Getting Started with 7punches

7punches is a time clocking app that integrates seamlessly with 7shifts. This allows you to manage Employee scheduling as well as time and attendance all in one place. You then have the ability to export Reports for payroll.

With 7punches, your Employees can clock in and out from an iPad, tablet, mobile phone, or iPod touch that is mounted in your business. There is also an option to pull up the punch pad on a computer. 

Here's how to get started

  1. Log in to your 7shifts account as the Administrator
  2. Hover over your profile picture > Company Settings > Add-ons
  3. Click on the toggle button to enable Time Clocking in your account. Then click settings:

Under 7punches settings, check-off the boxes of the features you want to use. 

7punches optional settings:

Click here for more information on Employee Health Check.

Next, click on Time Clocking (clock icon) at the top of your screen, then click on 'Start Time Clocking'.

You will be prompted to enter the end date of your last payroll and your payroll frequency. 

Check off the box 'On 7punches'.

You can either auto-assign punch IDs or self-assign each Employee a punch ID on your own. Click here to learn more.

Click 'Next'.

Note: If you are using your POS for Time Clocking, click here for details on syncing your POS punches.

Once you click 'Next', your first payroll period will be generated. 

Click on a payroll period and you’ll be able to see which Employees have clocked in and at what time, all in real-time.

You will need to download the 7punches app for iOs or Android on your tablet or mobile device that will be used for punch-in.


Approved vs. Unapproved Time Punches 

By default, a time punch is marked as unapproved if the Employee clocked in before their shift start time, clocked out later than their scheduled end time, or was Auto-clocked out. You will also see a tag for any Advanced Labor Exceptions in the punch.


Editing Punches

To edit punch data, click on the 'Pencil' icon.

The punch edit screen will allow you to edit the punch, add or modify breaks, and will show you the timeline of all events within the punch. 

  • For accounts that have enabled 'Declare Tips,' you will also have the option to add / edit tips.
  • You will see a tag for any Advanced Labor Exceptions you have enabled, for New York and California labor compliance.

Click here to find out how to access the 7punches punch pad.

Click here to learn more about California Labor Compliance settings.

Click here to learn more about New York Labor Compliance settings.

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