Friday, April 25, 2008

Introducing Employee Time Tracking

Last night's update included the latest StudioCloud feature, employee time tracking. Employee time tracking is a Professional Suite feature and is not available in the Basic Suite. However, the Professional Suite is currently in beta and everyone can try out the Professional Suite.

So here is how it works. In the Professional Suite go to the Employees section and find the Settings tab. On the Settings tab click the button that reads "Change Pay Period Settings". This will bring up a popup where you can select the first day of the current pay period and the length of your pay period. So for example your current pay period might run from April 19th to May 2nd. This means you would set the first day of the pay period to April 19th and the length of the pay period to 14 days. Then click the button that reads "Save Pay Period Settings." This is the first step in setting up employee time tracking. Now if you go to the tab that is labeled "Time Cards" you can enter and edit time cards for your employees and print out a time card report for the pay period.

This section of the Professional Suite is meant as a management tool. To allow your employees to record their hours worked we have created a easy to use application called the StudioCloud Time Card which can be downloaded and installed from our support page. At the very bottom of the page you will see a link to download the Time Card program. Once you have installed the StudioCloud Time Card program your employees can quickly login and clock in/out.

It is important to know that this is the first release of this feature and although we have tried very hard to remove any bugs from the program you may still encounter a few. Please be patient as we improve this feature and work out the kinks.

As always we love to get your feedback on what works and doesn't work for your studio.

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