Q. We just bought a new computer. How do we move TimePilot from our old PC to the new one?

A. Here’s an article that will give you step-by-step instructions. It’s a pretty straightforward process; you’ll need your TimePilot software CD and registration number. The number is on the envelope that contained your CD or on the warranty documents that accompanied your system. Can’t find the number? Give us a call at 630-879-6400.

Q. When I started TimePilot Central, I received an error message about an “Unhandled Exception.” What do I do now?

A. The vast majority of unhandled exception errors can be solved by updating your TimePilot software to the latest version.

In TimePilot Central, click the “Help” menu, then “Check for updates.” Update any part of the software indicated.

If you get an error message while you’re updating by this method, here’s what to do:

  1. Click here to go to our Support Center's downloads page.
  2. Choose the file you need from the list and click the button to download it.
  3. Run the file to update your software.

Q. I need to add an employee to our Vetro clock. How do I do that?

A. The process varies slightly, depending on whether your clock is on your network.

  • Vetro clock not on your network (we call this “Standalone Mode”): You’ll set up the employee in the TimePilot Central software and transfer the changes to your USB drive, then plug the USB drive into your clock and transfer the changes from the USB drive to the clock. That tells the clock that there’s a new employee. If your employees use iButtons to clock in and out, there’s one last step: You’ll need to assign the employee an iButton at the Vetro clock. For step-by-step directions on the whole process, click here or see the help files in TimePilot Central.
  • Vetro clock on your network (“Network Mode”): You’ll set up the employee in the TimePilot Central software and transfer the changes to your clock using Clock Manager (or Vetro Manager, depending upon the version of software you’re using). That tells the clock that there’s a new employee. If your employees use iButtons to clock in and out, there’s one last step: You’ll need to assign the employee an iButton at the Vetro clock. For step-by-step directions on the whole process, click here or see the help files in TimePilot Central.

Or maybe they just don't like opera: An experiment at the University of Toronto found that workers who are paid by the hour and are reminded of that fact tend to feel more antsy when they are not working. Two groups of people were asked to listen to the same passage of music—the first 86 seconds of “The Flower Duet” from the opera “Lakmé.” Before the song, one group was asked to gauge their hourly wage. The participants who made this calculation ended up feeling less happy and more impatient while the music was playing. “They wanted to get to the end of the experiment to do something that was more profitable,” a researcher said.

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Timely Quote: “A man who has to be punctually at a certain place at five o'clock has the whole afternoon from one to five ruined for him already.”

Lin Yutang

Welcome!
TimePilot newsletter No. 37

Whether you're a current or future TimePilot customer, we're glad to see you.

Every month we'll offer news about TimePilot products, tips on how to use them more efficiently, some of the "cool stuff" our employees have come across and a special deal available only to those who receive this newsletter!

In this issue:

  • TimePilot Q&A: Moving to a new PC; what to do with an "Unhandled Exception."
  • Lead story: 2 new products from TimePilot.
  • Cool Stuff: Nibble Cake Pan.
  • The Deal: $40 off a year of technical support.

Extreme Blue clocks undergoing testing at TimePilot. They've been running perfectly for months, even at temperatures of -11 F.

Announcing 2 new
TimePilot systems

Collect data with your smartphone!

We started with a proven product: TimePilot Extreme. Then we added an idea: Today’s smartphones have the power of a desktop computer from just a few years ago, so why not use that power for something more than phone calls, texting and games?

And we came up with TimePilot Extreme Blue and TimePilot Extreme Blue Enhanced. These battery-powered, weatherproof timeclock systems collect data just like TimePilot Extreme did.

But when it’s time to retrieve your data from your clock, you use your smartphone’s Bluetooth wireless technology and TimePilot’s free iPhone® or Android app. The apps do all the math for you and give you each employee’s hours for the pay period. The apps can handle overtime and rounding.

With Extreme Blue, you can cut your paychecks right at the worksite. It’s a simple system and you don’t even need a computer to use it.

Extreme Blue Enhanced is more powerful and includes the time-tested TimePilot Central Windows-based software. Supervisors in the field collect the data wirelessly onto their smartphones, make any corrections necessary, then use the app to send the data from their phones to your headquarters via Dropbox, a free Cloud service. At a PC running the TimePilot Central software at headquarters, you can merge data from multiple supervisors and multiple sites, run reports or prepare the data for payroll software like QuickBooks or services like ADP. This gives employees the ability to clock in at one site and clock out an another.

Of course, as with other TimePilot products, there are no monthly fees to use Extreme Blue or Extreme Blue Enhanced.

If you have a TimePilot Extreme system now and use TimePilot’s Enterprise software, you can add Extreme Blue clocks without problems. You can use the app with the new clocks, or you can skip the apps and download the data from Extreme Blue clocks the traditional way—with the same USB drive you use for your current Extreme clocks.

TimePilot Extreme Blue starts at $529; Extreme Blue Enhanced (with TimePilot Enterprise software) starts at $849.

Learn more about Extreme Blue and Extreme Blue Enhanced at our web site, www.TimePilot.com or by contacting us at info@timepilot.com or 630-879-6400.



This edition’s special offer
to TimePilot newsletter readers:

One year of Technical Support: $40 off!

 

One year of telephone and/or e-mail support for your TimePilot system. Regular price $129. Good only for orders in January, 2015.   

Special price for newsletter readers:

Just $89!

(save $40 over list price)

To learn more about the deal, click here, visit www.TimePilot.com/Newsletter/Newsletter4.htm or call us at 1-630-879-6400.

Every once in a while, our employees come across “cool stuff.”
This is where they share their finds.

Nibble Cake Pan

When you bake a cake, it's hard to taste-test it without ruining it. (Yes, you can hide a missing chunk with frosting, but someone always finds out!)

Nibble solves that problem. When you bake a cake with the Nibble pan, put a little batter into the cup on the side of the pan. Your sample will be ready in about 12 minutes.

Taste-test the sample and you can decide to give the cake as a gift, keep it for yourself, dump it in the trash or, if it's really good, send it to us at TimePilot.

Nibble, by Quirky, costs $5.00.