Time Clock Software Blog

A Blog from the authors of Time Clock MTS, a cost effective time and attendance software solution

New Time Clock Software Testimonials Posted

Sometimes we get emails from users of Time Clock MTS telling me they are happy with the software and I like to post these emails up on the site for everyone to see. I’ve just posted up a few new comments over on the Time Clock Testimonials page, I especially like the one about reducing payroll once the user started using a finger scanner. A true indication that the right time clock system will actually SAVE you money rather than cost you money. As always we welcome any comments you might have on Time Clock MTS and invite you to contact us with your thoughts. Your application has been a lifesaver for our small company. We have seen a reduction in weekly hours since we started using the fingerprint scanner. Donald NanceMr. D's BBQGeorgia,... read more

Time Clock MTS Client Specific Screen Labels

Time Clock MTS has allowed you to define the labels for almost every button on the employee clock in screen for a while now. You can do it via the Display Settings screen. Just select the “Main Screen Labels” drop down and enter some text for each different label. This is particularly useful if your workforce speaks a different language or your business uses different terminology (for example you punch in and out rather than clock in and out). However, a problem arises when you want to provide two different label sets to different groups of employees. For example, you might want one employee time clock terminal in Spanish and another in English. With the release of Time Clock MTS Version 5 this is now possible. Here’s how to do it: On the computer with Time Clock MTS that you want to have custom labels open up the timeclock.ini file in Windows Notepad. This file can be found in this folder: c:\Program Data\Time Clock MTS\ Note that you might have to show hidden files and folders to see this location Towards the bottom of the file you should see a section that looks like this: [LocalLabels] ClockInLabel=1 ClockOutLabel=1 SearchForEmployeeLabel=1 ViewInformationLabel=1 EmployeesLabel=1 ActionTypeLabel=1 TimeNoteLabel=1 ActionDateLabel=1 ActionTimeLabel=1 JobLabel=1 EmployeesInLabel=1 EmployeesOutLabel=1 Enter a new label next to each setting if you want the local client to display that label in preference to your global labels. So, for example, if you wanted to display “Punch In” and “Punch Out” in preference to your global labels then you”d change the above to something that looks like this: Any labels you don’t want changed from... read more

How to Upgrade to Time Clock MTS Network Edition Version 5

This is an upgrade guide for existing users of Time Clock MTS wanting to upgrade the Network Edition (multi-computer) from an earlier version to Version 5. If you’re wondering what changes are included in version 5 then you should read this blog article. 1. Gather Required Information Note down the following information: The current version of Time Clock MTS you’re using. Look on the Help->About menu. Your current registration details, this includes the registration name, the registration key, and the number of clients and employees you’re licensed for. You can see these on the Help->Registration screen within Time Clock MTS. The location of your current Time Clock MTS database. This can be found on the Tools->Options->System Options menu within Time Clock MTS. 2. Close Down Client Computers Close down the Time Clock MTS client software on any computers that are currently running it. 3. Backup Your Time Clock MTS Data While the Time Clock MTS Administrator program is running on your computer make a backup of the database using the Tools->Backup Database menu. Alternatively you can make a manual back using Windows Explorer and the location of the database you noted down in step 1. You’ll need to close down Time Clock MTS before you do a manual backup using Windows Explorer. 4. Download the Upgrade Installers Download the Version 5 Administrator upgrade installer from here: Version 5 Administrator Upgrade Installer Download the Version 5 Client upgrade installer from here: Version 5 Client Upgrade Installer Make sure to save both installers somewhere you can find them later. 5. Install the Administrator Upgrade Run the Administrator Upgrade Installer that you... read more

How to Upgrade to Time Clock MTS Stand-Alone Edition Version 5

This is an upgrade guide for existing users of Time Clock MTS wanting to upgrade the stand-alone (single computer) edition from an earlier version to Version 5. If you’re wondering what changes are included in version 5 then you should read this blog article. 1. Gather Required Information Note down the following information: The current version of Time Clock MTS you’re using. Look on the Help->About menu. Your current registration details, this includes the registration name, the registration key, and the number of clients and employees you’re licensed for. You can see these on the Help->Registration screen within Time Clock MTS. The location of your current Time Clock MTS database. This can be found on the Tools->Options->System Options menu within Time Clock MTS. 2. Backup Your Time Clock MTS Data While Time Clock MTS is running on your computer make a backup of the database using the Tools->Backup Database menu. Alternatively you can make a manual back using Windows Explorer and the location of the database you noted down in step 1. You’ll need to close down Time Clock MTS before you do a manual backup using Windows Explorer. 3. Download the Upgrade Installer Download the Version 5 upgrade installer from here: Version 5 Upgrade Installer and save it somewhere you can find it later. 4. Install the Upgrade Run the upgrade installer that you downloaded. When the upgrade installation is complete choose to run Time Clock MTS. 5. Complete the Upgrade Process The first time you run Version 5 you’ll be shown the above screen warning you about changes that are about to be made to your time... read more

How to Upgrade to Time Clock MTS Version 5

This guide covers how existing users of Time Clock MTS can upgrade to Version 5 quickly and easily. How Are You Using Time Clock MTS? If you’re using Time Clock MTS in stand-alone mode (on a single computer) then you should look at the Stand-Alone Edition Upgrade Guide. If you’re using the Network Edition (on more than one computer) then should look at the Network Edition Upgrade... read more

Time Clock MTS Version 5 Released

After spending the last two months working hard I’m glad to say that today (26 January 2014) we’ve released Time Clock MTS Version 5. This new version includes more than 40 distinct changes in the release notes and takes the first steps toward making Time Clock MTS more “internet friendly”. It also marks the debut of the Time Clock MTS Web Extensions helper program. For existing users of earlier versions of Time Clock MTS who are thinking about upgrading you should be aware that Version 5 makes changes to the time clock database that render it incompatible with earlier versions. So make sure you back up your data BEFORE upgrading. Read More Here. No doubt I’ll be writing a series of entries about the release of Version 5 but I thought it well worth the effort of summarizing the major changes in this blog entry. Key New Time Clock Features Email Alerts – email alerts can now be sent based on certain events occurring in Time Clock MTS. Right now alerts can be sent when a new Time Off Request is raised, when a Time Off Request is approved or denied, or when an employee punches in or out. Green / Red Punch Indication Lights – both the Employee List and Keypad interfaces of Time Clock MTS provide a visual indication of a successful or failed employee punch. Emails – there’s a new screen for managing email addresses. These are used for email alerts but will be used for direct emailing of reports in the future. Client Specific Translations – you’ve been able to adjust the time clock screen... read more
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