Redcort Software Blog

  1. When Remote Clients Can't Connect

    Many of us like to solve our own problems. If something's not working correctly, we dive right in and fix it ourselves. We encourage this same approach with Virtual TimeClock. When troubleshooting remote client connections,...
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  2. When Local Clients Can't Connect

    Have you ever felt that if you had just a little more knowledge about a subject you'd be more self-sufficient? For example, computer networking can be intimidating for some people, but with a little knowledge...
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  3. Managing In-Home Health Services

    Whether you have a relative that requires in-home health care or manage a business providing home health services to others, Virtual TimeClock can help. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that approximately 10,000 people turn...
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  4. How Is Time Converted?

    One of the most common questions we hear is how to convert standard hours & minutes format (e.g. 4:59) to decimal hours (e.g. 4.98). Hours & minutes are the standard format we use to tell...
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  5. QuickBooks® Time Clock Software

    If you own or manage a small to medium-sized business, you're probably already familiar with the Intuit®1 company name and their popular accounting software, QuickBooks®. Intuit® was started in 1983 and after the success of...
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  6. Upgrading Basic or Pro to Network Edition

    Growth is always a good thing, especially when your business is expanding. Fortunately, your Virtual TimeClock software has been designed to scale with the growth of your business. If you started out with one of...
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  7. When Did Memorial Day Begin?

    The last Monday in May is set aside as a federal holiday in the United States to remember those that died while serving in the armed forces. This is now known as Memorial Day. It...
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  8. Is Paychex® a Good Payroll Solution?

    One of the key questions to ask when looking for supporting services for your business such as payroll processing is, "How long has the company been around?" Paychex®2 was started in 1971 by B. Thomas...
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  9. Is Cinco de Mayo a Holiday?

    While Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) is a day set aside for celebrating the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla, it's not a national holiday in either...
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  10. PTO vs. Individual Leave Policies

    Employers have a number of options when offering paid leave benefits to their employees. Many employers offer separate paid time off benefits to their employees, like vacation, sick leave, and personal days. Other employers offer...
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  11. Virtual TimeClock Tips & Tricks - April 2015

    For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to upgrade to Virtual TimeClock 15, now's the perfect time. We've had amazing feedback on the new Payroll Approval system. Last week we posted a minor...
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  12. Dynamic DNS

    If you're wanting to connect to your Virtual TimeClock Server over the Internet but your Internet Service Provider (ISP) gave you a monthly quote for a static public IP address that doesn't make it financially...
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  13. Uninstalling Virtual TimeClock On Windows 8

    It's always recommended to uninstall your current version of Virtual TimeClock before upgrading to the latest release. This can be a little tricky for some people who are using Windows 8 or 8.1. So here...
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  14. Industry Review: Tax Preparation

    It’s getting close to April 15, but who’s counting? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 65,760 people who prepare your taxes just might be! Due to the intense but seasonal nature of tax...
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  15. Virtual TimeClock Tips & Tricks - March 2015

    Collecting employee timecards at the end of a pay cycle can be a time consuming process, especially when you're trying to track down staff still needing to approve their hours. The new Payroll Approval system...
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  16. Payroll Approval

    Do you know the fastest way to prepare employee hours for payroll processing? New Virtual TimeClock users (and sometimes those who have been using the time clock software for awhile) are often unsure what to...
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  17. Purchasing Time Clock Software

    When you're running a business (especially a small business), you have to consider many financial strategies. One of them is deciding how to pay for the support services like accounting, payroll, and time and attendance...
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  18. Electronic Timecard Approval

    Electronic timecard approval allows hourly workers to approve their hours worked, salaried workers to approve their paid leave hours, and managers to approve timecards for hourly and salaried workers within their group. Approval is an...
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  19. Virtual TimeClock 15 Release 1 Now Available

    We’re delighted to let you know that Virtual TimeClock 15 is now available! Virtual TimeClock 15 is a free upgrade for users currently enrolled in our Software Maintenance and Support program and all customers that...
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  20. ​Virtual TimeClock 15 Goes Green with Electronic Employee Timecards

    New employee time clock software release adds electronic timecard approval system and a suite of data security enhancements to keep pace with today's increased need for data privacy FRESNO, CA - March 3, 2015 –...
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  21. Industry Review: Photography

    Great photographers have a creative eye for detail, aesthetic, and a steadiness to persevere in order to get that perfect shot. Those traits, together with a healthy dependence on technology, can benefit the savvy photography...
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  22. Exporting Time Clock Report Data

    We occasionally get calls from Virtual TimeClock users looking for a way to further analyze their time clock data. Some just want to be able to manipulate the data in a spreadsheet program like Numbers...
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  23. Virtual TimeClock Tips & Tricks - February 2015

    “How much vacation time do I have left?” Even though it's a common question asked by employees, it's usually one that can't be answered quickly by the business owner, manager, or even the HR representative...
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  24. Port Forwarding Tips

    Port forwarding is one way that remote Virtual TimeClock Client computers can connect to a Virtual TimeClock Server computer on a different local area network. The port forward is configured in the router and/or modem...
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  25. Windows Static IP Address

    An IP address (Internet Protocol address) allows your computer to connect to the Internet and communicate with other devices on the network. An IP address consists of a series of numbers (ex: 192.168.1.1). Most routers...
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