This wWhite paper describes some of the return on investment benefits that become possible when an organization deploys a centralized multi-purpose timesheet
like TimeControl. There are numerous possible avenues of benefit along with quotes from HMS clients. The paper focuses on TimeControl-specific benefits, but some of these
returns on investment are possible regardless of which timesheet is selected
Increase Resource Capacity
As project managers we often think of resource capacity as finite. We reduce it by reducing staff. We increase it by increasing staff. Yet, Project Management as a
culture has become so ingrained in our corporate world that it often becomes a silo of its own. Does Project Management know what is happening beyond its
own borders? Does it know what time is being spent on non-project tasks and what those tasks are? For organizations who are willing to integrate both project
and non-project timesheet collection, the potential benefits are vast. This white paper describes actual HMS client examples where organizations were able to increase
their project resource capacity through the implementation of timesheet best practices.
Have a Timesheet Process
It's commonly forgotten but compliance is tough to come by if you have not published your timesheet process. When we're asked to write such guides, our staff think of timesheet processes
first from the Administrator, Supervisor and Individual perspectives and then we assemble proceses by incident (such as hiriing a new employee or starting a new project) or by period (such what must happen each week or each payroll period).
If you're interested in a template to start your own processes off, download the TimeControl Process Template.
Best Practices Q & A
We gave a list of questions that we often receive from organizations considering a timesheet system and asked our technical staff to respond to them.
You'll find both the questions and answers on the Best Practices Q & A page.
Timesheet Best Practices
Whether you are a TimeControl user or not, this presentation may be of interest to you. HMS has been delivering timesheet systems to organizations since 1984 and over the years we have compiled some best practices which are useful to anyone deploying or using a timesheet system.
The Timesheet best practices webcast and associated slides are designed to share these best practices with you.
Timesheet and Project Dashboards
In today's economy, having a real-time dashboard of information can be critical to making key decisions in a timely manner. This webinar shows how to
create dashboards for timesheet and project management information, discusses the challenges in creating a good dashboard and shows how you can
leverage TimeControl's extensive dashboard functionality to deliver the right information in the right format to the right people. We'll even show you
how to embed an Excel Spreadsheet view right into the TimeControl dashboard.
Know your timesheet system
No one comes to work in the morning excited to do their timesheet. You'll see your timesheet when it's the only thing between you and leaving for the day, so learn how to get what you need
done in your timesheet as quickly as possible. TimeControl has numerous 3-4 minute web-lessons to teach basic functions. If you're a TimeControl user, check them out!
We keep the TimeControl blog not only to keep our users up to date on the latest and greatest about TimeControl but also to share tips, techniques and best practices on how to make the most
out of your timesheet system. You'll find webcasts, slides, screen shots and more here on ways you can use your timesheet software that you might never have thought of. Take a look at
Do it on your mobile!
You should not be restricted to your Desktop PC to do your timesheet. On the train? Bus? You should be able to do your timesheet on your cell phone. Ask your IT department to make sure
they choose a timesheet with mobile functionality. This page shows you how TimeControl's works. With TimeControl Mobile (included with every TimeControl) you can add, edit or approve timesheets from wherever you are!
Best Practices Q & A
Individuals often ask questions of our TimeControl Administrators or our own HMS TimeControl implementation specialists during a deployment of TimeControl. We've assembled some of the most
common questions into this Timesheet Best Practices Q & A page.