum a (definable) number of times. The option of staff having to choose what meal to take will attract an additional hardware; in this case, a touch screen. All meals available will be displayed on the touch screen. A staff member will get to select the meal of (which could be multiple). After scan of his/her hand on the biometric device the selected items/meals will be printed on the meal coupon
- Network/Intranet based solutions to handle multiple counters in closed environment
- Easy swapping system on counter with photograph checking to avoid proxy punching (Biometric, Proximity card,)
- Easy Coupon printing on employee ID card scanning Maintains employee database with photograph, shift wise and contractor/subcontractor wise to get estimation for food quantity.
- Advance booking facility for visitors/guests. Contractor/subcontractor wise to get estimation for food quantity. Advance booking facility for visitors/guest
- Daily menu creation by the caterer and also option can be added of request special items.
- Advance information on the usage of the canteen facilities by the employees on any particular day or shift can be notified to the caterers.
- (For event) Special rules & regulation can also be integrated within system. E.g. validity checking, same user is not applicable for same day with same shift time.
Advantages of biometric canteen management system
- Easy to integrate with company’s existing RFID ID Card System (Proximity, Smart card)
- Avoids proxy punching Easy Report printing with all the criteria combination
- Can be integrated to turnstile
- Can be integrated to biometrics
- Customized canteen receipt can be printed which can be reconciled
- Network/Intranet based solutions to handle multiple counters in closed environment Easy swapping system on counter with photograph checking to avoid proxy punching(Biometric, Proximity card,) Easy Coupon printing on employee id
- Audit train
Reports of biometric canteen management system
- Menu printing, coupon printing
- Daily / weekly/ monthly analysis of meal taken (summary and detailed)
- Canteen wise / shift wife meal analysis and reconciliation
- Checking on multiple meals and exception analysis