The Best Bookkeeping And Accounting Software-T-Sheets | Part 5
Oftentimes it’s difficult to truly get a sense of how much time you’re putting into a project if you’re not actively tracking the time it takes to get it done. Payroll can also suffer since you might unknowingly be paying more if people are taking overtime to accomplish tasks without your knowledge. Time-tracking software is the easiest way to dive in and see how long tasks are taking without having to set up consistent meetings to check in on projects.
That’s where T-Sheets comes in. T-Sheets helps managers track time using cloud-based software, see active GPS locations of employees, schedule employees work periods, and get detailed time reports among other features as well. Kindret Business Solutions often uses T-Sheets since it works with many of the programs we’ve mentioned in previous blogs like Xero Accounting and QuickBooks.
What It Does
T-Sheets tracks time spent on tasks and projects at its core, but it also offers a suite of additional tools that make it much more useful. The software has a mobile app that makes it easy to track time from any location, schedule employees, and more.
Speaking of scheduling, T-Sheets also integrates with calendars like iCal and Google Calendar and notifies employees as soon as their schedule is changed. This makes it easy to update tasks for those on the move.
One of the most powerful features is its ability to track the GPS location of employees using the mobile app. This can help you to effectively manage your team from afar. T-Sheets also has a built-in time-clock kiosk with facial recognition to prevent buddy punching. You can also set up overtime alerts to get notified if a project is taking longer than usual and automate alerts if employees don’t clock in or out.
Why It’s Worth Looking Into
Integration can be challenging to find in software since software developers want you to keep using their software, but T-Sheets throws that notion to the wind. They offer integration with a wide selection of other popular software programs which is a huge selling point.
Aside from that, time tracking is just a powerful tool overall, but it’s complemented even more by the tools T-Sheets is built with. Locating employees with GPS can be particularly helpful for construction crews or mobile businesses like cleaning and restoration services.
Time reports can also be a huge help since they give you a breakdown of what projects or tasks require your attention. As an added bonus, time reports can also be easily exported to share with co-workers and financial staff. The scheduling features and mobile app are great to have as well, making T-Sheets a robust and complete software.
Scaling with T-Sheets is also easy and it’s simple to add new employees to the system, but bear in mind some employees may not be happy about the software implementation for a couple of reasons. Time-tracking can feel invasive to your employees as it can create a feeling of being “watched” even if that’s not the case. It can also add extra stress and reduce creativity if there’s too much of an emphasis on it. Make sure to be clear and transparent as to your intentions using any time-tracking software so your employees can feel more comfortable using it. It’s also important whom you give the ability to add and edit tasks so people aren’t just adding unnecessary tasks or work for themselves into the system. If you’re curious about adding T-Sheets to your business, Kindret Business Solutions can help you find out if it’s right for you.