Virtual TimeClock Release Notes

Virtual TimeClock 16

What's New In Virtual TimeClock 16
Virtual TimeClock 16 has an updated, but familiar user interface that enables workers to punch in and out up to 50% faster and simplifies common administrative tasks. Workers are now automatically prompted if they forget to clock out and time clock managers can easily and quickly identify and correct timecards with missed punches. New lunch and group based shift rules help employers to save time, control overtime costs, and ensure compliance with state and federal labor laws. 
Virtual TimeClock 16 Release Notes

System Requirements
16 Release 1 - May 23, 2016
New features and enhancements to Virtual TimeClock 16 Release 1 include:

Basic, Pro & Network Edition
  • New Missed Clock Out features prompt users when they miss a clock out and dramatically simplify the process of identifying and correcting proper stop times.  
  • New Action Menu makes clocking in and out easier and up to 50% faster. 
  • Updated User Status Window simplifies the user’s current status and gathers all subsidiary user actions to a modern, simplified popup menu.
  • Clocking users in and out in Administrative Mode allows admins to select the date and time, greatly simplifying routine time clock management.
  • Right clicking users in Administrative Mode provides easy access to user timecards and immediate entry editing.
  • The Entry Editor is greatly enhanced as it now automatically maintains custom column sorting, selection, and list scroll position after each entry edit.
  • Closing User Defined payroll periods is now supported in Payroll Approval (or the Administration Toolbar in the Basic Edition).
  • Native Full Screen support enhances the user experience on Mac OS X.
  • Touch Mode scrolling is fully supported for Windows 8 and 10.
  • Configuration settings are enhanced with helpful warnings and notifications when settings may lead to unexpected results.
  • The Configuration window toolbar has been enhanced to simplify navigation between related configuration panels. 
  • Fixed an issue (using very unlikely settings and circumstances) where weekly overtime at the second rate could be improperly displayed in a report.
  • Preferences on Mac OS X can turn program sounds completely off.
  • Clarified wage reporting for salaried workers on timecard detail reports.
  • Manual data backups are now properly reported in the program backup logs.
  • Updated Icons and interface enhancements throughout the program.
Pro & Network Edition
All of the above changes, plus:
  • All new shift Lunch Rules control overtime, enforce meal periods within a designated period of work, ensure full rest periods are taken, and can prevent workers from punching back in if they return sufficiently late from lunch.
  • Expanded shift Clock In Rules prevent punching in if the shift would exceed company allowed hours worked for a period, or when users are late starting a shift. 
  • New shift Clock Out Rules can prevent workers from punching out before their shift ends.
  • New group based shift assignments offer a powerful and flexible alternative to fixed employee schedules. You can assign up to three (3) time-of-day based shifts for any group of workers.
  • Exporting timecard entry notes is now supported. This enables powerful new reporting and analysis when notes include information like job numbers, production quantities, tips or mileage related to a timecard entry.
  • New 'Inactive Users' Group is available in Administrative Mode that simplifies review and reporting for deactivated employees.
  • Updated and simplified PIN and Passcode interface provides an enhanced user experience for touch and full screen users.
  • PIN & Passcode Interface is now resizable for improved monitor support. 
  • Completely revised, updated and expanded options for configuring display groups.
  • Support for SurePayoll’s expanded Payroll Integration capabilities.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent mailbox messages from loading after an upgrade.
  • The User Profile Report may now be added to the Report Favorites toolbar in Administrative Mode.
Network Edition
All of the above changes, plus:
  • Fixed an issue that caused a program error when network issues occur during the building and previewing of reports.
  • Enhanced logging reduces the reporting of repetitive errors that occur when there are ongoing network connection problems. 

16 Release 1.1 - June 2, 2016
Changes in Virtual TimeClock 16 Release 1.1 include:

Pro & Network Edition
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Unpaid Leave hours to display incorrectly on reports. 
  • ‚ÄčThe current time once again updates consistently in Network Edition clients (Windows Only).

16 Release 2 - June 9, 2016
Changes in Virtual TimeClock 16 Release 2 include:

Basic, Pro & Network Editions
  • Fixed a conversion error when attempting to open databases from version 11 and earlier.
  • The taskbar is no longer hidden when the User Status Window is open (Windows only).

16 Release 3 - June 16, 2016
Changes in Virtual TimeClock 16 Release 3 include:

Basic, Pro & Network Editions
  • Fixed a conversion error when upgrading from older databases with overnight entries.

16 Release 4 - July 1, 2016
Changes in Virtual TimeClock 16 Release 4 include:

Basic Edition
  • Fixed a display issue in the administration control panels.
Basic, Pro & Network Editions
  • Enhanced system information is now included in program logs.
Pro & Network Editions
  • Fixed an issue where shift lunch rule enforcement could be incorrect by one minute.
Network Edition
  • New activities are again immediately available to all TimeClock clients.

16 Release 5 - September 22, 2016
Changes in Virtual TimeClock 16 Release 5 include:

All Editions
  • Virtual TimeClock is now supported for use on Mac computers running macOS Sierra 10.12.
  • Fixed an issue where windows could display off screen if the monitors or resolution is changed.
  • Opening and converting a database in one step now auto opens the database on next launch.
  • Restored databases no longer require a backup before updating it for use with a new release.
  • Release information in the About window has been updated and simplified.
  • The free trial notifications and dialogs have been updated and enhanced.

Pro & Network Editions
  • Lunch return rules can no longer be circumvented by clocking out or switching to a break.
  • You can once again minimize the Pin and Passcode windows.
  • Deleting an Overtime rule no longer causes timecard errors for users assigned to the deleted rule.
  • Quitting in Administrative mode no longer causes the program to use the last admin group on restart.
  • Removed 'Start' from the Action menu of the User Status window when the user has clocked in.

Network Edition
  • The User Status window reliably updates when the user's status is changed on another computer.
  • Lunch rules are applied properly when accessed from a TimeClock client in a different time zone.
  • The Time Settings corrected to show the option to get timestamps from the TimeClock Server.
  • Enhanced the ability to Verify, Compact, & Reindex large databases in the Network Edition.
  • Fixed a Client startup failure when the TimeClock Server is running but the database has been closed.
  • Expanded logging to assist with diagnosis of failed client authentication and connections.
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