That’s why your employees are so terrible at using them – and when your employees don’t properly log their time, that means you have to spend hours playing catch-up to make sure you have everything accounted for. Because when you have to guesstimate how many hours a project took, you end up either ripping off your clients or short-changing your business. And neither situation makes you feel good.
There was once a time when tracking your team’s hours was as easy as reading punch cards at the end of each week. All you had to do was compare the time in and the time out, measure the difference, and bingo – you’ve got your team’s hours ready for payroll.
But in today’s wired society, with remote contractors making up a large portion of the workforce and most work now happening online, tracking your teams’ hours is much more complicated.
Tracking time on projects now requires team members to start and stop timers on their own, multiple times per day, whenever they switch tasks. And while today’s online time trackers can give us much more data about productivity, actually remembering to use those time trackers – and knowing how to use them properly – can be a huge pain.
And if the struggle is all too familiar, you already know what that looks like. It looks like:
Without accurate time tracking, it’s easy to forget an employee’s hours until after you’ve sent the bill to the client – which means your firm takes a loss.
Without convenient time tracking, your team might end up waiting until days after the fact to log their hours (despite several stern reminders), which means you show up to the 8 AM administrative meeting with upper management and catch major flak for not having your team’s hours logged.
In fact, one recent study from AffinityLive found that inefficient time and work tracking practices cost the average company $50,000 per employee per year. Even more surprisingly, over half of the companies surveyed already use timesheets and time trackers – and they don’t do any good. A big part of the problem, according to the Harvard Business Review, is that most time trackers are very poorly designed. The software isn’t user-friendly – it’s difficult to use, it interrupts workflow, and it’s more of a nuisance than it’s worth.
The problem with existing time trackers is that they’re inconvenient to use, which means it’s very easy to forget to log your hours. Most time trackers require you to spend time describing the task you’re working on in order to track it. Rather than increase your productivity, these time trackers simply add tracking to your to-do list. And that defeats the purpose of a time tracker.
GotDone is a time tracking assistant that remembers tasks for you, so you don’t have to. With GotDone, your team can integrate different time trackers together, enter tasks with natural language, and even tag other team members so you can see who worked on what when and with whom. In other words, GotDone shows you what your team got done as they got it done.
Better yet, GotDone automatically imports data from project management suites like Asana and Basecamp – and other productivity programs – to show you what you got done and when.
That means GotDone tracks your time for you, so you don’t have to. With automated time tracking, you’re able to simply focus on your work.
Whether you’re putting together an invoice for hourly work or just reviewing your progress, pulling information from eight different platforms is a lot of work. That’s why GotDone synchronizes with your existing apps to show you everything you’ve worked on – so you don’t have to search through programs and folders when it’s invoice time.
This is exactly the kind of app that I've been looking for as an adjunct to our Harvest time trackingLawrence Duncan Chief Technology Wizard, Peaceful Media
Holy crap, your product is beautiful!Kate Daly UX enthusiast, @tikikate
GotDone might be just what people putting off tracking their hours until the very last moment need to be able to continue doing it their way. It's a win-win.Daniel Jomphe
Is this the new gold standard for time tracking?Jan Schulzhofen CEO, Plan.io
GotDone 2.0 looks insanely awesome!Ivar Borthen UI & UX desiner, KnowIt
This thing is AWESOME!Matthew Paul
Some of our users have increased their billable hours by up to 15% by doing nothing more than using GotDone.
And we’re so confident that GotDone can do the same for you that if you don’t recover your subscription fee in increased billings within one month, we’ll refund your money.See Plans & Pricing Ask us a question