How to assign a different IP address to the time clock?

1. Check your network configuration.

Open Start Menu and hit Run. Then enter cmd and press Enter. When command prompt window opens, type ipconfig.


Note: Device and your PC have to be in the same network. In this case, my PC’s IP address is so IP address of time clock has to be in the same format: 192.168.1.XXX. If for example, your IP address is, you would use 192.168.2.XXX for your time clock.

2. Find an unused IP address in your network.

Ping addresses within your network (in my case, to until you find one that gives “Request timed out” or “Destination host unreachable”. In this case, I found an unused IP address which is I will assign this IP address to my time clock.


If you have IT persons or network specialists in the company, please ask them for assistance for the best result.

3. Change network setting on the time clock.

On the time clock itself, go to Menu->Comm.->Network and change the IP address from there.


4. Ping new IP address.

In command prompt, ping your device’s new IP address. If there are replies from this IP address, continue to the next step. If not, go back to step 2.


5. Change device settings in UBD.

Open PayPunch, go to Tools tab->UBD Options->Edit device and change its IP address and then test connection.UBD

6. Connection Failed? Contact our support team.

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Using Default Shift Assignment Wizard in PayPunch 9

Default Shift Assignment Wizard has been introduced in PayPunch 9.0.243.

Instead of assigning default shifts to employee one by one, manager can now assign default shifts to selected employees, departments, companies as well as their combinations.


Note: Default Shift Assignment works with auto-assignment (Registration by time clocks) only.


If you are interested in using PayPunch 9.0.243, please call us at 1888-777-0388 or send an email to

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Happy Thanksgiving Day 2014

Thanksgiving2014Dear Valued Customers,

Thanksgiving is approaching again. We would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank you” to all of you for your continued loyalty and support over the years.

Xpress Software would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

Please be advised that our office will be closed on Monday, October 13th, 2014. The office will reopen on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

For any inquiries during the office closure, please send us a message through email to

Xpress Software Team


5 Quick Tips for Using ATR software – #5 Speed Up ATR

September 19, 2014 Leave a comment

The best way to increase speed of ATR is to get rid of unnecessary records, including timesheets, clients, projects and etc.

User should backup current database before making any changes.

  1. Open ATR software. Go to Options-> Database, choose “Purge database records”.
  2. Click “Yes” to continue, “No” to cancel.Warning
  3. Indicates which records should be deleted.Record_Purge
  4. Double check the dates. Keep in mind that this action is not reversible.
  5. If dates are correct, click “Yes”. All records within this time frame will be deleted.Confirmation
  6. Go to View->Client and disable all inactive clients.
  7. Go to View->Projects to disable inactive projects.

If you have further questions, please call us at 1888-777-0388 or send an email to

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5 Quick Tips for Using ATR software – #4 Backup ATR Database

September 16, 2014 Leave a comment

ATR_DBLocation of ATR Database (ATRClient.mdb)

  • Default location in Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Xpress Software\ATRClient
  • Default location in Windows 7 and Windows 8: C:\ProgramData\Xpress Software\ATRClient
  • If database is not in its default location, user should go to Options tab->Database and click on “…” to locate the database that currently in use.

Back up Database

  • By pressing “Backup database…” button, user can back up current database manually.
  • ATR database is backed up automatically when “Auto Backup” function is enabled. Auto backup files are stored in Backups folder. The backup file has the name like: “ATRClient_20140912_153521.mdb.bak” where 20140912 symbolize September 12th, 2014.

Always back up your database before you re-install or upgrade the software!

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5 Quick Tips for Using ATR software – #3 To Do

September 12, 2014 2 comments

To-Do List has become a necessity in modern life as it is so easy to become overwhelmed by the vast quantity of tasks that we must do every day.

Advanced Time Reports provides a set of easy-to-use tools for monitoring several tasks and due dates. The program’s efficient layout is designed to keep users informed of progress and upcoming deadlines on everything from simple tasks to major projects.To_DoTOPICS MENTIONED IN THIS POST: , , , , , , , , ,, , , , ,


5 Quick Tips for Using ATR software – #2 Utilize ATR Timer

September 11, 2014 Leave a comment



ATR Timer is a simple Add-on for Advanced Time Reports software.

With ATR Timer time can be allocated to a specific client, a particular project and project related task.

ATR Timer helps to track the time spent on each task of a project with a single click. While working on the task we may start, pause and stop the Timer.

An optional description can be entered when timer starts or stops.

ATR Timer Presets allocate your time to a specific predefined projects and clients.

More posts about ATR Timer:

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