Workpuls Teramind ActivTrak Hubstaff DeskTime Time Doctor RescueTime Kickidler Veriato Work Examiner
OVERVIEW
Price $6/user/month $6/user/month $7.20/user/month $7/user/month $7/user/month $9.99/user/month $6/user/month $9.99/user/month $150/licence/year $60/licence (lifetime)
Free trial 7 days 7 days No 14 days 14 days 14 days 30 days 7 days Yes 30 days
Ease of use Very easy Difficult Very easy Easy Easy Very easy Very easy Very easy Very difficult Easy
TRACKING METHODS
Unlimited (tracker working 24/7)
Fixed (defined working hours)
Automatic (when computer is connected to a specified network)
Manual (start/stop)
Project based (track time only on projects)
GENERAL MONITORING FEATURES
Stealth mode
App and website usage
Real-time monitoring
Offline time tracking
Attendance
Activity levels
Keylogger
Geolocation
Remote desktop control
Website/activity blocking
SCREENSHOTS AND RECORDING
Screenshots
Screenshots on demand
Screen recording
PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES
Productivity trends
Websites and apps labeling
Category labeling
Productivity alerts
ADVANCED SECURITY FEATURES
User behavior analytics
Data loss prevention
Advanced file and web monitoring
REPORTING
Productivity reports
Team reports
Timelines
Email reports
Access management
PLATFORMS
Web
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app
Mobile app iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android Android
Browser extension Chrome Chrome Chrome
Other Citrix, VMware Chrome OS
OTHER
Support Phone, email, online Phone, email, online Phone, email, online Email, online Phone, email, online, in-person Online Phone, email, online Email, online, Viber, Whatsapp Phone, email, online, support ticket Phone, email, online
Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Integrations comming soon
API
Deployment cloud, on-premise cloud, on-premise, AWS, Azure cloud cloud cloud cloud cloud on-premise cloud, on-premise on-premise
Kronos Humanity Timeclockplus Tsheets Wheniwork Deputy Replicon Jibble EbilityTimeTracker OnTheClock
OVERVIEW
Price (per month)Available upon requestFrom $2 per userAvailable upon requestFrom $6.40 per user + $16Free for up to 75 usersFrom $2.50 per userBasic plan: $30 for 5 users + $5 per additional userFrom $1.50 per employeeFrom $4 per user + $8From $2.20 per user
Free trial30 days14 daysYes14 days14 days14 days30 days
Ease of useDifficultEasyDifficultVery easyEasyEasyDifficultVery easyEasyEasy
FEATURES
Timecard management
Scheduling
Shift Trading
Timesheets
Break time management
Real-time tracking
PTO Management
Payroll
Invoicing
Client billing
GPS tracking
Clock out reminders
Alerts
Manual time
PUNCH-IN METHODS
Web app
Mobile app
Time clock device
Time clock kiosk
Facial recognition
Fingerprint scanning
Geofencing
Group punch-in
REPORTING
Visual reports
Email reports
Time rounding
MANAGEMENT
Permissions
Manager approvals
Add time for others
Integrations
PLATFORMS
Web
Android app
iOS app
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app
OTHER
SupportPhone and onlinePhone and onlinePhone, chat and onlinePhone and chatEmail and onlineChat and phonePhone, email, chat and onlinePhone and onlinePhone, email, chat and onlinePhone and online
Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Community forum
API
Workpuls Hubstaff Toggl TimeDoctor Harvest TimeCamp Timely Everhour Tick TMetric
OVERVIEW
Price (per month) $6 per user $5.83 per user $9 per user $9.99 per user $10.80 per user $5.25 per user $99 for 5 users $7 per user $19 for 10 projects $5 per user
Free trial 7 days 14 days 30 days 14 days 30 days Yes 14 days 14 days 30 days 30 days
Ease of use Very easy Difficult Difficult Very easy Easy Very easy Easy Difficult Very easy Difficult
TIME TRACKING METHODS
Manual
Start/stop buttons
Automatic time mapping
IN-DEPTH TASK AND PROJECT ANALYSIS
Screenshots
App and website usage
Activity levels coming soon
Real-time tracking
TASK AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project adding
Project templates
Project status
Task assignment
Task priorities
Budgeting coming soon
Mark billable/non-billable hours
Payroll calculation
Invoicing
ALERTS
Idle time reminders
Deadline alerts coming soon
Budget alerts coming soon
REPORTING
Client login
Productivity analysis
Email reports coming soon
PLATFORMS
Web
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app coming soon
iOS app Beta
Android app
Browser extension Chrome Chrome, Firefox Chrome Chrome Chrome, Firefox Chrome Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge
OTHER
Support Phone and online Email and online Email and online Online Online, email and phone Email, online and support ticket Email and chat Email and chat Email Chat
Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Integrations coming soon
API
On-premise hosting

Whether you own your own small business or work as a manager in a multinational corporation, you know that productive, hardworking, and happy employees will drive the success of your company. You also know that lazy and unmotivated employees that constantly slack will not do any good for themselves or your business.


One other thing which also has a huge part in the success or failure of all companies, no matter how big or small they are, is the 8-hour workday. What employees do with those 8 hours combined with their effectiveness and overall productivity can make or break a company.


That is why it is your job to ensure that you and all your employees use those 8 hours to most effectively impact your company. Utilizing time tracking and employee time monitoring software is one way to ensure that time, which is the most precious commodity we all have, is not wasted.


Some people, both employees and managers, think that time tracking software is intended to micromanage employees. However, that is not true. In fact, these software are designed to make the lives of employees and their managers much easier while at the same time helping them be more productive which in turn leads to more profits for the company.


Just stating this is not enough to convince some people which is why today, we will show you 5 reasons why your small or medium-sized business needs time monitoring software.

1. Helps You Manage Your Projects More Easily


For those projects already in the pipeline, time monitoring app allows the project managers to see a complete overview of the project. This can help them better allocate their people and resources while at the same time providing flexibility and the ability to adapt to any challenges and avoid missing due dates and going over budgets.


2. Increases the Productivity of Your Employees


Employee time monitoring software tells you how long all tasks actually take to complete. It also helps you determine whether or not your employees are spending their time on the right projects. It can also affect the satisfaction of your employees by properly setting their expectations and showing them which of their tasks take the longest.


3. Helps You Better Plan Your Projects


By properly planning all aspects of a project - resources, budget, specificities, and people, you are able to calculate the best possible ROI for you. The data you get from employee time monitoring software can help you accurately plan any future projects by showing you how much time, money, or other resources you spent on previous similar projects. You can use that data to give a ballpark estimate of your costs which allows you to create proposals faster.


4. Helps Your Employees Further Develop Their Skills


Working with employees to further enhance and improve their existing skills and to help them develop new ones is a great way to keep your employees working for you for longer. And time management software can help you with that. It provides you with data that you can use to determine the strengths and weaknesses of all your employees. You can then support them in developing their skills in the areas they enjoy the most or assigning them to a better suited role.


5. Reduces Your Costs


All businesses want to earn as much as possible while at the same time spending as little as possible. Wasting time or spending it inefficiently reduces your profits. With employee time monitoring software, you are able to properly identify if any minor tasks are taking longer then expected instead of using that time to work on larger, much more important tasks. 


Final Thoughts


Keep in mind that implementing a time tracker software could potentially backfire if you do not properly explain the benefits to your employees. But if you take your time to do that, your employees will most likely be on board with it.


The benefits of time tracking software for both the company and the management are huge. It helps you better plan and manage all your projects and tasks, it reduces your costs, helps your employees be more productive, and give you the data you need to determine which of their skills should be developed further.

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