Time Clock MTS Release Notes
Version:4.1.3 Released 17 May 2013
-Added the Job Detail Report
-Changed the way switching jobs works to speed up the operation, reduce database access and stop a "Already Clocked In" error message that one user was seeing
-Fix to client software de-selecting the current employee when the employee list refreshes
Version:4.1.2 Released April 30 2013
-Fix to PIN checking for an employee who is not required to scan a fingerprint
Version:4.1.1 Released 28 March 2013
-value of create note checkbox on the adpprove/deny time off request screen is now remembered
-relaid out the employee time off request screen
-added a time period filter the the employee time off request screen
-added the time off request report, accessible from the employee time off request screen
-Exporting employees now exports the display color and do not pay overtime settings
-Importing employees now imports the display color and do not pay ovetime settings
-Adjusted some of the captions and tool tip text on the import employees screen
-Changed date display format on the administrator and employee manage time off requests screens to allow proper date sorting
-Accepted employee bulletins are no longer displayed to employees
-A new setting has been added to employees to not require them to scan a fingerprint if biometric security is enabled. This is for employees whose fingers just will not scan reliably. They'll still need to enter a PIN to confirm their actions.
Version:4.0.8 Released 7 February 2013
-Fix to job cost report
-Fix to active job report for mysql/msssql connections
-Completely re-worked the system for matching clock ins and outs on the Edit Times screen. This has resulted in much less data access, a faster editing experience, eliminated the possibility of getting clock in/outs with mismatching job numbers, and reduced the likelihood of disrupting the time clock database through over-enthusiastic editing.
-Fix to overtime calculations, daily and weekly for forcing a time to overtime
-Fix to daily job time report for forced overtime and neglect overtime
-Fix to job cost report for forced overtime and neglect overtime
-Times in Edit Times display a (F) for forced overtime and an (I) for ignore overtime
-The icon for a clock in / out on the edit times screen now displays an indication if there's a note associated with the time
Version:4.0.7 Released 23 January 2013
-Default background color for employees is white
-Deleted and disabled jobs can no longer be used to book time
-Added Accrue Only for Normal Time. When checked sick/vacation/other time do not accrue time for vacation/sick time.
-Fix to the employee background color and do not pay overtime settings which did not save correctly when creating a new employee
-Fix to display of deleted jobs on undelete jobs screen for SQL Server and MySQL
-Fix to display of disabled employees on the re-enable employees screen for SQL Server and MySQL
Version:4.0.6 Released 20 January 2013
-Fix to seventh day overtime calculations
-Added job cost report
Version:4.0.5 Released 6 January 2013
-Fix to various reports that could report a negative time pair duration when Least Quantity rounding was turned on.
-Slight re-adjustment of column widths on the daily job time report
Version:4.0.4 Released 29 December 2012
-Fixed up small typo on the Vacation and Sick Time Accruals screen.
-Added View Video Demo button to first run screen.
-Fix to job totals on daily job time report.
Version:4.0.3 Released 24 December 2012
-<NORMAL_RATE>,<OT_RATE>, and <OT2_RATE> fields added to the Employee Header and Employee Details report section templates.
-Added the Daily Job Time Report
-Added a bunch of debugging code around a window repaint API call to try to track down a hard crash one user is seing on Windows 7.
Version:4.0.2 Released 17 December 2012
-Fixed job code entry error when no jobs are defined
-Edit Times screen now displays first time in selected range if it is a clock out.
-Added Time Clock MTS Version label to Registration screen
-Re-arranged the add/edit shifts screen to display properly on non-standard DPI resolutions
Version:4.0.1 Released 10 November 2012
-New setting to prevent department folders from being closed.
-New setting to stop last clock in information displaying when employee is selected in the employee list.
-New setting to hide the last employee action 5 seconds after they clock in or out.
-Added the Import Employees screen under the Employee Maintenance menu. Allows bulk importation of employees from an Excel spreadsheet.
-Added background color to employee display.
-Added "Do Not Pay Overtime" setting to employees. When set that employee will not get paid overtime regardless of other OT settings.
-Added a time spent on all jobs total to the Job Time Report.
-The find employee text box at the bottom of the employee list can now take a wildcard to allow you to search for employees names containing a text string. Previously you could only search for employees by leading characters of their name
-Added Tools->Time Off Requests Screen. Allows the administrator manage and approve time off requests.
-Added system to create clock in / out pairs from an employee time off request
-Added "enable time off requests" setting on the Tools->Options->Interface Settings screen. Turns on a menu option on the employee "View My Information" button to allow employees to add their own time off requests.
-Added employee manage time off requests screen. Available from drop down menu on "View My Information" button.
-Added undelete jobs button to the Tools->Options->Job Tracking screen.
