February 29, 2008
Multiple Time Entries Now Possible
With the release of Time Clock MTS Version 1.6.0 you can now add multiple clock in/out times as the administrator in just a few seconds. The real benefit of this is that you can add future dated times for vacation time to an employee very quickly and easily. To use this time saving feature just log into the software as the administrator and go to the Tools->Edit Times screen and click on the Add Time button. You'll now be given the option to add multiple clock in/out times at once.
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February 28, 2008
Time Clock MTS Version 1.6.0 Released
Version 1.6.0 was released today, it contained the two most commonly asked for features. These are time synchronization with Internet Time Servers (or NTP Servers), and allowing administrators to edit employee times when employees are currently clocked in.
Internet Time Synchronization
There is no doubt that certain employees, if given the opportunity, will try to provide mis-leading time and attendance information. With some computer based time clock systems, simply changing the system clock on the computer was enough to allow fraudulent data to be collected. Time Clock MTS has had a number of measures to get around this, and with the advent of in-built Internet Time Synchronization the last loophole has been closed. Put simply, Time Clock MTS can periodically contact a computer server on the Internet and get a very accurate time from which to derive punch times for data collected. Given that you have an Internet connection on your Time Clock MTS workstations we would strongly advise enabling this feature.
If you want more information on what an Internet Time Server is try taking a look at Wikipedia's entry on Network Time Protocols and Clock Synchronization
Editing Times while Employees are Clocked In
Time Clock MTS now provides complete flexibility and allows you to edit any employees times while they are clocked in. Previously this was not allowed to prevent the Time Clock MTS data from becoming unusable. However, Time Clock MTS now provides you with the tools to make sure the data remains usable. You can now delete a single time (rather than a pair) and change a clock in to a clock out, or a clock out to a clock in. The benefit of all this is that you can now enter forward times (eg. for vacation) while the employee is at work and you don't need to mess about with clocking them out first.
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February 25, 2008
Time Clock MTS Advanced Database Support - Why do I want it?
Advanced database support allows Time Clock MTS to use a number of fast, efficient, reliable and industrial strength databases to store it's data. The benefit to you, the customer, is software that will run faster and more reliably allowing you to collect information at a large number of work stations. The standard MS Access database used with Time Clock MTS is generally fine for most applications, but for added reliability and safety advanced database support is recommended. If you want more than 20 Time Clock MTS Client work stations then Advanced Database Support is your only option.
Currently Time Clock MTS supports MSDE, SQL Server 2000/2005, SQL Express, and MySQL. If you have a license for any of these products then please make use of them in conjunction with Time Clock MTS. If you are an existing user of Time Clock MTS you can purchase an upgrade to use them at any time, just contact us for more information. If you are considering using Time Clock MTS then please make use of the Advanced Database Support that is enabled by default in the free 30 day trial of the software.
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February 22, 2008
Registering Time Clock MTS
The most common support question we get from Time Clock MTS users is how to register the software. There's a number of resources on our website taking you through this process. If your Web Browser displays flash animations then try taking a look at our Registering Time Clock MTS Tutorial. If you cant see the tutorial you can download a plug in for your browser from Adobe.
If you still can't see the tutorial try taking a look at our support forum post on registering Time Clock MTS.
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February 21, 2008
Time Clock MTS Weblog Launched
I've been thinking for a while about launching a weblog. The reasons for doing so are primarily to provide you with a more direct line of communications with the people behind Time Clock MTS. There's several things that I hope to be able to include in the (hopefully) weekly entries in the weblog.
- Some brief news updates about what's going on with Timesheets MTS Software in general and Time Clock MTS in particular.
- Extended release notes about new releases of Time Clock MTS.
- Solutions to common questions that we are asked.
- Tips and tricks to using the software to make your job easier.
That's probably enough for a first entry, please feel free to comment let me know what you'd like to see here.
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