Is Your Business Big Enough For Time Tracking Software?

resizedWe hear this question a lot: “I only have a few employees. Why should I bother with online time tracking?”

Interestingly, the majority of our customers are companies with under 10 employees so clearly there must be a good reason to bother. And indeed, there is. There are several.
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Is Siri Serious Voice Recognition Software or a Toy for Mobile Users?

Voice recognitionContributed by Joel Slatis, president of Timesheets.com

Until recently, the daily integration of voice recognition applications existed only in science fiction. Then came Siri, Apple’s famous attempt to invent its own voice recognition environment and bring it to the masses. It’s a great start, but Siri isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and most of us can see that voice recognition has a long way to go before it’s really ready for prime time.
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A Time Clock for Multiple Locations

Locations on a mapWhen businesses grow and expand into multiple cities, record keeping depends on the use of efficient internet applications. Online services allow businesses to keep track of data online, in real time so that it’s accessible anytime by departments in different locations. Without these services, companies have to email records to the appropriate people, wait for reports to get delivered, and dig up old data on site. It’s a hassle and it slows down the work flow.
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The Problem With Voice Over IP (VOIP)

Using the phone via the internetOur company has been using Voice Over IP phone systems for many years. We were lured in by promises of convenience and mobility. Indeed, we love that we can get work calls while out on business – or even pleasure for that matter – that our remote employees can all use the same phone system, that we can check our call history online, and that we can forward calls based on various options. Sounds great doesn’t it? Continue reading

The Top 6 Tools for Managing Remote Employees

remote employee at deskThis guest post was contributed by JT Ripton who is a business consultant and freelance writer out of Tampa. You can follow him on Twitter @JTRipton.

Technological innovation has changed what we know about the age-old office and has given employees the ability and flexibility to work and be productive from home.
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Top 10 Reasons Organizations Make the Switch to Online Time Tracking

Thanks to SaaS (software as a service), we are in a new era of business operations. In the past, companies kept records on paper or on software programs that crashed, required updates and messy installs, and were thoroughly un-customizable.

SaaS changed all of that. Now most business services are offered in the cloud. Cloud-based services offer accuracy, flexibility, and up-to-date features. They are convenient, fast, relatively inexpensive, and available from anywhere. With this set of benefits, it’s easy to see why companies are making the switch.

Business services of all kinds benefit from this model. Time tracking is no exception. Here are ten reasons why cloud-based time tracking is beating traditional time clocks and spreadsheets out of the water:
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Outsourcing and Accountability – Monitoring the Quality of Independent Contractors

This guest post was brought to you by Gina Smith. Gina writes freelance articles for magazines, online outlets and publications on behalf of a number of companies, including Global Response. Smith covers the latest topics in the business, golf, tourism, technology and entertainment industries.

Businesses are discovering the many benefits of outsourcing. Often, companies can save thousands of dollars by hiring contractors versus full time employees to perform various functions including information technology, accounting, human resources, marketing and customer service. Outsourced staff can also offer a fresh and objective perspective about your company, products and services. For instance, perhaps you feel your website and printed collateral are up to par. An outside marketing consultant may think otherwise and offer suggestions on how you can improve your brand image to help generate more sales.

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