You may or may not be aware that there’s a Time Clock MTS newsletter that gets emailed to interested subscribers every month or three. It usually just contains a re-hash of the Time Clock MTS goings on in the period prior to the publishing of the newsletter. It also many contain exclusive offers to subscribers and news of upcoming developments concerning the software. It’s simple to subscribe to the Time Clock MTS newsletter and given that there’s only been 8 issues in 18 months it wont be clogging up your inbox! You can see a sample of the newsletter below.
Welcome to the fourth edition of the Time Clock MTS Newsletter. These newsletters are released every couple of months and will keep you up to date on what has been going on with Time Clock MTS and how it can be used to help your business run more smoothly.
Resetting Your Own Administrator Password
Version 2.1.8 of Time Clock MTS added a feature that allows you to reset your own administrator password if you happen to forget it. This new feature requires you to answer a couple of password reminder questions. Once answered correctly the Time Clock MTS software contacts the Time Clock MTS webserver for a new password, resets the password, and emails you with your new password. The password is emailed to the address used when you purchased the software. You can read more about this new feature here: http://www.timeclockmts.com/weblog/archives/2008/11/resetting-the-time-clock-mts-administrator-password.html
Stopping Employees Clocking In Too Early
A common problem you face as an employer is employees clocking in too early in an effort to get some overtime. Time Clock MTS can restrict employees clocking in too early for a shift and help you stop this overtime manipulation from happening. All you need to do is create shifts for the employees and set the shift up to restrict clock ins before the shift start. Then using the employee maintenance screen assign employees to the appropriate shift. When an employee now tries to clock in too early they will be shown a message and will not be able to clock in. You can read more about this here: http://www.timeclockmts.com/weblog/archives/2008/11/stopping-employees-clocking-in-too-early.html
New Report Fields Available
After reading the weblog posts about modifying Time Clock MTS reports (http://www.timeclockmts.com/weblog/archives/2008/07/customizing-time-clock-mts-reports-part-1.html a Time Clock MTS user requested a couple of new fields that he could add to the report templates. These fields are
and . These give the amount of time owing to the employee up to the end of the period for which the report is run. In contrast the fields and give the time owing to the current date.
Integrating Time Clock MTS with Payroll Software
I am planning to add some new export reports that will allow Time Clock MTS data to be exported directly to some of the more popular payroll software packages (such as Quickbooks or Paychex). To help me decide which to do first I’d be interested in hearing back from you about what payroll software you use. Please email me at email@example.com and let me know!
That’s it for this issue of the Time Clock MTS Newsletter. As always please contact us if you need any help or advice regarding Time Clock MTS.
Till next time,
The Time Clock MTS Team