• Time tracking

    Hi

    does anyone know of a piece of software or mobile app to track where someone spends their time. This is for a management tool in terms of working out what activities are carried out as opposed to anything production or machine orientated

    thanks
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  • Hi

    does anyone know of a piece of software or mobile app to track where someone spends their time. This is for a management tool in terms of working out what activities are carried out as opposed to anything production or machine orientated

    thanks


  • Hi @Jane High thanks for your question. I'll contact some community members and see if they can help.

    In the meantime, I encourage others to share their experiences.

    Amy
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  • Hi @Jane High thanks for your question. I'll contact some community members and see if they can help.

    In the meantime, I encourage others to share their experiences.

    Amy


  • Hi @Jane High,

    I've been advised that most invoicing apps have some capacity for this. A ex colleague in the US uses Hiveage and Expensify. Having checked on UK tools ZoHo and whenIwork have both been recommended.

    I hope these help
    kirsty
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  • Hi @Jane High,

    I've been advised that most invoicing apps have some capacity for this. A ex colleague in the US uses Hiveage and Expensify. Having checked on UK tools ZoHo and whenIwork have both been recommended.

    I hope these help
    kirsty


  • Hi @Jane High

    There are plenty of web based services & apps for this, mainly used by the freelancing community for billing projects. We've used Harvest (https://www.getharvest.com/) which has a chrome browser extension & seems to work pretty well.

    Kind Regards,

    Darren.
    Last edited by Daniel Kirmatzis; 20-11-2018 at 10:12 AM. Reason: tagging
    Best Regards,

    Darren Joint.
    CEng MIMechE

    Viking Signs Ltd | Sales: 01476 957980 | DDI: 01476 957984
    Twitter: @darrenjoint | Visit: vikingsigns.co.uk
    The UK's largest range of safety signs, manufactured on demand.
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  • Hi @Jane High

    There are plenty of web based services & apps for this, mainly used by the freelancing community for billing projects. We've used Harvest (https://www.getharvest.com/) which has a chrome browser extension & seems to work pretty well.

    Kind Regards,

    Darren.
    Best Regards,

    Darren Joint.
    CEng MIMechE

    Viking Signs Ltd | Sales: 01476 957980 | DDI: 01476 957984
    Twitter: @darrenjoint | Visit: vikingsigns.co.uk
    The UK's largest range of safety signs, manufactured on demand.


  • Hi @Jane High, yes, how many people do you want to tract, and what do they do? John
    Last edited by Amy Brunsdon; 23-11-2018 at 08:33 AM.
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  • Hi @Jane High, yes, how many people do you want to tract, and what do they do? John


  • Hi @Jane High,

    if you are still looking - we use a system which is part of Quickbooks, called T Sheets. It allows individuals to log in and out of their location, select what sort of work they are doing, upload photos etc. It also tracks them, so that you can actually see where they are either live, or follow their movements for a day. Loads of other features too.

    It may seem a bit ' Big Brother' but for our purposes (we have a lot of site teams, all over the UK), this allows us to check and monitor individual whereabouts.
    Many different reports available too.

    Every site team member has the app installed on their mobile device. It did require 'buy in' from everyone, but after a year or so of using this piece of software, we have found it invaluable.
    Last edited by Daniel Kirmatzis; 05-02-2019 at 12:37 PM. Reason: tagging
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  • Hi @Jane High,

    if you are still looking - we use a system which is part of Quickbooks, called T Sheets. It allows individuals to log in and out of their location, select what sort of work they are doing, upload photos etc. It also tracks them, so that you can actually see where they are either live, or follow their movements for a day. Loads of other features too.

    It may seem a bit ' Big Brother' but for our purposes (we have a lot of site teams, all over the UK), this allows us to check and monitor individual whereabouts.
    Many different reports available too.

    Every site team member has the app installed on their mobile device. It did require 'buy in' from everyone, but after a year or so of using this piece of software, we have found it invaluable.


  • thanks for this
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  • thanks for this


  • Hi @Jane High

    There are a few out there with mobile apps. Like Darren said, Harvest is one we have also used before.
    Time Doctor, can be handy when managing others, as has a screen shot feature, and its assistant style asking you, "what are you doing now" can be good to prompt you to keep logging time
    https://www.timedoctor.com/

    Also Toggl
    https://toggl.com/mobile-time-tracking-app/

    With the need maybe to track executives going to meetings and on site, hubstaff has GPS tracking option.
    https://hubstaff.com/

    Check out these, but think mostly how you want to be able to report on or integrate the results with your ERP, CRM or other internal process, is excel export enough, or is it just for a research review period.

    Hope it goes well.
    Tristan
    ---
    Work with manufacturers to warm B2B sales with data driven website

    Also host Cliff Notes Podcast - where Manufacturing and Digital evolve
    https://cliffnotespodcast.com
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  • Hi @Jane High

    There are a few out there with mobile apps. Like Darren said, Harvest is one we have also used before.
    Time Doctor, can be handy when managing others, as has a screen shot feature, and its assistant style asking you, "what are you doing now" can be good to prompt you to keep logging time
    https://www.timedoctor.com/

    Also Toggl
    https://toggl.com/mobile-time-tracking-app/

    With the need maybe to track executives going to meetings and on site, hubstaff has GPS tracking option.
    https://hubstaff.com/

    Check out these, but think mostly how you want to be able to report on or integrate the results with your ERP, CRM or other internal process, is excel export enough, or is it just for a research review period.

    Hope it goes well.
    Tristan
    ---
    Work with manufacturers to warm B2B sales with data driven website

    Also host Cliff Notes Podcast - where Manufacturing and Digital evolve
    https://cliffnotespodcast.com


  • Many thanks to everyone who has come back to me on this - it is much appreciated
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  • Many thanks to everyone who has come back to me on this - it is much appreciated


  • @Jane High,

    Is this for time recording or knowing where people are physically spending their time?

    Thanks,

    Charles
    Charles Clayton
    Co-Founder SoftBot Ltd
    https://www.softbot.co/
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  • @Jane High,

    Is this for time recording or knowing where people are physically spending their time?

    Thanks,

    Charles
    Charles Clayton
    Co-Founder SoftBot Ltd
    https://www.softbot.co/