Introducing the New Tanda Time Clock App!

Renée Mellish

30 September 2016    |   

We are very excited to announce that a brand new Time clock app is here, packed with new features, more stability and a much more user-friendly design. The Time clock is a core part of Tanda and it is key to making sure you can accurately track your staff attendance. Tanda’s Time Clock app live streams employee clock ins, making it easy to track employee time and attendance. All data is stored in the system, and transferred automatically to timesheets, so you’ve always got a record of when staff are working. Since we first released the Time clock app, we have received feedback for improvements and new feature ideas! We have taken all of this feedback on-board and built a brand new app that we know you will love. What’s new? A refreshed modern design A simple and intuitive interface More guidance for users Now works on iPads Current and upcoming shift information displayed upon clock-in / out Staff can submit leave and unavailability right through the app (optional feature) Download the Time Clock app   Visit the Time Clock page for more information.

We are very excited to announce that a brand new Time clock app is here, packed with new features, more stability and a much more user-friendly design.

The Time clock is a core part of Tanda and it is key to making sure you can accurately track your staff attendance.

Tanda’s Time Clock app live streams employee clock ins, making it easy to track employee time and attendance. All data is stored in the system, and transferred automatically to timesheets, so you’ve always got a record of when staff are working.

Since we first released the Time clock app, we have received feedback for improvements and new feature ideas! We have taken all of this feedback on-board and built a brand new app that we know you will love.

What’s new?

  • A refreshed modern design
  • A simple and intuitive interface
  • More guidance for users
  • Now works on iPads
  • Current and upcoming shift information displayed upon clock-in / out
  • Staff can submit leave and unavailability right through the app (optional feature)

Download the Time Clock app

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Visit the Time Clock page for more information.

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Renée Mellish

Development: Renee is part of the software development team working as a UI/UX designer. She is responsible for designing Tanda in a way that provides the best possible experience for our users.

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