The more hours you track, the more accurate your reports will be. That’s why it’s critical that your team keeps tracking all their working hours consistently, every day. With Pace, we’re introducing a new feature that’s aimed to help them do just that.
Efficient team work
Over the past several years we have personally helped hundreds of businesses, big and small, to implement our time tracking solution at their organizations. Some of these customers were switching from other vendors to us, while for others it was the first time that they tried to adopt time tracking in their teams. However, regardless of whether they already had some level of experience with time trackers or not: On every customer’s team we’ve worked with, there were always some people that had a hard time getting used to tracking their work, make it a habit and integrate it into their daily workflows. Many users, specially in the beginning, often forget to track, while others do it inconsistently, leading to incomplete and thus inaccurate reports.
This has always been one of the main pain points we are trying to solve here at TrackingTime since the very beginning. We’ve tried our best to make the user experience for end users as easy and intuitive as possible. This starts with our clean, modern UI design that’s easy to use across all desktop, web and mobile platforms and allows users to track their time wherever they work. We also offer integrations for the tools that our customers use every day to get their job done — like Asana, Smartsheet, Trello and many more — so that users don’t need to leave their favorite business app to keep track of their time. Another feature designed to help users track their time with ease are desktop and email notifications. They serve as reminders to make sure you’re tracking the right task and notify you in case you forgot to track what you’re currently working on.
With Pace, we’re now launching a new feature that’s not just aimed at end users, but also at managers who are responsible for creating the time reports that their companies need – whether it’s for payroll, invoicing, billing, project budgeting or to measure their team’s productivity. The goal is to help them make sure that their employees keep track of each and every hour they work.
Work schedules for your team
Pace has two main components: Work schedules and the so called “Pace Board”.
Work schedules allow you to specify the number of hours that your employees have to work each day of the week. You can set up as many schedules as you need, according to your team work times. For instance, you might have a schedule for employees doing a classic 9-to-5 job and another one for external contractors or freelancers who only work part-time.
The Pace Board
The Pace Board gives you a monthly overview of the hours scheduled for each team member per day versus the hours they actually tracked. At a glance, you can easily compare your employees’ performance and quickly identify who has any missing hours. In case there are any hours missing, you can simply add or edit them with just a few clicks.
One of the best things about Pace is that you, as a manager, will no longer need to chase up employees for their timesheets. We’ll do it for you!
Every day, we’ll automatically verify how many hours each and every person in your team was supposed to work the day before, according to their schedule, and how many hours they actually logged. In case a user has not completed their daily timesheet, we’ll send them a reminder email to submit the missing hours.
This is just the first step on the way to a more productive time tracking. We’re already working on new smart tools that will make it even easier for employees to track their time and for managers to create the accurate timesheets they need for reporting. Stay tuned!