Dentrix Ideas

Track sick leave, PTO, vacation, and holidays

Add options for the Time Clock to track sick leave, PTO, vacation, and holidays. Set up columns for regular hours and additional columns for each sick, vacation and holiday. Show vacation time as a different color. Options to auto pay holidays, also add an option for a "Per Diem" type, to pay a specific amount per day.
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  • Jul 9 2019
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  • Jul 9, 2019

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  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    This was my idea submitted through the My Voice Administrator. Paychex has a Time And Attendance program that integrates with their Payroll. The missing piece is integration with the Appointment Book and Time Clock. Since that isn’t going to happen, Dentrix should develop this. According to many business gurus, you only manage 3 things, People, time, and money.
  • Jill commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Switched from Paychex time clock to Dentrix. Really disappointed. Hard to believe you can't add vacation and holiday hrs directly to the day they are taken. Will prob switch back to Paychex.
  • Rockridgesmiles@gmail.com commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Time clock need to allow the administrator to add sick and vacation days.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    have a feature on time clock for administrator to add vacation time as such to keep track of employees vacation time
  • Unknown Unknown commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    We would like to add features like holidays, vacations, paid and unpaid time off. Currently there is no way to track it. Our old software did this since 1989. Should be a no brainer.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Add an area or drop-down box to add HOLIDAY PAY and VACATION TIMEOFF for the TIME PUNCH REPORT
  • Unknown Unknown commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Vacation tracking system will be effective to reach real-time analysis of productivity to make enhanced appointment.
  • Unknown Unknown commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Customizing would help also if we could add mileage it would all be on one sheet of paper and we could email it directly to the payroll company without coping and scanning and emailing as an attachment
  • Brenda commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I loved this feature in our old software. We could separate out Holiday, Bereavement, Vacation, Sick, etc... We could set up and add if we needed to. Then we could put in dates and it made it easy to track employees time off. Now I have to keep track on a separate sheet of paper who takes what time off. This is a pain. The other software you could put in the dates you were looking at (yearly start date) for each year. When I would put in dates it would group hours per each subject and then tally at end of paper. X amount used for holiday, X amount used for Vacation, sick etc. Miss this terribly!
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I would suggest that Dentrix upgrade their Time Clock program to be much more functional. Please see Power Clock at www.PowerClock.com It works with a variety of payroll systems to send or export data to do electronic payroll , employer notes not visible to employees, view all employee hours for a particular payroll periond. etc etc. Very functional. You can download a version for 30 day use to play with. It is a small company, maybe Dentrix should buy a large scale license for use or buy the company?
  • carly@devinedentistry.com commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Having the option to select a day as a vacation day or sick day/sick time. Only admin would have the ability to enter those changes in the time clock.
  • fortdentallp@yahoo.com commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I would like a way to show if its holiday, vacation or sick time
  • keegan bandy / Dr. Karen A. Thummel commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    It would be nice to have dentrix keep track of your PTO, vacation, sick days, etch. So you work however many hours and that automatically adds howevery much time of PTO to you. Example: you work an 8hr day you get 1 hour of PTO added to your account or time sheet to use whenever needed. Right now we are having our payroll lady keep track in a book for us and if she isn't here, we don't know what we have left. Would be nice to just click on the time clock, our name and it gives us however many hours of PTO, SICK etch days left.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I would like to be able to enter vacation hour sthrough dentrix.
  • Unknown Unknown commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I would like to be able to track paid vacation, holiday time on the time clock.
  • Lindey Hill commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Allow you to automatically at time for vacation or sick time. Time clock to keep track of overtime.
  • Christina commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    We are new to using the timeclock with dentrix. It would be very useful to be able to enter and track vacation hours for each employee. For reports purposes and also for employees to see if they were able to get the time off. And be able to have it marked Vaca time for them.
