Time to Retire That Old Time Clock?

FastPunchTM is user-friendly time clock software that puts mechanical punch clocks out to pasture.

Why spend money on antiquated hardware? (FastPunch runs on Windows-based PCs). This tailored software – conceived after years of research and software development – saves time, money and sanity for businesses in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Madison, Racine and Kenosha, WI … or wherever you’re located.

Key reasons for you to try FastPunchTM:

  • Increase accuracy of time tracking
  • Reduce payroll errors
  • Keep better tabs on payroll costs
  • Eliminate problems with lost time cards, demagnetized badges, illegible bar codes and forgotten PIN numbers
  • Easy to use, for both managers and employees
  • Tracks location, categories and sub-categories of jobs performed
  • Real-time In/Out display

How it works:

  • You can install the RFID scanner and touch screen (optional) on low-end Windows-based workstations
  • Assign badges or key fobs to your employees
  • Keep tabs on who’s in and out using the handy Management console

To schedule a demo, click here, or call 800-993-9028 x101 for immediate service.


Next Time You’re Flying Overhead …

It’s true. Our custom software development company is smack dab in the middle of the Midwest–also known as ‘Fly-Over country’. Few celebrities or news-makers come from this neck of the woods. Several neighboring states have more cattle than people. Some may claim that we have a Wisconsin accent, But I have no idea what they’re talking about 🙂 . Others joke about our dairy air. I guess some humor never gets old …

One of our bovine best.

If you want to ignore us from 30,000 feet, go ahead. But please don’t equate Fly-Over country with ‘nothing to see here.’ Especially if you’re looking for top-notch software development and support services.

Consider the advantages of hiring Midwest software programmers:

  1. Midwest prices. Because the cost of living is lower here than either coast, we can afford to charge less for the same great custom software solutions.
  2. Midwest work ethic. Our programmers enjoy putting in a full day’s work. And they do it with a smile.
  3. Central location. If your company is on the East coast, and your software developer is on the West coast–how long do you have to wait before they return your call? If you work on the West coast, good luck getting afternoon support from your provider in the East! (At I/O Technologies, we stagger our staffing so that you can get live software support when you need it.)

So go ahead–fly right over. We don’t mind. You might even catch a friendly wave from us down below.

But after you land, come on over for a visit online, and turn your custom software dreams into reality.

I/O Technologies and the IOT

Ever since day one, we’ve always used the abbreviation IOT as a shortcut for I/O Technologies, Inc. But in recent years, IOT has become the standard three-letter acronym for the Internet of Things.

Which is OK by us, because IOT does IOT! Many of the projects we’re currently working on involve communicating with devices across the internet (or sometimes, a company’s intranet).

Are you thinking about a project that involves communicating with devices and harvesting the wealth of data they provide back to a central server? Do you need to integrate video feeds from remote cameras into your application? Or do you need to receive a text message whenever inventory levels of critical parts fall below a certain threshold?

IOT is right up IOT’s alley! Contact Us to discuss your project.

When Software Doesn’t Help

It’s About Productivity

Does your typical day at the office run from nine to five–or more often 7am to 7pm?

If outdated business software is a factor, call I/O Technologies. We write software that’s tailored to your company’s specific needs.

I/O Technologies’ software can drain the pain from business processes, so your people are more productive, and YOU can get home at a normal time..

I/O Technologies’ professionals offer customized design, and support when you need it.

Visit us online at https://www.iotechno.com. Or Toll-Free: 800-993-9028

Introducing a New Doc Management Module

Thanks to everyone who responded to my last e-mail, asking for your input about document management.

We’ve taken your feedback to heart, and developed a new document scanning module. It’s designed to be incorporated into existing applications with very few modifications.

For a quick demo of the features and benefits, check out this 2-minute video:


(By the way, if you want to take advantage of the scanner feature, you’d need to buy and set up at least one desktop scanner. Here’s one we really like: Brother ADS-2000e).

If you’d like to discuss incorporating this module into your software, please let me know.

Looking for Candid Feedback

Would You Find This Helpful?

Over the years, we’ve written hundreds of custom software applications for customers in the United States and UK.

Lately, several customers have asked whether we offer a standard, pre-packaged document scanning/management solution which we could ‘bolt on’ to their existing software. But the development required to do this for a single client has always made this cost-prohibitive.

What do you think…

So I’d like to ask for your feedback. Would your company find this useful:

  • From inside your custom software, you navigate to one of your customers (or vendors, or products) and click on a new Launch Documents Form button.
  • In the form that launches, that customer’s subfolders appear. Clicking on a subfolder shows all the documents, e-mails, etc that you’ve saved to the subfolder.
  • When you click a Launch Scanner Dialog button on the form, the software will automatically scan the document in your scanner to a PDF, saving it into that subfolder.
  • The PDFs would be saved into regular Windows file folders, so they would be accessible from outside the application, and readily backed up whenever your backup software runs.

Of course, this would require a fair amount of programming. And we’d have to pay annual royalties to the company that wrote the scanner interface. But if several customers are interested, we could potentially divide up the cost of development by offering licenses for x number of users at your office.

(By the way, you’d also need to buy and set up at least one desktop scanner. Here’s one we really like: Brother ADS-2000e).

If this sounds like an enhancement you would find useful, please let me know, so I can get a feel for the level of overall interest.

Get 10% Off Custom Programming

A wonderful opportunity to hire US-based programmers for less.

When you need custom programming and tech support, are you getting your money’s worth?Get 10% off our custom programming rates

Many of our customers buy prepaid blocks of programming hours from us—discounted 10% off our standard rates.

With a prepaid block of time, you stay completely in the loop:  Whenever we log hours, we e-mail you a report.  This report describes exactly what we did, and how much time we spent.  Plus, it gives a running balance of time remaining in the block.

This isn’t for everyone.  But if you’d like to give it a try, just contact us.

Custom Desktop Software Example

How custom desktop software can save a lot of time.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth even more.  So rather than reading a lengthy post on how to speed up data entry, today let’s look at a quick example.

Suppose your company receives Purchase Orders via e-mail.  Watch how you can drag and drop those e-mails from Outlook into a data entry form.  Instead of manually copying and pasting each field, you can import the whole PO into your order entry system with the flick of your mouse.

Does this still demand too much user interaction for you? Well, we could take it up a notch.  How about automatically scanning your inbox for e-mails from senders at somecompany.com?  The logic could check whether each e-mail includes a purchase order.  Then it would import every PO in one fell swoop.  Next, it would move the emails to an archive folder (just in case you ever need to check the original e-mail).

What if you don’t deal with purchase orders, but you do receive shipping manifests via e-mail?  No problem:   Same principle—different database. We could even write code to reconcile manifests with matching orders, if that would be helpful to you.

Or maybe you have a different need altogether? That’s the beauty of custom desktop software development. We can tailor the logic to meet your specific business needs.

Contact us to discuss your project.  There’s never a charge for the initial consultation.

For Custom Software Development, visit our new site.

We’ve just finished updating our company web site.  The new site is 100% responsive (i.e., it resizes to fit whatever device you’re using). We’ve spent quite a bit of time striving to make it look more professional and to better describe what we’re all about.
Visit the site if you’re interested in custom software development services.