September 2008

Hi,

BePunctual version 7 is now released.

Please note that a new server software license is required for 7.0. Customers with existing maintenance plan can get a new license for free.

Click on a topic below to find out the details…

What’s New

  1. Administrator can now sign into BePunctual Manager Station software
  2. Managers can now add/edit their staffs information with the Manager Station software
  3. Presetting of Classroom Station software remarks and temperature lists
  4. Allow configuring who can punch in/out at a punch station
  5. Attendance sheet report is now built into BePunctual Server
  6. BePunctual Server performs auto-backup of its databases
  7. What’s Next?

1. Administrator can now sign into BePunctual Manager Station software

Administrator can now sign into the Manager Station software with the id “administrator” and the administrator password.

With this feature, the administrator can now remotely track employee attendance, generate attendance reports, add staff leave etc.

The administrator can now also add/edit staff information, enroll staff fingerprints remotely if needed. He no longer needs to be at the station running the Server software to do these tasks.

2. Managers can now add/edit their staffs information with the Manager Station software

BePunctual Manager Station software 7 let’s managers add/edit staff information if this option is enabled in the Server software 7.0.

This feature is useful for the case of multi-sites deployment of BePunctual where each site manager has to add/edit their own employees info and enroll fingerprints for the employees.

This feature can be enabled via BePunctual Server 7 -> Setup -> Options -> Manager Stations

3. Presetting of Classroom Station software remarks and temperature lists

Classroom Station software student attendance remarks and temperature lists can now be conveniently preset in the BePunctual Server 7 -> Setup -> Options -> Class Attendance System as shown:


4. Allow configuring who can punch in/out at a punch station

You can now set the employees who can punch in/out at each Group/Staff punch station via BePunctual Server 7 -> Punch Stations -> Edit -> Staffs as shown:

This feature allows you have better control of the locations an employee is allowed to punch in/out at.

5. Attendance sheet report is now built into BePunctual Server.

Click here to see a sample of the attendance sheet report.

6. BePunctual Server performs auto-backup of its databases
To prevent corruption of BePunctual databases from improper shutdown of the computer, BePunctual Server auto-backup it databases into the \autobackup subfolder of it’s data folder daily.

If ever you get the error message “Fail to open database” when running the server software, the likely reason is that the database files are corrupted. When this happens, you can restore yesterday data by doing the following:

  • Exit the BePunctual Server software and Automator software if they are running.
  • Stop the BePunctual services in Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services
  • Rename the files in the \autobackup folder from *.bpd.bak to *.bpd
  • Copy the renamed file into the folder above, replacing the corrupted files
  • restart the BePunctual services


7. What’s Next

The upcoming features include:

  • Importing of employee and student data.
  • Supporting visitor signing in and out with their fingerprint.

Stay tuned!

Do help us spread the word of BePunctual.

Thank you and good day!
Robin
Aquarius Soft