Redcort Software Blog

  1. User "Clock In" is Missing

    Occasionally we get a support call from a Virtual TimeClock user who reports that an employee who was on the clock returned to the time clock to punch out to find that they had already been clocked...
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  2. ADP eTimecard Alternative

    ADP®1 is discontinuing their eTimecard solution which means ADP users can either switch to the more expensive ADP Time and Attendance module or look for a new time tracking solution. If you're looking to replace eTimecard and...
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  3. My Activity Report is Missing Hours

    Running historical job costing reports is an important administrative task for companies that use the Activities feature. Before running historical reports, it's important to understand how Activity reporting works to get the totals you need. Keep...
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  4. Entry Notes in Virtual TimeClock

    Adding entry notes in Virtual TimeClock is an easy way to quickly attach an note to a worker's time punch. Entry notes can be used to explain a late arrival or early stop time, record...
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  5. Missing Hours on Departmental Reports

    Historical departmental reports provide administrators insight into how employee hours are being spent within a company. Before running historical reports, it's important to understand how Departmental reporting works so that you include all hours in historical reporting. Continue reading...
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  6. Customizing the Time Card Signature Text

    There are a number of reasons to have employees manually sign their timecards at the end of each pay period. The requirements for proper acknowledgement vary widely by state and industry. In some cases, only...
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  7. Virtual TimeClock Scripted Installations

    Virtual TimeClock for Windows supports silent, unattended program installation and removal. Command line script parameters allow you to easily customize an unattended program installation and uninstallation to meet your network deployment requirements. This article provides you with an overview of common setup script parameters for Virtual TimeClock....
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  8. Make the Switch from Paper Time Cards

    If you're tired of collecting stacks of time cards and spending hours totaling punches while adding up overtime, it's time to replace your mechanical punch clock. The amount of time and money you can save by replacing your punch...
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  9. Virtual TimeClock Backups on Shared Folders

    The importance of backing up your time clock software data can't be overstated. If your computer or hard drive crashes, we can help get you up and running again in just a few minutes if...
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  10. What does "not optimized for your Mac" mean?

    MacOS users recently started seeing a one-time, informational message after launching many of their favorite applications. When you launch Virtual TimeClock you may see a message from Apple that says, “Virtual TimeClock is not optimized for...
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  11. My TimeClock Clients Keep Losing Connection

    If you are a Network Edition user and often find yourself reconnecting your TimeClock clients to your TimeClock Server, this indicates that you need to set up a static IP address on your TimeClock Server computer. In...
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  12. Enjoy a Free Starbucks Drink on Us

    Note: This promotion ended on April 20, 2018, however we always welcome reviews from our customers, so feel free to leave us a review at the link below! ​We want to spread the word about...
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  13. New California Overtime Laws for Ag Workers

    Recent state legislation is changing overtime eligibility for California workers in the agricultural industry beginning on January 1, 2019. Under the current Wage Law Order No. 14, agricultural laborers receive overtime rates after 10 hours...
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  14. Emailing Timecards

    If you are a regular TimeClock user or administrator, you may have found yourself wondering how to email a timecard. There are many situations where emailing would be preferrable to printing so Virtual TimeClock makes saving...
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  15. Printing Timecard Entry Notes

    Entry notes are a convenient way for TimeClock users to leave a note on their timecard when they punch in or out. There are many creative ways to use this feature including noting a job number,...
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  16. Virtual TimeClock Program Logs

    One of the most helpful utilities in Virtual TimeClock are the program logs. TimeClock users tend to dismiss warning and error messages quickly, which means important troubleshooting data can be missed. This is where program...
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  17. Find Your Missing TimeClock Window

    From time to time we hear from a customer who has a missing TimeClock window and can't finish their current task. Usually the customer notes that they selected a button but it did not open the corresponding window. This often...
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  18. Looking for an alternative to TSheets?

    Following Intuit's®1 recent acquisition of TSheets®1, we've been receiving quite a few calls and emails regarding Virtual TimeClock as an alternative time clock solution to TSheets. In this brief blog, we've outlined several reasons it...
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  19. Enabling Right Click for Your Mac

    One of the handy, time-saving features for users in Virtual TimeClock is the action menu. From the In & Out Board, this menu is accessed using the right-click on your mouse. While Windows users have...
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  20. Time Clock Software: Local vs Cloud

    One of the key considerations when you are choosing a time clock software is how your data will be stored. Data refers to all personal and corporate time and attendance information stored within your time...
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  21. Time Clock Software: Renting vs Purchasing

    We talk regularly with our current and prospective users about the differences between Virtual TimeClock (purchased software) and SaaS (Software as a Service) time clocks. Purchased software is a software license with a one-time cost...
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  22. Redcort is Hiring Software Developers!

    This has been a busy year for Redcort Software and we're excited to be hiring again! As we grow our team here in Clovis, California, new hires will enjoy a casual, professional work environment, hard...
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  23. Automatic Update Write Permissions Error

    We've had a couple support calls in the last month about the "write permissions" error that pops up while running automatic software updates. This blog will explain what the error means and how you can successfully...
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  24. Control Automatic Updates For Group Time Clocks

    Keeping Virtual TimeClock up-to-date is important, but there are certain situations where you may want to prevent your software from checking for updates and displaying a notification. If you have a group time clock you...
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  25. Virtual TimeClock 18 Release 1.1

    Our first automatic update for Virtual TimeClock 18 is a maintenance release that includes several bug fixes and improvements. If you have not yet upgraded to Version 18, visit our upgrade guide for more information....
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