  • Christina commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Adding Holiday hours and Vacation hours would be very useful in this program. and tracking them as well. I saw another suggestion about different tabs and different colors and that is a good idea. This let the admin enter this ahead of time and also make sure it is accounted for.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    This was originally my idea submitted to tech support. Need a Time and Attendance Manager integrated with the Appointment Book/Time Clock along with HR Onboarding for complete HRIS to make Dentrix a truly "Practice Management" software program. You only manage 3 things, people, time, and money. Need fully integrated way to manage hr functions that doesn't tie you to health insurance and benefits, unless you want it to.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    This is really a Time & Attendance Manager feature. There are many products out there that are too expensive and don't provide a workable solution for Dentrix users. Dentrix needs to develop the programming into the Appointment Book/Time Clock.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Please update Time Clock in Dentrix. Currently using this feature just adds additional work for the user. Needs to be more streamlined... should be able to auto populate pd holidays and put in how much each employee gets for holidays and vacation time.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    This was actually my submission. Please correct. Time and Attendance Manager should be a fully integrated feature within the Appointment Book and Time Clock and should seamlessly integrate with any of the major payroll providers. We are looking for Practice Management Software to do precisely that, help providers manage their practices. That includes PEOPLE. Not just patients. Staffing is a big part of the schedule.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    This should be fully integrated with the Appointment Book and Time Clock and should be integrated with any major payroll service provider.
  • Robert Griggs commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Employee scheduling, time tracking, vacation/sick tracking. Work schedule optimizer with payroll budgeting. Request time off. Inter-office communications. Alerts, reminders and checklists for daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly tasks.
  • Eduardo commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Would love to see: Time off management, where you can easily review, submit and approve time off, Calendar sharing, vacation days,holiday days. Emai/text alerts for missed clock in and outs
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Yes, Yes, Yes!!!
  • Jenny commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    please make it available for our office to print the employees time sheet that showing the regular hours and over time hours, thanks
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Can we take this a step farther: we have 3 offices. I'd like to be able to list employee schedules, indicate what office they are at & show vacations. the tracking would be fantastic.
  • Unknown Unknown commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    On the time punch report, please separate hours into 2..one with regular hours for the day and one with over-time hours. Also have a running total of each for the end of the pay period.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    This option would be very beneficial to our office
  • rogersdentistry@gmail.com commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    PLEASE make this an option! This would be amazing and cut out so much time of figuring out in Excel what is going on with employees needing time off, sick leave, and paid vacation. Tracking this outside of Dentrix is hard to fit back into the schedule on Dentrix Appointment Book so everyone knows what's going on. It looks really tacky as well. Would be nice to have designated spot each day you could click and open who is working and who is off. Thank you.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    This time clock is NOT user friendly and should be able to keep track of sick days, vacation days and holidays. Employee should be able to leave a note in their own time clock (especially when the person who has rights to edit is not in the office daily) to be able to message regarding any corrections needed.
  • Wanda commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    This would be a great option to have. Right now I have the employee PSTO and Holidays on an Excel spreadsheet. This option to have right on the time clock would make it a lot easier to track the vacation, sick time and holidays all in one report. Both the doctor and our accountant would be really happy.....
  • Westchase Dental Business Team commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I agree completely...I find this time clock to be too difficult to use and therefore use our old practice management software for this as it is very user friendly. The necessity to track all the things listed are a must for any office and should have been a part of the program from the beginning.
  • Freida commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I totally agree!!!! We need a way to specify & track our vacation time!!
  • Mars commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I agree. It is time consuming to try and enter PTO time, Vacation, sick etc.... I do not use the time clock for this reason. I purchased additonal software. I would like to be able to enter a date range for any time off. I would like to see other paid hours for holiday, vacation, sick time, Jury duty, birthday, bonus, maternity, bereavement,birthday, bonus, maternity, training,travel,off-site,personal day. I utilize all of these.
  • Veronica Martinez commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    great ide, this will help track sick days , personals etc..
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    In addition to adding these options,it would be nice to be able to write special notes on the time card for specific time periods or days.
  • Corey commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Adding this feature would allow for much better tracking of what hours are regularly scheduled versus vacation, sick, holiday. This is greatly needed. It would also be much easier to run reports and quickly determine the amount of vacation days an employee has if it is called to question versus having to make notes on each item aside from regular scheduled hours. Anyway, happy we are not the only practice wishing for this fix and hopeful it will be completed soon! :-)
  • Dr. Kenneth Gilbert commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I like the existing time clock feature and these upgrades would be a big help. Currently our paychex company manages these details for us. We simply notate the time clock schedule and turn in the hours to the payroll specialist. Their software is much more sophisticated than ours will ever be. Works for me.
