Life at Swipeclock

Hi, we’re Swipeclock. Happy to meet you.

Let us introduce ourselves.

As an HR Tech company, we’re focused on small business solutions.

Small businesses are the engine of the American economy – and that’s a tall order. Almost half of U.S. employment is made up of Small Business Employers. They provide jobs for over 60 million people.

As the workplace continues to morph, it takes a substantial amount of time and an ever-increasing wealth of knowledge to put people to work. Big corporations have entire departments devoted to hiring and managing workforces.

But who takes care of that in a small business? It may be one designated individual such as an HR Director or CHRO. More likely it’s an “also” – as in the finance manager who “also handles HR.”

Sound familiar?

One Purpose

One Purpose

At Swipeclock, we’ve always recognized that even though a business is small, the challenges of managing it are quite complex.

We’re here to clarify the picture, with a solution built specifically for the needs of small business. A system you can stand up quickly – and see immediate value from. A system that’s exactly the right fit for where you are today, but adaptable to tomorrow. Whatever tomorrow may bring.

At Swipeclock, we tailor our solutions to only small business.

35,000+ customers

1M+ employees

1300+ partners

20+ Years in Business

Our Values


We are a resilient group of individuals. We know the business environment can be unpredictable. Thriving means being able to pivot, respond to the unexpected and keep the focus on what’s important – our customers.


Phenomenally agile companies are able to take a problem and work it into a success story. We have an agile mindset. We seek to deliver solutions quickly and respond to customer inquiries with the same speed. Progress is made daily.


Uniqueness is power. We listen to understand. We include everyone. We endeavor to create a work environment where everyone feels welcome. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

Results Matter.

We always strive to do our best work because results matter. We measure and report on results and let data steer us to the best outcomes.

Our Roots

Let’s paint a picture – a young man in his garage with an aptitude for tinkering with electronics and software and a drive to create something new. After figuring out a way to turn a credit card machine into a time clock, Mike Caldwell, founder of Swipeclock, realized he was onto something big.

For the last decade, Coleman Barney, CEO of Swipeclock, has taken that company started in a garage and lead it in building a comprehensive HR work tech solution – offering time and attendance, scheduling, HR and talent solutions, as well as modern, intelligent time clocks.

Our strong history of success: 20+ years as the leading choice of workforce management solutions by independent payroll service providers.

A bright future ahead: Our robust functionality is delivered both through our extensive network of partners and directly. Our solutions integrate with some of the most powerful platforms in the payroll and HR space, including Quickbooks Online, Thomson Reuters, Accounting World, Gusto, ADP Run and more.

20+ Years of Industry Leadership

  • In the Beginning

    1999 - 2006

    Imagine a garage and a young man with an aptitude for tinkering with electronics and software. Founder Mike Caldwell started Swipeclock after turning a credit card machine into a time clock and realized he was onto something big. Mike approached Bryce Swanson, an old friend from a prior employer, to assist in building a fledgling timekeeping company. Fast forward a number of years to find an impressive amount of resellers, revenue and success.

  • 2006 - 2018

    After 16 years of prosperity and an average annual growth rate of 25%, Swipeclock was ready to build upon its workforce management profiency. In turn, they added a complete advanced scheduling system to their workforce management offering. With an impressive track record of great service and software, plus some incredible user conferences under its belt, Swipeclock now provided a comprehensive workforce management solution to the end user.

  • 2019

    At the beginning of 2019, Swipeclock took another major step towards delivering an all-inclusive HR work tech solution by adding extensive applicant tracking to its portfolio, and thus began their journey into the direct market.

  • 2021

    With the phenomenal growth seen from supporting partners for the first 22 years, Swipeclock expands its footprint by taking its workforce management solution to the direct market. With that, Swipeclock launches its modern HR work tech solution for small businesses. Built upon Swipeclock's workforce management expertise, WorkforceHub seamlessly marries time & attendance and scheduling with the HR functionality businesses need to stay compliant and run a business in the 21st century.

Future & Meeting Your Demands

Today, Swipeclock provides industry-leading products, service and support to the HR community. While we continue to empower our partner channel to find success and grow their business, we also strive to provide small business with the tools they need to thrive in today’s ever-evolving business landscape.

We pride ourselves in listening intently to our customers and partners. Using our priceless customer feedback, plus industry trends and continuous innovation, we are constantly pushing ourselves to expand our product offerings to deliver the tools and services users need to successfully run their businesses now and into the future.

We didn’t start with HR software like our competitors. Nor, are we the product of an enterprise-level solution who decided they wanted to sell a few small businesses, so tried to remove components.

Our roots are in scheduling, time and labor – the hard, mission-critical workforce pieces that have to come together before HR needs even enter the picture.

We cut our teeth perfecting these capabilities for complex small businesses like yours.

We get it.