Your 5 minute Guide to Time Tracking

Again, like said in our previous 5 minute guide on tracking timeoffs – it will actually take less than a minute. The reason being that when you register for a free trial, Cronforce comes preconfigured with a test time tracking project.

In order to try it out you just have to go to Timesheets > Submit Timesheet, press on Add Project button and select the available project. Cronforce creates a timesheet line where you can type a comment and spent time. Once ready you can press on Submit and the times will be auto-approved.

We noticed that people ask us quite similar things so we have compiled a list of common questions and answers.

May I configure supervisors for timesheet approval?

Yes, in order to do this you have to configure the supervisors for each project. Go to Timesheets > Project Overview and select a project. Easiest will be if you just select the existing Test project.  Then scroll down the list of Test project details and press Team Supervisors Management button. There you can select one or more supervisors for each employee. This means that when a user submits its timesheet and has a supervisor configured, it will be shown in status Pending Approval. The supervisor will also get a notification and can approve or reject the timesheet in Timesheets > Approvals.

What if I want to create my own time tracking project?

You just have to go to Organisation > Projects and press on Create button. Once presented with the project creation screen do the necessary inputs like project name, code, start date, project leader (is like admin for a project). Be careful not to check “Set as timeoff project” as it can be used only for vacations and absences (more about this in our 5 minute guide on tracking timeoffs). You can also create tasks, enable comments and many other fine tunings.

What if employees should have a limit of the bookable hours per day and week?

Well, then we advise you to check out our How to set up working time limits for your employees.

Is there a way to get a report of the employee times?

Of course, just got to Timesheets > Reports and click on the pre-defined report for you. If this is not enough you can either create a new report or edit the existing one. If you get stuck with the report generation just drop us a line at support@cronforce.com. We will do them for you in no time. Besides this you can dive in our reports tutorial.

May I run a timer to clock time to the minute?

Yes, you can find it in the upper right corner, just click on the stop watch. When you stop it time will be then automatically saved in your timesheet. Last step is to submit your timesheet at the end of the week. Feel free to check also our stopwatch tutorial.

Do you offer clock-in/out too?

Yes, you can set up the system in just few minutes to clock the entry and leave time of your colleagues. We also put together a detailed article of all Clock-in/out features.

And please do not forget – you are always welcome to contact us at support@cronforce.com if you need any help.

The Cronforce.com Team