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TimeSpot

Using TimeSpots2:31
Using TimeSpots
TimeSpot setup2:47
TimeSpot setup
Adding people to TimeSpot2:10
Adding people to TimeSpot
TimeSpot clock-in & clock-out3:16
TimeSpot clock-in & clock-out
Multiple TimeSpots2:58
Multiple TimeSpots
Deleting a TimeSpot2:13
Deleting a TimeSpot
Restricting to TimeSpot clock-ins3:37
Restricting to TimeSpot clock-ins
7 videos, with a playing time of 19 minutes


 

Using TimeSpots2:34

"How and where do I physically position my TimeSpot devices?"

The physical placement of your TimeSpot devices can make all the difference in getting your people to reliably clock-out and clock-in timesheet times.

When choosing the tablet or phone to install TimeSpot onto:

  • Use any iOS or Android tablet or phone. All it needs is wi-fi, a camera, and a charging cable.
  • If you're placing it in an unsupervised or public location, you might want to try an iOS or Android phone that's already a few years old.
  • You'll find that TimeSpot also runs quite well, even on older iOS and Android phones, including those that are 4-5 years old.
  • However, be sure to connect the device to the local wi-fi. Alternatively, if there's no wi-fi, TimeSpot also runs fine over a data connection. Its data usage is very low.
  • Once it's opened to the welcome screen, the TimeSpot app automatically switches the tablet or phone to "Screen always on" mode.
  • All you've got to do is make sure that it's plugged in to the wall, so it never runs out of power.

Now for some suggestions on the best ideas for physical placement:

  • Put a TimeSpot device in each entrance to your buildings. That way no matter how your people enter your workplace, your people can use a TimeSpot device.
  • The easiest way to mount the TimeSpot device is to buy a: "gooseneck phone holder clamp"
  • You can search for the words "gooseneck phone holder clamp" on either Amazon or Temu.
  • Be sure to select the one that attaches to the table with a screw clamp. That way, it won't move about when the screen's tapped by your people.
  • On Amazon, a phone holder costs about £8 and could arrive the next day. On Temu, it costs half that, but could take ten days to arrive.
  • Once your phone holder arrives, attach it to any surface near the entrance, and then adjust its height and position.
  • It's best to have it angled slightly upwards, so it's usable by people of different heights.
  • And don't forget to clock-in a timesheet time for yourself, to make sure it's all working correctly.

To learn more:

  • About installing and connecting the app for a TimeSpot, watch the video on: TimeSpot setup

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about physically positioning your TimeSpot devices!

Updated: Thu, May 23, 2024.
 

TimeSpot setup2:47

"How do I set up a new TimeSpot device?"

Adding a TimeSpot device to each of your workplace entrances allows your people to clock-in and clock-out timesheet time more reliably.

To install a new TimeSpot device:

  1. First, select the location on: "Menu", then "Locations"
  2. Then tap: "More", then "TimeSpots"
  3. And then tap: "New TimeSpot"
  4. Once it slides out on the right, you'll see a new TimeSpot ready to be set up.
  5. Type in the new TimeSpot's name.
  6. Then to see the TimeSpot's existing password, tap the "Show password" button:
  7. You're welcome to change the password to something easier, as long as it's at least 8 characters long.
  8. Then tap: Save
  9. Now when you scroll down the location page to the "TimeSpots" heading, you'll see your new TimeSpot listed.
  10. To download the TimeSpot app to your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, open the TimeSpot, and scan one of the barcodes.
  11. Alternatively, tap one of the barcodes, and then send the page link to your smartphone or tablet.
  12. And finally, once you've got the app store page open on your smartphone or tablet, tap: Install

To connect a TimeSpot device with its ID and password:

  1. First, open the TimeSpot app on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
  2. Then tap: Setup
  3. Type in the "TimeSpot ID" and "Password", and tap: Save
  4. You'll now see your newly connected TimeSpot included in the list.
  5. Next, to have it ready for your people to try, tap: Start
  6. And finally, you'll be ready for your people to make use of the TimeSpot to clock-in and clock-out timesheet time.

Keep in mind that:

  • You can connect as many TimeSpot locations as you like to a single TimeSpot device.
  • Each with their own ID and password, and each with their own associated list of people.
  • You can even connect TimeSpot locations from different orgs.

To learn more:

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about setting up a new TimeSpot device!

Updated: Thu, May 23, 2024.
 

Adding people to TimeSpot2:12

"How do I add or remove the people listed on my TimeSpot devices?"

The people listed on a TimeSpot device depends on which TimeSpot locations have been connected to the device.

To add or remove people from a TimeSpot device:

  1. First, to open the TimeSpot device's settings page, tap the three dots: (in the top-right corner)
  2. Then tap: Settings
  3. You'll now see a list of which TimeSpot locations have been connected to the device.
  4. Then to add or remove people from the TimeSpot device, you'll need to add or remove people from the listed locations in 1st Money.
  5. Now in 1st Money.
  6. Next, open one of the locations on: "Menu", then "Locations"
  7. When you scroll down the location page to the "TimeSpots" heading, you'll see your TimeSpot listed.
  8. Below your TimeSpot, you'll see a list of the people in the current location.
  9. To add or remove people from your TimeSpot device tap: Add people
  10. Once it slides out on the right, tap each person you want to add.
  11. Then tap: Save
  12. And you'll see the people you selected are now added to the location.
  13. Next, back on the TimeSpot device, tap the refresh button:
  14. And finally, you'll see them in the listing.

