Redcort Software Blog

  1. Top 5 Reasons to Replace Paper Timecards

    We talk to people every day who are replacing their paper timecards and mechanical punch clock in favor of a better solution. In this brief article we'll share the top 5 reasons companies consider replacing...
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  2. Port Mapping on Apple AirPort Extreme

    Many Mac users enjoy using Apple's AirPort Extreme wireless router for integrated Internet connectivity in the office. Below is a simple guide for setting up a port map (i.e. port forward) on an AirPort Extreme router. ...
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  3. Prevent Managers from Editing Their Timecards

    From time to time, we hear from time clock administrators who want to give managers the ability to edit timecards for the employees they manage, but do not want managers to edit their own punch...
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  4. 5 Ways to Prevent Unauthorized Overtime

    Virtual TimeClock provides many options for preventing unwanted and unauthorized overtime. Unwanted overtime is a concern for many businesses, and can be easily avoided with the proper company policies and the right time tracking software....
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  5. 2018 End-of-Year Time Clock Checklist

    To help you prepare for the new year, we've put together the following guide that covers helpful time clock and payroll-related changes that may impact your business. Wage Changes Minimum wages are changing for some...
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  6. December 2018 Holidays

    The holiday season is in full swing with Thanksgiving just behind us and Christmas and New Years only weeks away. This year, Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year's Day (January 1st) both fall on...
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  7. Backing Up with iCloud

    If you are using Virtual TimeClock on a Mac computer, backing up your time clock database to iCloud Drive is a simple, free way to ensure you won't lose valuable time clock data in the event...
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  8. Setting the Time Clock Workweek

    In Virtual TimeClock, the workweek start day is a global time setting that tells your time clock software when to start calculating weekly overtime. The most common setting for businesses is 'Monday' - which means...
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  9. Incompatible TimeClock Server Error

    Occasionally we hear from a Network Edition user who is receiving an "incompatible older version" error in their TimeClock Server Manager program. This error is caused by an older TimeClock Server background service running with...
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  10. Adding Paid Holidays to Employee Timecards

    As we move into a busy holiday season, this is a good time to review how to quickly add paid holidays to employee timecards. Unlike other types of PTO, paid holidays do not normally have...
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  11. Automatic Updates Not Working as Expected

    If your automatic software update is not working as expected, review this brief article to find out how to finish installing your software update.   How do I update? When your update fails to install,...
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  12. November Holidays 2018

    There are two significant U.S. holidays in the month of November. In 2018, Veteran's Day is observed on Monday, November 12th and Thanksgiving is celebrated on November 22nd. Veteran's Day Veteran’s Day is set aside...
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  13. Employee Timecard Approval Disappeared

    If you've been using the Electronic Timecard Approval for employee timecards, and workers are suddenly unable to see the approval option on their timecard, it's possible the report settings for your default timecard have been...
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  14. Virtual TimeClock 18

    The latest time clock software release from Redcort Software.   Upgrade >       Free Trial >        Press Release > Virtual TimeClock 18 has powerful new features and over two dozen improvements that provide an enhanced user experience. New features...
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  15. Changing Text Size on the In & Out Board

    Virtual TimeClock allows you customize not only the columns that are displayed on the In & Out Board interface, but also the size of the text. This brief article will explain how to quickly change...
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  16. "Windows Protected Your PC" Install Message

    If you are installing Virtual TimeClock on a Windows 10 computer, you may get a message stating: "Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognizable app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk."  Installing Virtual...
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  17. Upcoming Release - Version 18.2.1

    We introduced automatic software updates for Virtual TimeClock in Version 18. Since then, several of our Network Edition users have requested advance notice of software releases so they can be better prepared to roll out...
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  18. Virtual TimeClock on macOS Mojave

    On September 24th, Apple released their latest operating system macOS 10.14 - codenamed Mojave. This release includes a several minor new features and a handful of technology updates. As has come to be expected, Mojave...
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  19. Daylight Saving Time Changes November 4

    It’s that time of year again when most of us 'fall back' by turning our clocks back an hour when Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 4, 2018. There are several states and territories in...
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  20. Review Your Virtual TimeClock Software

    If you've ever made a purchase decision based on reviews you read online, you understand why it is so important to have positive, helpful reviews from actual users. Hundreds of our customers have left product...
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  21. ‚ÄčAre Businesses Open on Labor Day?

    September holds many important dates such as WWII VJ Day on the 2nd, 911 Remembrance, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and even the Autumnal Equinox on the 22nd. None of these days are federal or...
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  22. Problem Selecting Network Folder for Backups

    Windows users occasionally have issues when trying to schedule Virtual TimeClock backups to a network folder. If you've mapped a network folder and the folder is available in the File Explorer but is not visible when selecting a...
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  23. Automatic Time Deductions & Additions

    We occasionally receive calls from customers asking how to handle unpaid lunches for employees that come into the office in the morning, clock in, and then leave the office for the day. The employees don’t...
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  24. What is Quarter Hour Rounding?

    One of the questions we hear with some regularity involves time rounding. Time rounding can be a confusing topic for many people, so in this article we'll explain what rounding is, how it can be...
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  25. How Does Tenth Hour Rounding Work?

    Have you ever wondered how tenth hour rounding works on a time clock? Time rounding can be a confusing topic, so in this article we'll explore what time rounding is, why employers would use rounding...
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