TimeForge integrates and is able to communicate with several Point of Sale systems to reduce the amount of data entry that you need to perform while managing your labor. One POS system that TimeForge integrates with is Dinerware. Dinerware is a focused and easy-to-use Point of Sale system, with dealers all over the world.
To integrate TimeForge with Dinerware POS, you first need to install the TimeForge Dinerware Bridge software on the Brain computer system.
The TimeForge Dinerware Bridge software will read and write to your Dinerware system as necessary, and can enforce your TimeForge schedules – preventing employees from riding the clock.
In some cases, you may want to use TimeForge Attendance exclusively as a way to track time and attendance at your business. To do this, you can turn off the synchronization of time punch entries from the POS system, and can use the full power of the TimeForge Attendance system, including our fingerprint scanner (to stop buddy punching), and our comprehensive meal and staff break system.
Make Sure that the Connector and Translator are Both 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. Both of these icons should be displayed, and if they are, then the TimeForge Dinerware Bridge is working properly.
Disable the Dinerware Time Punch Synchronization
1. In the TimeForge Translator, make sure that the “Allow clock in and clock out, regardless of schedule settings” is selected. This will allow your users to clock in and out of Dinerware as necessary – which is important for choosing cash drawers and meal coursing, as well as check printing.
2. In the TimeForge Translator, make sure that the “Use Dinerware Time Punches for TimeForge Attendance” is NOT selected. This option turns off the synchronization of the Dinerware time punches, and instead allows you to use TimeForge Attendance for tracking time.
Synchronize the TimeForge Connector
To be able to use the software immediately, you will need to force the software to synchronize itself.
You can do this by right-clicking on the Connector, and choosing “Synchronize Now“
Require Employees to Clock In and Clock Out at Work
TimeForge Attendance is very flexible, and could allow your employees to clock in from their cell phones, facebook, or any Internet-enabled computer. However, most businesses will prefer to have staff clock in from restricted computers – such as those provided at their work location.
1. Lock down attendance tracking by limiting clock-in’s and clock-out’s to specific IP’s. To do so, simply click on the button displayed above.
Allow Employees to Clock In and Clock Out
Employees can now log into TimeForge using their username (usually their email address) and password. Alternatively, if the location is using a compatible fingerprint scanner, staff members can use their fingerprints to log in to TimeForge.
After logging in, they will see a clock in / clock out box on the right-hand side of their screen.
Clocking in and out is now point and click easy!