Redcort Software Blog

  1. RFID and Barcode Readers

    Advances in technology bring benefits to many businesses. These benefits often result in an increase in efficiency, accuracy, and accountability. In recent years, radio frequency identification (RFID) has gained popularity as a useful tool for...
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  2. SurePayroll® Time Clock Integration

    For those small businesses with 1 to 100 employees, the introduction of SurePayroll®1 in 2000 met a huge employee management need. The ability to process payroll and file payroll taxes online helped to streamline a...
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  3. Tracking Unpaid Absences

    Have you ever looked at an employee timecard and only seen punch times for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday? You may wonder what happened to Wednesday. Did the employee forget to clock in? Were they...
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  4. Avoid FLSA Violations: Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act

    There are many things that employers regularly concern themselves with, including earning a profit, managing employees, keeping track of inventory, billing customers, paying vendors, controlling overhead costs, processing payroll, and the list goes on. While...
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  5. Calculating Time Through History

    Measuring time has always been an important endeavor throughout human history. The first sundials relied on shadows to estimate the hour of the day, but they were not effective in cloudy weather or at night,...
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  6. Industry Review: Landscaping & Lawn Care Services

    Are you looking to get a tree pruned or a weekly lawn trim? Perhaps you want to transform a flat, boring yard into an inviting oasis. The landscaping industry, estimated to generate $75 billion in...
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  7. Virtual TimeClock Tips & Tricks - May 2015

    Communication is important. This applies to both people and computers. When communication breaks down, we're unable to get the information we need. In this month's newsletter, we'll cover the common reasons why Network Edition users...
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  8. Other Connection Issues

    Network Edition users may experience some time clock issues that are unrelated to their current network configuration. Virtual TimeClock will always provide a clear message telling you exactly what the issue is. Here are the...
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. ​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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