Wednesday, February 12, 2020

New Feature: Loading Users to Checker with CSV Files

We have just introduced a new feature which will help a lot of companies to manage employees that are using Timecard Checker.

With this, you will be able to load users to a tablet and assign them a PIN number all through the web portal in a couple of simple steps, which will be a real time saver when you are dealing with long list of users that share the same device and need to be setup.

These are the steps:

1. Click on the ID of the Checker Owner device (the device ID that is used to setup the phone or tablet to enable the kiosk functionality):

2. Once inside the profile, click on "Update Checker Users":

3. On the next screen, you will find the option to upload users with a CSV file, so make sure to click on that button to continue:

4. Here is a sample of what is required, as you can see, it's pretty simple! All you need is the users' device IDs in column A, and the PIN numbers for each in column B (of course, these need to be existing users that have already been added to the system):

5. Then you will be prompted to look for the file after clicking the "Choose File" button. Once you find it, you can click on "Upload":

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6. If everything is OK, you will get a confirmation screen similar to this one:

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7. After this, the device can be setup (or do Menu/Connect in case you are just adding new users). Doing the setup following this guide also has the benefit that the employees will be automatically setup, so there won't be any need for each person to confirm their password and enter a PIN number. They will be ready to clock right in without any additional input!

8. Once the users are added to the tablet, you will notice that once you access the checker owner's profile again (in this case, "Warehouse Tablet #02" as seen in step 1),  the system will provide a list of all the users that were added to the tablet along with the assigned PIN numbers:

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We are very happy to provide these quality of life improvements, we are very confident that this will improve your company's productivity exponentially!

--Econz Team

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Improved Password Security Settings

We have just created a new section where you will be able to increase your password security, for this you will need to go to the Administration tab and select "Set Password Rules" in the Advanced section:

Inside this section you will find several different options, the first two are the weak and medium security settings:

Weak Passwords allows to create passwords of at least 4 characters and no further restrictions. With Medium Secure Passwords the password length required will be increased to 8 characters and also no other restrictions.

If you are looking to implement something much more strict and specific, you will be able to use "Custom Security":

The following are the different optional settings you can enable:

  • Minimum Length: set to minimum number of required characters, anywhere between 8 and 32.
  • Has Number?: set it so that at least 1 number is required.
  • Has Capitals?: this will enforce that at least 1 letter in upper case is used.
  • Has Symbols?: this will force the user to use at least 1 non alphanumeric symbol.
  • Restrict Consecutive Characters: prevents the user from setting the password with consecutive characters or numbers, for example "abcd" or "6789".
  • Restrict Repeat Characters: prevents the use of repeated characters, for example "bbb" or "888".
  • Restrict Dictionary Words: restricts the usage of dictionary words.
  • Prevent Historical Passwords: here you can specify if you don't want to allow previous passwords to be used. You can set it from 0 (disabled) up to 10 previous passwords.
  • Expiry Months: this will make the password expire after the specified amount of months and can be done between 0 and 24 in intervals of 3 months.
Please keep in mind that not every single setting is required for the custom security, please make sure to use the options according to your needs. If you were using an integration that required secure passwords, make sure to double check with the proper documentation to ensure that you will enable the appropriate options.

Let us know in case you have any question or comment.

Until next time!

--Econz Team

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Worker Monitoring Rules, Part 3: No Clock Out In

Happy New Year to everyone! We are very glad to have you as part of the Econz family for all these years. It is because of you that we always strive for excellence in order to give you the best application for your business.

To start this year, we are going to continue with our Meal Enforcement series, this is part 3, and the topic is the “No Clock Out In” rule.

In Part 1 we had already gone over creating the policy (naming the rule and assigning employees) and the action (email and notification alerts), then in Part 2 we started going over the different rules.

The rule we are covering today is pretty straightforward, all you need to do is name it and set the number of minutes after which the employees will get the notification:

Keep in mind that if you had set some rules to deduct breaks from the total hours, then this will affect the moment when the alerts will be triggered, since it will use total worked hours instead of just the hours exactly after the employee clocked in.

Stay tuned for Part 4 coming soon!

--Econz Team