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

 

Use your Cronforce account in multiple businesses

For quite Cialis for Sale Online – Restore Your Sexu… some time Cronforce allows to assign a user to several companies. This is mostly needed in bigger organizations that want to separate their offices per country or function, yet allow for employees to book time or manage bookings for several offices. This feature saves our clients the effort to work with multiple accounts and passwords, and has been welcomed upon release. In order to add a user to your company instance you simply need to invite them from Settings > Users.

Please feel free to contact us at support@cronforce.com if you need any help.

The Cronforce.com Team

The 10 deadly sins of project business

the 10 deadly sins of project managementThroughout the years we have had tons of interactions with clients. Under the motto “Even the best fall down sometimes” I believe we have made all mistakes possible which is of course the motivation behind building Cronforce. So here is our top 10 list, enjoy!

  • Not submitting and approving timesheet on time annoys project managers, accountants and not surprisingly the top management.
  • Writing non descriptive or misleading comments in your timesheet seriously upsets your company accountant when a client refuses to pay using the comments as justification.
  • Booking time on the wrong project – definitely pisses off at least one of your clients and tends to explode in few months time when nobody expects.
  • Taking vacations without considering the vacations of the team – often leads to team members with overlapping competencies gone at the same time in the most critical phase of a project.
  • Failing to consider vacations in your resource planning – undoubtedly leads to missed deadlines and unhappy clients.
  • Not accounting for vital resources for the completion of your project – can actually endanger your project as whole
  • Running over-budget – this probably upsets clients the most.
  • Running under-budget – at first looks like a sweet deal for the client but actually any planned but unused budget leads to a reduction of their funds in the following year.
  • Plugging too low or too high rate for your employees – you may well end up working at loss, for free or for the last time with this client.
  • Billing one resource with different roles and rates to the same client – oh, that can easily spoil your complete client relationship as it is offer seen as a way to overcharge for services.

If we missed some feel free to tell your story in our comments!

The Cronforce.com Team

 

Introducing the New Cronforce Chrome Extension

Since last year, our Google integration has helped thousands of Cronforce users track time seamlessly within their organisations. We have planned a two stage integration with first stage deployed on the Chrome store as of today. It includes sign in to Cronforce with your Google account, easy import of users from your Google Contacts into Cronforce and seamless time report export to Google Drive. In our next release in couple of weeks users can start a Cronforce timer right from Chrome or applications we integrate with. It’s fast and convenient. See it in action!!!

Whether you’re on Mac, Windows or Linux, Chrome is a fast and free way to browse the web. Combining Chrome with the Cronforce extension is a great way to enjoy the speed and ease of time tracking on your desktop. Quickly start and stop timers and always know when you have a timer running at a glance. To get started:

That’s it! Enjoy!

By the way we are looking for more ways to integrate with Google and other apps. Just write a comment to this post or send us 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!

The Cronforce.com Team

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