Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Search Expired Tasks in Edit User Events Screen

Hello everyone!

On this blog post we are going to talk about a simple but very important enhancement: the ability to search for expired projects when editing tasks.

The default option used to be that if a job was setup with an expiration date, then it wouldn't be available on the device and on the editing screen. For example, we have this job called "Econz Santa Ana" which was good from January 1st 2018, to January 1st, 2019:

When we go to the "Edit User Events" section on the Administration tab, click on the "Edit Task" button and do our search for this task, no results will be found:


But if we go to Preferences and enable "Search Closed Tasks", when we go back, we will be able to find that expired job and edit accordingly.

Here we enable this setting:

Then we search for our desired task and get the expected result:

And finally, we have our successfully saved task:

That's all for now, leave us a comment in the section below in case you want to ask us something!

--Econz Team

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

New Enhancement: Bi-weekly Timesheet Signoff

We have a quick announcement to make on this post, we have just implemented a new much requested frequency for the timesheet signoff: Bi-Monthly periods.

Adding to the ability to sign timesheets daily, weekly or monthly, we are now able to do it bi-monthly, which means that the app will group the punches together in periods from the 1st and 15th of each month, or the 16th and the end of the month the punches are for. The user can sign it off once the next period starts.

To set this up, we go to the Administration tab and select "Configure Timesheet Settings":

Then, we select the "Bi-Monthly" period:

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When the employee signs his/her timesheets on the device, then all the punches for the specific period will be shown:

The manager that would approve the signed timesheets will also be able to view the periods with the appropriate dates:

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As you can see, it's pretty much the same functionality but with a wider time frame that is intended to be used for companies with bi-monthly payroll periods. Here is what the full timesheet looks like right before the manager approves it:

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Leave us any comments or questions down below, we'll gladly answer them or hear any feedback you might have!

--Econz Team

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Timecard Checker Important Enhancements

On today's post, we will talk about a number of crucial features we have just incorporated into our Timecard Checker functionality:
  1. The ability to change tasks for checker users.
  2. The addition of custom fields.
  3. The possibility to incorporate the end of day questions related to Premium Pay.
To enable these options, you need to access the Checker Main Profile, in this case called "Checker Profile":

Then open the Menu and select Settings. Once inside, open the Menu again and pick "Checker config":

Out of these options, the first two enable the app to pick a task at the beginning of the day and also change tasks, the third one is to enable custom fields (note that forms are not available for checker users at the moment), and the last button is to enable the Premium Pay questions at the end of the day. The dropdown menu at the bottom will allow you to change the size of the name fields in the employees list, in case the default option is too narrow:

Going back to the list on top of this article, the first enhancement is to allow employees to select from a list of jobs when clocking in and adding the option of changing tasks.

The first time a user clocks in, he/she will be shown a list of all the available jobs. As soon as one of these is selected, the user will be clocked in, and from then on, the new "CHANGE TASK" button will appear.

As you might have guessed, this button is the equivalent of the "Change Task" button (icon #3) on the regular version of Timecard GPS, so tapping it will also show you the list of tasks for you to select.

When it comes to the forms, it's just a matter of opening the menu while inside the user's profile and selecting "Add Task Info". Whatever custom fields were assigned to that person will be shown on the next screen:

Finally, at the end of the day, when the user clocks out, he/she will be shown the questions related to the Premium Pay Configuration as follows:

We are always looking for ways to make our applications even better, so make sure to leave a comment down below if you have any cool ideas you want us to look into.

--Econz Team

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Timecard GPS Supervisor Enhancements

On a previous post, we had talked about our Timecard Supervisor application, designed for field employees to be able to view staff members' punches and basic GPS data.

We have improved the functionality and added a couple of enhancements we think will interest you, so let's get down to it!

First of all, Timecard Supervisor can now approve timesheets for their team members! The first requirement, other than setting up the user as a "Field Worker Administrator" is to check the new setting "Enable Timesheet Approval":

After that, it's just a matter of doing the basic team clock in and out, available from the Main Menu. On this example, we have a few of our team members clocked in and then clocked out at the end of the day:

Once employees finish their shift (in the case of a daily timesheet signoff), or when they are supposed to do it depending on the frequency it was setup to, they can use the supervisor's device to access the "Timesheet Signoff" section and approve their timesheets:

As soon as they do that, we as a supervisor will get a notification that a timesheet is ready for approval for that employee:

Now, we can access the menu and there will be an option called "Supervisor Signoff", where supervisors can see a list of all of the pending timesheets. If the employees haven't signed them yet, they will be shown as "unavailable":

If we want to approve user Eddie Cain's timesheets, we just tap on his user ID "101ECain", which at the moment is the only one with "pending" status. We will get a new screen with his total hours, task details and the option to either reject or approve this timesheet:

Once approved, we will get a confirmation message, so to complete the process, we select "APPROVE":

That takes care of the timesheet approval using the Timecard Supervisor app!

The other enhancement we want to talk about is the addition of a full breadcrumb trail, in the past we could only see the last location captured by an employee, but now we can see the whole trajectory for a specific day.

All we need to do is filter it by date and user, then tap on the "TRAIL" button:

Then we will see a beautiful breadcrumb trail showing us all the details for the movement for that specific employee:

We are very excited to share this with you, leave us a comment or question down below!

--Econz Team