Why Cronforce works: a case for big picture planning


You might have noticed by now that Cronforce is not your typical time-tracking, project or resource management tool. By focusing on big picture planning, we enable innovation within your company, rather than manage a finite, yet ever-changing list of tasks.

Innovation requires a perfect balance between constraints and flexibility. And if your team’s role is to innovate, consider ditching the myriad of alike tools and go for a clear and memorable delineation of KPIs and ever relevant cost and billable budget planning. Our flexible structure allows you to iterate and adapt the project as you go, but ensures everyone keeps the goal in mind.

By having high-level visibility you are more likely to have your team on the same page all the time and then you can detail out tasks in smaller chunks as the project develops. How do you do this best? By digging into our detailed KPI dashboards and all feature gems.

Happy budget planning and time tracking,

The Cronforce.com Team

Your 5 minute Guide to track Vacations and Absences

Good news – it will actually take less than a minute. The reason being that when you register for a free trial Cronforce comes preconfigured with several timeoff projects.

In order to try it out you just have to go to Timeoffs > Submit Timeoff and press the Book button. You are then given several options with the most notable being Vacations and Absences. Select what you want to book and you will be presented with a simple popup window that asks you to select what type of vacation or absence you want to book. We allow you to pick your project because you can have one vacation project per year and also several type of absences like medical, legal, family and others.

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

Why am I presented with less timeoff days available that actually configured in the system?

Because we booked some timeoffs in order to exemplify how Cronforce works, you may notice that the timeoff counter shows less days available than the days configured in Settings > Time. You can delete these demo entries at any time.

What if I want to create my own timeoff project?

You just have to go to Timeoffs > Timeoffs List and press on create. Once presented with the timeoff project creation screen do mark the project as timeoff project. Then you have to select the timeoffs types. These are created in Settings > Time and could be your Vacations2015 and Vacations2016 types or the absences type you want to have assigned in a timeoff project. These are the timeoff types you can choose from when booking timeoffs.

What if employees should have different vacation days?

Well, just go to their profile in Settings > Users and set the vacation days they are allowed to book. It is this easy.

Is there a way for a supervisor to approve vacations and absences?

Of course, just select a timeoff project and on the project overview click Team Supervisors Management (at the bottom of the page). Then pick the supervisor for an employee and this is all. When an employee that has a supervisor submits a timeoff the supervisor will be notified and should take action. You can also switch off timeoff approvals by enabling automatic approvals. For this you need to go to Settings > Time and select if you want to allow automatic approvals. If enabled timeoffs automatically get marked as approved.

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

Announcing email notifications for late submissions and approvals

We are glad to announce a new and exciting addition to our Timesheets module. From now on employees will receive an email notification if a timesheet was not created or submitted. In addition, approvers will get a reminder when timesheets are pending approval. This new addition will save valuable time to supervisors and managers. Enjoy time tracking!

You are welcome to contact us any time with suggestions and questions – just write us a comment to this post or send an email.

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