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StyleFix - Automatically fix StyleCop violations

by Admin 16. February 2009 14:02

Microsoft StyleCop reports style violation in C# code. It helps standardizing codes throughout the enterprise and also makes reading, sharing and maintaining code much easier.

The only problem is that it reports more than 100 types of violations and so the number of violations that you see in a typical project may run into the thousands. Some of them may be easy to fix in the visual studio using macros and regular expressions but most of them take a lot of time and are hence not practical at all.

Microsoft blog suggests that the next release of the StyleCop will be automatically able to fix the violations. This is a welcome improvement! In the meantime let me give you a stop-gap approach that we are using here.


The following tools are useful:

  1. Ghostdoc - A automated documenting tool implemented as macros. Although I believe that automated (and syntactical) documenting defeats the purpose of documentation, this tool is a GEM!. You need to use it to see what I mean.
  2. NArrange - An open source project that does some things like rearranging the code to fix some stylecop violations of the code. However, it does not touch the majority of the violations.
  3. StyleFix - This is what we have written here to use it on our own code. It does a few things:
    1. Allows you to selectively choose files that will be processed by StyleCop.
    2. Automatically fixes many violations. This program is new and will be improved till anything better comes up on the horizon.

 

I am using StyleFix with some success. For example, for a small project with 8 files, the first time I ran with StyleCop, I got 1753 violations!!! After running StyleFix it reduced to 273 or so. Applying GhostDoc reduced it to 92. The rest of it, I had to do manually :-(

The executable is at: http://www.codeplex.com/StyleFix

The source code is at: http://www.codeplex.com/StyleFix/SourceControl/ListDownloadableCommits.aspx

If you are using it I would like to know what you think. If you want to contribute, let me know I will gladly share the svn access. *** This program is still in beta, so please make appropriate backups before using it. I am not responsible if it screws up your code ***

Web-based Software - To Buy, Build or Rent?

by Admin 11. February 2009 18:02

In recent years there has been a clear trend of businesses opting for Pay-Per-Use compared to licensing or building their own software. At OfficeClip we started with providing both the options (buy or pay-per-use), and we have noticed that a certain category of businesses opt for buy and others go for pay-per-use. Based on our experience, I would like to share some patterns here.

Buy Software (or install locally)

We have seen that companies that are in the upper scale of small business (for example have 50+ employees), who have some IT staff weigh on buying a web-based software in house and install on their server.

  • ROI - Total cost of ownership can vary depending on how much time you want to keep the software. Sometimes the software may not need many upgrades so once purchased they can be used for a long time.
  • Limitations - Installable software sometimes does not have limits on the entities that can be created (for example, no limits on number of contacts that can be created in an installed contact manager) or the number of users that can use it.
  • Customizability - Installable software is more flexible to integrate with other systems in the organization. This is because the company has the program installed on their machine and does not have to go through the security introduced by the hosting company.
  • Backup and Maintenance - Many companies have their own full backup and incremental backup scripts. This allows them to treat all their products in a similar fashion thereby reducing administrative hassles.
  • Security - Even though browsers have SSL and hosting providers claim that they have many levels of security, etc., many companies do not feel too comfortable keeping their (or their customer's) information in places where they do not have full control. Remember a few months back Barack Obama's passport information was accessed by some employees of the government. We regularly hear about stolen SS# or credit card numbers from the secured enterprises.

Rent Option (use Hosted Version or SaaS)

Mostly opted by smaller businesses or business that are geographically dispersed or do not have a full IT department.

  • No Hassle Setup - Hosted software has gained momentum because it does not need setup and general maintenance. With the use of high speed networks, development of browser technology (like AJAX etc.), browser based software is getting closer in quality and performance to software installed on a user's computer.
  • No Initial Investments - Hosted software is generally sold on a per user, per month basis, so the initial investment is low. Also, many hosting providers do not require any contracts so small companies feel more secure.
  • Standardized Security - Web applications today offer security features like SSL, password protection, role based access etc. and it is getting better with time.
  • Enough Customization - Although the customization features of the hosted software are somewhat less, small businesses most of the time do not need such customization.

