New design & new features

In the last months we have worked hard to further develop timr in various ways. Apart from implementing new features we have dedicated much time to the development of a new design for the timr web application.

In the last months we have worked hard to further develop timr in various ways. Apart from implementing new features we have dedicated much time to the development of a new design for the timr web application.

 

1. New design of the web app

Conception and planning for a more enjoyable user interface started over a year ago. Our main objective was to introduce the new design as smoothly as possible in order to provide you with a working environment to enjoy. Now it’s time to make the first step. Since we don’t want to catch you unaware we would like to inform you beforehand about all upcoming changes. Therefore we have prepared the most important info for you:

Note: The first version of the new design will go online this Friday afternoon: 04/06/2018

 

1.1. What will be new?

The timr web application will get a new user interface. In other words: timr will get a facelift in the next weeks and months

1.2. Will working with timr be different?

Working with timr will be no different than before. Features and functions will be the same. It’s important for us to guarantee continuity for our users. You will gradually see changes of the design, but this will not impact your daily work with timr in any way.

1.3. Why is timr getting a new design?

We really wanted to give our users a more modern and stylish interface to work with. Apart from that, renewing the UI will also provide us with the possibility to improve usability and to introduce new functions faster and easier than in the past.

 

1.4. How will the new design be implemented?

We are implementing the new design step by step. In a first step the navigation menu will be changed to the new design. This will make navigating through timr faster and easier for you. High five!

As a part of the first step the user settings as well as language settings and the Logout option will move to the menu bar on the left side. Here you will now also have direct access to our help center with instructions and video tutorials.

Old design: 

New design: 

Step by step the design of the whole web app will then be renewed, this includes the “Recording”, “Reports”, “Administration” and “Account” menus.

Note: You may register as a beta customer for the new design. This way you can work with the new design earlier and give feedback. The beta status is valid for the whole account. Therefore the account owner has to ask for beta status. For more info contact us at info@timr.com


2. New features

Apart from introducing a new user interface we have also worked hard to improve usability. We have now implented a bunch of features that will further reduce your work load and assist you in your daily work with timr. All of these features are already online.

2.1. Define monthly overtime allowance

You have now the possibility to define a monthly overtime allowance for each of your employees. When balancing a period the hours balance will be corrected accordingly. It will also be possible to automatically set the hours balance to zero if overtime is included in your employee’s work hours.

For more details and further info take a look at our documentation: Overtime allowance

2.2. Automatic review of recorded time

timr now automatically reviews all working time records. This way you and your employees will now be informed of missing records or anomalies of existing time entries.

 

Admins will see these warnings also when balancing a period. As a consequence reviewing time sheets will be much faster and easier now.

For more details and further info take a look at our documentation: Automatic review of working time records

2.3. New working time type for suspension

For any type of suspension you can now create a working time type with the category “suspension”.
If records with this working time type are added target hours of the corresponding period will automatically be reduced accordingly.

For further info about working time types take a look at our documentation: Configuring Working Time Types

2. 4. Lock tasks

You can set a date for tasks, projects and customers before which no further entries and no changes to existing entries can be made.

It’s possible to lock all tasks or only a specific one. For example, if you have already billed your customer the project time of February, you can lock all time entries before February, 28. This way you can be sure that no changes can be made to these time entries.

For more details and further info take a look at our documentation: Lock tasks

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