TimePilot Best Practices

Interesting Issues

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This is a collection of short items about TimePilot systems and software.

One business, multiple companies

The TimePilot software allows a user to create more than one company. If you’ve got just one business, why on earth would you need more than one company?

You don’t need more than one if everyone at your organization gets paid on the same schedule. But what if you have two groups of employees, one that gets paid on a bi-weekly basis and one paid monthly? Or if your company uses temp employees? That’s when you need another company.

In the TimePilot software, you can have as many companies as you want. When you set up each company, it can have its own:

  • Pay Cycle. Choose from weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly.
  • First day of the workweek.
  • Day and time the pay cycle starts.
  • Rounding. Your rounding depends upon the version of the TimePilot IV software you have.
    • If you purchased your TimePilot product at a retail store and have not purchased a software upgrade from TimePilot, only simple rounding is available.
    • If you purchased your timeclock directly from TimePilot, or have purchased a software upgrade, you can choose from four different kinds of rounding.

How are Extreme and Vetro like elephants?

TimePilot Extreme and TimePilot Vetro have long memories, and that’s a good thing for our customers.

Don't drop your USB drive down the drain!Let’s say you have a Vetro and you download your transactions to your USB drive every two weeks. But after downloading them this time, you drop the USB drive and accidentally kick it into a sewer. Oh, no! Do you have to climb down into the sewer to retrieve the USB drive so the transactions aren’t lost forever?

Nope. Both Vetro and Extreme remember the last 12,000 clock-ins and clock-outs. All you have to do is call our Tech Support Specialists and they’ll help you retrieve your transactions.

Unless you’re more adventurous than we are, though, you’ll need a new USB drive. We sell them at our web site, or if you want to use your own drive, there are instructions on how prepare it for use with TimePilot in our September 2011 newsletter.

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