Keep in mind that:

  • Even if you don't tap the refresh button , any changes to your people in 1st Money are still automatically synchronised with your TimeSpot device.
  • Each TimeSpot device's list of people is automatically synchronised every hour.
  • Also, if you delete, block, or end employment for any person, those people are also automatically removed in TimeSpot.
  • The changes show on all your TimeSpot devices in their next hourly synchronise.

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about adding or removing people listed on your TimeSpot devices!

Updated: Thu, May 23, 2024.
 

TimeSpot clock-in & clock-out3:21

"How do I clock-in and clock-out on TimeSpot?"

With only one tap, you can clock-in and clock-out your timesheet times on a TimeSpot device.

To clock-in or clock-out timesheet times on a TimeSpot device:

  1. First, tap the circle that matches your name.
  2. It then automatically counts down from 3-2-1 and takes a photo.
  3. You'll now be shown a confirmation that you're either starting or stopping your timesheet time, and you can tap Cancel if it's wrong.
  4. And finally, a few seconds later, it automatically returns to the start screen, ready for the next person.

You may notice:

  • That if TimeSpot can't find a complete face in the photo it's taken, the clock-in or clock-out is automatically cancelled with a "No face found" warning.
  • Clock-in or clock-out timesheet times are never sent to 1st Money when a complete face isn't found in the photo.
  • The reason for taking a photo during clock-in or clock-out is to verify each person's identity, to reduce timesheet fraud.

For advanced usage:

  • There may be times you feel that TimeSpot gets it wrong.
  • For example, if it thinks you're stopping, when you're expecting to be starting, or vice versa.
  • If that happens, it might be that it failed to properly register a previous clock-in or clock-out.
  • If that's the case, it's best to tap Cancel, and go to your org admin.
  • Your org admin can then open your timesheet and manually correct any missing clock-ins or clock-outs.

Also remember that:

  • All clock-in and clock-out times are always recorded with the precision of 1st Money's server time.
  • Because it's always based on the server time, it still correctly records clock-ins, even if your smartphone or tablet's time is incorrect.
  • It also means that, there's less chance for confusion or timesheet fraud, no matter which country or timezone you're clocking-in from.

Keep in mind that:

  • The clock-in and clock-out photos are visible to people who process your payroll on the "Hours worked" report.
  • Payroll admins can look through each timesheet in the pay period, to verify that the expected person's face is showing in each photo.
  • The photos are also visible to your managers and supervisors, and also to yourself, when you open your timesheet for that day.
  • However, the TimeSpot photos are only stored for six months. After six months, the photos are automatically deleted, but all clock-in and clock-out timesheet times remain saved.

You may also notice:

  • That if the number of people listed on a TimeSpot device is greater than 30, then it automatically shows a keyboard instead.
  • When the keyboard shows, tap the first letter of your name.
  • You'll then see a circle for all the people whose name starts with that letter, including yourself.
  • In keyboard mode, TimeSpot can handle the clock-ins and clock-outs of thousands of employees.

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about clocking-in and clocking-out timesheet times on a TimeSpot device!

Updated: Thu, May 23, 2024.
 

Multiple TimeSpots2:58

"How do I add people from different locations to a single TimeSpot?"

Larger companies may have people who move from one location to another. A single TimeSpot device can clock-in and clock-out people from many different orgs or locations.

To connect multiple orgs or locations to a single TimeSpot device:

  1. First, open the TimeSpot app on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
  2. Then tap: Setup
  3. Type in the "TimeSpot ID" and "Password" of your first location, and tap: Save
  4. You'll now see your newly connected TimeSpot included in the list.
  5. And when you tap Start, you'll see all the people from your first location that can now immediately use the TimeSpot device for clock-ins and clock-outs.
  6. Next, to return back to settings, to add the second location, tap the three dots: (in the top-right corner)
  7. Then: Settings
  8. And tap: Add another TimeSpot
  9. Now type in the "TimeSpot ID" and "Password" of your second location, and tap: Save
  10. You'll now see a second TimeSpot included in the list.
  11. And when you tap Start, you'll now see a combined list of people from both your first location and second locations.
  12. Now, back on settings, and adding a third location's "TimeSpot ID" and "Password". However, in the example, the third location is from a different org.
  13. And you'll now see a third TimeSpot included in the list. You'll also notice that the third TimeSpot has a different logo and org name.
  14. And now when you tap Start, you'll now see a combined list of all people from all three locations.
  15. And finally, all the listed people can immediately use the TimeSpot device for their clock-ins and clock-outs to each of their orgs.

