The Overtime Box: overtime software

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What is The Overtime Box?

The Overtime Box is an innovative, easy to use Windows based software program that manages up to five different rotating lists of overtime cards.  

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How the rotation works - Simple list rotation or Hours Tracking

By default, when an employee accepts overtime, their card automatically moves to the back of the box. These conditions can be customized to suit your needs! For example, you can have all cards rotate whether employees accept or decline overtime, or only have the card rotate upon an acceptance of overtime, etc. 

If you track overtime by hours, the employee with the lowest number of overtime hours worked is eligible first. All hours get reset on January 1, and the previous year's total is easily accessible. Employees are initially sorted alphabetically, with the tiebreaker being the senior employee.  

Who can change or move the cards

Administrators are granted full access to edit and change the card order, if need be. Standard users are given access to fill overtime and view the cards. They do not have the ability to change the order of the cards or details on an employee's card. It's all controlled by the software, and limits human error or favortism. This helps ensure fairness, accuracy and accountability!  

The advantage of The Overtime Box being a desktop application versus an on-line application, and a word about security.

When you purchase The Overtime Box, you own it for life. There are no recurring monthly or yearly fees as you would find in an on-line based application. The Overtime Box simply stores your employee's name and contact phone numbers. There is no other personal information collected.  

System requirements

A 1.6 Ghz dual core or higher processor, 2GB ram or higher, at least 250MB free hard drive space, and a CD/DVD drive are required. A screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher is recommended.  


The Overtime Box requires Windows 7 or higher. It has been tested on the following systems:
      Windows 7 Professional, with Service Pack 1
      Windows 7 Home, with Service Pack 1
      Windows 8 Professional
      Windows 8.1 Professional    

      Windows 10 Professional  

      Windows 10 Home  

     Windows Vista and XP are NOT SUPPORTED.

If you have slightly different requirements for The Overtime Box, custom coding is available. Send us an email at and we can discuss your needs.  ​