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.

Microsoft Project Timesheet

 

Hey, Microsoft Project fans, I’m Mike with Standard Time®.

Did you know that the Standard Time Timesheet integrates with Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project makes MPP files.  And Standard Time imports them.

Actually, it talks directly to MS Project and pulls down the MPP resources and tasks.

Look at this.  The Standard Time app gets your tasks from MS Project, makes sure the resource assignments connect with employees and shows them in the timesheet.

Then everything goes to the cloud where they can actually read them on their smart phones. It’s like publishing your MPP files to all the employees that are working on them and then getting actual hours back. How nice is that?

Download your free version today. I’m Mike with Standard Time.  Thanks for joining me.

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrPFcRMx79A

QuickBooks Timesheet

 

Hello consultant’s and business owners.  I’m Mike with Standard Time®, thanks for joining me.

Do you need a good timesheet for QuickBooks that all of your consultants can use?

Let me show you Standard Time.  I love it!  I found it a breeze to set up.

So pretty much you can take all you’re time and expenses and put them into QuickBooks. From QuickBooks access it from your desktop, from your smart phone or from the cloud.  And run reports from anywhere. This is the best timesheet I have ever seen.  And I’ve seen a few.

Download your free copy today and let me know what you think. I’m Mike, thanks for joining me and we’ll catch you next time. 

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzyIUPO6rWM

Utilization Rates

 

 

Well, hello there in YouTube Land. I’m Mike with Standard Time®, thanks for coming back.

Are you managing a consulting company?  Or work for one?

Then you’ve probably familiar with the term ‘Utilization rates’.  I found a utilization report within the Standard Time Timesheet that I want to share with you.

Take a look.

Using this chart you can tell right away that you’re making more revenue from Brandon than Josh.

You can see that the scheduled hours are about the same.  Actual hours are almost the same.

But look at Brandon’s billable percentage. It’s a lot higher than Josh’s. That’s because Brandon’s billable utilization is higher.

Want a nice report like this?  Standard Time has it.

It has billing rates for each consultant; and records the number of hours that they’ve spent working.  So you get a great utilization report just like this.

Download your free copy today! I’m Mike thanks for joining me and we’ll catch you next time.

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDTBWIqMd3Y

Better Than a Spreadsheet

 

Hey I’m Mike with Standard Time thanks so much for joining me!

Are you using a spreadsheet to track your employee’s time?

I have a better way.  It’s called Standard Time®.  Let me show you a few things.

  1. You can’t sync mobile devices with a spreadsheet. Within Standard Time you can.
  2. Billing rates are impossible to keep up with. Do you have different billing rates for each client? It gets ugly pretty fast. Standard Time makes this easy to organize and keep in order.
  3. Spreadsheets don’t look for user mistakes. That’s because it’s not a timesheet. Standard Time is a real timesheet and it’s made to look for those mistakes.
  4. No project status. A spreadsheet won’t give you charts and graphs and tell you where you’re at. Standard Time does.
  5. Got web access? No matter where you’re employee are at; whether working in the field or they’re working from home they can clock in and out and you can keep a status of where they’re at with their projects.

I hope you’ll take the time to look at Standard Time. Give it a free trial, download it. I’m Mike with Standard Time, see you next time!

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

Five Timesheet Features

 

Hey guys, Mike with Standard Time®. Thanks for coming back.

I know I’ve been saying lately that Standard Time is more than just a timesheet. And it’s true! And today I’m going to take that one step further.

Up here we have six tabs your consulting and manufacturing business cannot live without. I’ll start with the timesheet. Every business needs a good timesheet. And Standard Time is the best out there. Here’s why;

You have the project task tab; that’s where you can go to check the status of all projects and tasks. You have your Time Log; that’s where each time segment that your employee logs goes. You have your expense tab; that’s where you put all your expenses, mileage stuff like that. Your billing where you can bill your clients, see the status of your invoices. And then you have your time off; your PTO, your vacation, your sick leave, your personal leave. You can also submit your hours there where your manager can either accept or decline those hours.

Pretty sweet stuff! Download your free version today. I’m Mike with Standard Time. Thanks for joining me.

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

 

 

Task Warnings

 

 

Hey, guys, Mike with Standard Time®. Thanks for coming back. I’ve got a project management feature I think you’re going to like. I know I love it!

Have you ever had an employee who likes to ‘camp out’ on certain projects? Maybe they like it or are comfortable with it? Whatever the case may be you may not have the budget for it. Maybe your client hasn’t given you enough time for it; you need to ship it out. Well, I found a great solution in the Standard Time timesheet.

Within your timesheet you can set percentage levels for each task within the project.  When employees go over that percentage, they get a popup that says finish up or you’ll get locked out.

That’s how Standard Time keeps projects on task.

Download your free version today. I’m Mike, thanks for joining me. See you next time!

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

Quick Tasks

 

Hey guys! Mike with Standard Time, thanks for coming back. I wanted to talk to you today about the Quick Task Window. 

Let’s say you have all of your tasks you have to work on. You click the button, turn on the timer; click the button, turn off the timer. And so on down the task force.  What this does is add up your hours on the timesheet. For employees it’s great because you don’t forget to turn in your timesheet because it’s already given to your manager.

For managers it’s great because you don’t have to bug your employees for the timesheet. It all adds up.

It keeps your projects on task and keeps you on budget.

Download your free version today and I’ll catch you next time! I’m Mike with Standard Time.

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqIWpQiJEm8

 

Timesheet Favorites

 

 

Hey guys! Mike with Standard Time, thanks for coming. I have a Standard Time tip I think you’re going to like.  Guaranteed!

It’s called Timesheet Favorites.

So here’s your Standard Time timesheet. Let’s say your company has like 500 projects going on and you just want to see a few of them because they’re all showing up in your timesheet. Well, what you do is click the Favorites Menu and choose the ones you want to see; hit OK. All the ones that you don’t want to see disappear.

Now it’s nice and tidied, you see the ones you’re working on. You’re going to thank yourself. Your employees will definitely thank you for using this!

Download your free copy today. I’m Mike with Standard Time. We’ll see you next time.

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHYA6sZXPKo

Project Rollups

 

 

Hey, guys Mike with Standard Time thanks for joining me!  I have something that project managers are really gonna like.

It’s a feature in Standard Time called rollups.

I know I’ve said in the past Standard Time is more than just a timesheet; and that’s true! It also has a lot to do with project management. Check this out…

So you see how the Duration and Actual numbers total up at the project level?  Those are called rollups.

Anytime employees use the timesheet, values like this rollup so you can actually see your status at a glance.

Wanna keep your projects on task and on budget? Try Standard Time rollups. You won’t regret it!

I’m Mike and thanks for joining me. I’ll see you next time! 

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9iil3hH31o&feature=youtu.be

Time Off Accruals

 

 

Hey guys, Mike with Standard Time. Thanks for coming back. Have you ever wondered how to track vacation and other PTO accruals?

But guess what?  Standard Time that does that!

That’s right; Standard Time is more than just a timesheet!  Check this out…

So every employee gets their own bank of hours and their accrual policies.

So if Joe has 80 hours, he can take two weeks off. What he does is put that in Standard Time and send it to his manager. His manager can approve or not approve. Then the manager gets an email back to Joe telling him what he has available.

Yeah!  I’d say that’s more than just a timesheet! Download your free trial version today and tell me what you think.

I’m Mike.  Thanks for joining me; we’ll see you next time.

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcBinS4qiso

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