Keep in mind that:

  • You can connect as many TimeSpot orgs or locations as you like to a single TimeSpot device.
  • Each with their own ID and password, and each with their own associated list of people.

To learn more:

  • About adding or removing people to a new TimeSpot, watch the video on: Adding people to TimeSpot
  • To learn about setting up a TimeSpot device from scratch, or finding its ID and password, watch the video on: TimeSpot setup

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about adding people from different orgs or locations to a single TimeSpot device!

Updated: Thu, May 23, 2024.
 

Deleting a TimeSpot2:12

"How do I delete or undelete a TimeSpot?"

If you no longer need a TimeSpot, you're welcome to delete it whenever you like.

To delete a TimeSpot:

  1. First, go to the TimeSpot's location, and select the TimeSpot on: "More", then "TimeSpots"
  2. Once it slides out on the right, to open it in a new tab, tap the three dots: (in the top-right corner)
  3. Then tap: Open in new tab
  4. Next, tap: More
  5. Then: Delete
  6. Then: Yes ... delete
  7. Now, the TimeSpot's deleted.
  8. The TimeSpot's also locked, so it can't be changed anymore.
  9. Also, next time anyone tries to clock-in a timesheet time through the deleted TimeSpot, the clock-in won't be saved.
  10. And finally, if you change your mind and want the TimeSpot back again, tap Undelete, and it's immediately undeleted.

If it's been a while since you deleted a TimeSpot, and you want to undelete it, you'll first need to find it in the: "deleted bin"

To undelete a TimeSpot from your "deleted bin":

  1. First, tap: "Menu", then "Deleted bin"
  2. Next, you'll see a category for most of the kinds of items that can be deleted. Tap: TimeSpots
  3. And then tap the TimeSpot you'd like to undelete.
  4. Next, tap: Undelete (at the bottom)
  5. And finally, the previously deleted TimeSpot is immediately undeleted.

Keep in mind that:

  • Only people who've got "Full org admin" permissions can delete or undelete TimeSpots.
  • And remember that all deletes and undeletes are always permanently recorded in: "History"
  • That means any admin can always look back in time, and see who did any delete, and when the delete was done.

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about deleting or undeleting a TimeSpot!

Updated: Tue, May 21, 2024.
 

Restricting to TimeSpot clock-ins3:38

"How do I restrict some people to only clock-in through a TimeSpot?"

Once you've set up a wall-mounted TimeSpot, you may prefer that some of your people only do their clock-ins through the TimeSpot. Which means restricting them from otherwise clocking-in through 1st Money.

To restrict some people to only clocking-in through a TimeSpot:

  1. First, select the location that'll have the TimeSpot, on: "Menu", then "Locations"
  2. When you scroll down to the "People" heading, you'll see that "Restrict to TimeSpot clock-ins only" is currently disabled.
  3. That's because there's no TimeSpots currently connected.
  4. To learn more about adding a TimeSpot, watch the video on: TimeSpot setup
  5. Next, add a TimeSpot.
  6. Then give it a name.
  7. Then make a note of the: "TimeSpot ID"
  8. And set the password to what you prefer.
  9. Then tap: Save
  10. And open it again, and install the free iOS or Android app onto any tablet or phone by scanning one of the barcodes.
  11. Once you've installed and connected TimeSpot on any tablet or phone, right-click anywhere on the page then tap: Reload
  12. You'll now see a green dot showing that your newly created TimeSpot is connected.
  13. And now that it's connected, "Restrict to TimeSpot clock-ins only" is also automatically turned on.
  14. With "Restrict to TimeSpot clock-ins only" turned on, all the people in the location now see a change to their clock-ins.
  15. When the people in the location now tap their "Work-time menu" (top-right) in 1st Money, their "Start", and other similar buttons are now all disabled.
  16. And finally, from now on, the people in the location can only clock-in and clock-out through a TimeSpot.

Keep in mind that:

  • At any time, you can always turn off: "Restrict to TimeSpot clock-ins only"
  • As soon as you turn it off, all the people in the location can instantly clock-in again through their "Work-time menu" (top-right) in 1st Money.
  • Alternatively, you may want to allow selected people to still clock-in through 1st Money, and not be restricted to only clocking-in through a TimeSpot.
  • If that's what you want, selectively move those people out to another location.

You may notice:

  • That the advantage of restricting your people to only clocking-in through a TimeSpot, is that it proves their physical presence at their clock-in time.
  • When it comes to accurately recording clock-ins and clock-outs for paid hours in the workplace, it's recommended to turn on: "Restrict to TimeSpot clock-ins only"

For advanced usage:

  • Because multiple locations can be connected to a single TimeSpot device, you can group some people in one location, with the restriction turned on. And you can group others in a second location with the restriction turned off.

To learn more:

  • About setting which people can clock-in through a TimeSpot, watch the video on: Adding people to TimeSpot
  • To learn about connecting multiple locations to a single TimeSpot device, watch the video on: Multiple TimeSpots

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about restricting some people to only clock-in through a TimeSpot!

Updated: Wed, May 29, 2024.

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