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Time and Attendance Software Support

Intercom of America, Inc. helps you evaluate evaluate the technology behind our time and attendance software system.  You should look for the following characteristics in any enterprise class system that will be widely deployed.

  • Open standards. Look for wide industry acceptance of the development tools, DBMS, and other components of the application. XML interfaces should be available for easy integration with other systems.
  • Scalability. Only a multi-tiered design can support hundreds or thousands of concurrent users. Even if you don't need a scalable system today, you may tomorrow as your organization grows.
  • Thin client/web based. Lightweight client software accessible via a web browser to eliminate workstation installation costs and provides a familiar user interface for your users.
  • SQL Relational Database. Look for support of leading products like Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle.


The PunchTime Software Technology Platform

Our time and attendance software adheres to all of these principles. The following technology platform is used in our product.

Technology Area

The PunchTime Software Solution

Front End

  • Use any JavaScript-enabled browser, including Internet Explorer 5.x and Netscape Navigator 4.x or 6.x
  • 100% pure HTML and JavaScript -- no plug-ins required
  • Runs on Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Macintosh, and Unix platforms


Compatible with most report tools, including

  • Crystal Reports
  • Report Smith
  • Microsoft Access and Excel
  • Business Objects
  • Other ODBC or SQL compliant reporting systems


  • Uses XML to interface between the client and server
  • Data interfaces support XML allowing you to develop custom interfaces into our system quickly and easily


  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Lotus Notes
  • Compatible with any other SMTP based e-mail systems

Web Server

  • Apache on Windows NT, Windows 2000, VMS, or Unix
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lotus Domino

Server Platforms

  • Windows NT, Windows 2000
  • Solaris
  • Linux, HP/UX, AIX, and other Unix versions
  • VMS
  • AS/400
  • Other Java-enabled platforms can be certified

Application Servers

  • Apache Tomcat
  • Netscape iPlanet
  • Oracle Application Server
  • BEA WebLogic
  • IBM WebSphere
  • Borland Enterprise Server 5 - Web Edition
  • Other J2EE-enabled servlets containers can be certified

Note: Multiple application servers (on different physical computers) can be utilized to scale the system to large volumes and improve reliability


  • Oracle 8.05 or higher
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.x and SQL Server 2000
  • DB2, Sybase, and other DBMS systems can be certified


  • Multi-tiered design permits flexible deployment
  • SMP-aware design exploits today's multi-processor servers
  • Multiple servers can be configured for larger organizations
  • Supports tens of thousands of employees and concurrent users on a single server

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