Standard Time® integrates its timesheet directly with Microsoft Project MPP files for time tracking and project management. That means that you can track time to tasks with a weekly timesheet within your Project Server SQL Server database, and MPP Project files. Simply assign tasks to all the members of your project, use the Project Integration Wizard, and you are ready to track time! Time tracking for Microsoft Project has never been so simple.
After completing the Microsoft Project Integration Wizard, users will see project tasks within the timesheet for all the tasks that are assigned to them. These project tasks can be marked as Quick Tasks so that you can simply click on the check box next to a task to begin tracking time, or enter time for them in the weekly timesheet. The program will update the MPP Project file with the time worked, time remaining, and percent complete. That means you can open the Microsoft Project schedule at any time and see the work that has been performed on any task for any user. Your project schedule comes alive with up-to-the-minute task tracking.
Imagine finally being able to create a project schedule that is dynamically updated by every member of the team as the project progresses! Imagine... having project status that is current and available for status meetings. Imagine... having a simple time tracking solution for Microsoft Project. Imagine... having detailed breakdown reports of project anatomy and knowing where all that time is spent. This wonderful tool gives you that, and more!
If you use Microsoft Project, the benefits are clear.
- Time tracking, time sheets, and project tasks
- Web based time sheet for Microsoft Project Tasks
- Synchronize task to PDA's
- Detailed reporting
- Works with QuickBooks
- Project planning and project management
Need a timesheet calculator to add up weekly time? Need to total up project time for each day, week, pay period, and billing cycle? Have you looked at our Timesheet Calculator?
Our offering allows employees to enter hours for multiple projects. It shows only projects that are assigned to them, and shows daily and weekly totals at the bottom. You simply enter the hours into the weekly timesheet, and we calculate the results. Download a copy for free!
- Daily Totals
- Weekly Totals
- Project Totals
- Pay Period Totals
- Overtime Totals
- Employee and Client Totals
Our timesheet not only calculates weekly hours, but also keeps track of salary, overtime, and client billing amounts. There is no need to manually calculate client invoice amounts. We can manage multiple project rates for multiple employees. The results are automatic.
The program runs on both Windows and Web platforms. That means you can choose the platform that works best for your employees. Simply install the software, and your timesheet calculations are taken care of. No more manual calculations!
Works with QuickBooks and other accounting software
Do you use QuickBooks for accounting? If so, you can export its time directly to the QuickBooks Timesheet. From there, you can bill clients or pay hourly employees. The Timesheet Calculator will total weekly hours that will transfer directly to QB or other accounting software.
What are the benefits and features?
All employees and their employers like to believe they are efficient, focused workers who simply "get the job done." According to a variety of sources, that's just not the case. The average American worker wastes two hours and five minutes each day - not counting lunch - translating to a productivity loss of more than $759 billion a year. Although we can't all be machines, there are some things we can do to improve our time management.
Daily, employees poorly allocate their time and do not properly manage tasks and resources because they get sucked into things like Internet surfing - the most common culprit for time wasting. What are the other top time wasters? According to an American Online and Salary.com survey of more than 10,000 respondents, the top employee time wasters are:
The next question to ask is why do people waste time? Is it procrastination or boredom? The survey says:
The impact of wasted time on project costs and time scheduling is up for debate. Routinely, wasting time increases project deadlines and creates delays for even the best project plans. Time tracking is affected as wasted time often gets billed twice when employees log idle time during traditional hours. As a result, employees spend longer days or weekends to get a project back on track.
Better time management and time tracking resources could help. Many employers long for intuitive, easy-to-implement time management software tools to help employees organize and track their time. That’s not to say, that some wasted time won't occur. Most employers build one hour of wasted time each day, plus lunch, into salaried employee compensations.
Some employers limit personal Internet use as an effort to increase productivity by placing time limits on visiting sites that are not viewed as "core to their business." Employers are also using Internet blocking software that prohibits employees from even getting to the Internet. It’s that bad. In a report released last year, the American Management Association (AMA) reported that three-quarters of the companies they interviewed monitor employee Web site connections for inappropriate Internet surfing. "Sixty-five percent use software to block access to certain Web sites, a 27% increase (in companies using this technology) since 2001, according to the AMA."
Surfing the Internet - even wasting time - is not all bad. Many employers recognize that some down time can be good for business. Executives from Salary.com report that many companies view this type of time as "creative waste" that benefits a company’s culture, work environment and even improves the bottom line." The idea is that time spent surfing the net or talking with co-workers fuels ideas, improves processes and builds bonds between people. This can enhance a company’s worker-friendly reputation, especially when the delivery of a big project is rewarded with a little downtime, or workers are given "on-the-clock" time for family issues.
The bottom line in time management ultimately is that projects do have to be completed and employees do have to track and bill for their time. Most managers can quickly identify employees who are professional slackers and those who take a breather to re-charge or occasionally handle personal business. The proof is in the pudding and people - even those who take a little Internet break - are rewarded by efficiently using their time to drive their business forward.
Others are picking up on this issue. Have you seen the infographic below? I thought this was interesting and helpful. (click the link and scroll down for the real content.)
Our simple, intuitive time management tools and timesheets help employees make work time more productive. Our easy-to-use tools show only the projects and tasks assigned to each user can help employees focus. It reminds them of their tasks, deadlines and responsibilities and helps organize their work week. Nothing can stop an errant employee from surfing the Web all day, but clearly defined tasks with due dates and reminders, can help employees get things done. Download today, and try it yourself!
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