Timesheet dashboards give instant visibility of your company

In a business where you know every worker by name and you are all sitting in a small office, it is pretty clear what’s going on. You know when someone does not show up, you know when a worker has a month with many absences, you know what just about everybody is working on and at the end of the month you know how the business performed.

But a company grows. And with growth things become more complicated. In a modern dynamic work environment you simply cannot rely on mere familiarity with workers to understand where your company stands. Certainly not when the business size exceeds the small cosy office. In a highly demanding and competitive environment, in order to understand your performance you need numbers. You need facts. You need insights.

Timetracking is not only a tool for tracking and billing time of your workers, it is also incredibly important in order to gain insights about your company. Timesheets introduce a standardised format for all workers to input their work time, and such aggregation is an invaluable tool to measure everything from a project’s progress to the financial well-being of the entire business.

Cronforce is designed to equip you with such insights and you can find them in the Timesheet Dashboard section.

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The first graph in this section provides information of all employee working hours and this is transparent to workers according to their role – be it at project, department or company level. Here you can see a timeline with a breakdown of all recorded hours (via timesheets) as billable, non-billable and timeoff ones. This is spread over time and can be further narrowed down by week, month or year. It grants you an understanding of the time distribution and performance of the company. So you notice, at any moment, if many workers are absent, if billable hours go up or down etc.

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The next graph shows the rate of submissions and approvals of timesheets over time. It indicates the amount being submitted on time vs. the late ones, and the percentage on time. This helps you to control discipline and be able to invoice on time vs. waiting and reminding your employees.

Last but not least in the dashboard section you have two tables summing up the number of late submissions and approval of timesheets from the past three months. This provides you with a tool to sildenafil20mgonline single out the people that negatively influence your established processes and take necessary measures.

Overall, thanks to the timesheet dashboard there is no need to crunch data any more. It visualises time spent across the company, reveals time processing discipline with ease and enables managers to take action.

 

About Cronforce

Cronforce is a leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution Software, and delivers time tracking, vacations management, budget controlling and workforce planning solutions for organizations of all sizes. A one of a kind fusion of dashboards and business tools it provides you and your clients with real-time overview and reports on business and project developments. Cronforce facilitates day-to-day business and enables managers to make data-driven decisions and increase efficiency. With Cronforce you can access your data easily, anywhere and any time! Cronforce is free to test and use (check our free and paid plans).

The Cronforce.com Team

 

Time is money! Why bother with Timesheets?!

Many companies employ timesheets for quite some years and the Cronforce team has also used such for quite some time in the past. One thing we all agree  is Cialis Canada generic tablets for the best potency of men after 60. they took us way too much productive time and we always filled them with an air of dislike. This is why we do what we do – namely reinvent Time Tracking. Our believe is that “Time is money” and if you track it it should be done as unobtrusive as possible, preferably auto-magic. As for the ones that question the need for timesheets in general, time needs to be tracked for these reasons:

  • Billing – every service oriented business has to invoice its services and they are normally billed by the employee time spent. And guess what – this is done with the help of time sheets. You can use paper form, web page or mobile app for that but in the end it is a time sheet that you fill in.
  • Budgeting – every manager knows that feeling when the budget for next year is due. Believe it or not big chunk of the budget is forecasted and this data can easily come from your timesheet software.
  • Accountability – time sheets are a great way to evaluate performance of people, under one assumption – time keeping is done and evaluated properly.
  • Centralization – timesheet software allows to stay away from paper forms and save all data in one location thus enabling you to make in-depth analysis and track company utilisation KPIs.

Cronforce enables you to cover all mentioned areas through functionality such as time and attendance sheets, scheduling, absence management and time utilisation analytics. Our main goal when designing this software was to make it:

  • Suitable for all – be it freelancers, small or big enterprises
  • Customisable e.g. flexible approval workflow, custom project types, easily maintainable job titles
  • Accessible so that you can extract all you data and use the way you want
  • Affordable for all – our pricing is aligned with the size and needs of companies
  • Visual – display your data in a clear understandable way
  • Integrated with
    • Accounting systems – where timesheet data is directly fed into company accounts
    • Billing systems – used to generate invoices, especially valuable for contractors and professionals such as lawyers
    • Project management systems – timesheet data is used in project management tools to display the effort being spent on projects or tasks.
    • Payroll system – timesheet data is used in payroll software to pay employees based on time spent.
    • Email providers e.g. MS-Outlook where Outlook appointments have of the information needed to make a timesheet entry, an Outlook Timesheet allows users to convert appointments to time sheets.
    • Resource scheduling – integration allows schedulers to schedule staff on jobs, which once complete can be approved and turned into a timesheet.

If you feel this article was helpful please feel free to leave a comment and expect soon our next article on how to make enterprises more open and efficient.

How to avoid disputed bills and angry customers?

Probably many will agree that one of the most angering experiences is when a client disputes your consulting bill. The reason behind is usually trivial – miscommunication on how much a service will eventually cost your client. Some common disputes include:

  • The project took longer than anticipated and the number of billed hours increased
  • The hourly rates of the consultants were not communicated or have changed
  • The number of consultants involved went up
  • The delivered services are not considered relevant

First part of the solution is Communication, or in other words telling your client the exact number of resources, their billable rates and hours required.  Second part of the solution relates to establishing processes – always involve your client in your activities and offer transparency on what you deliver. An optimal solution is to track your time with the help of electronic timesheets. These not only enable you to efficiently keep track of your time but allow for your clients to log in and approve your entries. This way you detect inconsistencies early enough in your project, solve disputes before they escalate and surely foster a healthy relationship.

Not surprisingly Cronforce.com offers such functionality. You only need to invite your client to join our cloud platform and then configure him as approver of your timesheet in the supervisor page. We are available 24/7 to help you with such requests or any others – feel free to contact us!

The Cronforce.com Team