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Compare time tracking software


In order to compare time tracking software products we need to find out the point which could serve as the criterion for actually conducting this comparison. In order to start the effort we will outline and clarify some initial conditions that form up the pool of products which we will compare below. The software we compare initially satisfies the following conditions:

  • Job – this is a program for professional (business) use, allowing to parameterization and measurement of a workflow whether of a project or daily business activity as being divided into particular activities (tasks, goals, etc) planned in terms of their durations, start and finish dates, etc;
  • Realtime – this is a multi-user program providing users with possibility to communicate in real-time regimes (instantly), so that information is delivered, updated and shared immediately. This could be reached via using client-server technology working within company’s LAN;
  • Automatic – this means that a tool features some “smart” capabilities such as inputting formulas for automatic calculations (on durations of jobs, working hours), or sending automatic reminders once some tasks are procrastinated or are close to their due dates;

Due to a great diversity in business industries and work-styles, such task time tracking software should enable taking a suitable methodical approach to work for prioritizing tasks effectively, and meeting deadlines consistently in order to provide an excellent service or product. Once the initial conditions are defined let’s state that the focus of our effort to compare the products is professional orientation of their functionality:

Consulting – as far as companies of this business have to maintain intensive interactions with their clients, captured in a form of business cases, such program should have certain capabilities allowing case management, in other words it might provide users with possibility to add certain additional attributes to their jobs and tasks, so that they can be associated with appropriate clients (and statistics per each case can be generated). This also fairly refers to Client server packages to be used in any business or industry, so that users can use it to track and calculate average or effective time utilized for serving their customers, and find ways to better this KPI;

Legal – such software should provide capabilities not only for business case management, but also for sharing and systematization of electronic law documents (created in a format of MS Word, Excel, PDF, etc), and also attorney time tracking software should support collaboration between actually the attorneys (senior law specialists) and their paralegals (assistants on different questions) in terms of controlling statuses of legal cases and tasks. You can study an example of such a solution here: Law firm software solution.

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Engineering – such software can work in any industry where engineering is required (petrochemical industry, iron and steel industry, mechanical engineering and shipbuilding, etc), so that such software should provide certain features for an overall project management, which are represented as possibility of organizing tasks for engineers in a manner making them clearly associated with specific projects they undertake as well as projects’ particular stages, for enclosing technical documentations as links or files to tasks, etc. You can learn more through studying this time tracking solution for Engineering Company.

Specific example

VIP Task Manager is one of the best time tracking software products on the Web for needs of small and medium business. It would work perfectly for everybody who searches for simple time tracking software with free support service and free time tracking software trial version (30 days). This tool can work for all the mentioned needs, and even for much more, you could see some of possible solutions here: Solutions (by industry, department, etc).


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