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5 Best Web-based Time Tracking Apps for Your Company

5 Best Web-based Time Tracking Apps for Your Company

Time is money!

Being an employer or an employee, your only need is to fulfill financial needs. Time tracking is a vital aspect to be done regularly for keeping track of productivity, payments, and invoicing purposes. By the means of cloud technology, it is possible to track employees’ activities, by logging the information about the time they have invested on certain tasks, and then produce reports which give clear picture of what is going with your business.

The time tracking web-based applications are useful for all such type of businesses, even for small startups to big enterprises. These solutions are great investment for any business type, whether it’s bookkeeping and accounting, hotels, construction, heating and plumbing, retail, cleaning services, and many other industries where handling and tracking team activities are difficult.

Time tracking softwares have number of things which can be done with these, like processing payroll, dealing with important administrative processes, and tracking time. Thus it helps employers by knowing how resourceful the particular employee is, while employees have assurance of being paid for every minute that they have worked.

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There are number of features which need to be considered while choosing them like time to set up, responsiveness, scalability, reporting, cost, and so on. The following are some which satisfy above mentioned features.

1. EmploTime
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    This is the best web based time clock and also the least expensive. It doesn’t require any installation, just login to portal then create employees and authorize them to use company time clocks; these devices will capture Clock In and Clock Out. You can authorize as many clocks required.

    The geolocation feature helps to fetch the employee’s location with no need to enter details manually; it will be fetched automatically which will help managers providing them with correct details. This features irrespective of tablet, pc, or mobile. The notes feature lets employee to give the description to the work they are doing.

    It lets you fetch reports for giving extra wages based on daily or weekly overtime and in the specified format required like excel, PDF, or word. This also lets employee to punch as many time they want. This helps manager in monitoring the breaks of employees by Clocking In and Clocking Out number of times and at the same time to make out total of regular and overtime hours. The manager have option of resetting clocks of all employees at one go, in spite of changing one at time.

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    The manager or chief can get the online notification of the login of any employee online by means of notification like mails. The manager can manage the employee’s vacation, and can export it in form of report like PDF, thus use it for assignment of work to different people. This software offers a free one month subscription and at the same time it costs very less for a year after the subscription is over.

    2. Mavenlink

    MavenLink

      Mavenlink gives powerful services and software which help organizations to conduct their business online. It lets you track expenses and times in the same place one manage projects to understand margins and costs. Thus it empowers businesses to track project timelines, manages expenses and time, and understands the productivity.

      It helps to plan better for next project based on learning’s from past projects. The comprehensive reports help to know the smallest details of project. It helps to know the productivity of the resources and weather the margin being hit or not.

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      3. Bill4Time

      Bill4Time

        Most of the billables can be lost because of inefficient tracking. One can track lost revenues by tracking accurate time anytime and anywhere from tablet, mobile, or laptop. The app records non billable time, internal non client time separately, tracking consultants, contractors, and staff for accuracy.

        Even if you are in office or not, time entry is never been simple simply by running timers, recording multiple time entries in screen. Reviewing and tracking weekly and daily time summaries so one can always know the financial and productivity status of organization.

        4. Intervals

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        Intervals

          Intervals is an online management software that has task management and time tracking collectively with powerful reporting. It is ideal for small teams and businesses including web developers, designers, creative agencies, consultants, communications companies, and IT services firms who need to keep an eye where all time is going. This product has 30 days free trial.

          5. Paymo

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            Paymo is intuitive and modern project management software for medium and small businesses that handles task management, invoicing, and time tracking. With this software, one can track the lifetime of the project without need to pay and use several different apps. By the use of this, teams can be in focus and sync while delivering projects. It helps to maximize team accountability, productivity, and collaboration.

            There are number of softwares available in market. Try out any to maximize your earning and save lot of time for more productive stuff!

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            Last Updated on October 16, 2019

            11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

            11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

            Automations are key to improving efficiency. Set the system up right from the beginning and you’ll reduce the amount of no-shows and cancellations.

            Whatever your business is, with automations, meeting scheduler apps do more than just streamline appointment setting. They prime your workflow for maximum results.

            Meeting scheduler apps are awesome if you use them right. Use them wrong and you can look like an arrogant elitist.

            In this article, I will share with you 11 great meeting scheduler apps you can start using today to boost your productivity.

            1. ScheduleOnce

              ScheduleOnce is an industry leader and robust solution. Whether you work alone or have a large team, ScheduleOnce can support you.

              ScheduleOnce allows you to create multiple users and multiple calendars. I use one calendar for booking podcast guests with automations set up to prep my guests for our interview. I use another calendar for strategy sessions and coaching calls.

              ScheduleOnce also has embeddable widgets so you can keep the scheduler inside your own website.

              Starting at $7 a month and a 14 day free trial, ScheduleOnce can fit a variety of needs in business.

              Available on Web

              2. Calendly

                Calendly stands out for its clean, easy to use interface. If you like clean design, Calendly might be your choice. It too has robust automations and integrations for individuals and teams alike.

                You can try Calendly free for 14 days. Their basic plan is free while their most robust plan is only $12 a month.

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                Available on Web | Google Chrome Extension

                3. Assistant.to

                  For those who use gmail, Assistant.to is a super simple solution.

                  From inside an email, you click on the Assistant.to icon and pick times your free. Assistant.to embeds the times directly into the email so the recipient can quickly pick a time that works for them.

