About Eco Time

The most trusted time and attendance solution in South Africa.

Your trusted time and attendance partner

Excellent service, paired with a passion for what we do, drives Eco Time to provide superior time and attendance and access control solutions. Eco Time is driven to create value for customers by solving their most complex and costly workforce management problems.

Any business owner that employs is at risk of decreasing profitability because of time theft. Simple mistakes can cause havoc in any business. Eco Time is the trusted time and attendance solution that eliminates time theft and human error. Our clients rely on us to increase productivity and profitability.

Eco Time removes the need for managers to monitor the movements of their employees, even in areas where time theft is likely to happen. We control and measure access to strategic locations to empower managers with the information they need to reward the employees who contribute to the company’s success. 

Our software is meticulously configured to suit your individual requirements.

Eco Time man looking through magnifying glass

Our History and Vision

Eco Time was founded in 1991. We have branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Our vision is to create software which adds value to your company, saves you money and saves you time. Most of all, our products are backed up by world-class support.

With growth and success comes social responsibility. We have a strong social obligation and support various charities. Eco Time is helping build a better South Africa for all.

Our Company

Our company has grown from having a smaller client base with few employees to being the largest and most trusted time and attendance partner in Africa. We have also revolutionised the international market by offering 100% customisable software and consequently have a large international representation in countries like Denmark, Australia, USA, UK and more!

Today, these same customers have upgraded to the latest cutting-edge cloud-based or Windows-based Eco Time software. Eco Time hardware can be paired with a multitude of hardware options ranging from proximity right up to thermal facial clocking units.

Cutting Edge Hardware and Software

By going the extra mile for our customers, and keeping our development technologies up to date, we are proud to have thousands of customers who have been with us since the DOS operating system days.

Today, these same customers have upgraded to the latest cutting-edge cloud-based or Windows-based solutions that we develop and offer. We also offer a wide range of time clocks, including biometrics & proximity.

What Our Clients Say

Eco Time has earned a great name for itself, not only for its products but also for its service. This is evidenced by the positive reviews from our customers, which are only a few of the many testimonials we’ve received:

A Case Study

We at Eco Time technology are proud of our excellent reputation, not just for our products but for our service. We have an extremely high satisfaction rating amongst our clients, as illustrated by the following comment, which  is among the many compliments we have received:


Eco Time Assisted TNA in Reducing Absenteeism and Late-Coming

First of all, I have to state that the TNA system assisted greatly in combination with our time and attendance Policy which outlines clearly what absenteeism is, late-coming, what action will be taken, how to use the system, etc.

On a daily basis, we print out Current Absenteeism and Late-coming reports (written for Sunny Packs), that show us who has come late, and who is absent. This list is then circulated amongst our supervisors and they will make notes on who has and has not reported their late-coming or absenteeism.

If an employee is absent, and has not reported, we stop their card which forces them to report to reception when they return.


With regard to Late-coming, once a month, I print out a late-coming report for all our employees, and those that fall outside the guidelines of our time and attendance policy is issued a warning with a print-out of their clocking times to support the warning.


When we started using TNA, our unreported absenteeism was very high, but with the assistance of TNA, daily monitoring and action taken, it has dropped dramatically over the last 12 months. Because we do not capture employee leave on TNA, but on VIP, it does not reflect on TNA reports. I, however monitor it daily, thus I know for a fact it has dropped. We have dismissed three employees for unreported absenteeism, as we can prove their absenteeism with TNA. We have also “dismissed” five employees for absconding, as TNA highlights to us who has been absent for three days or more. (a special report written for us by EcoTime).


With the assistance of TNA, we’ve successfully dismissed three employees for continuous late-coming. TNA reports assisted us at the CCMA as it was undeniable facts presented to the Commissioner during the hearings. The employees claimed unfair dismissal and their late-coming was not that bad, but the Commissioner dismissed the case due to the evidence presented to him (TNA reports, warnings, etc.)


With monitoring, we are currently also underway with action against employees for fraudulent time keeping (employees who wait at the clock for home-time before clocking out) as well as poor timekeeping. We can pick up who goes into the bathrooms to get dressed before knock-off time and then only go clock out. This is used in conjunction with 160 cameras we have on-site. Our sirens are also connected up to TNA, thus the when the siren goes off, it goes off at the correct time, based on TNA.

We are also monitoring who goes for excessive smoke breaks, to many bathroom breaks, and to long bathroom breaks (again, a report written for us by EcoTime).


I would have to write an essay on how TNA has dramatically assisted us in monitoring and “controlling” our employees times. Production is now more efficient, as employees are aware that we can monitor their times, thus they are spending more time (as it should be) at their workstations.

I have to make mention that not monitoring employee clockings, and not taking action when required or not having a clearly defined time and attendance policy in conjunction with TNA, it is like a gun without bullets. It’s there to use and help, but of no great assistance.


I hope the above helps you in your decision for implementing TNA through EcoTime.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.



Schalk Cilliers
Administration Manager