Team Time Tracking: Why Should You Do It?

Why should I track my team’s time? How will it help? How should I convince my team members to track time?

These are common questions employers are often faced with. Just like team management, team time tracking is essential too.

It highlights factors that lead to procrastination, reduces inefficiencies, and promotes productivity. Need more reason? Here are a few more that’ll convince you to track your team’s time:

Financial Benefits

Wondering how tracking your team’s time can be financially beneficial? It helps in streamlining payroll procedures and preparing accurate timesheets. Team members benefit from time tracking as their timesheets are prepared automatically. They do not have to worry about recording their work information. This helps in making sure that all energy is focused on completing official tasks rather than worrying about preparing timesheets.

Easy Information Sharing

With a team time tracking software, members can share information easily. This will help in smooth task accomplishment without any confusion. Information sharing also avoids information overload which helps employees in carrying out their tasks in an efficient manner. In addition to this, it increases coordination and all work is carried out seamlessly.

Increase in Team Morale

Who doesn’t like being appreciated? But when working in a team, members have to make sure that their tasks as a team are accomplished in order to be appreciated and encouraged. This means that a common goal and target needs to be set so that all members work according to it.

With a time tracking program, members will be able to focus on their tasks and will be aware of the activities that are taking up much of their time. This will help them in focusing their energy to productive activities. In addition to keeping a track on time, a time tracking program will also help in keeping a check on attendance.

Saves Time

Keeping track of activities at work ensures that all members focus on their work, instead of wasting time in other unproductive activities. The members are themselves aware of the activities that they need to focus on; thus they spend more time in productive activities.

If you are in need of efficient team time tracking software that’ll help you in managing your team in a much better manner, download our software, Chrometa. It not only helps in saving time, but also ensures enhanced productivity.

Boost your Productivity with these Time Management Skills

Have you ever thought that your coworkers are doing more work? Do you feel you are unproductive? Don’t be embarrassed if the answer to these questions is Yes. There are many people who feel the same way as you do. You need to realize that your coworkers are not programmed to work the way they do. They are better time managers and work smartly, which is why they are better than you. If you want to turn things around for yourself, make these effective tips a part of your routine:

Find out about Yourself

Every person has something unique. Figure out that your strengths are and what working style suits you best. Productivity does not have any set standards because each person has a different personality. One person might be able to work for hours without taking a break, whereas another person will require a fifteen minute break every two hours.

Keep a Check on Time

Most of us plan our work and tasks, but do not keep a track of time. Time tracking is essential to understand where we are lacking and which areas we need to improve on. One effective and stress free way of tracking time is installing a time tracking program. This will help in managing time and improving productivity.

Work on your Routine

Take a look at your daily routine. Are you putting in enough efforts to become a productive employee? If not, you need to change your routine. Reflect and learn what activities are taking up most of your time during the day (time tracking can help here). Once you identify these activities, work towards improving your work habit and focus only on the task in hand.

Never Multitask

Got too many tasks to complete? No, don’t even think about multitasking! You can improve your productivity in a much effective manner by focusing on one task at a time. Multitasking causes you to lose your focus and even though you work whole day, you won’t be able to complete your work on time.

Stay away from Procrastination

Are you putting off work? Find out the actual reason why you’ve been delaying work. Do you have too many tasks in hand? Or are you afraid of failure? Whatever it is, find out and work positively towards resolving the issue and experience a boost in your productivity.

 

The easiest way to boost your productivity is to track time through Chrometa! Our time tracking software will help you to learn where you have been investing your time throughout the day and facilitate to eliminate unproductive activities from your routine.

Can Time Management help to Increase Company Profits?

Today in the business world, ‘time is money’ is the synopsis of time management and company profits. It is directly related to how well time is managed in multiple areas in the organizations. From employees’ time tracking ways and maintaining time sheets to project tracking; everything is important for increasing company revenues. With profits being the focal point of your business, how can you ensure that proper time management adds to your company’s profits? Here are a few ways:

Review your Employee’s Daily Schedule

As a business, you’ll have to keep a check on your employees’ daily work activities and their productivity. Any discrepancy in the task allotted and task completed should be taken seriously as it directly impacts your profits and causes unnecessary delays in project completion. Install a time tracker so that they know where they are spending most of their time and how they can enhance their productivity.

Prioritize Projects

Stuck with numerous projects and not much time to complete them? Avoid such situations by prioritizing projects and effective time management. When doing so, consider two things: the deadline of the project and the cost. Projects that will yield more profit should be completed first and managed accordingly. Appropriate time management for all projects will reap benefits for your business.

Ensure Flexibility

Not every employee can complete all tasks and projects. Effective resource management is the key to time management. The ability to shift resources between tasks and projects effectively to manage time will not only help in completing projects on time, but will certainly earn more revenues for your company.

Allocate Appropriate Time to Each Task

When allotting projects to employees, ensure that you appropriately allocate time for completion. This practice can be much more effective with a time tracking program. When installed, this program will not only help in tracking the hours spent in completing the work, but will also provide the facility to allocate time for project completion. Employees, with the help of this program, will be aware of the time they have to complete the project.

