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Is TimeClick a Good Fit for Your Company: Answering Your Questions


TimeClick is an easy-to-use, powerful time tracking software, and we’re very proud of it at Hawkeye Technology. However, as with any software, there are design and feature trade-offs that have to be made, and it’s not possible to create a time clock software that has TimeClick’s ease of use that will work for every business.

This article is written with the intent to save you time and energy. We want our customers to be happy with their time clock software, so we are being as up front as possible with what our software is able to do, so you don’t have to waste your valuable time.

What TimeClick Doesn’t Do…Yet

Let’s get the things that TimeClick currently isn’t capable of doing out of the way first. If any of the following items are deal-breakers for your time clock software, you might be better off trying a different solution.

 Biometrics/RFID

TimeClick currently does not support biometric integration such as fingerprint scanners or card scanning. This is something our developers are currently working on and hope to include in TimeClick in future updates.

Direct Quickbooks Integration

This is a much-requested feature of TimeClick that we are working very hard to include in future TimeClick updates, but unfortunately TimeClick does not directly integrate with Quickbooks. Currently users have to either make manual entries into Quickbooks or manipulate a TimeClick report that has been exported to a CSV or Excel spreadsheet.

Mobile Option

TimeClick is a Windows-based software that can only run on devices capable of running full versions of Windows. This means that macs, mobile software such as Android, and netbooks aren’t capable of running TimeClick. Windows tablets, however, are able to run TimeClick without any problems as they run full versions of the Windows operating system. We also have plans for a TimeClick mobile application that we hope to release in the future.

Job Costing

There are several different ways to do it, but job costing generally consists of tracking a single employee’s hours for different jobs at different pay rates. This can be for tracking different projects or if an employee has different job titles with the same company. The current version of TimeClick at the time of this writing is not able to track different jobs for a single employee, but our developers are working hard to make this a part of future versions of TimeClick.

Cloud Hosting

TimeClick’s database is installed on your own computer and runs on your own network. This means that you have full control of the security of your database. TimeClick does not currently offer an online option for your database and you are not able to clock in and out from an internet browser.

 

What TimeClick May or May Not Be Able to Do

Multiple Locations

If you have multiple locations that you want to connect to the same database, then you have a few options available to you.

VPN

First off is a VPN or Virtual Private Network. If you have a VPN set up between your different locations then TimeClick will run just as it would if you were at the same location.

Port Forwarding

If you don’t have a VPN or don’t want to set one up, your other option is to set up port forwarding. This requires access to the router at the location of your TimeClick server. Basically, TimeClick workstations at your remote locations connect to the external IP address of your router at your server’s location and the router forwards them to connect to the database. This option has worked well for many of our customers but it does require some set up initially and the speed of the program depends on your network’s speed and settings.

Running on a Mac Computer

TimeClick is currently Windows only. If you have to be able to run TimeClick on a Mac computer, here’s an article that lists some of the different ways that you can do it.

 

What TimeClick Does (and It Does It Very Well!)

Still reading? Great! That means that TimeClick is likely going to be an ideal fit for your company. Now let’s take a look at what TimeClick CAN do (and does very well).

Time Tracking

Simply put, TimeClick is a time tracking software. Employees clock in and clock out, you keep track of the number of hours that they worked and whether you’re using a sheet of paper or using powerful software, this is the time tracking at its most basic. For an employee, TimeClick is hassle free. Open the software, select your name, enter your password, and clock in or out. Easy-peasy.

For an administrator, TimeClick is also hassle free. Sign in as an admin, run your report. Done.

Ease of Use

I’ve said this before, but this is important enough that I’m going to give it its own category and underline it.

TimeClick is easy to use

TimeClick is simple enough for even the least tech-savvy employee to use. Yet it is still powerful time clock software that gives you the ability to track the times that you need, without any difficulties.

Overtime

You can set up overtime to be calculated by the day, week, or pay period. You choose which employees are eligible to receive overtime and how you define overtime.

Accruals

TimeClick is able to keep track of your employees’ Vacation, Sick, and Paid Time Off. You choose what your employees are eligible to receive and how they accrue and you have control over when to add and deduct the amounts. Depending on your settings, employees are able to view their accrued hours and submit their own times.

Quick Installation

Getting started with TimeClick is as simple as running the installation file and choosing where to install your database. The initial installation of TimeClick takes just 3 minutes and additional workstations take even less time, so you can get up and running in record time.

Support

If you need assistance then our US-based support team will be able to help. We offer an all-inclusive support package that gives you access to unlimited support and training. And as long as you purchase your support plan with your TimeClick software, you will qualify for free upgrades for as long as you keep your plan active.

Multiple Levels of Administration

Main Administrator

TimeClick’s administration accounts are password protected. The main administrator has complete access to TimeClick and all of its settings. This main Admin level is able to modify times, set preferences, run reports, create employees, and much more.

Level 2 Administrator

The next level of administration is the Level 2 or Restricted Admin. These Level 2 Admins are able to run reports and depending on your settings, modify employee times.

Department Head

The last level of administrator is the Department Head, which has the same privileges as the Level 2 Admin, but only for their own department.

Security

Worried about employees gaming the system? TimeClick can sync times to your server computer, effectively cutting off employees adjusting times. TimeClick also provides audit reports that track every clock action to tell you the time it happened, what computer it happened from, and if the time was modified. TimeClick also runs on your computers on your network so you have complete control over the security of your database.

Modify Times

Accidents happen, and administrators are able to adjust or add any time within TimeClick. Depending on your settings, if an employee forgets to clock in or out, they can manually enter their previous time with a mandatory explanation, which can save your admins the trouble of having to adjust every mistake.

Reports

TimeClick offers over a dozen reports, so that you can easily access the information you need. TimeClick makes it simple to find employee hours worked, overtime hours, vacation, sick, PTO, and many other categories for any time period that you need.

Exporting Reports to a PDF or CSV (Excel Spreadsheet)

At TimeClick we feel strongly about protecting the environment and that’s why we offer the ability for our customers to go paperless and save their reports as a PDF or in a spreadsheet. This way, you can save electronic versions of your reports for easy storage or emailing. You can also export your TimeClick reports into an Excel spreadsheet where you can manipulate your data in whatever ways you need.

Control Over Information

With TimeClick, you control the flow of information. You can choose what information is displayed on the main interface. You can decide if employees are able to run reports for their own times or if they have to get information from an administrator. TimeClick gives you control.

So now you know what TimeClick can do. Most importantly, if you’ve stayed with me this far, then you know that TimeClick is a really good fit for your company.

And if you’re still not convinced, then go ahead and try it out! We want our customers to be 100% satisfied with our product, so we let you use it free for 30 days. This is a full-featured demo. Install it on as many computers as you’d like, add all of your employees, and make sure that TimeClick is a perfect fit for you.

 

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Suggestions?

We’ve listed everything that TimeClick is and everything that we hope for it to be. What do you hope for TimeClick? Do you have any suggestions on how we can make TimeClick into the time tracking software of your dreams? Let us know below and help us make TimeClick even better.

Jeff F.

Author:

Author Bio: Jeff is a tech support and sales representative for TimeClick. His educational background is in editing and design and he is currently pursuing another degree in Computer Science. Jeff spends most of his free time with his wife and four-year-old son or tinkering with random projects (graphic design, programming, woodworking—whatever he's into at the time).

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