New Tanda Time Clock
Today we’re excited to announce the upcoming release of a newly redesigned Tanda Employee Time Clock.
Addressing the problem of recording accurate employee Time and Attendance is core to ensuring we service you, our customers.
This is why, on the 29th of January 2019, an update to both iOS and Android will be released on the respective app stores. Any update from the app stores from the 29th of January onwards will download this new Time Clock.
The new Time Clock features a bunch of improvements that are expanded upon below:
- A new redesign
- Clock breaks with break buttons
- Portrait & Landscape Orientation
- Smart shift status
- Facial detection
- Easier device reporting
To get this new Time Clock now – download the Beta on both Android and iOS.
New colours, new design and some obvious layout changes have been perfected and refined for this new Time Clock. A zappy keypad now sits on a deep navy background that ripples blue waves to the rounded edge of each button. Successful entry opens a vibrant and compact user interface that pops with judicious colours. A thin-blue timer encapsulates the ‘close’ button and indicates when the Time Clock screen times out – gleefully sliding all contents away. Employee’s information is smartly displayed within the shift card and clocked times are swiftly populated upon each action.
This is the Time Clock of the future. Get Beta versions now.
Clock Breaks with Break Buttons
The Time Clock will automatically show/hide break buttons based on the Settings enabled in your My Tanda account. If your My Tanda account doesn’t allow staff to clock breaks – your Time Clock will display just ‘Clock in’ and ‘Clock out’ buttons automatically. Read more on Displaying Break Buttons or our blog post on the release of multi-breaks. See it in action below:
Portrait & Landscape Orientation
Dock your tablet in whatever orientation suits.
The new Time Clock will dock and send photos in portrait, landscape and even upside-down (charging ports are sometimes in funky spots). All features will work as expected.
Smart Shift Status
Knowing what stage of a shift you’re in helps Timesheet reporting and accuracy. That’s why we’ve made the Time Clock smarter in detecting a shift status (whether it’s started, on a break, near completion) to automatically render the correct button action. This will go a long way in answering common questions staff have:
- what button should I press?
- was I on a break or already clocked in?
- how long was the break I just took?
and providing instant clarity during a shift.
Making sure the correct staff are at work at the correct time is important for your business. Equally important is making sure the correct staff are clocking in. As an introduction for much cooler things to come, both iOS and Android support facial detection on the Time Clock.
We want our customers to successfully manage their business, not their Tanda accounts. That’s why we’ve made reporting device information about your Time Clock as simple and as fast as possible to Tanda Support and technical staff to help us assist you debug any issues.
Read more about how to Send Device Info to Tanda.
This new Time Clock will provide quicker clarity to employees throughout their shift and help support the entire shift cycle. Users on Android 5.0+ and iOS Devices 9.0+ can download the Beta version right now and get clocking in. The Time Clock will be released in full for everyone on January 29th 2019 – to prepare for this release. Ensure you have:
- Your 8 digit setup code or login details prepared
- All pending clock ins sent prior to updating
- Read the FAQ
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tanda hits 1 Million clock ins!
Tanda has ticked over to 1 MIllion Clock-Ins! That is a lot of people showing up for work. And though we may gripe and grumble about the daily grind, one million clock-ins is something we want you to celebrate with the whole team at Tanda. Tanda has been here to help you. We have helped you make payroll simple and easy. We have helped you make time theft and wasted hours of figuring out award rates a thing of the past. But today Tanda wants to acknowledge someone else in this ever-growing time and attendance tool. We want to focus on YOU. One million clock-ins on our successful cloud-based software might seem like an intangible concept. Instead, we’d like you to think of it more as an in-Tanda-ble concept. That’s people getting up early to clock in so you have your morning coffee. That’s childcare workers all over Australia clocking in to make sure your children get the best start in early learning. That’s certified companies like Subway, Nike and Telstra moving forward in the constantly changing systems of business, time and attendance. But more importantly in many ways, that’s small businesses and the backbone of Australian industries moving forward with them too. Tanda ensures no one gets left behind, and no time or attendance goes amiss for those 1 million of you who have clocked in. Though we can’t celebrate this achievement with each and everyone of you in your office, restaurant, childcare centre, hotel or whatever space it is you run your business in, we can still thank you all here from Tanda HQ. This video isn’t much, but its a small demonstration of how excited we are for all of you. Keep up to date with more exciting news from Tanda by heading to our Facebook page and giving us the old thumbs up at https://www.facebook.com/TandaHQ or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for more surprises to come.
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An Abridged History of Time Clocks
– 1888: William Bundy invents the first time clock. The first bottle of Bundaberg Rum is produced in the same year. – 1889: The Bundy Manufacturing Company begins mass producing time clocks. The terms “Bundy Clock” and “Bundy O’Clock” cause much confusion due to their similarity. – 1924: A conglomerate of businesses including the Bundy Manufacturing Company change their name to IBM. – 2012: Tanda (PayAus) produces a time clocking system for the 21st century. Tanda does not give it a confusing name. Bartenders everywhere rejoice.
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Happy Birthday to the employee time clock
On this day, 127 years ago the first known time clock was invented by William Bundy. Coincidentally our very own Bundaberg Rum, known in Australia as ‘Bundy’, was first bottled around the same time in 1888. So to celebrate, Tanda is giving away a Bundaberg Rum Anniversary Gift Pack* to reward one lucky person from a draw of the most punctual employees over the next 2 weeks! (Monday 23rd of November to Sunday 6th of December) Conditions: Must be 18+ and working a minimum of 3 shifts totalling 15 hours each week. For the history buffs… The first Bundy Clock (not to be confused with Bundy Rum O’Clock) involved a grandfather-like clock with a keyhole where each worker was given their own key to individually track their time. Pretty ingenious for 1888. The company began with just eight employees and $150,000 capital. In today’s world, we’d call that a tech startup with great potential. By 1898 they had produced 9,000 Bundy Time Recorders, where they were advertised as solving “vexatious questions of recording employee time”. Fast forward a couple decades of strong growth, a conglomerate of businesses including the Bundy Manufacturing Company changed their name to IBM. Although we still face similar frustrations when it comes to recording staff hours, we’ve definitely come a long way in the technology that’s available today. I’m sure William Bundy would’ve been a big fan of Tanda’s features and functionality. Happy Birthday and a toast to Bundy Clocks, Bundy Rum and making work life easier! *If the lucky employee is not a Bundaberg Rum fan, that’s ok. We’ll put the bottle to good use and we’ll send you a prepaid MasterCard of the equivalent value instead. Tanda encourages sober work and responsible drinking of alcohol.