Redcort Software Blog

  1. Backing Up to Dropbox

    It's easy to overlook the importance of backing up your Virtual TimeClock database. Backing up files to Dropbox is a simple, safe and reliable way to make sure you always have a copy of your...
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  2. Backing Up to Google Drive

    Backing up your Virtual TimeClock database to Google Drive is a simple, free way to ensure you won't lose valuable time clock data in the event of a stolen, lost or broken computer. Keep reading for...
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  3. Keeping Historical Timecard Records

    Have you ever wondered how long Virtual TimeClock stores your employee timecard records? The US Department of Labor requires that employers store timecard data for audit purposes. In this short blog we'll cover what you...
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  4. Automatically Open Virtual TimeClock on Startup

    Many users find it helpful to have Virtual TimeClock automatically launch itself when a user turns on their computer. This is especially useful for reminding users to clock in for the day. In this blog...
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  5. Renaming TimeClock Client Computers

    For Network Edition users, one of the unexpected results of renaming computers can be the Unable to obtain a client license message. This often happens when an IT person, performing routine maintenance, renames an office computer...
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  6. AttendView Alternative

    One of our Virtual TimeClock customers recently pointed out that their previous employee time clock provider, AttendView®1, appears to have gone out of business without notice. The AttendView store page, phone number and parent company website...
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  7. Tracking Summer Vacations with Virtual TimeClock

    Summer is upon us once again! The kids are out of school and you may be making final preparations for summer vacations. Though vacations are highly anticipated, they often disrupt office operations and require the...
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  8. Tracking Seasonal Worker's Hours with Virtual TimeClock

    Virtual TimeClock is an excellent tool to track all your employee hours, including part-time, full-time, and even your seasonal workers. Many of our customers have temporary workers coming in for the season. This blog will...
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  9. Best Employee Time Clock Software for 2018

    Looking for an employee time clock solution in 2018 can be a daunting task. Most time clock software options offer essentially the same features, so how do you choose the best one for your company?...
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  10. User "Clock In" is Missing

    Occasionally we get a support call from a Virtual TimeClock user who reports that an employee who was on the clock returned to the time clock to punch out to find that they had already been clocked...
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  11. ADP eTimecard Alternative

    ADP®1 is discontinuing their eTimecard solution which means ADP users can either switch to the more expensive ADP Time and Attendance module or look for a new time tracking solution. If you're looking to replace eTimecard and...
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  12. My Activity Report is Missing Hours

    Running historical job costing reports is an important administrative task for companies that use the Activities feature. Before running historical reports, it's important to understand how Activity reporting works to get the totals you need. Keep...
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  13. Missing Hours on Departmental Reports

    Historical departmental reports provide administrators insight into how employee hours are being spent within a company. Before running historical reports, it's important to understand how Departmental reporting works so that you include all hours in historical reporting. Continue reading...
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  14. Customizing the Time Card Signature Text

    There are a number of reasons to have employees manually sign their timecards at the end of each pay period. The requirements for proper acknowledgement vary widely by state and industry. In some cases, only...
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  15. Virtual TimeClock Scripted Installations

    Virtual TimeClock for Windows supports silent, unattended program installation and removal. Command line script parameters allow you to easily customize an unattended program installation and uninstallation to meet your network deployment requirements. This article provides you with an overview of common setup script parameters for Virtual TimeClock....
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  16. Make the Switch from Paper Time Cards

    If you're tired of collecting stacks of time cards and spending hours totaling punches while adding up overtime, it's time to replace your mechanical punch clock. The amount of time and money you can save by replacing your punch...
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  17. What does "not optimized for your Mac" mean?

    MacOS users recently started seeing an informational message after launching many of their favorite applications. When you launch Virtual TimeClock you may see a message from Apple that says, “Virtual TimeClock is not optimized for your...
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  18. My TimeClock Clients Keep Losing Connection

    If you are a Network Edition user and often find yourself reconnecting your TimeClock clients to your TimeClock Server, this indicates that you need to set up a static IP address on your TimeClock Server computer. In...
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  19. New California Overtime Laws for Ag Workers

    Recent state legislation is changing overtime eligibility for California workers in the agricultural industry beginning on January 1, 2019. Under the current Wage Law Order No. 14, agricultural laborers receive overtime rates after 10 hours...
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  20. Emailing Timecards

    If you are a regular TimeClock user or administrator, you may have found yourself wondering how to email a timecard. There are many situations where emailing would be preferrable to printing so Virtual TimeClock makes saving...
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  21. Virtual TimeClock Program Logs

    One of the most helpful utilities in Virtual TimeClock are the program logs. TimeClock users tend to dismiss warning and error messages quickly, which means important troubleshooting data can be missed. This is where program...
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  22. Find Your Missing TimeClock Window

    From time to time we hear from a customer who has a missing TimeClock window and can't finish their current task. Usually the user notes that they clicked a button but it did not open the corresponding window, and now...
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  23. Looking for an alternative to TSheets?

    Following Intuit's®1 recent acquisition of TSheets®1, we've been receiving quite a few calls and emails regarding Virtual TimeClock as an alternative time clock solution to TSheets. In this brief blog, we've outlined several reasons it...
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  24. Enabling Right Click for Your Mac

    One of the handy, time-saving features for users in Virtual TimeClock is the action menu. From the In & Out Board, this menu is accessed using the right-click on your mouse. While Windows users have...
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  25. Time Clock Software: Local vs Cloud

    One of the key considerations when you are choosing a time clock software is how your data will be stored. Data refers to all personal and corporate time and attendance information stored within your time...
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