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Best practices, trends and industry conversation on what’s happening in cloud-based time tracking

 

How organisations in the UK can use time tracking solutions to claim R&D Tax Relief

How organisations in the UK can use time tracking solutions to claim R&D Tax Relief

In the UK, HMRC provides R&D Tax Credits to companies as an incentive to promote research and development. Under this scheme, a company engaged in qualifying R&D activities can either reduce the amount of tax it pays, or get a cash sum upfront. R&D Tax Credits promote investment in innovation, and could be the key to survival for many Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) in the UK today.

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Lack of compliance costs a restaurant chain dearly in FLSA penalties

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Ruby Tuesday Inc., a nationwide chain that operates more than 750 restaurants, recently agreed to pay out a staggering $3 million to settle a class action

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Replicon servers not affected by Shellshock

Replicon servers not affected by Shellshock

Recently, independent research teams identified a new vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell software component (Bash). Dubbed “Shellshock,” this bug can be used by hackers to take control of a system remotely and exploit Web servers.

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How to use time tracking to maximize SR&ED claims—a seminar hosted by Replicon & Boast Capital

How to use time tracking to maximize SR&ED claims

As we reported earlier, Canada’s Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax program provides tax credits, sometimes in the form of cash, for research and development projects to help keep Canada at the forefront of scientific and technical advancements. To qualify, companies must meet strict documentation and employee time tracking requirements set forth by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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Replicon ranks #184 among the world’s 500 largest cloud applications vendors

Replicon ranks #184 in the world’s 500 largest cloud applications vendors

Replicon has ranked 184th among the top 500 cloud application vendors according to this year’s Apps Run The Cloud list. With a year-on-year growth of 37.5%, Replicon continues its run as one of the fastest growing cloud services providers in the world. The rankings in the study are based on 2011–2013 cloud subscription revenues of more than 500 enterprise applications vendors, and are updated every year.

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Employee time tracking is dead

Employee time tracking is dead

iBeacons, Bluetooth Low Energy, Proximity sensing and the obsolescence of time tracking as we know it.

Businesses have to track the time their employees work for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is to pay them correctly or bill clients accurately. Today, there are various means and devices used to achieve this: paper punch cards, handwritten sheets of paper, spreadsheets, online software, and time clocks, to name a few. Most of these methods have been in use for several decades, and all of them have one critical point of failure—the employee—upon whom the onus of tracking work time almost always falls. Employees may sometimes forget to log their time, or put it off until the deadline. In both cases, the result is inaccurate work time data, which leads to errors in payroll, invoices, and possibly even lawsuits. Tracking time is often a tedious, annoying, and frustrating task that an employee needs to do several times over the course of a workweek, in addition to his or her actual work. As with most tasks that share these characteristics, they get put off until the last minute, or simply forgotten.

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Bay Area Repliconians Support AIDS Research and Education

Bay Area Repliconians Support AIDS Research and Education

Repliconians are not only 100% committed to remaining the leader in cloud-based time tracking, but we also strive to give back to our communities and to make the world a better place. We recognize that a talented group of like-minded people is somewhat obligated to make a difference for those less fortunate than we are.

Last month, 11 Repliconians participated in AIDS Walk San Francisco. This annual event has raised $82 million to fight HIV/AIDS since its inception in 1987. Our intrepid team headed (by train, taxi, car, or carpool) to San Francisco ― braving the iconic foggy skies and typical hilly streets ― and some drove around for what seemed like forever trying to find parking (Bay Area residents can relate!).

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Don’t Let Overtime Non-compliance Sucker Punch Your Bottom Line!

Overtime Non-compliance Can Sucker Punch Your Bottom Line!

Not complying with overtime provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Fair Labor Standards Act” (FLSA) can lead to hefty payouts of back wages and penalties, not to mention the headache of collective action lawsuits and expensive settlements. Willful violators may also be fined and prosecuted criminally, and a second conviction may result in (gulp!) imprisonment.

Need proof of the pain we’re talking about? Here are real-life examples of what companies have had to shell out:

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Replicon Named Finalist for 2014 Golden Bridge Award

Overtime Non-compliance Can Sucker Punch Your Bottom Line!

Redwood City, CA – August 6, 2014

We’re excited to share the news that Replicon has been named finalist for a Golden Bridge Award! The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program, with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, is a tribute to the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, innovations, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions.

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How organizations can save resources and become more efficient

How organizations can save resources and become more efficient

In this series, we take a look at ways in which organizations, managers, and individuals can improve productivity and get better results by managing time better.

Organizations of all sizes constantly strive to be more efficient and productive. Over the years, automation and computerization have brought in significant improvements in efficiency and productivity to workplaces, and more work now gets done in less time, by fewer people. There is a thriving industry that caters to providing information, tips, and software applications that help busy people get things done and generally improve productivity in both individuals and organizations.

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