How to Know When to Replace Your Time Clock?

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Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock… Let’s start with the obvious.  If your current time clock is old and covered in grease from years on the shop floor it’s time for new equipment. The buttons aren’t working and your company has added more employees. No need to justify having another time clock accessible, it’s time… Read more »

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Insider Scoop About Workplace Rounding Rules

Time and Attendance 411-Why do we round anyway? In the workplace, rounding time entries refers to adjusting an entry to an easier to manage number.  All with keeping the “essence” of the time entry as close to the actual punch.  How does rounding come into play with automating your time and attendance system?   Let us… Read more »


Buddy Punching: A Time Clock Problem

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Just back from a busy week in New Orleans, where I had the chance to speak to many prospects and current clients. The biggest time and attendance pain point buzz for potential new clients at the trade show was “buddy punching”. Buddy Punching is a workforce management industry specific term that refers to fellow employees… Read more »


What is the ROI of your Time & Attendance system?

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At Sierra we take phone calls every day from people tracking employee time in interesting ways. A typical scenario is something like this; handwritten time sheets have been gathered on various sheets of paper, travelled from a job site, been rewritten by a supervisor and then input into a spreadsheet by someone in the home… Read more »


The Power of ERP Software User Groups

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ERP Software users, we have a great tip for you! Take advantage of one of the user groups associated with your ERP software package. “UGs”, as they are affectionately referred to, can be highly organized and helpful to software users, developers and marketers. What is an “UG” and how can it apply to you? UG… Read more »


Avoid Costly Employee Overtime Lawsuits by Automating Your Time and Attendance Systems

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“You have an overtime lawsuit on your hands” is probably one of the scariest statements a business could ever hear! Believe it or not, overtime hours can become the basis of an expensive lawsuit if employers do not track employee time appropriately. Here’s what you should be asking yourself…Is your time keeping system robust enough… Read more »


How to find a great VAR for your ERP Systems: Tips for picking the right partner.

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Shopping for an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) System? Purchasing a new ERP accounting system can be a daunting task. ERP systems have lots of moving parts that undoubtedly touch all aspects of your company. Using a VAR to help you navigate the process can be a big help. The acronym VAR stands for Value Added… Read more »


From the Help Desk – Is your time clock ready for a power surge?

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Last month our help desk fielded numerous calls about clock malfunctions due to power surges. Power surges occur when the steady flow of electricity suddenly spikes, boosting the electrical charge in power lines, which can increase the electrical current to your outlet. There are a several things that can cause this to happen, like bad… Read more »


Sierra Workforce Solutions Achieves CfMD Status from Microsoft

Sierra Workforce Certified for Microsoft Dynamics

Sierra Workforce Solutions announced today that its TimeMaster Integration Application, a bi-directional program that interfaces timecard systems with accounting/payroll systems, is now Certified for Microsoft Dynamics, which signifies that the solution has met Microsoft Corp.’s highest standard for partner-developed software. By successfully meeting all certification requirements, the TimeMaster Integration Application can now carry the distinct… Read more »

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Affordable Care Act and Time & Attendance. Are you ready?

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Navigating the legislation behind the new Affordable Care Act can be a confusing process. Due to the complexity of employee tracking and ever changing benchmarks, employers need to be prepared for an audit of their employee time entries. Having a secure, accurate time & attendance system in place is step one in guaranteeing that you… Read more »