Build Option

This is the final option that many SMEs do not opt for unless they have very specific requirements. Even then there are many factors that lead small business to go this way:

  • Cost of Build: Today the cost of building software is much less compared to what it was even a few years ago. This is because many companies provide ready-made business components that can be easily integrated to make a complete solution. Also, many outsourcing outlets like elance, rentacoder etc. provide a marketplace where competent offshore developers are available at a fraction of price compared to the in-house developers or even compared to buying a ready-made solution.
  • Control on the feature set - In the build option there are no restrictions on what can be done. In other words it is like a meal prepared with your recipe just for you.

OfficeClip provides a balance between these choices by offering both Buy and Pay-Per-Use Option. It also provides source code so that companies can extend the software themselves.

Big Brother Technology or Smart Advertising?

by Admin 4. February 2009 09:02

I am always on the lookout for new technologies, especially when it comes to marketing. When I discovered that tracking systems are being developed for use in video screens in shopping destinations, I was very surprised.

The technology is in limited use right now, but according to the New York Times, small cameras can be embedded in screens or hidden around them, tracking who looks at the screen and for how long. The software can determine the viewer's gender and approximate age range and can change ads accordingly. So if the screen determines you're a middle-aged female, the ad will change from lawnmowers to anti-aging cream.

I am unsure how I feel about this. I do marketing here at OfficeClip and I use the web contact manager to manage customers, accounts, etc. in addition to other ways to track potential and exisiting customers. Does something like this go too far? It seems a bit "Big Brother" to me, but on the other side, I can see how companies could really use this kind of information to provide targeted ads  to shoppers.

Would you use something like this as part of your marketing strategy? Would you be ok with this being used in your favorite shopping spots? Share your thoughts.

Tech-Users Go Low-Cost

by Admin 30. January 2009 09:01

With everyone pinching pennies these days, it's no real surprise that people are opting for cheaper versions of, well, just about everything. The technology industry has shown it's not immune, either. With so many low cost or free alternatives to expensive gadgets and softwares, it comes as no surprise that these alternatives are being snapped up in the current slow economy.

According to the New York Times, there are some bright(er) spots if you are in the business of low cost technology, such as the $200 Netbooks or inexpensive software that users still need.  Recessions “can cause people to think more about the effective use of their assets,” said Craig R. Barrett, the retiring chairman of Intel. “In the good times, you can get...not focused as much on efficiency. In bad times, you’re forced to see if there is a technology” that will help.

This seems especially true for companies that want to be more productive during the recession and save as much money as possible. Affordable management software, like OfficeClip, can be great value for money. Web Contact Manager, Web Timesheet and Web Issue Tracking can all help businesses to reduce waste, improve accountability and become more organized.

What are some ways you are saving money in the technology industry? Leave us a comment and share your ideas.

Make the Most of Your Marketing

by Admin 19. December 2008 18:12

Make the Most of Your Marketing

By now everyone has heard we’re in a recession. How do you improve your business during a recession? There are, of course, many answers to that but one would certainly be to improve your marketing. Embracing Web 2.0 can be a way to gain visibility for your product/service in a way you might have only been doing through PPC ads and SEO. And while no one is arguing that Google is still king and SEO is still a necessity, Web 2.0 may offer new ways to connect with your target market that (for most of us anyways) is increasingly looking for ways to cut back.

Web 2.0, or inbound marketing, focuses on attracting highly qualified customers to websites through creating blogs that customers can follow, forums they can participate in, videos they want to watch and newsletters they want to read. It is pretty much the opposite of print and TV marketing, where a message is thrown into the crowd over and over again. And if you are reading this OfficeClip blog, you are already participating in inbound marketing!

3 Main Components

Inbound marketing campaigns, according to Hubspot’s Marketing Blog, have three main parts:

1. Content- The content is what attracts the customers to your tool

2. Search Engine Optimization- Nope, this has not gone away, it still has to be a huge part of any marketing strategy, as users will still use your site as a starting point.