-the edit times screen can now be used to add times into the future when the employee is clocked in given that the times are not within 24 hours of the times being added
-Relaid out the Tools->Options->Display Options screen.
-Relaid out the Tools->OPtions->Interface Options screen.
-changed listview control on manage connections screen.
-Re-arranged the first user welcome screen and added several commonly used Time Clock MTS settings to allow for faster program setup.
-Sort order on edit times screen is now remembered.
-Week day name now displayed on edit times screen.
-Added a "Contact Time Clock MTS Support Staff" link to the help menu
-Replaced nist1-ny.ustiming.org internet time server with the time-d.nist.gov server in maryland
-A more useful error message is displayed if you do not enter a custom time server into the address box and then test the connection
-Renamed the employee notes report to employee comments report for consistency
-Renamed the detailed punchcard report with full notes to the detailed punchcard report with full comments report for consistency
-Renamed Time Log screen to time audit log screen and renamed all associated help files and settings for consistency
-Added line number debugging to the main form setup code
-optimized various parts of the time validity checking code to increase speed and decrease database load
-Help file was completely proof read by a third party. Many typo and grammar fixes plus fixes to help structure. The employee bulletin help files were orphaned (not accessible), as was the restore deleted employees screen.
-Registration code structure modified. Codes generated prior to version 4 will no longer work in the software. 14 day trial period added to users with old version codes.
-Links added to allow users to retrieve V4 registration codes (if they are eligible).
-Much of the the licensing code re-written and optimized
-Links on About Time clock MTS screen now change color when the mouse is over them
-Cleaned up the dialogs shown to people who run the software for the first time
-Stopped a needless start of a the main time checking timer when an internet time server was not selected
-log file will now only write 5000 messages
-Public holidays before an employees hire date are no longer credited.
-Fixed problem with edit employee/edit employee times popup for group headers.
-fixed resizing issue on main time clock screen.
-Fixed a problem where the Time Clock MTS process could keep running even though the user had exited.
-Fixed up the licenses exceeded URLs when exceeding the allowable number of employees or clients.
-Fixed a problem with OT2 rate calculations when the employee exceeded the OT2 time limit on the 7th day of a week.
-Fixed an error with the overide holidays hours, vacation accrual starting balance, and sick time accrual starting balance fields on the employee maintenance screen.
-Fixed up various labels that were not displaying correctly when windows text size was set to 125%
-Fixed up a problem with employee comment box still asking for a comment when the comment was optional
-Fixed up a problem with connection and action dates for connection records when using the internet time server
-Fixed up background images on the splash screen and the About Time Clock MTS screen when running at DPI other than 100%
-Fixed up some first run problems when the in program tutorial was run from the first run screen
-fixed up a bug on the insert times screen with displaying the job correctly when the job had been deleted
-fixed up a bug on the edit time screen when the job associated with a time had been deleted
-Fixed time creation validation for SQL Server.
Version:3.4.7 Released 13 February 2013
-Monthly timesheet time now shows time for selected employee not just logged in employee
-Start/Resume timer button icon changed
-Stop timer button icon changed
-Login screen only displays active employees
-Time task checkbox removed from edit time screen, replaced with time task button
-Fixed title of employee timesheet report
-Added No Employee Posting setting to projects. When checked only project managers and super users can add time to that project.
-A slight tweak to the ini file handling to speed up processing for non-existent keys/values
-Rewrote the way that various lists are populated. Should speed things up A LOT.
-When a common activity is selected for a new time and there's no description text the decription of the common activity is put intot he time description box.
Version:3.3.9 Released 12 September 2012
-Fix to weekly overtime calculation when a holiday falls in the week and holidays not set to affect overtime
Version:3.3.8 Released 31 July 2012
-When logged into the administrator software as the admin employees can be double clicked and a new form appears allowing users to decide if they want to edit the selected employee or edit their times
-If job tracking is set to compulsory for an employee and no jobs are defined a better error message is displayed rather than just "clock in failed"
-Cancel button added to Enter Note screen. Cancels clock in/out action
-Fixed up a problem with the keypad interface when employee note entry and job tracking were enabled.
-Times on Edit Times screen can now be sorted by date by clicking on the date or time column headers
-Fixed up some formatting issues with the time breakdown report
-Added the long punch report. Reports on all punches that are more than 16 hours during the reporting period.
-Set the default payroll report to the Punchcard Report
Version:3.3.7 Released 18 June 2012
-Disabled all form buttons when on-screen tutorial is active
-Re-established correct interface when on-screen tutorial is cancelled
-Added additional user activated database re-connection re-try when automatic re-connect fails
-Added various catches on the main user form for when the window disappears by itself
Version:3.3.6 Released 28 May 2012
-Fix to time off report, job time report, and job punchcard report where the last time in a period has a clock in on one day and the clock out is on the next day
-Fix to Actual vs Rounded time report that was showing all times as clock ins
-If the fingerprint security option is turned on and the reader is disconnected the scan will not be requested if the administrator is logged in. Only for computers with the administrator software on them.
