Biometric security beyond the dunes

By | April 20, 2016

Biometric Employee Kiosk

Biometric Employee Kiosk

Would you expect to find a solution based on biometric technology that provides employees with fast and highly secure access to personal data in SAP in a vast and sparsely populated country like Namibia? Although I have been visiting this beautiful desert country privately for more than 20 years and have seen great achievements and


Success story for biometric kiosks for employees. Fujitsu and SAP make it happen in Namibia

Olthaver & List is Namibia’s largest privately held Group of Companies outside of the mining sector and employs over 5,500 people in various sectors including food production, beverages, retail trade, property leasing, marine engineering, steelworks and hospitality. “Due to

the diversity of our portfolio, our people work in numerous locations and many of them, in subsidiaries, where not everyone has his own PC. Just one example is our Pick n Pay supermarkets, which are spread across the entire country”, says Rainer Rusch, “however, quick and secure access to personal data is important, but cannot be guaranteed via the traditional postal route.” To provide everyone with constant transparency – even in remote locations – Olthaver & List decided to implement employee self-service kiosks in 2013 and has steadily added users. With the bioLock solution from real-time and fingerprint scans employees can be sure that their personal data is always available for them – and really only for themselves and not for a colleague who may have spotted a password or got hold of a smart card.

“The solution is just great. For example, the former paper-based vacation request procedure, which was highly labor-intensive and often defective, has been replaced by a secure real-time electronic process. This simplifies procedures, saves costs, improves transparency and last but not least contributes to our employee’s satisfaction as holiday approval notes are immediately forwarded to their mobile phones. But nonetheless, I am always looking for improvement,” says Rainer, who describes himself in his LinkedIn profile as someone who is interested to experiment and learn new technologies.

Author: Staff Writer

Craig Keefner is the editor for Kiosk Industry (Self Service Kiosk Machine). Opinions and point of view here on kioskindustry is not necessarily the stance of the Kiosk Association or -- With over 40 years in the industry and experience in large and small kiosk solutions, Craig is widely considered to be an expert in the field. Major kiosk projects for him include Verizon Bill Pay kiosk and hundreds of others.