3. Social Networking- Things like Facebook and Linkedin allow you to spread the word about your company in a personal way and gets other people talking about you! In addition, Jake Kilroy of Entreprenuer.com, talks about the benefits of using Twitter, a networking site where you constantly update your status, have people “follow” you and “follow” others with whom you share a mutual interest.

Communication is Key

Perhaps the main point of Web 2.0 is that consumers want you to communicate with them and they want to be able to give you feedback! This is why blogs are so common now, even though it can be challenging to get one started and develop a following. Another way to interact with your customers is through email-yes, its been around longer than social networking, but it is still a great tool! Using  OfficeClip’s Web Contact Manager can help you organize all your customers and send out recurring email campaigns, updating them on any news, tips, changes, etc. with your company/product.

In the end, inbound marketing alone will probably not be enough, at least initially. PPC ads, emails, phone calls, etc., can still be effective as long as you do them well. But a combination of these strategies will enable you to connect with your customers in the ways they want…and that’s always best!

New OfficeClip Release and Enhancements

by Admin 1. December 2008 19:12

We have been working hard on various improvements and we are excited to introduce some great new features!

MS RDLC Dynamic Reports


With our OfficeClip 7.7.4 release on November 23, 2008, we have made several enhancements to the software. OfficeClip now has Beta Microsoft RDLC Dynamic reports. We have added these Microsoft reports instead of the Crystal reports and are confident that they will be more effective and appropriate in meeting the needs of OfficeClip users. They also give users the ability to add their own custom reports within the Web Timesheet and Expense, Web Issue Tracker and Web Contact Manager applications.


New Online Help Files


Another enhancement that has been in the works for some time is our online help files. We have done extensive work on updating these files to accurately reflect the software and guide both new and existing users through the many features of our software. We aimed to have the online help files do more than simply show "how" to make new web timesheets, color-code issues, create email campaigns, etc. We wanted them to also demonstrate "why" these various features and functions will help our users and how best to take advantage of all parts of the software to get the most benefit. The online help files can be especially helpful if you are in the process of evaluating our software, as they will guide through not only the setup of OfficeClip software, but also show you the varying levels of functionality and efficiency that the software can bring to your organization.


New Backup and Restore Tool


A new backup and restore tool is provided with the current version that will allow you to do your database and configuration file backups unattended. To access this tool, go to the Start Menu -> All Programs -> OfficeClip


Check Out Our New Video!


We also made a video of our software! So if you are new to OfficeClip and want to see how your business can benefit from web based management software such as
Introduction to OfficeClip

online timesheets
, web contact management, document sharing, etc. then take a look at our short (we promise!) video:


Last But Not Least...


Finally, we wanted to say how excited we are that Whataburger is using OfficeClip for their online business needs. We look forward to providing them with web based solutions now and into the future. Excited about any of these new features or want to see something else? Give us feedback or post a comment below!

New Editions and Pricing for OfficeClip

by Admin 14. October 2008 17:10

Many business are feeling the effects of the economy right now and we wanted to help our potential and exisiting customers by introducing a new pricing structure for OfficeClip, as well as some new price reductions for our software. Its still necessary for businesses to be able to grow, organize and become more efficient, so we have put together three editions of OfficeClip, with the aim of meeting the various needs of all our customers.


Team Edition (Free)
- This free edition is for two users and we are aiming it at customers who want to first evaluate OfficeClip before buying and for developers. This edition can be used for an unlimited amount of time, allowing plenty of time for evalutation and for developers to try it out extensively. Team edition can be hosted or installed.


Professional Edition
- You can purchase Web Contact Manager, Web Timesheet and Expense, Web Issue Tracker and Web Collaboration separately or you can get them all together in the Premium Suite. Professional Edition can be either hosted or installed and is for anywhere between 3-200 users.  We have reduced the prices by 20%, please visit our pricing page for more information.


Unlimited Edition
- This edition is for organizations with over 200 users and is only available in the installable version. By purchasing the Unlimited Editions, there are no limits on the number of users, all applications (Web Timesheet, Web Contact Manager, Issue Tracker and Web Collaboration) are given and the source code is available. Please contact us for a quote on this edition.


