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How to Track Timesheets Smarter: Part One

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January 31, 2024
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Are you tired of the hassles and inefficiencies of manual timesheet tracking? Do you find yourself spending valuable time deciphering handwritten entries or managing piles of paperwork? 

If the answer is yes, oh please, yes, then it’s time to embrace a smarter way to track and manage your timesheets. TimeFiler offers modern time-tracking technology to streamline your workflow and make capturing hours worked a breeze.

In this blog, we'll delve into the features and functionalities of smart timesheet apps that leverage interconnected rostering systems to simplify the entire time tracking and payment process. From improved accuracy and accountability to enhanced productivity and efficiency, timesheets can revolutionise the way you manage your time — but it all depends on how smart the timesheets are. 

This is also a two-part special, so check out the second half of this blog once you get to the bottom of the page.

Streamlining Your Workflow with a Timesheet App

Thein TimeFiler use adaptable frameworks that allow you to record and monitor your organisation’s work hours, tasks, and projects in a structured and organised manner. By utilising a modern approach, you can eliminate the frustration of creating timesheets from scratch and gain valuable insights into your productivity and time allocation.

Paying employees correctly is dependent on two conditions, both of which need to be accurate. The first is a record of what the employee has done in terms of work completed and leave taken. The second is the calculation of payments.

Most timesheet apps can help you get a record of what an employee has done, but not many can ensure accuracy by showing real-time warnings as the user fills in the timesheet.

Even fewer timesheet apps can calculate the payments an employee is entitled to, let alone display this to the user as they complete the form.

TimeFiler does both of these things, and that's why our customers have fewer timesheet errors, fewer missed approvals, fewer missing timesheets and fewer payroll errors to catch up afterwards.

All of which cuts out the need for manually updated timesheets or cumbersome spreadsheets. With a timesheet app, you can easily log your time, categorise your activities, and allocate your hours efficiently. 

Moreover, a timesheet app like TimeFiler offers centralised access, allowing you to track your time from anywhere, whether you're in the office or on the go. This accessibility enables remote teams to collaborate effectively and ensures that everyone is on the same page when it comes to time allocation and project progress.

By streamlining your workflow with a timesheet app, you can save valuable time, reduce administrative burdens, and focus more on the actual work that makes money for your organisation. Such a move empowers you to make informed decisions about time management, resource allocation, and project planning.

Enhancing Accuracy and Accountability with Automated Tracking

One of the significant advantages of utilising a timesheet app is the ability to enhance accuracy and accountability through automated tracking. With TimeFiler, there’s no need to rely on manual input or estimations. By leveraging automated tracking features, the app captures and records your work hours and tasks in real-time.

Such templates provide a structured framework for entering your time data, ensuring consistency and precision. By using these templates, you can easily log your hours and activities, eliminating guesswork and reducing the chances of errors. The automated tracking functionality not only saves you time but also ensures that your timesheets are accurate and reliable.

Furthermore, a timesheet app with a built-in timesheet calculator (like TimeFiler), built specifically to meet the complex requirements of New Zealand and Australian businesses, allows you to accurately calculate your working hours, including overtime or different pay rates, based on specific criteria. This eliminates the need for manual calculations, minimises errors, and ensures that you receive accurate compensation for your work.

By embracing automated tracking through digital means, you can enhance the accuracy and accountability of your time tracking, leading to improved payroll management and client invoicing.

Still curious? You can find out more about smart time tracking in the second part of this blog.