Where to approve time in Dovico

Quickly approve or reject employee timesheets There was a time when effective time management was merely timekeepers gathering up punch clock cards, summing up the employees hours and then paying them accordingly. Now, there is a little more to it. With sensitive billing on projects and tasks being a concern, the time employees enter is more valuable than ever before, and it is crucial that the time entered is accurately saved. Keep all time entries accurate…

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Take the guesswork out of timesheet entry

A programmer’s secret to improving his productivity Working on multiple projects, multiple times per day was a daily occurrence for Trent. He is a software developer in a small consulting firm of about 30 people. Being an essential member of such a small team, Trent spends most of his time working on many billable projects at the same time. Accurately recording his time between so many different tasks became a problem. If he waited until the…

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I Went To Jail, But I kept my job!

It all started with a little card; “Get Out Of Jail Free.” We all want to live consequence free. Imagine a world where you could speak your mind, share your ideas and just be yourself. Can you imagine a workplace where everyone came to work to put in their full effort for the good of the company and not worried about their egos and livelihoods? Children often live in a consequence-free state, their imaginations are…

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Project time tracking: what to look for

Make changes in how your company manages time and projects You’re looking to make changes in how your organization handles time and projects. But how will you manage to implement those changes? Making changes in your time management system can be a challenge and could include a multitude of questions. There are many considerations; after all, it isn’t just about you but equally about those that work with you. You probably have a system for bookkeeping…

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Dovico Timesheet: Formatting dates and numbers on exporting

Does your data display the wrong Date / Number formats when you export? When you use the Export function, now directly available within the newer views in Dovico Timesheet, the exported data may initially appear to be exported in the wrong date and number formats. This happens when you export to .xls or xlsx, or when you export in .csv, open the file in Excel and then use the “Text to Column” function. This occurs…

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Make Sense Of Your Employees “Time Off’

Vacation time is near! YAY! Oh, but who in your office is booking time off, will there be conflicts? Planning for vacations can be a nightmare of outdated calendars, misplaced email requests and then, of course, asking the question: “how many days do I have left?”. What if there was a calendar view which showed all of the vacation time booked or requested in one simple online hotspot? What if there was a place where…

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How To Get A Little Help From Friends

In business as in life, we all get by with a little from our friends. Every company that starts off is just like a friend attending a party of new friends for the first time. You are unsure how to navigate the room, who to talk to and where to start the conversation. If you are fortunate, you will find a familiar face in the crowd, and that is the person you can grab hold of…

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Dovico Project Alerts

By Carl Chase One of the features I like to show during a demo is Project Alerts. I always seem to get a positive response when I show this feature. The project alerts permit you to track time and cost against predefined targets. Example: Alert me when my project’s costs reach $50,000. When your project reaches that amount, the alert is triggered and you are notified via the software’s user interface and optional e-mail. You…

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Corporate transparency makes ‘cents’

It was my first day on the job; I was nervous and excited. What would the day bring? Did I make the right decision? There is no turning back now! Let’s do this! I stood in for my first ever Monday morning staff meeting at my new company. I was greeted with smiles and introduced to the rest of the staff. I was beginning to feel comfortable. It just happened to be the first Monday…

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Quick time management tips for busy people

We’ve kept the list short since we know you are busy! What gets planned gets done: Use a timesheet tool to plan out your week, there’s more chance of getting those tasks done by staying focused Capture your thoughts: Do you have a place to capture all your ideas? Something like Google Docs is a great place for all your ideas in one place. Then you can focus on your work knowing you don’t have…

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