Whether you are 2 users, 50 users or 1000 users; need only web based timesheet software or all applications; want to install or use the hosted versions-we are confident that we have the solution for your business.

Get the most from OfficeClip: Login from your mobile!

by Admin 6. October 2008 12:10

This is a really handy feature of OfficeClip. Log in to OfficeClip from your mobile phone and access all your contacts, notes, tasks, appointments, etc. from anywhere you happen to be! This allows you to be even more flexible because you don't need to be on a computer. You could be in a taxi, on a train or having a coffee and be able to get all your OfficeClip information, such as Contacts, easily from your phone.

OfficeClip was created using the Microsoft .Net framework®, giving it flexible configuration and implementation on numerous web client devices, such as web browsers, Palm® devices, and web-enabled mobile phones. To access your OfficeClip contacts from your Web Contact Manager, and other applications, simply visit www.officeclip.mobi to login to your OfficeClip account. Couldn't be easier!!

Another great feature of OfficeClip is the ability to send SMS messages. Within every member's information, there is a place to add a mobile number and then you can manage the SMS. This gives you the ability to either disable the SMS entirely or to specify what type of SMS messaging you would like to receive. To send an SMS to someone, just click the link beside their mobile number. Remind a team member about a meeting, send an update on a web timesheet report or share information about an account in Web Contact Manager  all from within OfficeClip! This is a an easy, efficient and very quick way to communicate with your colleagues, whether they are in the office, out to lunch or traveling for work.

If you enjoy these features, or have questions, we encourage you to leave comments for us and for other readers!

New Connectors for OfficeClip and third-party software

by Admin 23. September 2008 18:09

These connectors will enable OfficeClip Timesheet users to easily and efficiently connect with third-party accounting software such as Quickbooks, Peachtree and MS Accounting. The add-ins will eliminate the need for any double entries, as all accounting data, like payroll entries, etc., can be directly moved back and forth between the accounting software you are using and OfficeClip's Web Timesheet and Expense. Each of these connectors can also work with our Offline Timesheet, so if you don't have an internet connection, you can still access the two-way data transfer.

In addition to the connectors for the various accounting software, OfficeClip also has MS Word and MS Outlook add-ins. The MS Word add-in will allow you to create mail-merge documents (letters, fliers, campaigns, etc.) directly from MS Word using the OfficeClip Contact Manager application. Our MS Outlook add-in enables you to quickly and easily synchronize your Contacts, Events, Tasks and Notes straight from MS Outlook to OfficeClip and vice versa. This is an extremely useful feature since we are all busy and need the ability to have flexible access to our information.

If you think having an OfficeClip Connector will make your work easier and more streamlined (which we are sure it will!) then visit the OfficeClip website to learn more and download a connector.

Go Green: Manage your business with the Web!

by Admin 9. September 2008 17:09

There's a lot of discussion about going green, but many articles I've come across advising small businesses on how to go green have focused on actual products they can buy to use in their offices. These include light bulbs, recycled paper, electronic equipment, cleaning supplies, etc., which are very good ideas and most certainly helpful to the environment. But what about actually helping your business run better and being green at the same time?! This is where web based business management software comes in.

Perhaps one of the biggest "green" benefits of web based business software comes from the almost complete lack of paper needed for things like old timesheets. Employees and contractors alike can enter their hours for projects from any web browser on any computer, cell phone, laptop, etc.  Stacks of paper with everyone's hours are no longer needed-so the paper is being saved, along with money, AND time is managed effectively and tracked in real-time.

According to Business Wire, there are many Fortune 1000 clients that have implemented online timesheets and contact manager software to reduce paper, increase organization and improve customer relations. Web software is affordable for SMEs as well...OfficeClip's Premium Suite can be downloaded for $80 per user or hosted online for $10 a month.

And the ways to go green with web management software don't stop there...another HUGE benefit is the ability of employees to access their data from anywherePatricia Faulhabber mentions telecommuting as a great way for small businesses to easily compete with the larger companies that are going green. Enabling employees to telecompute from their homes once or twice a month or even once a week will save them money in gas, wear and tear on their vehicles and give them greater flexibility in their schedules, which can lead to improved productivity.  

