Timesheet & Project Management Blog

The goal of this blog is to provide tips and ideas for improving time tracking and project managment for our customers and other interested people.

How Consultants Track Time

 

Want to know how successful consultants track time?

It all starts with Standard Time®, so download that first.

Here goes!

  1. Create new projects for each client
  2. Estimate task durations and completion dates
  3. Look for those tasks on timesheets and smartphones
  4. Track hours on your phone, tablet, or web
  5. Sync time and expenses with the cloud
  6. Invoice clients by milestones
  7. Clients view status with ProjectBot app
  8. Rinse and repeat!  J

Get Standard Time today!

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OifV8kQu0yg

Bad Construction Foreman

 

Boss: You buried a front loader and left it there till spring? That was on rent for 50 grand a day.

Foreman: It may still be there but whatever… We needed something to fill the hole.

Boss: I gave you Standard Time® for your projects. Did you track your time and budgets?

Foreman: I gave everyone a 10 week paid vacation and brought in another crew. But a shoring box collapsed on them. So I hired more to replace the cripples. Now we have jousting matches with the boring machines.

Boss: Are you still using the track hoe as an amusement ride?

Foreman: The guys all love it. It got 900,000 views on YouTube.

Owner: I wish I had 50 foreman like him. He brings in snake charmers and everybody loves it when they get bit.

Boss: Are you crazy? Standard Time says your project ends in 2085 and it’s 19 Trillion over budget.

Owner: What’s Standard Time?

Boss: Your project software. Look at your computer. Standard Time www.stdtime.com

Owner: Relax its all government funded anyway.

Boss: He says you can bring in the circus entertainers anytime.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoQfsZ_caIM

 

 

Old-Timey: Time Tracking Apps

 

Bubble: the boss says we’re getting new Android time tracking apps

Bubble: yeah, in a hundred years!

Bubble: he’s so cheap; they’ll fly to the moon first

Bubble: the Standard Time® apps are free

Bubble: isn’t the Industrial Revolution grand?

Bubble: is there an iPhone version?

Bubble: yes, Android and iOS

Bubble: they track time and expenses, and sync with the cloud

Bubble: whatever… It’s a sunny day

Bubble: where can I download Standard Time?

Bubble: ask your grandson

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmoMx46BIrc

 

 

Whiteboard: Timesheet Approvals

 

Here’s something consulting firms will love:

A way to ensure client billable hours are entered for each week. And hours are logged to the correct projects and tasks. And the correct number of hours are entered.

In Standard Time® it’s called Timesheet Approvals.

Here’s how timesheet approvals work:

  1. Employees certify their timesheets by clicking the ‘Submit for Approval’ button
  2. Emails go to the manager
  3. Managers check employee hours, projects, and tasks
  4. Timesheets are approved, and optionally locked against possible changes

Consultants can even get email notifications when they forget to submit timesheets, or if their timesheet contains too few hours.

Submit and approve timesheets: That’s how to make sure client hours are done right.

Timesheet Approvals are waiting for you.

Click to download Standard Time.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fY2tnGDU5I

Whiteboard: Mileage Tracking

 

Hello consultants and road warriors!

You’re probably already tracking mileage for tax purposes. Everyone on the road does it. It’s a huge tax deduction.

But hopefully not on:

  • scraps of paper
  • text documents
  • or spreadsheets

Have you seen the clever new timesheet named Standard Time®?

Not only can you track deductible items like mileage, you also get:

  • Expenses
  • Billable hours
  • And vacation tracking

You could run your whole operation on Standard Time!

Here’s how to track mileage:

Start by tapping on your vehicle name. Up comes the last odometer reading. Enter the ending odometer reading, and Standard Time computes the distance and tax deductible amount.

Choose a client and project, and enter notes. Mileage records are synchronized for safekeeping and reporting.

Click to try mileage tracking on Standard Time.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlrCrJ33qb0

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