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What's New in EmpCenter

EmpCenter 16.2 Upgrade - Completed March 26, 2017

EmpCenter 16.2 has a few new features and an updated look and feel.  Below are the highlights of the changes to the system.

All Employees

1. Updated look throughout the system.

Dashboard - Employee

side by side comparison of the EmpCenter 9.6 and EmpCenter 16.2 dashboard for employees with the webclock link

side by side comparison of the EmpCenter 9.6 and EmpCenter 16.2 dashboard for employees without the webclock option

Timesheet (all employees)

16.2 empcenter timesheet

Dashboard - Supervisor

side by side comparison of the EmpCenter 9.6 and EmpCenter 16.2 dashboard for supervisors

Note: Time Off Requests and Time Sheet Submission boxes are not shown in the above picture of the supervisor dashboard, but are still features on the dashboard.

2. Hours listed on the Time Off Request page.

The list of time off requests now includes columns for the number of hours requested and leave case (if applicable):

time off request list showing hours column and leave case column

3. Report Options.

If an output option is not available for the selected report, the radio button next to the option will be grayed out:

report option box showing grayed out radio button next to CSV option

 

Clocking Employees

1. WebClock In/Out options.

The Out clock button is now below the In Clock button:

side by side comparison of the EmpCenter 9.6 webclock with out button next to in button and 16.2 webclock with out button under in button

2. Multiple timesheet selection on physical time clocks.

For newer clocks (pictured below), all assignments an employee has are now listed on the first page of the time clock when swiping in or out.  You will still use the function keys (F5 and F7) to move up or down the list:

physical time clock showing multiple=

3. Faster processing of physical time clock swipes

With the updated clock software, swipes from physical time clocks will be sent to timesheets within a few seconds instead of the up to 10 minutes it can take with the current version.

Supervisors/Business Centers

1. Exceptions on the dashboard.

There is a new box on the supervisor/business center dashboard that lists current exceptions on the employee timesheets:

new exceptions box on supervisor and business center dashboard

You can filter the exception display.  See the Filtering Exceptions FAQ for more details.

2. Multiple timesheet approval (supervisor only).

You can approve multiple timesheets for an employee without having to save between approvals:

empcanter 16.2 approve timesheets page showing multiple=

3. Hours listed on the Time Off Request page (supervisors only).

The list of time off requests now includes columns for the number of hours requested and leave case (if applicable):

time off request list for supervisors showing hours column and leave case column

4. Report Options.

If an output option is not available for the selected report, the radio button next to the option will be grayed out:

report option box showing grayed out radio button next to CSV option

5. New Email and Messaging Report.

You can run a report to see all emails sent from EmpCenter to your employees.  The report includes the email address, the date and time sent, and the email message:

email and messaging report

The path to the report is EmpCenter Administrator Reports>System Reports>Email and Messaging. 

 


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