Looking for effective time management ways to make your company’s profits soar? Chrometa can help! Our efficient software helps in tracking time and also facilitates project and time allocation. In addition to this, our time tracking app can assist in tracking and managing time when working through your smartphone.

New Chrometa Features & Advanced Webinar Invitation

Please join us for a live demo of the latest version of Chrometa’s passive timekeeping software. Here’s the link to sign up:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8978592531114480386

Specifically I (Brett) will show you how to…

  • Create keyword-based rules to “auto-bucket” your time entries to projects…
  • Setup new integrations such as FreshBooks (with time entry export support) and QuickBooks Online. And I’ll preview our upcoming integration with LexisNexis products (Time Matters, Juris, and PCLaw)…
  • Capture your cell phone calls…
  • And quickly categorize blocks of time using the Timeline feature.

I’ll also set aside time throughout the webcast, and at the end, to field your questions and answer (and/or demo) them for you. Again, here’s the link to register:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8978592531114480386

Need to see your minute-by-minute Timeline for all of your devices? Now you can with our new view located under the Time screen. It’s the ultimate time log app.

Click the Timeline tab to see all of your Timelines on one screen. Or get the breakdown by device by clicking the next tab:

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New FreshBooks Export for Time Entries Themselvesfreshbooks timekeeping

We’ve got a new export to FreshBooks available. It’s much smoother than the previous edition, which only let you export invoices over to FreshB
ooks. Now, you can export time entries themselves from Chrometa over to FreshBooks. Here are the specifics on how it works:

QuickBooks Online + Chrometa is Live

Our QuickBooks Online integration is live! To add Chrometa and our automatic timekeeping features to your QuickBooks Online account, simply add our Chrometa app from Apps.com here.

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Here are the steps to follow…

1 – Get the Chrometa App Now

Click here to add Chrometa to Your QuickBooks Online account.

2 – Download Chrometa’s Time Trackers for PC, Mac, iPhone, Android

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iPhone Call Tracking for Verizon, Sprint, AT&T

As you probably know, Apple is quite restrictive. The company doesn’t allow software developers like us to have access to things like your call log.

So, we figured out a way to bypass Apple and pull your phone calls directly from Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint into our free Chrometa iPhone app. From there, the app:

1. Creates time entries from your phone calls.

2. Posts these entries into an invoice and/or into your practice management system.

If you’re a current Chrometa user, here’s how you can setup iPhone call tracking today:

Updated List of Integration Partners

What Practice Management and Accounting Systems Does Chrometa Integrate With?

We’re always adding new integration partners. Our next big launch will be with LexisNexis – specifically with new “one-click” integrations for PCLaw, Juris, and Time Matters.

Today you can export your Chrometa timesheets to these systems with a single-click (or two, for the desktop products) …

• Actionstep (coming soon)
Basecamp Classic and Basecamp Next
Clio
FreshBooks
• Juris (coming soon)
PCLaw (one-click integration coming soon)
QuickBooks Online
Rocket Matter
Tabs3
• Time Matters (coming soon)
Timeslips
Xero

Need a hand? We provide live support 7 days a week, 365 days a year (yes, even Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) via phone, email, and live chat. We also offer complimentary 1:1 training sessions for all Chrometa users.

Live Chat Support is Now Available 7 Days a Week

Early last year, we were fortunate enough to bring on one of our best hires ever. Adam Jacobs took over the new role of support manager, and began staffing our live chat support (available within Chrometa itself and via our website) for 40 hours a week.

Well it’s been such a success for everyone that we recently made our live chat available 7 days a week. I know that many of our users love having instant help available on Saturdays and Sundays. And we also bumped up our “peak day” hours, so that chat is available for 20 hours a day Monday through Thursday.

We now have two smart engineers staffing our chat (Jennifer Goodman is our other excellent support person). They’re online if you need them every day now – literally 365 days a year. So don’t be a stranger if you need help!

PS – We also now offer complimentary 1:1 training sessions, too. Contact Adam or Jenn to get setup if you’re interested. This offer is available to everyone – current and new (and even former) users.

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Automatically Track Computer / Android, and E-Mail Time

Track Time — Without Wasting Time

The problem with most time-tracking systems — including sheets of paper, spreadsheets, and conventional software — is they require you to constantly input or record your time throughout the day. That’s a pain in the neck, especially when you are busy supporting multiple clients amidst a non-stop barrage of interruptions. Chrometa 4.5 automatically captures and categorizes ALL time spent on the computer — with no interaction or data entry required.

See how this works in this 4-minute Chrometa 4.5 demo now:

CHROMETA 4.5’S NEW FEATURES

For a FREE online demo of the all-new Chrometa 4.5, the world’s most advanced time-tracking software for attorneys and other professionals, click here now.

What makes the new Chrometa 4.5 different? You’ll see it in your free demo, but here’s a quick rundown …

The problem with most time-tracking systems — including sheets of paper, spreadsheets, and conventional software — is they require you to constantly input or record your time throughout the day.

