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"TMS Insight’s primary objective is to free our clients from procedural restraints and inefficiencies resultant from poorly designed systems – this we achieve by providing creative IT solutions"
Andrew Haywood
Managing Director

Clarity is a data capture solution which can record the date, time and duration of specific activities through the use of barcode readers, PC and smartphone apps.

Designed for activity analysis and activity based costing, Clarity is used the world over to provide vital performance and efficiency data to management teams everywhere. From the US to Tokyo and from London to Singapore, countless organisations are using Clarity's invaluable data capture potential to cut costs and save money right now.

Yet that's not all. Clarity is completely flexible and the very same software has been adapted by our users to conduct surveys, product QA inspections and security patrols. Its revolutionary design means it can cope with literally any data capture task, and what's more it can take on any number of projects simultaneously.

Clarity is an ASP.NET web based application, which means that users can capture data anywhere in the world with a barcode reader, mobile phone, internet connected PC or PDA and share their results instantly. And with its comprehensive reporting and data analysis capabilities the data is presented in amazing detail and, well, Clarity!

Clarity can be used alongside its sister product Screen-TIME which allows users to record data at a PC with a simple and unobtrusive application.

System Overview

The combination of close collaboration with industry and commercial users and TMS Insight’s innovative approach to IT solutions resulted in the development of Clarity, the latest incarnation of our popular Insight 20/20 data capture application.

Using barcode readers (and supplied barcodes), smartphone apps or PC software Clarity makes data capture simple.

System Objectives
  • Offer a simple, precise, yet virtually overhead free means of activity analysis.
  • Use modern technologies to allow the data to be accessible anywhere in the world.
  • Allow data capture in a variety of ways; via PC, barcode scanner or smart phone app.
  • Support several data capture projects and project types at once.
  • Offer a user friendly, intuitive interface; familiar to anybody used to browsing the web.
  • Include comprehensive reporting and data filtering capabilities.

How has Clarity been utilised around the world?

Clarity, like its predecessor Insight 20/20 Pro, is designed to be totally flexible. Clarity can be utilised for a myriad of different purposes, far too many to even conceive of listing them here, and what's more it allows an infinite number of such projects to be run simultaneously at absolutely no extra cost.

Here are a few of the most notable ways the Clarity system has been employed over the years:
  • Quality control of a well known multinational bathroom product.
  • Machine downtime calculation at the distillery of a world famous scotch whiskey.
  • Activity analysis for the entire legal department of a global mobile phone network.
  • Inmate processing and room inspection at a UK young offenders institute.
  • Council property condition monitoring for an entire London borough.
If you have a data capture task, you can be confident TMS Insight and our Clarity system can tackle it.

How it works - Barcodes

Clarity is a data capture solution primarily for activity analysis which can record the date, time and duration of specific activities through the use of barcodes. Designed to be flexible, the off-the-shelf version can be used for almost any data capture application where real-time analysis is not required.

Clarity can provide:
  • In depth analysis and reporting of the activities staff are undertaking: for how long and when.
  • Unparalleled flexibility allowing its technology to be applied to almost any data capture task you may have.
  • A web interface allowing instant access to its data from anywhere your network allows.
  • Legendary ease-of-use for both users and system administrators.
  • A powerful reporting engine meaning your data can be presented in any way you see fit.
How does it work?

A system administrator uses the system to create colour coded barcodes which each represent a task, activity or other information such as questions and answers to a questionnaire. These are scanned with a supplied barcode reader.

The data that is to be captured is totally customisable for each of your projects. For instance:
  • For activity analysis of office staff:
    Staff > Project > Activity > Comment
  • For use as a questionnaire:
    Participant > Question > Answer
This process repeats throughout the day/scanning period, at the end of which the scanner is connected to a PC via USB and the captured data is streamed to Clarity and analysed.

Staff training can literally be accomplished in minutes, and the daily time overhead of the system is virtually nil.

What can I do with the data I gather?

Using Clarity's powerful reporting engine, the collected data can be presented in a myriad different ways. From efficient tabular reports to beautiful yet functional 3D charts, Clarity can always present data in a way that is clear. And if you're the technical type, you can even export the data to Microsoft Excel, to manipulate and report on the data in any way you see fit.


Screen-TIME is probably the world’s simplest methodology for activity analysis and time recording.

Screen-TIME is a sister product to our Clarity barcode based application which enables PC based time recording and data capture.

Are your staff filling in time sheets manually? Are you wasting time and money to enter this information in a database? With Screen-TIME you can eliminate this headache and replace it with a simple and unobtrusive application that can capture this data in a few mouse clicks and feed it live to your Clarity database. It's that simple!

And as a sister product to our Clarity application Screen-TIME features the same renowned flexibility meaning there is unlikely to be any data capture task Screen-TIME cannot accommodate.

Screen-TIME is so easy to use that staff training can be achieved in a few minutes. It really is as simple as a mouse click.

Be sure to check out our Clarity page to find out how Clarity and Screen-TIME can help you.

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