You might be wondering why time tracking is better than the good old fashioned Excel spreadsheet. Well, here’s some great reasons you should make the switch.
Just hit the button!
No more constantly looking at the clock. Simply hit a button to start timing a task and then hit it again to stop if you finish or take a break. Some software will begin a new task every time you hit the start button, others will let you add more time to an open task after you’ve stopped timing. This ease of use increases accuracy in billing so estimating work time is a thing of the past. Time tracking is precise and always updated.
Time tracking software will help you be more efficient by storing your timed tasks in conjunction with a client and project. You may also add a description of the task. Forget trying to remember what happened to all your hours at the end of the day or week! These tasks are archived and then you can retrieve them when creating reports weekly, monthly, or during a customized time period.
When working on team projects, I would highly recommend using software that supports team time sharing online. Team members can log into an Internet workspace to track their hours even when away from the office. Reports can then be created with everyone’s billable and non-billable timed tasks. No time is wasted gathering information…the data will always be updated and ready to go…just print it!
Don’t be stuck in the dark ages of spreadsheets and manual entry. Modern technology is making mundane tasks quick and easy! For those that want to spend more time working for their clients and less time sifting through data and making reports, time tracking is the answer!