That’s a pain in the neck, especially when you are busy supporting multiple clients amidst a non-stop barrage of interruptions.

Chrometa 4.5 automatically captures and categorizes ALL time spent on the computer — with no interaction or data entry required.

See all the features discussed below during your free Chrometa 4.5 demo.

Record Billable Time on Your Smart Phone …

Our new mobile app for Android turn your phone calls into billable time entries automatically. You can then click these entries to a timesheet, invoice, or billing system.

“As I travel for my work a lot, I find myself using my smart phone more and more while on the go,” says solo practitioner Patricia Lee. “Now that I have the Chrometa Android app, I see that I was losing thousands of dollars of billable time by not categorizing these calls.”

Get Paid to Send E-Mails …

Our new time capture plug-ins for Microsoft Outlook and Gmail create time entries for you. They show you the amount of time you spent on each e-mail, along with the e-mail address of whom you sent the e-mail to or who it was from.

Result: you capture billable time spend on e-mail correspondence. No need to hit a timer — all this is done automatically for you.

Simplify Time Entries …

Previous versions of Chrometa recorded time in increments of one second. In Version 4.5, we’ve changed Chrometa to record time in increments of one minute. This way, we can reduce your time entries to a manageable number, avoiding confusion and complexity.

Integrate With Your Existing Billing Software …

No need to manually enter your time sheet into the billing software packages you use. Chrometa 4.5 automatically transfers your time sheet into Clio, QuickBooks, and other practice management and accounting software, saving you time and effort.

Not Just Fast. Blazing Fast …

Our programmers revamped the Chrometa web site to make it 10 times faster. That saves you time, especially when viewing and categorizing a week or month’s time at once.

Bill for All Your Time …

We’ve added a new report that makes it easy to identify unbilled time. It shows you which days you have uncategorized time for. You click on the report to go directly to that day.

Get the Money Your Clients Owe You …

Attorneys and other professionals fail to bill from 10 to 25 percent of their legitimate billable hours due to bad recording habits, being too busy, disorganization, and poor team management.

This means that a firm with $1 million in gross billings could be losing as much as a quarter of a million dollars a year for work they performed but never billed the client for. Yikes!

Chrometa 4.5 can help you stop the bleeding and make sure you get paid for all the time you put in on every client you have.

GET YOUR FREE CHROMETA 4.5 ONLINE DEMO TODAY …

Click here now for a free online demo showing you how Chrometa 4.5 can help you save time, increase the accuracy of your time tracking, and help you get paid for every billable minute you work.

Or, if you have questions or want to talk to a Time Tracking Specialist about installing Chrometa 4.5 on your computer and smart phone, call us at 1-888-340-6425. Or simply click here to download it now and get started with Chrometa literally in minutes.

The more you wait, the more billable time you lose. So why wait? See Chrometa 4.5 in action now.

Complimentary 1:1 Training Sessions Now Available

We realize there’s always been a bit of a learning curve with Chrometa… so we’re now offering complimentary 1:1 training with one of our experts. To schedule your individual session, send an email to us at training@chrometa.com – and we’ll get you setup with a phone / web tutorial meeting.

We’ve got some excellent training people who can help answer your questions and walk you through product features that will help you streamline your timekeeping.

This offer is open to all users – current, past, and future. If you previously tried Chrometa and want to give it another shot, just let us know (via live chat or phone or email) and we’ll gladly set you up with another 30-day free trial. Or you can just download our 30-day free trial right here.

And again, to schedule your complimentary 1:1 training, just email us at training@chrometa.com.

QuickBooks Online + Chrometa is Live!

quickbooks online time trackingOur QuickBooks Online integration is live! To add Chrometa and our automatic timekeeping features to your QuickBooks Online account, simply add our Chrometa app from Apps.com here.

Here are the steps to follow…

1 – Get the Chrometa App Now

Click here to add Chrometa to Your QuickBooks Online account.

2 – Download Chrometa’s Time Trackers for PC, Mac, iPhone, Android

Our automatic time trackers for PC and Mac capture your computer-based time as you work. When you work on something, Chrometa’s time tracker records what you’re working on – which application, along with other info that helps you identify the task after the fact. For example, if you’re working on a file, Chrometa will also capture the file name. For emails, we’ll get the time spent on the email – along with the To/From and Subject Line info. And our Android app will get phone calls and texts.

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3 – Let Chrometa capture your time “passively”… and create your timesheets for you

Every email you write, every minute you work gets recorded and “automatically” put on your timesheet. So that you can export it to QuickBooks Online.

4 – Use keyword-based “rules” to have your time bucketed to the right client automatically

By setting up keyword-based rules, you can “teach” Chrometa how to create most of your Timesheet for you each day.

5 – Export Your Timesheet Back to QuickBooks Online

With a single-click, you’ll be able to send your entire timesheet – properly categorized to clients, and annotated – back to QuickBooks Online. Your time entries will look like they were created originally in QBO.