Web software provides all the means to make this happen and so, while making your company more productive, organized and efficient, and your employees happier, you can also boast being green.

Controlling Costs in a Tight Economy: Hosted Web Software

by Admin 28. August 2008 16:08

As banks make it more difficult for small and medium sized businesses to take out loans, expenditures for improving internal business processes can rapidly shrink or disappear altogether in an economic slowdown. Customers reign in spending, businesses suffer and look for ways to streamline their business with cost-effective solutions, only to find that the bank will no longer give them the loan to make it happen...and so the cycle continues....

The New York Times notes that the witholding of credit comes as the economy tightens and joblessness grows, making it difficult for companies who would be able to grow to secure the funds to do so. By mid-June 2008, the credit that banks were giving was decreasing at the rapid rate of more than 6 percent. In dollar terms, that's about $150 billion dollars that companies at present (and very likely for awhile into the future) cannot get for their business needs. Imagine wanting to do internal restructuring to be more cost effective and needing to make a large expenditure for the softwares, etc. to accomplish it....and then not being able to get the money for the investment.

 
So one question certainly becomes..."What do in a tight economy when I want to improve my business?" The answer is to be creative. If improving customer relations, employee management and project management to reduce costs and increase flexibility are what you want to do, consider the benefits of hosted web software. Hosted web software is a way to do these things without using a large captial expenditure or taking out a loan from the bank for expanding your business and in times like the present, you may not be able to get the loans even if you want/need them.
 
According to Jeff Pyden of OmniVue Business Solutions, hosted online software has many benefits for companies who find themselves in these kinds of situations. First, hosted software is done on a pay-as-you-go basis and can be done monthly, yearly, etc. This allows you to easily add or remove users as your business changes and there are no upfront software costs, but there is always the ability to get premanent licenses later if you need them. In general, since no money has been spent on internal resources, there is less risk and more affordability and flexibility which can be ideal for the current economic situation.
 
Hosted web software, like OfficeClip, are internet based solutions, giving you the ability to access your data anywhere, anytime, anyplace with just a web browser. Data and applications such as Web Timesheet, Contact ManagerOnline Calendar and Document Sharing are managed easily and quickly, and the hosted version allows you to add or remove applications as your needs change. If you have financial concerns, are worried about the economy or simply want to try something new to improve important aspects of your business, hosted web software may be perfect for you.

Sql Server Express Incremental Backup and Log Shipping

by Admin 3. July 2008 18:07

Many of our customers (with installed version of OfficeClip Suite) were asking us how to take backup of the database and how to avoid data loss if the server died. Most of our users run OfficeClip on Sql Express database and Microsoft does not provide Log Shipping for the Sql Server Express Edition.

So we decided to write a command line interface which would manage incremental backup and restore for our customer. Anticipating that this would be a useful solution for many other sql express users, we decided to make the source available free. Here are some of the features:

  1.  Full backup is taken every day (regardless of how often the program is run)
  2. Incremental backup is taken periodically (say 10 minutes) when the program is run
  3. It can keep the past backup history for a certain number of days
  4. Log file is created in HTML format so it is easy to read
  5. Backup can be restored using a single command that first restores the most recent full backup and then restores all the incremental backups in the correct order
  6. It is possible to use the Windows Scheduler and run the program periodically and save the files to a destination machine and restore periodically thereby simulating log shipping
  7. It can be run from a command prompt

 

      Notes:

  1. Before running this program on a database, you must change the database to “Full Recovery Mode” from the Sql Server Express Management Studio.
  2. For restoring the backups make sure that the sql server user name and permission should match in both database.
  3. The program is released under BSD License, so that you can also use it commercially without paying any royalities whatsoever.
  4. It is written in C# using .net framework 2.0 in visual studio 2005 but should run on any vs.net 2008 editions.
  5. If you are an OfficeClip customer, the same program is available in the distribution and it is called ocbackup.exe.

