Using Time Clock over a network that spans different time zones:
If you have departments in different time zones that are connected to the same Gradience database, you can set up Gradience to account for the time differences. Without this feature, all punch times, whether in different time zones or not, will have the time of the Server where the database resides. An example of using Time Difference: If the main server is in Florida, and someone clocks in from Utah (two hours behind), the punch time would be recorded at Utah’s time, as it should.
To set up computer time differences, follow these steps:
- On each computer where TimeStation is running, open it once and then close it.
- Setting the time difference is done at the computer where the database resides (server). Click Settings > Time Difference. The Time Stations pop-up window will open. You will see the name of each computer that has Time Station installed.
- Enter a reason for the time difference for each computer. The time zone is usually the reason indicated.
- Enter the time difference between this Time Station and the database.
- If the database is east of this Time Station, enter the number of time zones to the east that the database is located, preceded by a plus sign. Example: If the database is two time zones to the east of this Time Station, enter +2.
- If the database is west of this Time Station, enter the number of time zones to the west that the database is located preceded by a minus sign. Example: If the database is two time zones to the west of this Time Station, enter -2.
- Click Save. Any punches from the different time zones will be clocked in at their respective times.