Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Configure Tasks with Zero Time

Hello everyone!

If you have ever encountered a specific case where your organization has a specific task or activity that is not meant to be paid so its time shouldn't be added to the total hours but still be clocked in by the employees, then we have come up with a solution for you!

This can be setup with the new "Configure Zero Task" setting, which can be found in the Advanced section in the Administration tab:

In the next step you will be able to search for the specific task that you want time not to be counted:

Make sure to type in the task, just like this example, and click on Add:

This is what it will look like once you successfully assign the Task:

So, when a user clocks in time with "Unpaid Task", for example, whenever you generate a report, you will notice that its time will be zero. Here is the Timecard Task Detail Report, notice the total time on the third row:

And here is the Timecard Detail Report, where you can see how the total 3 hours the user was on this task have been deducted from the total daily hours:

Leave us any questions or comments in the comments section, we hope you find this feature useful!

--Econz Team

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Midnight Event Report

We have recently added a new report which we are sure you will find very useful: the Midnight Event Report.

The idea behind it is that it will show you all of the punches for a specific time period that cross midnight in the local time zone of the field worker in question. As with most of the reports, this one can be filtered by team, user and start and end dates, as well.

To find it, go to the Administration tab and look for the "Midnight Event Report" at the bottom of the "Time And Attendance Reports" section:

Once inside, you will be able to either generate it online or create a CSV file with the filters of your choice. Here is a sample of the sort of data the report will provide:

Keep in mind that it will show you the start and end times of exactly the task the employee was in while crossing midnight, not the entire shift.

Let us know if you have any comments or questions, look forward for more updates to come!

--Econz Team

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Timecard GPS: Deducting Only Specific Break Types

Hello everyone, we hope you had a great end of the year!

We want to start this 2019 with a new and wonderful feature that we have just implemented. Now you will enable employees to have paid Breaks and unpaid Meal time at the same time with just a simple setup.

To do this, go to the Advanced section within the Administration tab and select "Configure meal breaks":

Then, you will see the following screen:

The first step is to check the option "Only Deduct Meal Breaks from a field users day hours". Once you do that, all you are left to do is select the meal or break type that will be the one deducted when employees select it while taking a break from the mobile app.

Here is an example of selecting one called "Meal Time", remember these need to be setup before through the "Manage Break Types" section:

Finally, click on "Save".

What this will do is that whenever employees pick "Meal Time", that time will be deducted from the total hours, but now, the new thing is that if they selected a different break type, then that time will be added to the total worked hours. The system will reflect that breaks were taken, but depending on what you configured, the time out on break will be deducted or not.

Let us know if you like it or have any thoughts or questions in the comments section, we hope you like this new functionality.

--Econz Team