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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  • Guest commented
    17 Jun 02:48pm

    Yes this would be great

  • lisa kal commented
    17 Jun 02:46pm

    Yes this will be great

  • Guest commented
    14 Jun 04:56pm

    Feature Enhancement Request: Modern Employee Time-Off Tracking System

    Objective: To transition from a manual, timecard-based system to a digital solution for tracking employee Paid Time Off (PTO), sick time, vacation, maternity leave, and unpaid leave. The new system should provide detailed reporting and improve efficiency and accuracy in managing employee time-off records.

    Dentrix : Managers manually record time off on employee timecard sheets, which is inefficient and prone to errors. This process lacks centralized tracking, automation, and comprehensive reporting capabilities.

    Desired Features:

    1. Automated Time-Off Requests and Approvals:

      • Employees should be able to request PTO, sick time, vacation, maternity leave, and unpaid leave.

      • Managers should receive notifications for time-off requests and be able to approve/Deny and add them in Dentrix.

    2. Centralized Time-Off Tracking:

      • A central system to track all types of employee leave.

      • Accrual rules for PTO and other leave types should be customizable to match company policies.

      • Real-time updates on leave balances for employees and managers. (Report)

    3. Integration with Timecards:

      • Automatically update employee timecards with approved time-off.

      • Ensure timecards reflect accurate breakdowns of PTO, sick time, vacation, maternity leave, and unpaid leave.

    4. Reporting and Analytics:

      • Generate detailed reports showing individual and departmental leave usage.

      • Analyze trends in time-off requests and balances.

      • Provide compliance reports to ensure adherence to company policies and legal requirements.


    Wendy P

  • Dee Pitre commented
    3 Jan 03:32pm

    Would love to track PTO per employee, Vacations, holidays and no shows. This should be a priority for the timeclock feature in Dentrix, Denticon, Eaglesoft have these features available.

  • Connie Ison commented
    1 Dec, 2021 09:01pm

    Having previously worked in EagleSoft, I was extremely disappointed in the timeclock feature in Dentrix. Having to print and manually calculate hours is crazy in 2021. We need to be able to track sick days, PTO, vacation, holiday, etc. Need to be able to set up a filter, so when an employee asks how much PTO they have left I can quickly give them an answer. At year end, I have to print the entire year and dig through all of the time punch entries to find how much they have used. This is extremely time intensive. I'm looking at previous comments going back to 2018- how long does "planning to implement take?"

  • Guest commented
    31 Mar, 2021 10:52pm

    Also add a feature to setup scheduled work hours for employees, so we can track late clock ins . We need this for employee evaluations.

  • Sandra C commented
    17 Dec, 2019 05:34pm

    Would be nice to set up time clock during date of hire which would track date of hire, when eligible for PTO, track PTO and time off, etc... would be amazing. 

  • Guest commented
    14 Nov, 2019 07:47pm

    Also need overtime hours split from regular hours in payroll report

  • Guest commented
    22 Oct, 2019 09:25pm

    Leaving Paychex to move to Gusto! Way better. 

  • Guest commented
    22 Jul, 2019 09:47pm

    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.

  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:45am
    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
    9 Jul, 2019 04:45am
    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!
  • Joy commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:45am
    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
    9 Jul, 2019 04:45am
    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: I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THIS IS FIXED!
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:45am
    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.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:45am
    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.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:45am
    Now this would be something useful!
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:45am
    this would be an interesting idea. I also like the idea of password clock in/out.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:45am
    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
    9 Jul, 2019 04:45am
    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.
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