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  1. Personal Time Clocks

    Virtual TimeClock has a number of flexible deployment options depending on your office workflow. You may want to deploy as a stand alone time clock kiosk, or network multiple time clocks together to take advantage...
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  2. Keeping Your In/Out Board Current

    The advantage of using your employee time clock system as your office in/out board is that the status of each employee is already being recorded as they clock in and out or change activities throughout...
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  3. Upgrading Pro to Network Edition

    I hope your business is thriving despite these tough economic times. If you do need to hire more employees, your Virtual TimeClock software will scale right alongside the growth of your business. If you're running...
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  4. Military vs. Decimal Time Display

    I often talk with customers who use the phrase 'military time' to describe how they want total hours to be displayed on their timecard reports. After a little more discussion, I realize they are using...
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  5. Clearing Employee Schedules

    Using shifts and employee schedules is a great way to control employee overtime by setting clock in and clock out restrictions. Shifts can be assigned to each employee for each day of the week. This...
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  6. Including Wages On Employee Timecards

    It's easy to include employee wage information on worker timecards. This is helpful for reporting hourly rates to your payroll processor, or to get an idea of your labor costs for the payroll period. It's...
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  7. Employee Shifts and Schedules

    Many of our employee time clock software users were looking for a way to prevent workers from clocking in early and picking up a couple hours of overtime each week. We introduced new functionality in...
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  8. Did You Remember to Clock Out?

    There's definitely a learning curve when starting to use new employee time clock software. It's to be expected when changing time and attendance systems, especially when employees have just been recording their time on a...
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  9. DST and Your Employee Time Clock Software

    Don't forget that Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins this weekend. As long as your computer handles the time change automatically, Virtual TimeClock will always record the correct time for you. The Basic and Pro Editions...
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  10. Using Time Clock Software as In/Out Board

    One of the powerful features that makes Virtual TimeClock much more than a punch clock replacement is its use as a virtual in/out board. It's easy to tell what activity employees are working on while...
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  11. Displaying Total Hours Worked

    There are two ways to render total hours worked within Virtual TimeClock. Here are the differences and the reasons why you may want to choose one way over another. The time display setting gives you...
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  12. Upgrading to Virtual TimeClock '11

    If you're already running Virtual Timeclock '09 or '10, the upgrade process to Virtual TimeClock '11 is really quite straight forward. There are a couple of things to keep in mind before starting the upgrade...
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  13. Troubleshooting Remote Computer Time Clocks

    Just like time clock clients can connect to the time clock server software over the local area network, remote clients can connect to the time clock server over the Internet to provide the same employee...
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  14. Using Time Clock Software with Windows 7

    If you've installed Virtual TimeClock Server on a Windows 7 computer and are not able to connect your time clock clients, the Windows Firewall is likely blocking your Virtual TimeClock software from communicating through the...
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  15. Time Clock Clients Not Refreshing

    The beauty of networked computer time clock software is that the status of each employee is instantly available on every time clock, in real time. This means if I clock out using the employee time...
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  16. Time Clock Administrators

    In many organizations, Virtual TimeClock functions as a mechanical punch clock replacement so we've made it flexible to deploy your time clock software as a personal time clock on each employee's individual Mac computer or...
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  17. Upgrading Your Basic Time Clock

    One of the reasons why Virtual TimeClock is one of the best time and attendance solutions is because of its ability to grow with your business. Even though it makes sense to purchase punch clock...
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  18. Virtual TimeClock '11 Sneak Peek with Pictures!

    Last month I was able to bring you some information regarding the new shifts feature in Virtual TimeClock '11. Well, this week I was able to get something even better. I think you're going to...
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  19. Requesting New Time Clock Features

    Have you ever wished a software program could do more? Software developers love user feedback, and we're no exception. Messaging, leave & attendance tracking, timecard notes and payroll integration are just a few examples of...
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  20. Time Clock Software Error 13 and 14

    Virtual TimeClock uses an efficient, fast and reliable SQL database engine. This means data corruption is virtually non-existent. However, hardware failure can certainly influence the integrity of your payroll time clock. That's why it's so...
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  21. Virtual TimeClock '11 Sneak Peek

    Engineering has been hard at work on Virtual TimeClock '11. This week I was able to sneak a peek at some of the new features. I must say that I'm very excited because this release...
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  22. Time Clock In/Out Board Software

    I love the way the main time clock window functions as a virtual in/out board. It makes it so easy to know who's in, who's out, who's on break, and who's at lunch. Here are...
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  23. Missed Time Clock Punches

    A new time and attendance system can take some getting used to, especially if your employees are coming from a manual system like paper time sheets. If you're coming from a mechanical punch clock, the...
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  24. Restaurant Time Clock Software

    Virtual TimeClock makes a great punch clock replacement for your restaurant or cafe because it performs vital functions beyond keeping track of hours worked for payroll purposes. Different Rates for Different Roles Many restaurants are...
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  25. Adding Old Punch Clock Records

    It's not unusual for new Virtual TimeClock software users to want to enter past employee punch times so their new time and attendance software contains all of their historic payroll data for the year. They...
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