This article will explain how to setup both your Payroll Clocking and Job Clocking including setup your Blackpurl if you want to give the ability to pause job clocking on jobs 

For more details about Payroll Clocking and Job Clocking, please review our article - What is Payroll Clocking / Job Clocking / Productivity Reporting

Setup for Payroll Clocking and Job Clocking

To setup both the Payroll Clocking and Job Clocking, these are the following steps:

  • From the Blackpurl Header > Click User-added image > System settings

User-added image

  • From the System Settings Dashboard > click on User-added image

User-added image

  • There are two tabs on the User options:

  • Licenced Users

  • Time Clocking Staff

For both Payroll Clocking and Job Clocking setups, you will need to be on the Time Clocking Staff tab:

  • To add a new staff member to Time Clocking Staff - complete the following:

First Name field

Last Name field

  • Then move the toggle if they are a Technician (this is the indicator to tell the system if Job Clocking is a requirement for this staff member)

  • Then click on User-added image

In our example below, we are adding the staff member Kristelle Dubois who is also a Technician

  • A new screen will pop up and this is where you can set the labor cost and work schedule of this technician


  • If you have added a new technician and your Dealership uses the Blackpurl Scheduler this would be a good time to tell Blackpurl what days this technician is available to work

  • On the relevant Staff Member line > click on User-added image to open up the information screen using the dropdown on the Working days field, indicate what days this technician actually works

Once you have finished, click on User-added image

TIP: This is also the screen where you Log Leave too

  • Once the new staff member has been added, they will list in the bottom section of the screen - Staff member list

Setup giving the ability to Technicians to PAUSE Job Clocking

If you want to give your technicians the ability to pause their Job Clocking, then you will also need to enable the System Setting > Settings & Control - Shop Settings - Allow pause of job clocking

This action will now provide the Technicians with the ability to pause their Job Clocking sessions without actually job clocking off the job 

The amount of paused time will be taken into consideration when setting the actually hours logged on a job and the accounting entries related to them

All technician hour reporting will now also include paused time

For further information, please review our articles - System Settings > Settings and Controls and