Download: Source Code | Executables Only

Usage:

To see all the options, run the program: OfficeClip.OpenSource.LogShipping.exe (from the LogShipping\bin\debug folder)

Examples:

The following command takes transactional backup every time it is run, takes full backup every day, keeps old backup for 7 days for the database called officeclip. The backup files are stored in the folder E:SqlBackups. It can be run every 10 minutes using the windows scheduler.

 OfficeClip.OpenSource.LogShipping -bd 7 -c backup -d officeclip -f “E:\SqlBackups” -s “Server=(local);Database=Master;Trusted_Connection=True”

The following command restores the backup to the database called officeclipR. The files are read from the folder E:SqlBackups.

 OfficeClip.OpenSource.LogShipping -bd 7 -c backup -d officeclipR -f “E:\SqlBackups” -s “Server=(local);Database=Master;Trusted_Connection=True”

License: BSD License

If you download and end up using this code, please leave a note. We would like to know who is using this code.

Issue Tracker Escalation Rules

by Admin 3. July 2008 18:07

Issues are often entered in the system and forgotten. OfficeClip Web Issue Tracker Escalation Rules allows administrators to decide what to do when a critical issue is not attended for a predetermined amount of time. These rules are defined in Condition – Action format. For example, a rule can be set such that if an issue is open and critical and not worked on for a period of two days then an action is triggered. Actions can be set for sending email, changing the value of a field or even sending SMS messages. This feature can be accessed from the Rules Menu of the Issue Tracker Admin screen.

Issue Tracker Escalation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timesheet Rules Enhancement

by Admin 3. July 2008 18:07

We’ve been able to add some functionality to the Timesheet Rules feature. This enables you to automate certain communication (or actions) based on the values of a submitted timesheet. For example, if your company’s policy states that certain departments/employees must submit a minimum of hours worked, then this feature will automate the notification of when/if a particular user fails to meet the requirements. Therefore, both employee and manager can be a little more efficient in the submit and approve pieces of the time tracking workflow.

Here’s a quick guide to setting up rules through the Timesheet Admin console:

1. Add a condition to the rule (also, you can set the order of the conditions to set the appropriate precedence)

2. Select the action which you would like to occur, once a submitted timesheet has met the condition(s) of the rule.

3. Name the Rule, so that you will be able to easily identify it from the Rule List view.

 

 
Timesheet Rule

Field-based Access Rules for Contact Manager

by Admin 29. June 2008 18:06

Based on our users feedback we have implemented a field-based access permission for our Web Contact Manager. This allows administrators to provide read, write, delete or append access to a role based on the value of a contact field. For example, if you want to restrict members of Georgia Team only to see the contacts who are in the State of Georgia, you can program this rule in the contact manager at organization level.



 

OfficeClip Contact Manager has many levels of security; the list below provides a recap of all security levels that can be set for contacts:

  1. Organization Level Permission: Allows administrator to set default permission for all contacts in the organization. For example, an administrator can set the system such that only administrators can see all contacts and the contact creator can see only his/her contact.
  2. Role Level Privileges: Administrators can create roles and provide privilege for the role users.
  3. Role Level Object Permission: Allows creator or administrators to restrict a group of contacts accessible to only a particular role.
  4. User Level Object Permission: Allows creator or administrators to restrict a group of contacts accessible to only a particular user.
  5. Field-based Object Permission: Rules can be defined in the system so that when a contact is added or edited, permission is controlled based on the value of a field.

Time Tracking Software

by Admin 9. March 2008 16:03

What is time tracking software? Is it right for my company? Time tracking software provides an easy, efficient way to track the time of employees and managers for projects and tasks. It is also easy to view the time spent on various aspects of the projects as they are happening, allowing for fast adjustments to keep your project moving towards completion without wasting valuable time and money.


How will my business use Time Tracking Software?


Timesheet software
greatly reduces administrative tasks within your organization because all communication is centralized through the same application. This saves massive amounts of paper and also saves time; you don’t have to chase team members and remind them to complete and submit their timesheets. Employees and managers alike will find online timesheets easy to use and helpful and we have discussed how this works for each below:

Used by Employees – If you are worried about your employees resisting the idea of using time tracking software , don’t! It is an opportunity for employees to keep track of what projects they are working on and where their hours are being spent. This gives them a complete record of their productivity on all their projects.

