Time is the most valuable resource for small business owners. But in order to get adequately compensated for your time, you need to track how you spend it. Here are the 5 useful time tracking apps for small business needs.
1. Toggl: Toggl offers the ultimate in simplicity; just click to start the timer when you begin a task, and click again to stop it when you end it or take a break. Toggl also creates visual reports that show you how you and your employees are actually using your time and which projects are the most profitable. Toggl integrates with popular project management apps such as Asana, Basecamp, and GitHub. It works with one-person businesses or teams.
2. Timesheets.com: Timesheets.com works for both hourly employees and salaried workers who need to track billable hours or time spent on projects. Timesheets.com works with popular payroll companies including QuickBooks, SurePayroll, and ADP; you can also export the data into a wide variety of formats. There are even HR tools, including standardized documents and the ability to store documents privately so only relevant managers can see them.
3. TSheets: Employees can clock in on their smartphones via text, email, voice call, or even Twitter. Crew features let you send entire crew alerts at once or clock them all in and out at the same time. The drag-and-drop schedule creator makes it easy to schedule employees for shifts, such as retail or restaurant work, or particular jobs, such as landscaping or construction. TSheets is well suited for businesses with hourly workers, work crews, or mobile employees, such as field services or construction. It integrates with the most popular accounting and payroll software.
4. Harvest: This time tracking app creates visual reports that show you how much time your team is spending on each project. Employees can use the app’s timers to track their time or input it manually. With the mobile app, it’s easy to track time and billable hours anywhere. You can also track expenses by simply snapping pictures of receipts and automatically pulling data from Harvest into invoices.
5. Hubstaff: The Hubstaff time tracking app runs on computers or mobile apps and builds in plenty of employee monitoring tools. The app tracks mouse movements and clicks, takes random screenshots to show you what employees are actually working on, monitors employee internet use so you can see what websites they’re visiting, and even tracks which apps employees use the most. The mobile app uses GPS to track employees’ time and location on the road; employees can also track time on their mobile devices.
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