WebCenter 14.2.2 release notes

Additions from 14.2.1 to 14.2.2

Application

  • Passwords that are created on the application have to be at least eight characters long.
  • Better trace logging has been added to some of the application pages.
  • Added a warning on the personal info page that warns the user that their session is about to be lost unless they move to the next page.

WebCenter

  • Created a new SQL timecard workflow system.
  • PONumber is now displayed on the order details page.
  • Added a check to make sure that the users browser was an up to date version.
  • The "update candidate status" email notification is now an enterprise alert.
  • Added another expand link button to the timecard dashboard for viewing historical timecards.

Bug Fixes from 14.2.1 to 14.2.2

Application

  • Fixed a bug with finding which questions on the questionnaire page can reject a applicant.
  • Fixed a bug when getting a SSN from the database that was missing the leading 0's.

WebCenter

  • Fixed a bug where the adjustment tab would show up on the timecard time entry page when it was not part of the timecard template.
  • Fixed a bug with the scanned timecards on the invoice details page not showing individual pages.
  • Fixed a bug with the filter drop downs on the customer order search page.
  • Minor fixes to the notification template editor.

TempWorks Time Clock Solution

About two and a half years ago we began an endeavor to solve the problems our customers were having with their time clock systems. Most time clocks in the market space are closed systems. Although most of them do support importing and exporting of data you still need to customize the data. TempWorks for over a decade has supported Kronos’ imports and exports plus various others but that only gets you half way. With so many Kronos systems out there in the wild and different versions I don’t think we have yet been able to use the same import/export data mapping system twice. I won’t mention all the other variations of other time clock systems in the market space. Then once you get the mapping set up you still need to supply man hours for management of the time clock the importing and exporting of data on a daily or weekly basis. We saw that as a problem.

The TempWorks Time Clock solution is the innovative product that was born out of that problem solving endeavor. Instead of having a closed system “talk” to our system we wrote our own time clock software that talks directly and natively to TempWorks. Instead of having a very narrow choice of time clock hardware features, our system can work on any Microsoft Windows hardware platforms.

Integrated System

Since it is our time clock our customers can stay within the TempWorks software they are familiar with. There isn’t a need to learn separate software packages to manage the various points of the system. When an employee clocks-in, their data is sent directly to the TempWorks system to verify they are on assignment. If multiples are found our time clock reports back to the employee that they need to chose which assignment they are clocking-in for. This step can be skipped if our time clock has been preprogrammed with a specific worksite the assignment belongs to. Also cost center routing can be set up so the user has to input which job they are clocking-in for incase the assignment has multiple jobs. This data is stored within TempWorks instantaneously and readily available to all users of the TempWorks software. If set up, the employee could log into TempWorks Web Center and make a punch correction, the employee’s supervisor could log into WebCenter and make the fix, or just have the payroll department correct  it within TempWorks Enterprise right away or later. The solution is completely flexible and configurable to how you want it set up. All data transfer is real-time so if you need reports based on who is and is not clocked-in you don’t need to wait, pull the report up as you need it.

Hardware

A TempWorks Time Clock customer can choose from a variety of off the shelf hardware solutions. Our only requirement is that it runs Microsoft Windows and has a network interface. This includes any machine from desktops, laptops, tablets, to mini all-in-one solutions. Input interfaces can be keyboard with mouse, no keyboard, no mouse, touch screens, bar code scanners, magnetic strip scanners, and biometric scanners. One of the more popular hardware solutions has been the Samsung Q-series touch screen system. It is an all-in-one system that mounts easily and has been very durable.

 

MainScreen Initial screen a user sees when stepping up to the time clock.

 

ClockIn After authentication the user is given options. These can be customized per deployment.

 

timeclock  2 An example installation of a Samsung Q touch screen at a work site. Note how cool we look above the ancient looking Kronos system.

Enterprise Version 14r2 release notes

Updated Task Management

Clicking on the image001 button in the Tasks area will open the view below:

The new Task functionality includes messages, reminders, and distribution lists.

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If a Reminder is set, a window like the one pictured to the right will appear at the selected date and time.

Highlight the Reminder and then select the Open Item button to view the Task that the reminder was created from.  Clicking on the Dismiss button will eliminate the Reminder and the box will close.  If there is more than one Reminder, clicking on Dismiss All will eliminate all of the Reminder items.

If you are unable to complete the Task at this time choose the time from the drop down menu and then click Snooze to have the Reminder come up again at a later time.

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A Message can be added to the Task so that anyone who is working on it can keep track of their progress and that of others.

Enter information into the open Message field and then click on the image004 button to add it to the Task.

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In the Task Distribution section the user can select Branches or Roles that should receive the Task item.  Click on the image001 button to open the form to the left.

Select the Branches and/or Roles that should be included in the distribution and then click on the Save button in the lower right.

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The Task Manager has new filter options including: Category, Priority, Task Type, Branch, Completed Between, Security Role, and Show Unassigned.  Select information from the drop down menus or calendars to limit the Tasks that are displayed then click on the Find Tasks button to update your screen.

 

Consolidated Alert Notification

When a new Notification is added, instead of listing every Alert as its own individual pop up box they are now all consolidated into one box as shown below:

The Alerts will flash through and display all in the same box.  Click on the image008 button in the upper right to close this box.

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Employee Past Jobs Form

The Past Jobs form now includes calendars for From Date and To Date as well as a different view of the tabs at the top as shown below:

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Employee Education Form

The Education form now includes calendars for Date Started, Date Ended, and Degree Date as pictured.

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Adding Interest Codes

Adding Interest Codes has changed to the image012  button throughout the system.  Clicking on this button opens the form below where Interest Codes can be selected.

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New Order Email Functionality

From the Order Visifile two new Email functions have been added.  The first image014 button allows the user to send an Assignment Confirmation Email, the second opens the function to send the Employee a New Hire Package via Email.

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Once the first image014 button has been selected, choose the Email Template from the drop down menu.  Click in the box to select this template to Use for Customer Default.  Then click Next to continue.

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Select the Email recipients from the list by clicking on their name.

Then click the Finish button to close this wizard and open the outgoing Email.

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*Note – The Assignment Confirmation is sent to the Customer Contact(s) and the New Hire Package is sent to the Employee(s).  The templates for these Emails can be set up in the Email Template Manager form.

 

Once the second image014 button has been selected, choose the Email Template from the drop down menu.  Click in the box to select this template to Use for Customer Default.  Then click the Finish button to close this wizard and open the outgoing Email.

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*Note – Both of these Email functions can be completed from the Assignment Actions drop down menu as well.

 

Updated Calendar

The Calendar has an updated look that includes views for Day, Week, Month, and Timeline.  (The screen shot below displays the Month view).

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Double-clicking on the Calendar will bring up a form like the one to the left.

Enter the Subject, Location, set up a recurrence or select a Category.

This can then be exported by clicking on the Export to Outlook button or saved by clicking on Save & Close.

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Call-Em-All Integration

TempWorks has integrated with Call-Em-All automated calling service to allow your users to save time by sending the selected Employees from an Enterprise Search a recorded message via phone call or voicemail.  This automated calling service functionality requires that your company sets up an account with Call-Em-All.  Please contact TempWorks for more information and/or a demo on this functionality.

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