Used by Managers – Managers will also find online timesheet software to be extremely beneficial for many reasons. They will be able to have their employees timesheets automatically routed to them for approval and they can set up rules to help eliminate mistakes and errors for employees entering time. This will save hours and money for the company. Timesheet software can be integrated for the easy transfer of data to and from applications like MS Excel, QuickBooks, Peachtree, etc.

Although change can be difficult, time tracking software are definitely a change for the better for your company and for your employees. The ability to effectively track resources and allocate them to projects in real time will result in increased profitability, reduced costs and better overall organization and productivity among employees.

 
Spend a couple of minutes to browse through the Screen shot tour of Online Timesheet and Expense.




Description of Time Tracking Software

 

How does Time Tracking Software Work?

Time Tracking software easily and effectively tracks the time of your employees anytime, anywhere. Because it is accessed via a web browser, it is perfect for employees who travel, work from home or just need flexibility in accessing and using their timesheets.

  • Multi Tasking – User friendly software that can be used by multiple people and can track multiple clients and projects.

  • Member Management – Managers can set hour and expense rules and/or warnings to employees to better manage things like overtime,travel expenses, etc.

  • Customization – Your employees can allocate and track things like vacation, jury duty, maternity leave, etc. accurately, eliminating many hassles.

  • Cost Control and Profits – You can generate timesheet and management reports to study utilization levels, costs incurred and the profitability achieved from each and every project. The Return on Investment on the timesheet software can be measured in number of months.

  • Security- Timesheet software offers you multiple levels of security so that managers, consultants, assistants, etc. can have various levels of access to information and data. It is also supports DCAA compliance for tracking history, creating audits and logs.


Comparison table for various editions of the Web Timesheet and Expense software provides users flexibility to choose the edition that is suited for them.

Various editions of the Online Timesheet Software is available. Hosted timesheet software can be purchased for as little as $10 a month and can be fully downloaded for around $80 per user. Once your business begins using timesheet software, you should find increased productivity, communication and efficiency as well as reduced costs, better organization and improved ability to effectively manage projects and resources.

More information on the OfficeClip Web Timesheet and Expense software is available at the OfficeClip website.

Online Timesheets

by Admin 9. December 2007 16:12
Online timesheet is a powerful tool you can use to effectively allocate resources to a project and continue to track them through the life of the project. It is also easy to view the time spent on various aspects of the projects as they are happening, allowing for fast adjustments to keep your project moving towards completion without wasting valuable time and money.

Features of Online Timesheets

 

Online timesheets have many features that make them so beneficial to organizations and a few of them are listed below:

  • Multi Tasking – User friendly software that can be used by multiple people and can track multiple clients and projects.

  • Member Management – Managers can set hour and expense rules and/or warnings to employees to better manage things like overtime, travel expenses, etc.

  • Customization – Your employees can allocate and track things like vacation, jury duty, maternity leave, etc. accurately, eliminating many hassles.

  • Cost Control and Profits – You can generate timesheet and management reports to study utilization levels, costs incurred and the profitability achieved from each and every project. The Return on Investment on the timesheet software can be measured in number of months.

  • Security- Timesheet software offers you multiple levels of security so that managers, consultants, assistants, etc. can have various levels of access to information and data. It is also supports DCAA compliance for tracking history, creating audits and logs.

Online Timesheet Software is extremely affordable; hosted timesheet software can be purchased for as little as $10 a month and can be fully downloaded for around $80 per user. Once your business begins using timesheet software, you should find increased productivity, communication and efficiency as well as reduced costs, better organization and improved ability to effectively manage projects and resources.

 
More information on the OfficeClip Web Timesheet and Expense software is available at the OfficeClip website.
 
Spend a couple of minutes to browse through the Screen shot tour of Online Timesheet and Expense.

