Contents of the README.1ST file
Business Clock Link 1.0
Networkable PC Time Clock for Managers
with real-time job reporting, Clock-in
animation, Blue Collar E-mail, on-line
discipline and Ticker Tape reports.
Written in C with dBASE file format.
"This Clock Means Business". XT, 640K,
2 meg drive required. $175.
BUSINESS CLOCK LINK
"The Clock That Means Business"
P.O. Box 182
Princeton, LA 71067-0182 U.S.A.
Phone: (318) 949-4399 CompuServe: 70262,114
FAX: (318) 949-4400 Internet: [email protected]
This product is for business and their managers who employ a
group of people who work on a variety of jobs. Business Clock Link
(c) is a PC-based time clock that monitors where workers are, what
they are working on and when they started and stopped.
Unlike other PC based time clock programs, Business Clock Link
is oriented toward the needs of managers. So we say that Business
Clock Link is "The Clock That Means Business." Here's why:
1. Visual clock-in/clock-out feedback with animation so workers
and managers know exactly who is clocked in and who is not.
2. Real-time job reporting system that allows the manager to
scan or print exactly how many hours are invested in a job,
who did the work and when the work was done.
3. Networkable file system so multiple PC's can be used at the
4. Worker messaging system that gets messages to workers
immediately and confidentially. No more running around to
deliver a telephone message to a worker.
5. dBASE IV file formats with exporting to allow easy
development of add-ons and connection with Payroll.
6. On-Line worker discipline that allows the manager to give
demerits and reprimands and to prevent clocking-in.
7. On-Line Management Tips 'N Techniques for consideration
before using disciplinary options.
8. "Ticker Tape" continuous printing of transactions that guards
data from power outages, provides proof of system integrity
and allows a quick scan of the latest transactions.
The INSTALL.EXE program will move the files from the diskette
to a hard drive directory, will check for a minimum of 640K of
memory, and will display this README.1ST file for you. You do not
have to run INSTALL if you have already accomplished these things.
Installation is accomplished by inserting the diskette and
typing "A:INSTALL" if the diskette was placed in drive A or
"B:INSTALL" if the diskette was placed in drive B.
No changes are made to your computer's config.sys or
If you are reinstalling Business Clock Link and you have
existing data that you wish to keep, be sure to install to another
directory or first move your old data to another directory
temporarily. Installation will destroy existing Business Clock Link
data files in the directory.
STARTING BUSINESS CLOCK LINK:
1. Go to the directory where you installed Business Clock Link.
If you installed to the default directory, you can do this
by entering "cd c:\bclink" and pressing "Enter".
2. then enter "bclink" and press "Enter".
3. Print the 10-page tutorial document by selecting "Print the
4. Restart the program and return 'Enter' to all prompts until
you get to the main screen that shows the date and time at the
upper right, a scrolling 'marquee' message line at the bottom,
and a list of workers in the middle.
5. The 26 steps in the Tutorial will take about 15 minutes and
will provide you a overview of the capabilities of Business
1. You may contact us directly by mail, phone, fax, E-mail.
2. Business Clock Link provides almost the entire Manager's
Guide (the manual) "on-line". To obtain context-sensitive
help from anywhere in the program: press F1 or F2 from any
place in the program.
3. The 48-page Manager's Guide (the manual) may be printed by
selecting "Print the Manager's Guide" after starting Business