Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Timesheet Enhancements

Hello everyone!

In this blog post we are going to show you something completely new, an enhancement that was added to the timesheet signoff functionality where you can view Overtime, Double Time and even data related to miles and expenses, all right there in the timesheet approval screen!

To enable this, go to the Administration tab and select "Configure Timesheet Settings":

Then go to the "Timesheet Details Custom Fields" section and there you will find two new options: the first one to enable Miles and Expenses columns (which will be captured in custom fields or forms by the employee), and the second one to show the overtime and double time columns:

As always, the data is captured by the employee out in the field, in this example we can see how miles and expenses are captured using the "Total Miles Traveled" and "Total Expenses" fields inside the "End of Day Form":

At the end of the period (in this example is the end of the week), then the employee will approve the timesheet:

At this point, the Manager would come in and approve the hours and here is what the additional columns look like in our current example:

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We hope you get the best out of this new features, leave us a question or comment down below!

--Econz Team

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

New Mapping Features

Hello everyone!

We are very excited to announce a set of new features we have just implemented for our mapping functionality. Our GPS breadcrumbs now have a new face:

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The first thing that pops up is that we have some circular icons with numbers in them, this is what we call "clusters". The numbers represent how many breadcrumbs can be found underneath them.

When you zoom in, you will start seeing more breadcrumbs and clusters with smaller numbers:

Until you completely zoom in and get to see only breadcrumbs:

Something else that's new is that now you can add colors and images to the stick figures. The default color is black as shown here:

We can go to Manage Users and click on the employee's ID or alternatively, click on this new icon found in the map:

This will bring the user's profile, where you can add a profile picture by clicking on the "Choose File" button and selecting the desired picture. Make sure that you are using a square image (resolution 500px x 500px, for example), since using a vertical or horizontal image will not be displayed correctly:

To change the color of the stick figure, you need to click on the blank field next to the "Map Icon Colour" section:

Doing that will open the color picker, so select the desired color and click on OK:

The color will be updated in the previous screen. When you are happy with the changes, click on the "Update" button:

Now, when you look at the user in the map, you will see the stick figure with the selected color as well as the employee's picture between the "Center on map" button and the User Name, as well as when clicking on the stick figure, which will also show additional options to view logs, tasks and the breadcrumb trail:

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Leave us any question or comment in the section below!

--Econz Team

Friday, September 13, 2019

New Options for Overtime Rules

Hello everyone!

In this blog post we want to talk about the new options we just added to overtime rules.

This will be useful in case you need to include weekends in your overtime calculations, so now you can set any hours on Saturday and Sunday to be either overtime or double time as desired.

To do this, go to the "Manage Overtime Rules" screen within the "Integration" section in the Administration tab:

Then, select the user type you want to apply the rule for, in this case, we want to do it for the "Field Technicians":

Next, click on the "Add New" button to create the new rule:

The following is an example of how the overtime and double time rules can be setup:

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In this case, we have applied our rules like this:

  • Any time the user has more than 8 hours per day
  • Any time the user has more than 40 hours per week
  • Any time the user works on a Saturday
Double time (Extratime)
  • Any time the employee has more than 12 hours on a day
  • If the user worked on a Sunday

Also note right on the top that we applied the rule to start from January 1st, 2019. This is very important since anything prior to the day you select here will not enforce this overtime rules.

We hope you can use these new options to your advantage, let us know if you have any questions or comments.

--Econz Team

Thursday, September 5, 2019

My Details Page for Web Users

In this post we will cover a pretty nice new feature we have implemented for any type of user that can access the web portal, the "My Details" page!

When you log into the web portal, you will notice a stick figure icon on the top right, next to the "Help" and "Logout" icons:

When you click on it, you will be taken to a new screen where you can fill out your personal details, add a Security Question which will be useful when contacting in case you forgot your password, and also changing your own password, which we always recommend doing:

For security reasons make sure to use a strong password which can be accomplished by using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters as well as numbers and special characters.

We hope you like this feature, let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.

--Econz Team