How to Choose a Time Tracking App to Make Your Business Rock

Author James Mash 2.11.2015. | 09:07

There are three things that every business should value the most: time, employees and knowledge. And all together it makes a combo. Every business owner should have superior knowledge about employees’ time.

And no tool can provide better knowledge than a time tracking app.

But when you decide to use one to improve overall workflow you will probably face the issue of choosing one that works best among all the variety.

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So, here is a simple guide that will help you to choose the best time tracking app and improve your business in a short period of time.

1) Do some research

If it is the first time that you hear about a time tracking software, then before choosing one, do some research.

Just go online and see what features different vendors offer. Also, write down the features that you think will be useful for your business or bookmark the websites you liked.

Another great thing to do is to read reviews. There are a lot of websites and users on the Internet who offer honest reviews of time tracking apps.

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2) Ask yourself questions

Now you know a little something about what the market offers for you, it’s time to ask some questions.

Write down what you want the software to do for you and then according to your wishes go through the features.

This way you will be able to use the time tracking application to its full potential. And not just use 3-4 features and pay for the ones you don’t use.

Here are some examples of the questions you might be asking:

  • Does the software have to be manual or automatic?
  • What platforms does the software has to be compatible with?
  • What additional features do I want the software to have?
  • What apps should the time tracker integrate with?
  • What are the export abilities?key-951785_1280

3) Test, test, test

A good time tracking software should offer at least a 14-day trial period. You got to have enough time to figure out if you like the software, if all the features work right for you if the reports give you any valuable information.

In addition, what should you be looking for in a time tracking app?

If you want the time tracking software to streamline vital business processes, then you should choose an automatic time tracking software, like Yaware. Time Tracker. But if you want the time tracker to improve task management, then a manual time tracker will work better, for you.

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Also, look for software that tracks offline activities, e.g., the time that employees spend offline. The reason it’s important is because the offline time also matters when you are trying to improve the overall performance. You might discover that you employees attend to many meetings, and it lowers their productivity.

Another thing that’s beneficial it employee reporting, meaning employees also can view the reports on their time and productivity

Conclusion

So, choosing a time tracking app isn’t that difficult when you have a guide to follow. Good luck with finding your time tracking app.


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Author James Mash 2.11.2015. | 09:07
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