-If the fingerprint security option is turned on and the reader is disconnected on a computer with the administrator software on it then the administrator will be asked if they want to suppress the fingerprint scanning on that computer for all employees.
-Fix to automatic administrator logout feature that wasn't working when the employee image capture option was selected
Version:3.3.5 Released 16 April 2012
-Re-wrote much of the code associated with selecting employees from the employee list interface. This was to fix up some timing issues with switching jobs. A happy side effect of this is that the number of database accesses in this process is now much less and speed is improved.
-Added <HOURS_DECIMAL> field to export data format. Forces hours to decimal hours.
-Added <EXPORT_START_DATE> and <EXPORT_END_DATE> fields to export data format. Displays the data export start and end dates.
-Added pre-defined (and read only) data export formats. Items added are the Sure Payroll format and Union Bank Online Payroll formats.
-Added grouping for normal and holiday time in aggregate export formats if they have the same rate code.
-Added grouping for OT1 and OT2 time in aggregate export formats if they have the same rate code.
Version:3.3.4 Released March 14 2012
-Added "single employee entry" setting to aggregate export formats.
-Export format header can now be multiple lines
Version:3.3.3 Released 5 March 2012
-Added header setting to export formats
-Fixed disappearing main screen when doing a data export
-Hours on aggregate export formats are now formatted correctly
-Employees that have been disabled are now displayed at the bottom of most lists including the time clock employee list, the edit times employee list and the report configuration list.
-Disabling an employee now just requires a mouse click rather than having to type in DISABLE
-The daily hours report now only runs up to the report end date rather than the end of the work week
-Added a new button to the edit times screen. Allows administrators to clock out the selected employee or clock out all employees.
-Changed Access database connection to ShareDenyNone and locking mode to force row locks rather than page locks. Should increase network reliability.
Version:3.3.2 Released 8 February 2012
-Added job description field to the job selection screen.
-Added the job selection field to the Tools->Options->Jobs screen.
-Added column sorting to the Tools->Options->Jobs screen.
-Added Missing Days report.
-Added Daily Hours Report.
Version:3.3.1 Released 23 January 2012
-Job selection screen now remembers size
-Columns on job selection screen can now be sorted
-Added "Apply Starting Balance Annually" setting to sick and vacation accruals. This setting only takes effect if the "Carry Balance Forward Yearly" setting is NOT set. When set it will apply the accrual scheme "Starts With" balance at the beginning of the year.
-Fixed up some layout issues on the accrual screens.
Version:3.2.13 Released 17 January 2012
-Fix to add tips screen where employee sometimes wasn't displayed if they were the last employee in the list.
-Vertical scroll bar now displayed for very long bulletins
-An attempted fix to stop Time Clock MTS disappearing from the task bar when on the edit times screen or on the report configuration screen.
-No more double expiry warning message in the last 10 days of the trial period
Version:3.2.12 Released 4 January 2012
-Fix to vacation and sick time accrual calculations where report period spans a calculation anniversary
-Fix to the Vacation Taken Fiscal, Sick Time Taken Fiscal and Other Taken Fiscal report fields that were using the current date for calculation purposes instead of the report end date.
-Fix to weekly overtime calculations when a public holiday falls in a week and normal hours worked exceeds overtime limit
-Fix to normal hours display on the time breakdown report
-Fix to holidays total column alignment on the time breakdown report
-Adjusted some of the co-ordinates for the first run tutorial
Version:3.2.11 Released 2 January 2012
-Fix to total work time on departmental wages report
-Adjusted column widths on departmental wages report
Version:3.2.10 Released 2 December 2011
-Job selection screen (accessible from the * button on the job code entry screen) is now sizeable
-Employees clocked in with OTHER time classification displayed correctly for departmental listview
-OTHER time is not included in overtime calculations if the Sick/Vacation Time Affects Overtime setting is not set
Version:3.2.9 Released 28 November 2011
-Fix to bug introduced in last version. Prevented editing of existing shifts.
Version:3.2.8 Released 23 November 2011
-Fix to Departments, Employment Types, Holidays, Shifts and Jobs screens. If an item was added to any of these screens and then the edit button pressed an error would be thrown when saving the edited item.
-Added current job to employees who are clocked in on the employee status report.
Version:3.2.7 Released 8 November 2011
-Fix to spelling on fingerprint driver install screen
-Logging added to finger print enrollment screen
-Complete re-build of fingerprint driver package to support 64bit windows.
Version:3.2.6 Released 25 October 2011
-Fix to disappearing application window when generating long reports
-Fix to format issues with several report fields
Version:3.2.5 Released October 13 2011
-Fix to least quantity rounding