Outlook Time Tracking – How to Increase Your Productivity with TSR
For a long time, timesheet reporting was considered as just a good way of monitoring an employee’s time and of ensuring that it was spent on the right tasks, in the right way. As timesheet reporting applications became more sophisticated, organizations realized that these tools could be used to automatically calculate employee payrolls and used as a guide to bill customers for various projects. Yet, the utility of many timesheet reporting tools basically remained just that – limited to timesheet reporting.
In fact, as project management became more sophisticated, businesses started using a variety of tools to manage and execute projects successfully. Microsoft Outlook with features such as Outlook Calendar was an excellent personal management tool but companies still used different tools for timesheet reporting, monitoring projects and so on. This meant employees had to be trained in various applications, had to enter times for different tasks in different applications and project managers had to use a completely different application to understand whether the project would be completed on schedule. Businesses realized that it was hardly an efficient use of employee time when they would spend hours in simply completing the timesheets for the different tasks assigned to them.
TimeSheet Reporter with its Outlook time tracking feature has nearly revolutionized not just the timesheet reporting scene but also the highly competitive project management application scene. With Microsoft Outlook Calendar being universally accepted as a powerful and popular management tool, TimeSheet Reporter very effectively allows employees to report their tasks or appointments directly through the Calendar using the TimeSheet Reporter Outlook time tracking feature. Users also have the option of viewing all tasks and appointments within a particular timeframe, of adding suitable comments where desired and then submitting them all in one go, saving them considerable time and effort.
Further, there was growing awareness of yet another problem that affected the profitability of companies. With employees working on multiple tasks at the same time, there would be many instances where they would under-bill their hours for certain tasks and occasionally even forget to enter their times. This essentially meant the company would end up under-billing the client, considerably affecting the profitability of the company. The Outlook time tracking feature in TimeSheet Reporter is so intuitive to use and is so well integrated with the Outlook calendar that an employee can continue working on his or her task with the open Calendar, simply pressing submit, once the task is finished for the timesheet to be sent to the supervisor.
Finally, project managers do not have to rely on any other application to track project time. TimeSheet Reporter can generate standard reports for management. Using these reports they can compare the time being spent on different client projects as well as how much time different users spend on the tasks. This allows them to get a better control over the current projects as well as also plan more efficiently for future projects.
It is not surprising therefore that TimeSheet Reporter and its powerful Outlook time tracking feature are proving to be attractive to both employees as well as supervisors and management alike.
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