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Require Time Clock

Is there a feature yet to require users to clock in whenever they log on the system. If not, do you think this might be a good feature? Better time tracking

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planned  ·  AdminTroy (Founder, RepairShopr) responded  · 

That’s a REALLY good idea.. hadn’t thought of it, but I’ll see if I can get that worked in to the system at some point soon.

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  • Scott Peeler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How high of a priority is this? As Dan commented it could be used for security reasons. In our case it's just employees forgetting to clock in and out. This could just be added as a Security Group setting. . You could could have a couple options that would fit either scenario. One option could be Time Clock Required at Login. The second one could be Time Clock Prompt at Login. You could also think about integrating an employee schedule system that would enforce the same policies. You could even have it push out SMS notifications to the employees that could tell them it's time to clock in, to leave for lunch, or to leave for the day.

  • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there any update to this idea?

    After a discussion with my boss today, this same idea came to me. We don't want most employees accessing the system outside of work. If the system clocked them in at sign-in then it would time stamp their access. Nobody could access it out of work without us asking, "why did you clock in at 10pm...?"

  • Spencer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any word on this? I see that it's been planned for over a year and a half, but it would definitely be appreciated.

  • John Heida commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I love this idea and hope it can be implemented soon. That or make the time clock its own icon at the very lease.

  • Ryan (CTO, Pinellas Computers) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey Troy,

    I'm hating our current LAN-based time clock more and more every Tuesday when I'm doing payroll. We constantly have tech's forgetting to clock in or clock out, and the records at the end of two weeks are almost always a mess.

    This time clock enhancement would really be valuable, not only to help tech's remember to clock in/out, but also to eliminate yet another third party program we're stuck with, as of right now.

    Any idea when this idea will be on radar to implement? It sounds relatively simple to add prompts based on specified times of day. Thanks!

  • Ryan (CTO, Pinellas Computers) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This was totally MY idea, but I didn't voice it quickly enough ;) Here's my additional information to enhance the idea:

    Several times a week, one tech or another will forget to clock in or clock out. It's easy to get sidetracked when you come in the door, and hard to remember after a long day. My idea is to have some place in the Employee Settings where you can set the "Normal operating hours".

    Then, if a tech accesses ANY ticket/invoice/estimate/page on RS during those hours, it will prompt them with a popup that says something like "Do you want to clock in?" (as long as they are not already clocked in).

    Same thing goes for the end of the day: If your hours normally end at 6pm, you can have the system prompt you "Would you like to clock out?" if any ticket/invoice/estimate/page is accessed after the time set as "end of the day". Even better if it would re-prompt users 5 minutes if they ignore the first prompt. Kind of a "snooze" feature.

    This would not only help employees remember to clock in and out, but would also help keep them close to their pre-scheduled hours for the week. I've seen plenty of industries where employees try to "milk the clock" or "didn't realize it was that late". This would help both techs and admins.

    With a feature like this enabled, we would definitely switch off our current LAN based time clock program. Especially with the hopes of integrating the time clock records into reports to calculate labor costs (whoops, did I say that out loud?)

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