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Tablet Time Clock

 
 
Virtual TimeClock 14 has been optimized to work on laptops and tablets with touchscreens by adding enlarged buttons and the new full screen mode. Although Virtual TimeClock is not yet supported on Apple iOS and Android devices (engineering is working...
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Virtual TimeClock Mobile Edition

 
 
With the release of Virtual TimeClock 14 right around the corner, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at what we're planning for later this year. The sleek new interface of Virtual TimeClock 14 will give you a glimpse of...
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Virtual TimeClock 14 Coming Soon!

 
 

As the final testing for the latest Virtual TimeClock release is winding down, I've been able to spend some time checking out the new features and functionality. The first thing I noticed was the updated user interface. New icons and...
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Employee Termination Checklist

 
 
Change is seldom easy, even when it's for the best. And staff turnover can be a big distraction for the people who work for and with you. There are a number of employment and operational issues involved when an employee...
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Business Online Payroll Time Clock

 
 
If you're looking for a new payroll solution for your business, now's the time. Virtual TimeClock integrates with some of the most popular payroll providers in the market. If you're running your payroll through the online payroll service of your...
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ADP RUN Time Clock

 
 
ADP has finally announced time clock integration with their RUN product. Unfortunately, it's only available for RUN Powered by ADP Payroll for Partners, which is their payroll service targeted to accounting professionals. We hope that ADP will continue to enhance...
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2013 Year In Review

 
 
Despite all the busyness in the month of December, I think it's a great time to step back and reflect on what you've accomplished over the past year. It's a good exercise to go through, both personally and professionally. You...
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Insurance Office Time Clock

 
 
We get a lot of calls from State Farm and Farmers insurance agents looking for a way to keep track of time attendance for their support staff. We have several time clock deployment options that work well in an insurance...
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Is Columbus Day a Holiday?

 
 
Columbus Day first became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937, and has been observed on the second Monday in October since 1970. In fact, many countries in the New World celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the...
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Virtual TimeClock '13 Release 2 Now Available

 
 
The new Virtual TimeClock release is now available. It's got some great new features that our customers have been asking for, like tracking the complicated overtime and overnight shift rules required in some states. Here are some of the highlights:...
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When Is Labor Day?

 
 
Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September. Even though Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887, it didn't become a federal holiday until 1894 when the United States Congress...
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New York City Requires Paid Sick Leave

 
 
New York City has become the latest place to require employers to provide paid sick leave benefits for employees. New York City may not be the first place this has happened, but it is the most populous. New York City...
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Managing Labor Costs with Virtual TimeClock

 
 
In a tough economy many business owners are asking themselves a common question: How can I better manage my labor costs? It's pretty obvious to see how employee time clock software simplifies payroll and provides employee accountability. A less obvious...
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Time Clocks for Off-Site Employees

 
 
Many businesses have off-site employees that rarely enter an office. Or they may start out from an office or equipment yard and then spend the rest of the day out in the field, and usually go straight home after their...
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Keeping Virtual TimeClock Secure

 
 
Virtual TimeClock instantly, accurately, and impartially records every employee start and stop time. This means the time clock program interacts directly with your computer's operating system clock by utilizing the time and date control functions already built into your computer...
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MacPractice Time Clock

 
 
MacPractice has a reputation for being the premier practice management and clinical software solution for doctors who want to use Apple technology. And from the MacPractice customers I routinely interact with, it appears to be well deserved. Redcort...
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When Is Memorial Day 2013?

 
 
Memorial Day is a federal holiday that always occurs on the last Monday in May, which this year is May 27. It's a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces....
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Tracking Student Attendance

 
 
Most businesses use time clock software to help manage employee hours worked. It's an easy and efficient way to hold employees accountable for each work day, to control labor costs by reducing overtime, and to keep track of vacation and sick pay....
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ADP ezLaborManager Replacement

 
 
I've talked to several prospective customers lately who are looking for a new time & attendance system to replace ADP ezLaborManager. Their first issue is the expense; being charged several dollars per employee every month, month after month, is starting to get...
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LionClock Replacement

 
 
We still get occasional calls from businesses looking for a LionClock replacement. They're usually a little frustrated because they can't get ahold of any of the folks at LionClock, and according to their website their last time clock software update...
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Virtual TimeClock '13 R1.1 Maintenance Release

 
 
We posted a maintenance release for Virtual TimeClock '13 earlier this week that fixes a number of minor issues related to the new report preview window, QuickBooks payroll export now properly saves to the selected export folder location, saving new leave awards...
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When to Spring Forward 2013?

