Redcort Software Blog

  1. Virtual TimeClock 18.2.2 Release

    On Jaunary 16, 2019 we released our final scheduled maintenance update for TimeClock 18. Version 18.2.2 includes several minor bug fixes as well as enhancements to automatic software updates in preparation for our next major...
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  2. Importing .CSV files in Microsoft Excel

    Virtual TimeClock provides a handy export tool that allows you to import timecard data into a spreadsheet program, like Microsoft Excel, for customized reporting and analytics. The export tool will save timecard data to a text...
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  3. Error 11: Disk Image is Malformed

    In very rare cases you may come across an Error 11 message in your Virtual TimeClock software. An Error 11 means that your time clock database has been corrupted and you will not be able to...
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  4. How to Prevent Buddy Punching

    We speak with people regularly who are wondering what they can do about buddy punching in the workplace. In this article, we will define buddy punching, explain why it matters and outline several steps that...
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  5. 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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  6. I Can't Close My Payroll Period

    Every once in a while, we hear from new TimeClock users who are having a hard time closing their payroll period at the end of the pay cycle. In this article we'll cover the top 3...
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  7. Resetting Virtual TimeClock Preferences

    When upgrading or downgrading between several versions of Virtual TimeClock, in rare instances unexpected program behavior or crashing can occur. This is most often the result of an incompatible program preferences file. Deleting your TimeClock...
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  8. Cannot Connect to the TimeClock Service

    If your TimeClock clients are not connecting, you may receive a message in your TimeClock Server Manager program stating Cannot connect to the TimeClock Service. This message means that your Server Manager computer has been...
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  9. Upcoming Release - Version 18.2.2

    Our next software update, Version 18.2.2, is scheduled for release in the second part of January. ‚ÄčThis will be the last planned maintenance release for Version 18. The update will include refinements that increase the...
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  10. Printing Historical Timesheets

    Virtual TimeClock makes it easy to view, print or save old timesheets or any other report. This brief article will outline the steps to changing report dates, which can be used to view previous pay...
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  11. 2019 State Minimum Wage Changes

    2019 is almost here and with the new year comes new labor laws, including quite a few changes to state minimum wage laws. In total, 21 states in the US will be increasing minimum wage in...
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  12. January 2019 Holidays

    There are two federal holidays in the month of January. This year, New Years Day falls on a Tuesday and Martin Luther King Jr Day is on Monday, January 21st.  Is New Years Eve a...
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  13. Server Cannot be Autodiscovered

    On rare occasions, Network Edition employee time clock users may come across a message in the Server Manager that says Server cannot be auto discovered by clients. When auto discovery is unavailable, new client installations will need...
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  14. Concurrent Connection Limits on Windows and Mac

    Windows and macOS desktop operating systems limit the number of other computers that can simultaneously connect to a given computer. From time to time, we hear from a Network Edition user experiencing connection difficulties related...
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  15. Command Line Tool is Not Available Message

    We occasionally hear from Virtual TimeClock 18 users who are receiving an error message when their computer checks for software updates. In this article we'll explain what causes the error message and how to fix...
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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