Virtual TimeClock Pro 5.4 review

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Virtual TimeClock (previously MacTimeClock uses the internal clock on your Macintosh to clock your employees in and out in much the same way as a mechanical time clock using a 2 week time card.

License: Shareware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 5504K
Developer: Keith C. DeLong
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Price: $195.00
Updated: 06 Jan 2007
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Virtual TimeClock (previously MacTimeClock uses the internal clock on your Macintosh to clock your employees in and out in much the same way as a mechanical time clock using a 2 week time card.

Virtual TimeClock Professional is time and attendance software that runs on your computer.
It is a cost effective and secure replacement for mechanical employee time clocks and paper time card systems.

Virtual TimeClock Pro instantly and accurately tracks worker start and stop times and any number of tasks for virtually any payroll period. A powerful Timecard Report Writer quickly prints detail and summary reports totaled by worker, department or task.

Virtual TimeClock runs on Microsoft Windows®, Macintosh Classic® (OS 9) and Macintosh OS X® computers. Any combination of Mac and Windows TimeClocks on a network provides company wide TimeClock access to workers and management.

Using Virtual TimeClock Pro involves five main windows: The TimeClock, The Entry Editor, The Timecard Report Writer, Messaging, and Administration. The following sections provide a brief overview of each window's basic use and function.

MacTimeClock can be ran as needed or in the background of a departmental Mac. Alternately, many current users are running MacTimeClock as a dedicated program on older, otherwise unused Macs in a centrally located time area.

What's New:
Dramatically improved support for Windows network printers.
New support for printing any page range within reports.
Custom report names are now displayed as the report title.
Several cosmetic issues in report layouts have been remedied.
Windows printing no longer crashes the timeclock in low memory situations.
New contextual TimeClock menus simplify and centralize worker activities.
Displaying workers as 'First Last' now sorts by first name.
Improved sorting and display for custom column sorting.
Creating manual entries simplified for multiple entries.
Dozens of user interface enhancements.
Option to calculate leave accrual with or without including overtime hours.
Leave accrual rates/balances now supported up to 6 places right of the decimal.
New Leave administration control panel management.
New YTD Regular and Overtime hours on reports.
Invalid accrual rates are now reported.
New support for multiple network interfaces.
New server start and stop function from the Server Status Window.
New client connections are approximately 3X faster.
Remote client 'Connect to Server' now uses last saved connection settings.
TimeClock server now self recovers from random network errors.
TimeClock server now authenticates connecting client version.
Orphaned client connections are automatically dropped.
User passwords can now be viewed as clear text or bullets.
Enhanced password authentication and overall program security.
Now supports 2 Year Maintenance & Support license Keys.
Enhanced help and assistance when entering license keys.
All new user feedback and help when running under an evaluation license.
Clients can now switch between wired & wireless connections using one license.
Accented characters now supported for workers, company names and data files.
Licenses now support accented characters within the company name and address.
New support for 24 hour clocks in all time fields.
Creating new data files no longer allows illegal characters in the file name.
Improved self diagnosis, error checking and error fixing on program launch.
Improved exporting of data from client TimeClock computers.
Enhanced program error and event logging.
Date and Time field Up/Down arrows all work consistently.
New support for running under Mac OS 10.4 Simple Finder.

Macintosh G3 (600 MHz) or better.

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