 
 
Daylight Saving Time, or DST, begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November. In March, clocks are moved forward one hour from 2am standard time to 3am DST, and in November, clocks are...
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Tax Service Time Clock

 
 
I know this is a busy time of year for those of you in the tax and accounting industries. We hear from a lot of you during the first quarter because you've picked up seasonal employees and you're looking for...
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Is Presidents' Day Real?

 
 
On the third Monday of February we honor George Washington by celebrating his birthday. The third Monday places the date somewhere between February 15 and 21, which is sort of ironic because it never actually occurs on Washington's birthday of...
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Is Christmas Eve a Holiday?

 
 
Christmas Eve is not a federal holiday, but many private sector businesses close all day or half a day on December 24. For those in retail, it's usually a busy working day as people shop for last minute Christmas gifts....
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Is the Day After Thanksgiving a Holiday?

 
 
Thanksgiving was fixed as the fourth Thursday in November by law in 1941. Since it's a federal holiday, all United States government offices are closed. The day after Thanksgiving is not a federal holiday, but it's still a day off...
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When Is Veterans Day 2012?

 
 
Veterans Day falls on November 11 every year. In 2012, Veterans Day falls on a Sunday so it is observed on Monday, November 12.

November 11 is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice in 1918...
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When to Fall Back 2012

 
 
Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends this Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:00am. For the US and its territories, DST is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and Arizona....
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ADP Payroll Time Clock

 
 
Are you looking for an alternative to ADP's rather expensive time and attendance solutions? Well, we've had our sights on ADP for quite some time and I'm happy to announce that Virtual TimeClock '12 Release 2 supports integration with ADP Pay...
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Seattle Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

 
 
Beginning September 1, 2012, the City of Seattle will require all but the smallest employers to provide paid sick leave to their Seattle employees. The sick leave rules under the new law may differ based on the size of the...
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Need a Paychex Time Clock?

 
 
Are you looking for a time clock that works with Paychex payroll? I've recently heard that the Paychex time clock product called Time in a Box is not supported on Windows 7. If you're looking for a Time in a...
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QuickBooks Time Clock

 
 
January is usually the busiest month of the year at Redcort Software and this year is no exception. The engineers are busy putting the finishing touches on Virtual TimeClock '12. I think it's going to be our most significant upgrade...
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2012 Time Clock Plans

 
 
While 2011 has been a productive year, I'm really excited about what's planned for 2012. At the risk of personal injury (engineers don't like it when I share what's on the drawing board), here are the time clock software features we're working...
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Are Your Employee Time Cards Accurate?

 
 
Time clock software programs are designed to accurately and impartially record employee hours and display those hours clearly and automatically for any given payroll period. There are few things more disconcerting to new time clock software users than to see an occasional...
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New Faces at Redcort Software

 
 
We have some new faces and talent on our time clock software team. We also lost a long time customer service team member to motherhood.

Angie joined our technical support team in October. Angie has done extensive...
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PIN Entry Time Clock

 
 
There are many ways to capture employee time punches: from an old mechanical punch clock to sophisticated biometric systems designed to completely eliminate buddy punching, and all manner of time and attendance systems in between. Virtual TimeClock has long held a...
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Employee Scheduling Software

 
 
There's a common question we often get asked by new Virtual TimeClock users: What other software do you guys make? The reason we get asked this question is because our time clock software users find Virtual TimeClock so easy to set up...
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Brief History of Time and Attendance Systems

 
 
The Industrial Revolution brought major changes to the economies of Europe and the United States by ushering in sweeping technological changes for both manufacturing and transportation. With the arrival of machine based manufacturing, entire families began moving from their rural...
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School Time Clock Software

