Time Clock Software Blog

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

Time Clock MTS Version 6.1.1 Released

We’ve just uploaded Time Clock MTS Version 6.1.1. This constitutes a major release and includes a number of new features, enhancements to existing features, and several bug fixes. There will be a a series of posts focusing on individual new features in coming days and weeks but this post will cover all the changes in a broader fashion. New Features Administrators can now display a message next to an employee’s name on the employee list. For example, their location if they are working off-site, or perhaps showing the day they are due back from vacation. Employee list messages are controlled from the Tools->Employee List Messages screen. A message can now be displayed to the last employee who punches out. The last person out message is configured on the Tools->Options->Display Settings screen. The Job Labor Breakdown Report has been added. This report gives an easy-to-understand tabular summary showing the time breakdown for each job. Time is broken down by normal hours, OT1, Weekly OT, and OT2. The Active in Period Report has been added. This report simply shows which employees have recorded time (or not) during the report period. When the administrator is manually punching employees in or out using the Edit Times screen they can now set a time for the event rather than just defaulting to the current time. So, if for example, a group of employees has forgotten to punch out in the afternoon the time clock admin can punch them out and set the time to their normal end of day. Check boxes have been added next to employee names on the Edit Times screen. Checked... read more

Post a Review of Time Clock MTS Online

We’re always interested to hear what users of Time Clock MTS have got to say about the software. When we receive a review or testimonial we post it over on our customer reviews page. Other people have posted up reviews via online review sites, which is always great as it helps get the word out about Time Clock MTS. If you’re feeling like you want to share your experiences (good or bad) with Time Clock MTS with the world at large then we’d love it if you posted a review online. There’s a number of ways you can do this, but we suggest one of the following methods: Post a Review on Capterra – the biggest business software review site. Review Time Clock MTS on CrowdReviews – a great community driven software review site. Post a review on Download.Com – the original and still the biggest software download site. Post your opinions of Time Clock MTS on your own website, Facebook page, LinkedIn, or some other form of social media. Share your thoughts with us on our Google+ page or our Facebook page. If you’re wondering what other people have had to say about Time Clock MTS use the slider below to look through all of them: I will mention your software on our website (via our f/b link) next week during the big week…… technologically speaking, the business was literally built using tools like yours! Bob TupperManagerWhite Lake SpeedwayNew Hampshire, USA Time Clock MTS is able to keep track of the jobs of a particular employee. This software has saved us a lot of time, and time is... read more

Time Clock MTS and WebRoot Anti Virus

An update released for the WebRoot Anti-Virus / Cyber Security software on or about the 24th or 25th of April 2017 has started identifying the main Time Clock MTS executable file as suspicious and quarantining the file. Of course our program files do not contain any sort of malicious payload and this is a false-positive on behalf of the WebRoot product. It turns out the update to the AntiVirus software has broken all sorts of Windows programs and even Windows itself. This has hit the mainstream media, see the Denver Post, The Register, and Bleeping Computer for more information. While I am sure that the authors of WebRoot will fix up their software soon enough it’s best to add an exception to WebRoot to stop this sort of thing happening in the meantime. WebRoot includes options to ignore particular files during scans and real time shielding. How to Exclude a File from All Scans and Shielding in WebRoot How to Allow (Ignore) a File During Scans – Direct Link to WebRoot Website The files you need to ALLOW for Time Clock MTS to run correctly are: 64 Bit Versions of Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Time Clock MTS\timeclockmts.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Time Clock MTS Client\timeclockmtsclient.exe 32 Bit Versions of Windows C:\Program Files\Time Clock MTS\timeclockmts.exe C:\Program Files\Time Clock MTS... read more

Fire or Emergency Evacuation Tip

Time Clock MTS has a useful feature that can be used in the event of an emergency evacuation or fire.  The time clock administrator can immediately print out an employee status report which can then be used to determine who should (or should not) be present after an evacuation. Here’s how to print the report: When using the Time Clock MTS Administrator Software or the Client software with the Reports User enabled go to the Reporting->Current Status Report Menu (see image above).  You’ll be asked if you want to print the report immediately (see above).  Choose the Yes option and you’ll be given the chance to select a printer (see image below) on which your report should appear shortly. That’s all there is to it. You might be wondering why users need to log in before being able to print this report? The answer is that when it was available without logging in first we had many (many), oh so many reports of employees printing the report accidentally (or perhaps deliberately) in their day to day use of Time Clock MTS. Hence, it’s now only available when logged in. This guide is just one of many you can find over at our Tips, Tricks, and How-To Guides... read more

Time Clock MTS Version 6.0.13 Released

Today we’ve uploaded version 6.0.13 of Time Clock MTS. This release addresses the remaining known issues with the software and will allow us to begin development of Version 6.1 which will include new features and reports. Here’s a detailed description of the changes made in this version:   Fixed up the display of currency symbols in reports. The currency symbol displayed in reports is obtained from the local Windows settings and non English Unicode currency symbols (such as the Thai Baht ฿) were not being displayed correctly. This has now been fixed. The Generate MySQL Script menu item is now displayed correctly to users of the trial version and the Network PLUS Edition. Fixed a crash that occurred when the last Data Export Format run index exceeded the number of available formats. Could happen if you ran the last Data Export format created and then deleted one of the earlier ones. Much data logging added to the code that fills the employee list to determine where users are seeing delays. The Long Punch Report now only displays employees who have punches over 16 hours during the report period. A message will be displayed if no employees have long punches. Forcing the Time Clock MTS Client to only display one department was not working correctly if the department folder view was being used. This has now been fixed. If the Time Clock MTS Administrator and Time Clock MTS Client programs were installed on the same computer then the restrict employee display to a single department setting on the Client program would effect the Administrator program. This has now been fixed.... read more