TimeForge has the ability to integrate with a variety of Point of Sale systems, including Dinerware. Integrating these two systems will ensure that you get the most out of both Dinerware and scheduling employees.
The first step towards using TimeForge with Dinerware is installing the TimeForge Dinerware Bridge software on your computer system.
The software will read and write to your Dinerware system as necessary, and can enforce your TimeForge schedules – preventing employees from riding the clock.
In combination with the 1-to-1 matching that the TimeForge biometric TimeClocks offer, you never have to worry about inaccurate employee attendance again!
Ensure both the Connector and Translator are running.
Check the Windows task bar, which is the bar that normally runs along the bottom of the computer and contains the “Start” menu (on the left) and clock (on the right).
You should see icons similar to those shown above. For both Dinerware and scheduling to work, both of these icons should be displayed. Contact us if your system isn’t functioning and these icons don’t appear.
In TimeForge, go to the “Attendance Options” page.
- Log in to your account
- Hover over the “Attendance” tab
- Click “Attendance Options”
Configure the Attendance Options to prevent riding the clock.
Scroll down the page to the options directly following the open and close times.
You will want to set the grace periods for early clock in, and late clock out.
These settings can be any value that make sense for your business, though many businesses choose a 5 – 10 minute early clock in, and a 10 – 20 minute late clock out.
Click “Save” at the bottom of the page once you’ve finished making changes.
Create and Post a Schedule in TimeForge
Create and post a schedule in TimeForge, so that staff members are notified of upcoming shifts.
This will also allow the TimeForge Dinerware Bridge to synchronize and enforce the schedule.
Synchronize the TimeForge Dinerware
TimeForge automatically synchronizes data between your Dinerware POS system and the live TimeForge server.
During heavy activity at your restaurant, this synchronization is done frequently. Alternatively, the synchronization will occur less often when your business isn’t as busy.
Employees must Log In to Dinerware.
Before an employee can access the Dinerware POS, they must enter their PIN, or swipe a mag card (if configured).
Employees too early/late will need manager approval to clock in/out.
An employee who is not on the schedule will be presented with a screen for a manager override.
Additionally, employees who show up too early, or attempt to clock out too late, will also be prompted for a manager override.
This will reduce the amount of clock riding that staff members can do, reducing labor costs by 2% – 3% instantly!