 
 
Since all the kids in our area started hitting the books again, I was reminded of how many schools use our Virtual TimeClock software. I've talked to a lot of schools about their time and attendance software needs over the years and...
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Personal Time Clock Software

 
 
Deploying new time clock software in any business can be a challenge if you haven't taken the time to review your office workflow and how you want the time clock to be utilized. One of the questions you need to ask yourself...
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Lion Compatible Time Clock Software

 
 
It's always exciting when technology takes a leap forward. Apple's new Lion operating system will certainly be changing the way we interact with our desktop computers. Being an Apple developer, we've had the privilege of working with the various Lion...
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iPad Time Clock

 
 
It's probably safe to say that touch tablet computing is here to stay. You get all the functionality and portability of a netbook with the advantages of stunning displays, the myriads of apps available for free or negligible cost, and...
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Job Tracking Software

 
 
You've been able to track jobs, clients, tasks, projects, and punch locations for a long time with Virtual TimeClock. We know customers are using their employee time clock software for managing labor costs, automating client billing, and assigning labor hours to different...
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Approving Employee Time Cards

 
 
We're always thinking about ways to improve Virtual TimeClock. Sometimes those ideas come from internal sources like engineering and technical support team members. Sometimes those ideas come from customers who use our time clock software everyday. And sometimes those ideas come from...
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Should Your Salaried Employees Use A Time Clock?

 
 
If you've used clock in software for any length of time, I'm sure you've noticed it has many other valuable uses besides making the payroll process more efficient and holding hourly employees accountable for their time worked. These may include such features...
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iPhone Time Clock

 
 
Customers have been asking for a Virtual TimeClock iPhone app for some time. I'm happy to announce that we're now in the position to make this happen. In fact, engineering is finalizing the user interface specifications as I type this....
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Time Clock System Reviews

 
 
Reading product reviews is helpful when researching something new. If you're looking for a new pair of running shoes, you can appreciate the honest feedback from other consumers about things like comfort and fit. It's also nice to check side-by-side...
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Self Documenting Time Clock Software

 
 
If you've ever used an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch then you know that Apple has taken great pains to make them easy to use. Easy to use doesn't mean simple in the sense of lacking features, but simple in...
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Biometric Time Clock Software - Part 3

 
 
I mentioned before how we've been pursuing biometric integration with our Virtual TimeClock software over the last 5 years. "What's the holdup?" you ask. Well, for starters we're unique in the time and attendance industry in that we provide employee time...
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Free Time Clock Software Trials

 
 
Wouldn't it be great if we could take home our purchases and try them out before deciding if we want to keep them? That's exactly what many employee time clock software vendors are providing with their free time clock software trials. It's kind of...
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Biometric Time Clock Software - Part 2

 
 
As I mentioned in the last post, businesses are looking for biometric employee time clock software integration to primarily solve two issues. The first issue is related to security, what we in the time and attendance industry refer to as "buddy punching"....
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Biometric Time Clock Software - Part 1

 
 
Biometric integration is one of our top requested features, and I talk to a lot of business owners and managers about their time and attendance needs. It seems that businesses are looking for biometric employee time clock software integration for two main...
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Improve Payroll Accuracy

 
 
The more time you spend manually processing payroll by calculating hours, trying to determine when overtime rules apply, and deciphering the cryptic notes left on punch clock cards, the more likely you are to make a mistake. Manual payroll processing...
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Celebrating 25 Years of Time Clock Software Excellence

 
 
Milestones are events that mark significant changes or stages in development. In 2011, Redcort Software is celebrating 25 years of publishing, developing, and supporting time and attendance software. Now that's a significant milestone! We're certainly proud of the fact that tens...
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Virtual TimeClock '10 Year In Review

 
 
We've been very pleased with the response we've received this year from customers and the media regarding our latest Virtual TimeClock software releases and the other time and attendance resources we've introduced. And I'm very excited about what's coming in...
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Free Time and Attendance Tools

 
 
The Internet has certainly changed the way we access and interact with information. Unfortunately, much of the information you encounter on the Web is outdated, inaccurate, misleading, or just so disorganized it's of no practical value.

