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

The success of a business mostly depends on the effectiveness of the company’s employees. If you, as the business owner, are able to get your employees to do more of their tasks in the right way while using less resources, it will lead to better results and lower costs for you. 


If you run a business, you know how hard it can be to achieve maximum employee efficiency. That is why it is your responsibility to introduce methods, techniques, and tools that will help your employees be more efficient and productive.


One of the most important factors of employee efficiency is time. An employee is efficient if they complete an assigned task in a certain, predetermined amount of time. Utilizing a work productivity tracker can primarily help you track your employee's progress on tasks. 


A work productivity tracker also has many other benefits which is why in this post, we will be exploring some of the other ways it can help both you and your employees be more efficient at work.

More Transparency in the Workplace


Being more transparent in the workplace helps create positive company culture and ensures that both employees and employers are loyal and engaged with each other. A work productivity tracker can be the first step in a more transparent workplace.


A work productivity tracker builds transparency on both the employee and the employer side. If you are able to see at any time how your employees are spending their time and what they are working on, there should not be any distrust between the employer and the employee. Additionally, if employees know that you are monitoring their activity (which they should know!) then they do not have to worry about their work getting unnoticed or attributed to someone else.


Improved Your Project Planning Process


Without an employee monitoring software, you can only estimate how long it will take for your employees to finish certain projects. While yes, if you have done a lot of similar projects, your estimations can be correct but you can never be sure.


With a work productivity tracker, you are able to see exactly how long each employee spent working on each task in each project. This data can then be utilized to plan your project much more accurately.


It Keeps Things Fair for Everyone


Managing a workforce, no matter how big or small it is, does not come without its challenges. It can be hard to figure out if they are actually working on the task you are paying them to do or just browsing Facebook. It can also be hard to know when a certain employee started working on a certain task. The larger the team you manage is, the harder it is for you to keep track of these things. If you also manage remote employees or freelancers, then it is almost impossible. At the same time, your employees and freelancers can find it hard to explain how long it took them to finish certain tasks. 


That is where an employee efficiency tracker comes in place. By using the software, you are able to see exactly when your employees clocked in and clocked out, what they worked on, and how much time it took.


You are also able to see which of your employees are productive and which are slacking off. When you know in which of the two groups your employees belong, you can encourage them to continue working hard by giving them rewards. You can also use that data to train your other employees on how to replicate this behavior. This allows you to both reward those who work harder and to train those under-performers so that they are more productive. 


Helps You Find the Experts


This benefit can be an extension of the previous one. By monitoring the work your employees are doing, you can quickly notice if they excel at something. However, you most likely will not be able to figure this out after a few days of monitoring but rather by regularly monitoring how quickly and in what way your employees approach certain tasks. 


If you look at the big picture, you will be able to single out those that are excelling at certain tasks. You can then train them to be even better in those specific areas and include them in any project that requires their specific set of skills.


Final Takeaways


Using a work productivity tracker is a necessity for all companies that want to be successful today. If you are wondering how to increase productivity levels of your employees while at the same time effectively managing your business, employee monitoring software might be the answer you are looking for, as the benefits like a more transparent workplace, an improved project planning process, and fair way of managing people are simply too good to miss out.

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