Learn more about controlling employee overtime costs by reading our new online article called Control Overtime With Employee Time Clock Software.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
It takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to run a business, no matter what the size. To some extent, all businesses have to deal with employees, customer satisfaction, and expenses. Of these, businesses are always looking for easy ways to cut expenses. In a strong economy it is easy to overlook the small inefficiencies because the bottom line is healthy. In a weak economy, businesses need to look carefully at all of their processes and procedures to see where to trim the inefficiencies and make every dollar count. Some business costs are generally fixed, like rent. Others may fluctuate from month to month, like the utility bill. For many businesses, the greatest drain on company expenses is payroll. And the greatest drain on payroll is the working of unauthorized overtime. Employee time clock software is the perfect solution for eliminating unnecessary employee overtime.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The more time you spend manually processing payroll by calculating hours, trying to determine when overtime rules apply, and deciphering the cryptic notes left on punch clock cards, the more likely you are to make a mistake. Manual payroll processing is prone to human error, errors that can cost you time and money. Employee time clock software performs all the complicated calculations for you by applying your payroll rules.
Learn more about making your payroll process more efficient and accurate by reading our new online article called Improve Payroll Accuracy - 4 Reasons to Use Employee Time Clock Software.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Milestones are events that mark significant changes or stages in development. In 2011, Redcort Software is celebrating 25 years of publishing, developing, and supporting time and attendance software. Now that's a significant milestone! We're certainly proud of the fact that tens of thousands of workers in over 50 countries rely on our Virtual TimeClock software everyday.
We try to keep up on our close competitors, I think all businesses do. We're happy to go head-to-head with any of them. That's what makes capitalism so grand. The time and attendance software market is certainly a volatile one. Here's a recent case that illustrates the point. The company using the websites www.punch-clock.com, www.lionclock.com, and www.lion-clock.com was found guilty of trademark violation and forced to surrender these domain names. The former owner of these domains, LionClock Software, is currently in bankruptcy court. If you're a current LionClock software user, please take a look at our free time clock software trial. I think you'll like what you see. After all, we've been doing this for 25 years now.
Time clock software vendors seem to be a dime a dozen, but not all time clock software programs are created equal. The old adage "you get what you pay for" definitely applies here. LionClock claims to have been around since 2001, which may or may not be true. That doesn't seem to matter to the companies that are calling us frustrated because their LionClock software no longer works and the company isn't responding to their frantic requests for help. With scenarios like this (and this isn't an isolated case), save yourself a lot of time, money, and frustration by doing a little research to find out who's behind the time clock software you intend purchasing. Any legitimate company shouldn't be afraid of chatting with you about their history and background. Here's a big hint. If the only way to contact them is via email or an online form, do yourself a favor an go on to the next company, no matter how inexpensive their time clock software is.
Here's to another 25 years!
Virtual TimeClock Product Specialist