  • Anonymous commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Also...if we could track simply regular hours and OT hours...so that when you call into payroll service you have just the hours
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Having a simple option such as PTO, Vacation, etc that you can customize and create would be nice. However, the actual detailed tracking of PTO, Vacation, etc is much better suited for something like Quickbooks. Tracking it in Dentrix too would be double the work. But just having a simple code or category to put your time in would be nice, and then being able to run detailed reports on that information.
  • F E commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    does anyone care for the hours to be directly posted to quicken or quickbooks? or maybe the daily transactions exported at the end of the day to quickbooks so that we can verify it with the bank via a bank download?
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    We just began using the dentrix time clock and I really like the use of a timeclock, just makes everything "fair" so to speak. But it would be truly helpful to have something quicka nd easy to view time so profressively we knwo where we are all year.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I would like the total hours to be separated with what Valarie stated. Sick Time, Vacation. I would also like the see the day of the week or something to separate the weeks.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I was just thinking about how useful this would be. We recently started using the Dentrix time clock, and it has been nice in many ways, but it makes it difficult when trying to track vacation and holiday pay. What would be really nice is if you could set the total # of days available at the start of the year, this way you can easily tell employees how many hours/days they have left of PTO or vacation. It does add extra work hours to calculate - hours that could be better utilized in many areas!
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    @Lisa Smith You should have votes now, we increased the votes available to everyone last week. Use them Wisely :D
  • Lisa Smith commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I ran out of votes, but this one gets my endorsement. Great idea.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    @Amanda Unfortunately that is correct. The only way to add holiday pay is to manually enter the hours. Lets get more requests on this topic, give it the weight it deserves. Thanks for the comment and the vote, Amanda.
  • Amanda commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Is there a way to add PTO or Holiday without having to just add the hours? I just got off the phone with support and they told me I have to manually add holidays in as they come? Is this true?
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I agree that the Time Clockin Dentrix is really no better than paper and pen time tracking. Our system is password protected however and only the managers who have "rights" to the time clock can change a time punch. That is an easy problem to solve. It would also be nice if you could change the options in Dentrix Time Clock to keep time in portions of an hour rather than just hours and minutes worked. We have to hand calculate each employees (over 25) every pay period in order to turn it in to Paychex. Very time consuming.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I agree with all of the comments below. For the past 3 years, the number one challenge was effectively tracking PTO, vacation & holidays. Please, Dentrix, for my sanity, i need this ASAP!!!!
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    this would be an interesting idea. I also like the idea of password clock in/out.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Now this would be something useful!
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    this is a great idea so that people can see for themselves what there hours are and do not have to ask OM etc.. there will be no confusion.
  • Robin commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Yes, we agree this would be VERY helpful to Time Clock users. Many times, staffers do not get paid for their vacation or sick time because it doesn't get tracked properly in Dentrix. Then we have to retrace the time and issue new checks. It's absurd that you can only clock in and out without any allowances for paid time off tracking.
  • victoria commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    Dentrix Time Clock needs a COMPLETE OVERHAUL. I am currently paying for a separate software package because Dentrix time clock is outdated and unhelpful. I am paying and using Shopclock until the Dentrix module is fixed. Please see their website for ideas on how a real timeclock software package should work: http://www.shopclock.com/. I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THIS IS FIXED!
  • Joy commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    I have worked with many time clocks over the years in regards to payroll, and I can't believe a software as big as Dentrix has NO CAPABILITY to differentiate vacation/sick hours from regular hours. Now, precious time is wasted when I have to manually go look at each employees time card and manually track vacation hours. PLEASE EXPEDITE your efforts to solve this.
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    It would also be nice if the staff had to enter in a password to clock in so no one else can clock in for anyone else!
  • Guest commented
    09 Jul 04:45
    i agree and i wish it could be set up so that each employee can set up a time clock of his/her own at their computer without seeing everyone elses. so that each morning when i come in i could just click a time clock icon on my desk top and just my time clock would show up and i could clock in and out. as it is now i have to right click the dentrix launch icon in the lower right tool bar and than when the time clock menue pops up i have to scroll down until i find my name and than slect that and than clock in..... would be easier if it was just my name that appeared and at the end of the week i could just print it up and turn it in.
  • Guest commented
    22 Jul 21:47

    How many votes constitutes changes being made? It seems that the time clock features really need to be changed!! This is very frustrating for an office manager.