How time tracking usually (doesn’t) works

In most companies, time tracking varies deeply between departments and locations. People track their times at the end of the day (in the best case), at the end of the week, or at the end of the month. As a result, you spend a lot of time reconstructing (using your emails, calendar, notes, …) what you worked on. On the other hand, you are losing a lot of money because you give away a lot of unbilled working hours.

When urging your employees at the end of the month to track their times more accurately, you mainly hear “it is so complicated”, “I had no time”, “it is so annoying”, “the system doesn’t work, it’s so slow”, and the problem is, you know they are right.

Time tracking is such a burden because most existing systems don’t concentrate on time tracking. Time tracking is mainly an unplanned by-product of project management systems. You can count your hours in those systems, but can you really track what you did?
Because the systems or other methods (excel files, …) you are using for time tracking don’t concentrate on time tracking, time tracking is extremly expensive, inefficient and inaccurate, people get frustrated doing it. But, if you don’t know exactly what you and your employees spent your time on, you have no cost transparency.

The timr approach

timr is the result of our analysis how time tracking should be. timr is Easy, Instantaneous, Anywhere. Simply enjoy timr!

Easy

With timr there are no more excuses for time tracking. timr is so intuitive and easy to use because it concentrates on only one thing: time tracking. No need for long training or reading manuals.

Instantaneous

One main problem with time tracking is that you don’t track your time while you do the work that you should track. Time tracking is usually done after the job, and because there is always so much work, time tracking is procrastinated to the end of the day, then to the end of the week and lately to the end of the month. Finally, you have to put a lot of time into reconstructing what you did, and because you have no time, the problem starts again from the beginning.

With timr, you can track your time while you do the job.

In times with a lot of time pressure and a lot of work, usually before a project milestone, time tracking procrastination increases and that can be very dangerous because you have no control of the costs of your project. Instantaneous time tracking means that you know the exact project costs minute-by-minute and you can make your decisions on that information.

Start it, Stop it, Bill it – no more procrastination!

Anywhere

Even the best time tracking system in your office won’t help if you are away quite often, without having the possibility to track your time while away. Back in the office you have to reconstruct the work you completed. Because of the retained work in the office, you don’t have the time to track your billable hours immediately, nor in the following days. In the end, you have to reconstruct your billable time at the end of the month or more likely you spend the times.

With timr, you track your time wherever you are, around the globe, in each time zone and always according to the timr approach, easy and instantaneous. No subsequent time tracking, no reconstructing, no guessing.

The timr return on investment

The consulting company 1,2-Smart uses timr for working time and project time tracking. The company employs 5 people, 4 consultants and 1 assistant. By charging an hourly rate of $130 for consulting work the company saves 1 hour per consultant and week by using timr because employees track their time instantaneously, in real time, and don’t have to reconstruct their time at the end of the day or week. Computed monthly, the savings are about $2080.

The savings of 1 hour are calculated very conservatively because it doesn’t even cover higher billing demands because the employees each track their work with timr, so the company no longer gives away a lot of unbilled hours to their clients. As you can see, the value added with timr is essential to your success, click here to immediately try it yourself.

Summary:

4 employees: $130 (100€) / hour
Savings: 1h / employee / week
Monthly savings: $2080 (1600€)
timr costs: $40 (30€) expected
total savings: $2040 (1570€) per month!!

Main advantages for your company:

  • Increased profits due to higher billing demands of your employees
  • Savings due to reduced time tracking efforts by using timr
  • Cost transparency because of accurate time tracking
  • Get the current project costs minute-by-minute (e.g. for a spontaneous decision during a project meeting)
  • More motivated employees because they no longer have to track their times with systems that haven’t been built for time tracking
  • timr helps your employees to focus on one current task (the task that is currently recorded in timr)
  • Reportings and statistics help you to bill and optimize your business