Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Lunch Delayed Report

Hello everyone!

We have something special for the last post of the year: the new Lunch Delayed Report.

The idea behind this report is to provide the amount of time that has passed between the moment the users have clocked in and the moment they take their first Meal Period:

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This will be one of the many aids we provide to Managers to keep track of Meal & Rest Enforcement rules, as they will be able to easily tell if employees went over the specified amount of time they were supposed to take their lunches.

We hope you like this new report and wish you all a Happy New Year!

--Econz Team

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Timecard Checker: New PIN Functionality

In this blog post, we are going to cover a new feature that we have implemented to provide an alternative solution to the way Timecard Checker can be used: clocking in with PIN numbers.

This functionality will enable users to just go the the app, type their PIN number and be automatically logged in to their profiles. To set this up, you need to enable this setting within the Preferences screen in the Administration tab:

Then, the rest is done within the app itself!

When the application is setup and all the profiles are being loaded, first you need to create a PIN number for the "owner" user (the one that enables the checker features and is the one used when setting up the app initially). In this example, it's "OfficeTablet":

You can proceed setting up the users as normal:

After the users are setup, since the PIN number has been created, tap on the owner user again and verify that PIN to enter the profile. Next, open the menu with the gear icon and select "Settings":

Open the menu again and select "Checker config". Once inside that screen, you can enable the first settings according to your company setup (for more information about them, you can click here), but the one option that we need to enable to complete the proper setup is the last button "Hide user list":

When the user list is hidden, the app will now show a dial button which employees can now select to enter their PIN numbers:

After this, they can proceed as normal and clock themselves in! Notice how by using the PIN number functionality, they no longer need to search for their names from the list of users.

Leave us any question or comment below!

--Econz Team

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Send Email and SMS Alerts to Kiosk Employees

We are very proud to announce that we have developed a new feature where employees will be able to get Meal and Rest alerts as emails and text messages!

This is particularly useful for employees that use the Timecard Checker functionality, as they are not exactly interacting with the application all day long or are running it on their own devices.

The idea is that whatever alert was setup during the Manage Actions process when creating a Meal Period or Rest Break notification, the employee will get either an email alert or a text message, or even both if that's what you need!

Normally, when setting up those rules, employees would get the notification through the application, but since Checker users share a device, then we decided to give you more flexibility with how you can communicate with your staff and make them aware that they are eligible for a break or meal, or that they may have incurred in a violation due to missing it.

To set this up, you will need to go to the Field Workers tab and click on the employee's ID on the left:

Then, once inside the profile you will notice the following new fields:

  • Email: this section is to enter the employee's email address.
  • Notify Via Email: tick this to enable the email alerts.
  • Mobile Number: this section is to enter the employee's phone number. Make sure to start with a plus sign and enter the full number including the country code.
  • Notify Via SMS: tick this option to enable text message alerts.
In this example, the employee had both Email and SMS alerts setup, so once an alert is triggered, both notifications will be sent:

Let us know if you have any questions or comments below!

--Econz Team