                  While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of apps like Calendly or ScheduleOnce, Assistant.to is completely free.

                  Available on Web

                  4. Acuityscheduling

                    Acuity is a robust meeting scheduler very similar to ScheduleOnce. It integrates with CRMs, Email Marketing platforms, Analytics tools and accounting software.

                    It comes with a 14 day free trial. They have a free solo account but if you want the benefit of the integrations, you’ll start as low as $15 a month and can cost up to $50 a month.

                    Available on Web | iOS | Android

                    5. Pick

                      Built for simplicity, Pick is direct and easy to use. You can create your own url extension like pick.co/yournamehere and it integrates with Google calendar and Office 365.

                      At $3 a month, this is a great tool for quick scheduling.

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                      Available on Web

                      6. X.ai

                        For those who are early adopters of AI, this may be the solution for you. X.ai created two AI assistants they call Amy and Andrew Ingram. After setting up your account you simply CC them on your emails with the person you’re wanting to schedule and the AI assistants will email your guests from there until your appointment is set.

                        This type of scheduler feels more personal because of the dialogue. There are stories on their site of people thinking Amy and Andrew are real people. X.ai integrates with Google, Office 365 and Outlook.

                        Starting at $29 a month for an Individual account and $39 a month per user for a Team account, Amy and Andrew are ready to schedule meetings for you. Want to try it out first? They do have a free trial.

                        Available on Web

                        7. YouCanBook.me

                          is another competitive solution for scheduling meetings online. You can manage the calendars of your entire team, configure booking forms, and integrate with your calendar.

                          They have a free account branded with their company name or you can have some control over your branding and appearance at $10 a month for all their features. Either way, this company is worth a look.

                          Available on Web

                          8. Doodle

                            Doodle is unique in the space of meeting schedulers because it helps groups of people find a time to meet that works for everyone.

                            It integrates with your calendar and allows you to send a poll to all invited. Once people vote on the poll you can see which time works best for everyone.

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                            You can also run polls for food preferences if you’re scheduling a lunch meeting or a section of town if people are coming from all over.

                            While there is a free account, you’ll unlock it’s potential starting at $39 per year.

                            Available on Web | iOS | Android

                            9. WhenAvailable

                              WhenAvailable is another scheduler that works for groups of people. You can use it to schedule a pickup game of basketball, decide on your next book club or book your family reunion.

                              Their free account allows up to 20 guests, unlimited events and one contact group. For $15 a year you unlock all the goodies including reminders and chat messages.

                              Available on Web

                              10. Rally

                                Like Doodle and WhenAvailable, Rallly is helpful for scheduling meetings and events with multiple people involved. You create a poll and everyone votes. It’s quick and easy.

                                Unlike Doodle, it doesn’t have as many features, but it’s entirely free.

                                Available on Web

                                11. NeedtoMeet

                                  Finishing strong, NeedtoMeet is our last app that allows you to schedule meetings or events for multiple people. It has mobile apps, custom urls, easy polling, notifications and commenting.

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                                  NeedtoMeet also allows 1:1 Meetings for things like performance reviews for your whole team. You send out the your calendar slots to your team and they can only pick 1 slot, minimizing the amount of emails and scheduling you have to coordinate.

                                  While they have a free account, you can unlock all features for only $19 a year.

                                  Available on Web

                                  Bonus: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Using Meeting Schedulers

                                  In the excitement of streamlining your scheduling process, it can be easy to forget the feelings of those you’re inviting to meet. I know. I’ve done this.

                                  To say “Hey, schedule time on my calendar” feels colder than “Hey, here’s my calendar. To avoid all the back and forth, pick a time that works best for you.”

                                  Always make sure to frame your invite with your scheduler app with the benefit to them and why we’re doing it this way rather than the old fashioned, personal way.

                                  A little finesse goes a long way. Without it, you risk seeming transactional and cold.

                                  Some meeting scheduler widgets you can embed in your site can take a couple seconds to load. If you go this route, make sure there’s text just above the widget that lets your guest know the calendar will appear below and to wait for it to load.

                                  If you use an online meeting tool like Zoom, it’s also important to explicitly let them know the meeting will take place on Zoom and include the Zoom link in the email reminder. Many make the mistake of not clarifying where the meeting will actually take place which can create last minute chaos at the time of the meeting.

                                  Should you require special settings, like ethernet, external mics or lighting, let your guests know that on your thank you page and reminder emails so they are prepared for the meeting and you end up with the best meeting possible.

                                  With clear communication in your automation, your meeting scheduler tools can almost perform like a virtual assistant for a fraction of the cost, or free, depending on the app you choose.

                                  The Bottom Line

                                  Meeting scheduler apps are diverse in features and unique in design. Before committing to one and realizing it’s not a fit, I recommend exploring which 3 might best fit you and then doing a trial with each of them at the same time so that you can see how they feel as you use them side by side.

                                  Scheduling meetings the old fashioned way can be tedious. Conversely, finding a scheduling app that works seamlessly in the background is heavenly.

                                  Like cell phones, meeting scheduler apps are moving from a nice-to-have luxury to must-have necessity in the lives of productive people. As you explore your options, stay true to your brand and the tools that have worked well for you to this point and simply find a meeting scheduler app that plays well with what you have created.

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