Tuesday, June 18, 2019

View User Photos: Filter by Forms

We have just released an update to the View User Photos section in which you can use the "Form" filter to focus on pictures captured in a specific form.

By default, the unfiltered report will show you all of the images and signatures for a given time period:

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Let's use the "Form" filter to select the "Location Documentation" form, because we know that today one of our staff members took some pictures for that one:

Once we click on filter, then only the images for "Location Documentation" will be shown, so we won't have to guess anymore!

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It's as easy as that! Let us know in case you have any questions or comments.

--Econz Team

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

New Feature: User Specific Rounding Rules

The new User Specific Rounding Rules feature has just been put in place so companies can apply individual schedules for each employee. The idea behind this is that there may come the need to create time blocks where employees are meant to be payed, and by doing this, the system will only count towards paid hours the time inside the block. Everything outside of it will be ignored, and the punches will match to the actual schedules.

The first step is to enable the functionality, this is done in the Administration tab. Click on "Set quantisation data" and select the "User Defined" option and save it:

To set this up, you need to go to the Field Workers tab and click on the ID of the employee you need to apply a rule for. You will find the following new fields:
  • Payable Start: the time the employee is expected to start the shift and what it will be rounded to it if he/she clocks in before that time.
  • Payable End: the time the employee is expected to end the shift and what it will be rounded to it if he/she clocks out after that time.
  • Shift: here you can pick Day or Night, depending on if the employees work a day or night shift.

Notice that if desired, you can setup just a Start or End rule, it's not mandatory to create both if you don't need to. Also, if the employee clocks in later than the Payable Start time or clocks out earlier than the Payable End time, that will count as starting late or ending early, respectively, and no rounding rules will be applied.

When employees proceed to sign the timesheets, they will see the rounding rules being applied. Here is the Timecard Event Report showing the original times for the punches (clock in at 7:45 AM and clock out at 5:08 PM):

And here is what this employee would see in the Timesheet Signoff screen:

When a manager logs in the web portal to approve the timesheets, the rounding rules will also be applied:

The following reports are the ones that will provide the rounded hours:
  • Timecard Task Event and Location Report
  • Custom Report
  • NAR TimeCard Task Focused Custom Report
  • Timecard Detail Report
And we have added a new report called "User Rounding Report", which will give you details of both the actual and the expected start and end times for each employee:

As always, we are working hard to provide you with even more tools to manage your organization. Leave us a comment below in case you have any questions or feedback.

--Econz Team

Friday, May 3, 2019

Removing Users from Timecard Checker

In a previous post, we had covered how to setup and use the Timecard Checker functionality, now it's time to go over how to remove users from the list.

Of course, this is very useful in case an employee was transferred and needs to clock in on a different device, or if the user is no longer in the company.

Here is how to do it, first of all tap the Checker Profile. In this example we have named this user 'Checker Profile' for easier identification, but keep in mind it will most likely have a different name. The idea is that this profile enables the Checker functionality and will always be on top of the list:

Once you do that, open the Menu and select the option called "Manage checker-users":

Next you will see the list of available users, so tap on the name of the one you need to remove. Notice how it's clearly highlighted. Once you have made your selection, tap the "SAVE" button.

You will get a confirmation screen, so tap on "DELETE" to complete the removal:

From here you can just go back, and you will see that the list of available employees has been updated:

That's it for this time! Leave us any questions or comments you might have below.

-Econz Team

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

New Feature: Pre-Naming Photos

With this new feature, you will be able to save your employees' time by having them only take pictures and the system will name them automatically.

The default way is that you take a picture, tap on "Submit" and then you are asked to enter a "Picture Description":

To enable the system to pre-name images captured with Timecard GPS, you need to go to the "Manage Custom Fields/Forms" in the Administration tab. This will work for any Custom Fields that you add, be it Default or Custom Forms.

On this example, we are adding a Default Custom Field (using the "Photo" Field Type, of course) called "Street View". Notice that we are using "Street View" as the Default Value:

Whatever text you put into this Default Value, will be used to name the pictures captured using this specific custom field. Click on Add to create this new field.

Now we are ready to test this with our device, we can go to the "Add Task Info" section and our Street View photo field will be there:

We can then take the picture and when we tap on "Submit", the "Picture Description" prompt will be skipped, so you will see the list of pictures you have taken. Tap "ADD" to capture more images, or "DONE" if you have what you need:

Now we can compare the results, if we checked on the Custom Report, we can see our "photo1.jpg", since we didn't enter a name in that case, and right below it, there's our "photo1-Street View.jpg":

Notice how it used the automatic name without us entering anything!

A new section we recently added in the Administration tab called "View User Photos" will also show us how the files were named (watch out for an upcoming post about this new great feature):

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We hope you like this cool new feature, leave us any comment or question down below!

--Econz Team

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The New View User Photos Section

Continuing on the same theme of last week, today we bring you another new feature related to pictures, the View User Photos section.

This new functionality will allow you to view all the pictures and signatures captured by all of the users, as well as focus on specific teams, users and date ranges, just like on a report.

To get to View User Photos, go to the Administration tab and you will find the option within the "Staff" section:

Once inside, you will be able to use the different filters to look at all of the available pictures and signatures captured out in the field.

Here is an example of what this report looks like:

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Each image can be clicked on to download it into your hard drive, it's that easy!

Let us know if you have any comments or questions.

--Econz Team

Friday, March 15, 2019

Multiple Photos on Forms

Hello everyone!

A little while back we had added some really interesting functionality around taking multiple photos within the Add Task Info section. Now, we have also enabled this functionality when using Custom Forms

It's very easy to enable it, just go to Preferences within the Administration tab, scroll down until you find the option called "Allow Multi Photo":

Make sure to check the tick box and click on "Save".

What this does is that whenever you are taking pictures within a Form, you will be able to add more than one by just tapping the "Add" button.

Check our previous article for more details on how to take multiple pictures.

We hope you like this quality of life enhancement, it's just one of many more to come!

--Econz Team

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Meal and Rest Compliance Report

Hello everyone! Today we have a quick update about a new report intended to simplify monitoring employees' meal and rest violations: the Meal and Rest Compliance Report.

What this report shows is every instance that an employee did not take a break or that the break taken was too short.

This information will also be available in the SmartFence Triggered Rules Report along with any other alert you have setup, but the Meal and Rest Compliance Report was designed to make it easier to focus only on instances when employees are not in compliance.

To be able to see entries on this report, make sure that rules are setup with either of the following key words, depending on the rules:
  • "Too Short" (used when you want to specify if the user took less than X amount of time of Rest Break or Meal Period).
  • "Not Taken" (used to create an entry after a specific amount of time when the employees and/or the managers can be notified that they must take a break or lunch, or that they have gone over the expected time).
Here is an example of a set of rules that would meet this requirement, so that when they are triggered, they will show up on the Meal and Rest Compliance Report (taken from the Worker Monitoring section within the Rules, Action and Fences screen):

And finally, here is a sample of what the report looks like whenever one of these rules are triggered:

Leave us any questions or comments down below, we hope you like this great new feature!

--Econz Team