How to perform Database Migration from Ingress/TCMS V3 to TimeTec TA

How to perform Database Migration from Ingress/TCMS V3 to TimeTec TA

TimeTec has introduced a new feature to assist in moving your current Windows-Based data to our Smart Solution: TimeTec TA via migration tool.

The ‘Export’ function for migration to TimeTec TA is ONLY available in the latest version of Ingress/TCMS V3 Software listed here

The types of data suitable for migration are as follows:

i. Company Hierarchy (names of departments and sections)
ii. Attendance Rules and Calculations (clocking schedules, group duty roster, holidays, leave types)
iii. Employees’ Biodata (name, address, phone, designation, etc)
iv. Employees’ Verification Credentials (ID, fingerprints, password, card ID)

Below are the steps needed in order to carry out the migration:

A) Export Database from Ingress/TCMS V3 Software
1) Launch Ingress/TCMS V3 Software and click on the Ingress/TCMS V3 logo > Migration Wizard > Export > Timetec TA.

2) Browse path to locate your database file, and click Backup.

3) Once it is finished, the system will prompt an Export Successful message to notify the users.

B) Migration to TimeTec TA
1) Login to your TimeTec TA account and move to Support > Wizard > Migration.

2) Choose the system to upload the file as well as browse the database that you’ve already exported in Step A.

3) For the next step in terms of migration, which is Data (Advanced Settings Tab), you will need to select the type of information to migrate. By default, all items will be selected.

4) In Data Selection, proceed to ‘Select User Tab’, and select which user to be migrated along to TimeTec TA. Users will also be notified on the total license available as shown in the screenshot below.

5) Moving on, is the Terminal Selection whereby users can select which terminal to be linked to TimeTec TA.

6) Last but not least, after finished selecting the data for migration, you may proceed and check the migration status here.

Note: If some of the screenshots or steps viewed here are different from the ones in the current
system, this is due to our continuous effort to improve our system from time to time. Please notify us at, we will update it as soon as possible.
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