Overview of TimeIPS


  1. What is TimeIPS?
  2. What does TimeIPS do?
  3. How does TimeIPS work?
  4. How can TimeIPS save time and money?
  5. How does TimeIPS compare to other time and attendance products?

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Purchasing and Owning TimeIPS


  1. How do I buy a TimeIPS system?
  2. Do you provide system updates for TimeIPS? How do these work?
  3. Are there upgrade modules and add-ons available for my TimeIPS system?
  4. Does the system require a service or maintenance contract to be purchased for system support?
  5. How many employees can the system manage?
  6. Can one server handle multiple sites, divisions or even separate companies?
  7. What if I need help?

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Installing and Configuring TimeIPS


  1. How easy is the system to set up, configure and use? What are the initial setup steps?
  2. What are network clocks used for? Are they easy to add?
  3. How many TimeIPS network clocks can be connected to a TimeIPS server?
  4. Can TimeIPS network clocks be in different facilities, locations or cities, and still connect to the same server?
  5. Do I need anything else to make the system work? Do I need a computer and network (LAN)?
  6. Is the system compatible with an existing wireless network (LAN)?
  7. Do I need to set a static IP address for TimeIPS?
  8. Since I access TimeIPS though my web browser, can I bookmark the TimeIPS main page?
  9. Is the TimeIPS system compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS operating systems?
  10. Can I install TimeIPS in my warehouse, production or assembly area?
  11. Is TimeIPS a digital time clock or a piece of time clock software that runs on a computer?
  12. What print options are available? What type of printer do I need?

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Permissions and Security in TimeIPS


  1. How flexible is system security? Are there different levels of access for the different types of employees?
  2. Is there a limit to the number of managers or system administrators in TimeIPS? Is there auditing for access and employee changes made by managers?
  3. Some of our employee data is confidential. Can TimeIPS provide customizable permissions over each employee field?
  4. What about network security? Does TimeIPS support https/ssl? Can I install a signed certificate?

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Management of Employees in TimeIPS


  1. Can both hourly and salaried employees use the system? Can it track pay wages for both?
  2. I have direct employees, contract employees and outsourced employees. Can I designate each of these employee types in TimeIPS in order manage them more effectively?
  3. Is there a limit on how many times an employee can clock in/out?
  4. Can I pre-program individual employee time and scheduling information? Can TimeIPS provide alerts when I have an employee that is about to go into overtime?
  5. Is it easy to retrieve old employment history and time records? How long are these records stored?
  6. Are there backup storage options for my personnel and employee data stored in TimeIPS?
  7. Does TimeIPS have a section where job duties, a job description or other employee-specific documents can be digitally attached to, and viewed from, each employee record?

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Reminders and Alerts TimeIPS


  1. What kinds of reminders can TimeIPS provide?
  2. Can the content of reminders be completely customized?
  3. Can reminders send to multiple recipients?

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Reports and Payroll in TimeIPS


  1. Can I generate individual Time Reports for each employee and export this information into a report for payroll preparation?
  2. Can I run reports by various periods of time for an individual employee or a group of employees?
  3. Are there examples of the time report export files available?
  4. What are workweeks and why is the proper handling critical for labor law compliance?
  5. How does TimeIPS calculate overtime? What kinds of rules are available to facilitate compliance with labor law requirements?
  6. How do payroll exports differ from reports? What is payroll locking and why is it critical for the accurate tracking of time and pay?

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Jobs and Work-Orders in TimeIPS


  1. What are the Job Tracking capabilities of TimeIPS?
  2. Can jobs be tracked against customers? Can jobs be categorized?
  3. Can employees receive special pay or differentials for working a job?
  4. I need to know how much time is being spent on each job by all the employees assigned to that job. Does TimeIPS allow me to view my personnel costs each day as the employees work on specific jobs?
  5. What are Work Orders? How do they relate to jobs?
  6. How do jobs relate to "department transfers" or "tasks" in other systems?

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Piecework and Tips in TimeIPS


  1. What kinds of pay is handled by the TimeIPS piecework system?
  2. Does TimeIPS support group piecework, such as pooled tips?
  3. Can piecework pay be calculated based on an employee's pay rate for an amount of time?
  4. Does piecework pay get figured into an employee's base pay as required by FLSA labor law? What if it's discretionary and I don't want it to be included in the base pay?

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Benefits, Accruals and Holidays in TimeIPS


  1. Does TimeIPS have benefits tracking capabilities?
  2. What kinds of accruals can TimeIPS provide? How many tenure levels?
  3. Can TimeIPS provide different accruals and benefits for groups of employees?
  4. Can TimeIPS restrict benefit use to specified amounts, quantities, etc?
  5. How do holidays work in TimeIPS? How does holiday automation work?

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Schedules and Shifts in TimeIPS


  1. What types of schedules can TimeIPS track?
  2. Can TimeIPS send alerts when schedules are not being followed?
  3. Can TimeIPS help employees follow their schedule?
  4. Can TimeIPS round, snap and adjust time automatically?
  5. What is the difference between a schedule and a shift?
  6. Can employees be paid different amounts for working special shifts?
  7. Does TimeIPS have the ability to allocate and schedule labor automatically?

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Integrating TimeIPS with External Systems


  1. Can TimeIPS be integrated with other systems?
  2. What is an API and how would it be used?
  3. Why does TimeIPS offer several API options?
  4. What are some examples of common API/Integration configurations?

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TimeIPS Hardware and Clocking Devices


  1. What types of servers are available? Can TimeIPS run as a VM?
  2. How do walk-up "network clocks" work?
  3. What types of biometric validation can be used?
  4. Can Employees clock with just a keypad? How about Magnetic swipe cards? Proximity cards? Bar-codes?
  5. How does phone clocking work?
  6. What is Web/PC clocking? How does it work?
  7. Can TimeIPS be used for access control or to signal shift changes? What's a relay controller?

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