Things to keep in mind when choosing a time tracking software solution
November 27, 2012
As an increasing number of companies are realizing that time tracking technology
is a preferable choice over spreadsheet-based systems and manual methods. Having a time tracking system
in place is critical for professionals who bill for their time or need to keep records of how they spend their working hours, and time tracking software
offers significantly greater benefits in terms of automation, accuracy and timeliness. That said, not all solutions have the same features, and some are more comprehensive than others.
Companies that want to get the most out of their time tracking systems should look for solutions with the following attributes:Easy-to-use interface
If your time tracking program is slow, unwieldy or not user-friendly in some other way, you'll likely avoid using it whenever possible. It can be easy to justify writing off the need to record small periods of billable time, but even just five minutes here and there can quickly add up and have a negative effect on your bottom line. The eCenter component of Sage Timeslips allows professionals to track time even when they are outside the office by using their mobile devices to wirelessly connect to the internet. Sage Timeslips eCenter is compatible with all major mobile devices, including Android, Apple and BlackBerry products, as well as popular browsers.Customization options
Every company has unique needs and requirements, so it stands to reason that a good time tracking solution would provide the ability to customize reports so users can get the information they need. Sage Timeslips allows users to efficiently record timesheet entries by offering the option of creating weekly templates that can be customized for individual clients and recurring tasks. Armed with this information, professionals can hone in on undesirable trends, such as time overages, then take the necessary steps to mitigate unwarranted loss.Multitasking support
In today's hectic business landscape, it is rare for professionals to have the luxury of focusing on one task from start to finish without being interrupted or needing to attend to other things. A solid time tracking solution needs to be able to handle the phenomenon of workers bouncing back and forth between different tasks. With Sage Timeslips eCenter, switching tasks is as simple as pressing a button.