Learn about Online Timesheets

Using Online Timesheets in Your Business

 

Timesheet software greatly reduces administrative tasks within your organization because all communication is centralized through the same application. This saves massive amounts of paper and also saves time; you don’t have to chase team members and remind them to complete and submit their timesheets. Employees and managers alike will find online timesheets easy to use and helpful and we have discussed how this works for each below:

Used by Employees – If you are worried about your employees resisting the idea of using time tracking software , don’t! It is an opportunity for employees to keep track of what projects they are working on and where their hours are being spent. This gives them a complete record of their productivity on all their projects.

Used by Managers – Managers will also find online timesheet software to be extremely beneficial for many reasons. They will be able to have their employees timesheets automatically routed to them for approval and they can set up rules to help eliminate mistakes and errors for employees entering time. This will save hours and money for the company. Timesheet software can be integrated for the easy transfer of data to and from applications like MS Excel, QuickBooks, Peachtree, etc.

 

Online Timesheet software can make your company more productive by accurately track time spent on various projects. This enables reduced costs and better overall organization and productivity among employees.

Timesheet Software

by Admin 9. July 2007 16:07

What is timesheet software? Is it right for my company? Timesheets provide an easy, efficient way to track the time of employees and managers for projects and tasks. It is also easy to view the time spent on various aspects of the projects as they are happening, allowing for fast adjustments to keep your project moving towards completion without wasting valuable time and money.


What does Timesheet software do?

Timesheet software easily and effectively tracks the time of your employees anytime, anywhere. Because it is accessed via a web browser, it is perfect for employees who travel, work from home or just need flexibility in accessing and using their timesheets. Online Timesheet and Expense software is implemented so that it can be used with a platform independent web browser with a powerful backend sql database. It also has flexible reporting options.

  • Multi Tasking – User friendly software that can be used by multiple people and can track multiple clients and projects.

  • Member Management – Managers can set hour and expense rules and/or warnings to employees to better manage things like overtime, travel expenses, etc.

  • Customization – Your employees can allocate and track things like vacation, jury duty, maternity leave, etc. accurately, eliminating many hassles.

  • Cost Control and Profits – You can generate timesheet and management reports to study utilization levels, costs incurred and the profitability achieved from each and every project. The Return on Investment on the timesheet software can be measured in number of months.

  • Security- Timesheet software offers you multiple levels of security so that managers, consultants, assistants, etc. can have various levels of access to information and data. It is also supports DCAA compliance for tracking history, creating audits and

Various editions of the Online Timesheet Software is available. Hosted timesheet software can be purchased for as little as $10 a month and can be fully downloaded for around $80 per user. Once your business begins using timesheet software, you should find increased productivity, communication and efficiency as well as reduced costs, better organization and improved ability to effectively manage projects and resources.


 Download Web-based Time Tracker and try it free for 30 days.

 

Spend a couple of minutes to browse through the Screen shot tour of Online Timesheet and Expense.

How to use Timesheet Software


How will Timesheet software improve my company?

Timesheet software greatly reduces administrative tasks within your organization because all communication is centralized through the same application. This saves massive amounts of paper and also saves time; you don’t have to chase team members and remind them to complete and submit their timesheets. Employees and managers alike will find online timesheets easy to use and helpful and we have discussed how this works for each below:

  • Used by Employees – If you are worried about your employees resisting the idea of using time tracking software, don’t! It is an opportunity for employees to keep track of what projects they are working on and where their hours are being spent. This gives them a complete record of their productivity on all their projects.
  • Used by Managers – Managers will also find online timesheet software to be extremely beneficial for many reasons. They will be able to have their employees timesheets automatically routed to them for approval and they can set up rules to help eliminate mistakes and errors for employees entering time. This will save hours and money for the company. Timesheet software can be integrated for the easy transfer of data to and from applications like MS Excel, QuickBooks, Peachtree, etc.

Although change can be difficult, timesheet software are definitely a change for the better for your company and for your employees. The ability to effectively track resources and allocate them to projects in real time will result in increased profitability, reduced costs and better overall organization and productivity among employees. 

More information on the OfficeClip Web Timesheet and Expense software is available at the OfficeClip website.

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