Since...
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SurePayroll Announces Partnership with Virtual TimeClock

 
 
GLENVIEW, IL – September 3, 2010 – SurePayroll, the country's first and largest full-service online payroll provider, today announced a partnership with Redcort Software, maker of Virtual TimeClock, easy-to-use employee time clock software that enables businesses to track employees' time...
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Maintaining Labor Compliance

 
 
Small business owners can spend many hours processing payroll each pay period. And this does not include all the time spent trying to stay current with labor laws and business regulations. Business expansion becomes a double-edged sword as hiring more...
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Choosing the Best Payroll Time Clock Software

 
 
It is not unusual to spend hours collecting and totaling employee time cards each payroll period. Hand written time sheets are usually filled out the day before payroll is due, and time cards from a mechanical or electric time clock are usually...
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Standing in the Spotlight

 
 
We all like to be recognized for our efforts. Of course, some like the recognition more than others. Some just enjoy doing their jobs well and remaining out of the spotlight and behind the scenes. But it's always nice to...
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Comparing Time and Attendance Software

 
 
There are many reasons businesses choose to update their employee time and attendance systems. For some, the cost of maintaining mechanical and electronic punch clocks make them impractical choices when cutting costs is paramount to survival in a difficult economy....
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Choosing Employee Time Clock Software

 
 
If you are an owner or manager of a business, you know the frustrations that come with trying to keep track of employee time and attendance. There are lots of options available, depending on your needs. If you would like...
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Employee Time Clock Software Benefits

 
 
A traditional timesheet allows employees to record when they start and end specific tasks. For some employees, this just amounts to starting work in the morning and punching out at the end of the day. For others, this may involve...
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Job Security

 
 
Google's 'Search Stories' campaign led me to ponder my last 25 years as a software developer. The result is my story in 60 seconds. I called it Job Security.

While not directly related to our employee time...
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Taking Time Off The Clock

 
 
As the leader of a business that publishes employee time clock software, we help employers all over the world easily manage their employee time and attendance. I find it a little ironic that my current inspiration has come from some time far away from...
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Whatever Happened to Customer Service?

 
 
We take customer service for our time and attendance software very seriously. When customers need help with their time clock software, or prospective customers have questions about Virtual TimeClock, we want to leave them delighted by the experience. But have you ever tried...
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Virtual TimeClock '10 Network Edition Review

 
 
Virtual TimeClock ‘10 is a computer-based time clock application that makes it easy for you to centralize your business’ time clock, gather and export time reports and send them to a payroll application. Virtual TimeClock can be used across a...
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How Do You Want to be Remembered?

 
 
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I decided to do a little research on the man who's inspired the color, the clover, and the corned beef. Legend has it that St. Patrick was responsible for driving all the snakes from...
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The Pareto Principle Is Alive and Well

 
 
You probably know what the Pareto principle is, although you may not know it by that name. It’s more commonly referred to as the ’80-20 rule’. It’s named after an Italian economist who at the beginning of the twentieth century...
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Virtual TimeClock '10 Release

 
 
In these challenging economic times, businesses are working very hard to maintain profitability. Our customers tell us that controlling labor costs is a top priority today. Virtual TimeClock '10 builds on the strengths of past versions with useful new cost...
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We Are the Champions!

 
 
I was recently challenged to describe our business for a possible feature in a prominent magazine. They’re looking for what makes us unique and different, and why. They call this a ‘pitch’, which basically means you’re trying to persuade someone...
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Virtual TimeClock '09 Release 3 Now Available

 
 
Virtual TimeClock '09 Release 3 was made available today. The new release provides an often requested new feature: adding notes to timecard entries. Timecard notes can be used to note jobs or project tracking details, report mileage, tips, bonuses, or commissions...
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Confessions of a New Employee

 
 
What Virtual TimeClock and working for Redcort Software has taught me:

Computers aren’t that scary - Especially when you’ve got great people to support you.

Coming to work for a software company, I had...
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