Microsoft Project MPP Timesheet

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.

Here's how Microsoft Project Integration works:

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!


Microsoft Project Videos

Barcode Scanner and Timer, Part 1

Synchronize your timesheet with MS Project using an add-in. A single click from within Microsoft Project syncs.

Barcode Scanner and Timer, Part 2

Steps to integrate your timesheet with MS Project. After integration, you can refresh project tasks any time you like.

Barcode Scanner and Timer, Part 3

Question: Should you use MS Project or native ST projects? Both have their advantages.



Barcode Scanner and Timer, Part 1

Automatically synchronize your MPP files with your timesheet. Come into the office in the morning to find all your tasks up to date.

Barcode Scanner and Timer, Part 2

Learn the basics of Microsoft Project Integration with this simple whiteboard video

Barcode Scanner and Timer, Part 3

Short interview describing the Microsoft Project integration with employee timesheets



Sync MS Project Materials and Costs, Part 1

Synchronize MS Project resource tasks with your timesheet. Employees add or modify tasks that are sent to MS Project.

Sync MS Project Materials and Costs, Part 1

Synchronize MS Project resource costs with your timesheet. Human resources, material resources, and other expenses -- Part 1.

Sync MS Project Materials and Costs, Part 2

Part 2 in the series of synchronizing MS Project materials and costs. This focuses on sending materials up to MSP.




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


Microsoft Project links: Sync Microsoft Project with Timesheet, Integrate with Microsoft Project, Use MS Project or ST for projects?

More Project Tracking Strategies Here

Timesheet Calculator

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?

  • Timesheet Calculator
  • Client Billing
  • Track Time Off (vacation, etc.)
  • Windows and Web
  • Project Management


Top 10 Employee Time Wasters

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.

Click to learn why time tracking is essential for survival

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:

  1. Surfing Facebook and YouTube for personal use
  2. Checking personal email
  3. Social networks
  4. Conducting personal business
  5. Spacing out
  6. Running errands
  7. Making personal phone calls
  8. Applying for jobs
  9. Planning personal events
  10. Arriving late or leaving early

The next question to ask is why do people waste time? Is it procrastination or boredom? The survey says:

  1. Overloaded with work
  2. Underpaid for the work they do
  3. Distracting co-workers
  4. Not enough evening or weekend time to get the little things done

Time Management and Project Scheduling  (more project strategies here)

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.

Time Management in the Workplace

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.)



How can we help?

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!

So enough reading...we've got to back to work!


Download a fully functional timesheet that will remain active for 30 days.
Company Name
Please enter your company name
Full Name
Please type your full name.
Invalid email address.
Number of Employees
How many employees will use this?
Enter the text below
Enter the text below
Please enter the text above