A second set of eyes. That's what submitting and approving timesheets is all about. You get the value of having another person verify all the timesheet hours are correct.

That is especially valuable when you are billing time and materials to clients. Clients do not like messups. Let's say you forget to bill a client for just a few hours in January. They don't like it when you turn around and try to make up for it in February or March. Forget it! If you forget to bill some time, it may be lost.

Engineering groups like submitting and approving because their time can be capitalized over a longer period of time. Plus, you get that second set of eyes to check engineering projects. Everything in engineering is double checked in this exact manner.

Submitting and approving timesheet is optional. You only have to do it when your company policy dictates.

Locking timesheets is another ancillary feature to submit and approve. Managers sometimes lock timesheets just before reviewing them. That prevents changes during and after the review process. Locking is for a selected date range. Pick the date range, and lock all the employees, or just a single project.



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.

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