Below are few comments from some of our many happy customers. We
welcome your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keith Broshears, DDS
I have used Rob Fletcher's PowerClock for many years
now... Not sure when I
first began using his product, but it is safe to say well over 5 years ago.
There are actually quite a few products on the market which do somewhat
similar functions as Power Clock, but when you factor in the cost factor and
the security and ease-of-use factors, I don't believe you can find a better
product, anywhere, for the price.
I especially like the ability to assign security levels to each employee, or
groups of employees, which determines how much of the data can be accessible
to that particular employee or group. For example, I have a small business
with only 6 full-time employees and 1-2 part-time people. I have assigned
myself full administrator privileges and can manipulate the system however I
want, with no restrictions. My business administrator has the next highest
level of security and is able to run reports and add notes, but is not
allowed to change time records.
Power Clock has worked perfectly for me and I actually cannot praise it
enough. Rob has always responded to any email question almost immediately,
never having to wait for an answer to a question. Once I got the system
tweaked to exactly how I wanted it, I have only had a couple of contacts
with Rob during the past 3-4 years, mostly relating to upgrades.
Recently, we incorporated the finger scanner. Let me tell you, this is one
really kewl piece of equipment. It totally eliminates that possibility of
any employee trying to use the buddy system. I had that problem and the use
of the finger scanner has stopped that problem in its tracks.
Actually, Power Clock is a much more robust program than I will ever need,
but it handles my small business with tremendous ease. I don't have to do
anything except place my finger on the scanner and I am logged into the
administration mode... There was one small issue concerning switching to the
finger scanners... Maybe I didn't read the manual, which is often the case
for me when I install programs, but once the drivers are installed, there is
another step concerning the workstation preferences -- you MUST select the
option to use the finger scanner (duh!!). I sat in front of the damn thing
for half an hour getting frustrated because it wasn't working, but as soon
as I changed the PowerClock workstation preference to "USE FINGER SCANNER",
the problems suddenly went away. I should have known that.
If you are considering PowerClock, you will also like the separate
PowerClock Server, which you can install on any machine you like. I
installed mine on my main data server, but on a separate drive from my other
data. The data server for PowerClock is built for heavy-duty
transaction-like usage, and I will never ever come close to using its full
potential. The advantage of the separate PowerClock Server is that the time
is set to the one machine but is synchronized across your network on every
installation of PowerClock workstation. This also eliminated a little
problem where certain employees were changing the local machine time in
order to give them more work hours. It can't happen now, and you will like
the assurance of knowing that the time is always correct on your employee
Because PowerClock works so well, I really never think about it much
anymore. We are all used to it and we can get any report we want or need.
It has never had any quirks and the installation is easy and
well-documented, except for, perhaps, the finger scanner issue I already
If you have any specific questions, give me a shout. I'll be happy to
answer what I am able to answer.
Keith M. Broshears, DDS, DABFE, DABFD, FACFE
Linton Dental Clinic
290 A Street Southeast
Linton, IN 47441
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Dentistry
Life Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners
Charter Member, Indiana Society of Forensic Odontology
Steve, Foremost Plastic Products
Definitely use us a reference! I am very happy with your
program and the
quick turnaround you did on customizing it. On the tweaking end, I'm going
to have the engineer play around with it but it looks good so far.
Foremost Plastic Products Company, Inc.
Phone (708) 452-5300 Fax (708) 452-0446
Thank you so very much! By the way, I just wanted to let
you know that this
software you created really does make life a lot easier, and really gives us
a lot of bang for the buck.
Hotfiles.com review of older version
Rating : *****
Review Text :
Power Clock is a network-ready time clock. If you're having trouble keeping time
records, charging the right account, and
getting employees to remember to clock in and out, this easy-to-use system could
be the solution. Employees clock in and out,
using encrypted passwords for authentication. The system tracks time logged by
individuals and can associate work with a specific
job and phase in order to track costs. Manual log editing is possible to update
time charged on remote jobs. The program offers
20 pre-formatted reports by individual, job, phase, department, or other
criteria as well as import/export between QuickBooks and
dBase files. An integrated email system includes group messaging and mail
notification. Sample data and detailed documentation are
available, but the realistic clock interface and pushbutton menu choices will
have your employees using the system in no time. You
can set up automated communication between multiple Power Clock installations
and apply network timestamp checks from the Time
Reviewer Comments to Author :
* Job and phase logging
* Friendly interface
* Password authentication
* Manual edit of log for remote time
* Built-in email with message notification
* Auto lunch logging
Thank you very much for all your support. I would highly
product to others. If you need any testimonials for your web site I would
be glad to write one about your support going above and beyond.
Bob Speth <email@example.com>
PowerClock has been a real time saver for me as our
staff use their fingers
and toes to add and subtract with. While they have a full complement of
each, their hours frequently were short or over a finger or toe.
Thanks so much for your quick response. How rare in this world!! The fix
seems to have corrected the problem.
By the way, I LOVE PowerClock and have recommended it to many people on an
email group of 500 people I frequent. A bunch of dentists so watch out!
Anyway, I have sung your praises.
Keep up the good work. I really appreciate your fine support! Let me know
if there's anything I can do to help you in the future.
I run a gift basket company (www.MuffinGifts.com) with
about 50 employees.
I've for years searched for a reasonably priced, feature-rich time clock
with email, and your program has finallly come to the rescue..
For a computer-oriented, control-freak like myself who has learned over the
years to not even trust my managers when punching in, I love the ability to
set permission levels so finely.
I love also that you set up profiles rather than individual security
settings to that I can easily set up profiles for groups.
The configurability of the default log in is excellent.
I love that my computer-illiterate employees can't get in too much trouble
because they can't exit the program nor can they start another instance of
I'm looking forward to seeing how you implemented email. My last program had
it, but it was rudimentary and did not permit sending to groups.
Hey Rob, If you ever want a quote about how great your
product is let me
know... sometimes current users are a great tool for getting more people
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