Employee Workload: Why Are My Employees Not Hitting Targets?

One of the biggest challenges in running a small business is balancing the workload of your employees. Your employees are your most valuable asset. Making sure they are not overbooked and matching them up with projects and tasks that fit is a constant struggle. Dovico takes a lot of the guesswork out of resource allocation with Employee Workload. So, back to the title of this blog post: why are my employees not hitting targets? There…

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Getting in the Habit: How to Make Entering Time Easy

People depend on you, at work, at home and in your friendships. You’re always counted on to deliver something of value to your relationships. How you deliver comes down to the habits that you have -both good and bad. Getting into a good habit is sometimes just as hard as getting out of a bad one. One of your many responsibilities at work may be to enter your working time on a timesheet. This work…

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Dovico Timesheet Updates & Fixes for August 2019

Whoa! Where’s the summer going? Are we already talking about back-to-school? Yikes! Enjoy what’s left! We’re continually improving our software to bring you the best experience possible. Here’s a list of updates and fixes we’ve released in August 2019: Fixed (version 14): Projects marked as complete will no longer show up in the list of available projects when creating/editing an expense sheet. Fixed (version 14): Approvers will no longer receive multiple duplicate email notifications to…

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Excel Timesheet: When is it time to Find an Alternative?

It’s natural to look to Excel or even Google Sheets for your timekeeping needs. Both options are relatively free and easily adaptable. The functionality within either spreadsheet apps lends perfectly to record and report time spent working on client projects. There are many free timesheet templates available all over the internet to give you a headstart on ramping up your timesheet solution. So, perhaps you’ve already discovered the beauty of tracking time on a spreadsheet…

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7 Lessons You Can Use to Grow a Business That Lasts

In today’s lightning-fast consumer-driven economy, organizational loyalty often takes a back seat to bigger paycheques and higher profits. Companies rise and fall; startups are sold. The average lifespan of an S&P Company used to be 60 years in the 1950s, now, it’s down to 20. CEO’s of startups are planning their exits before they even enter the front door. That’s not you; a quick exit doesn’t interest you. Your goal is to grow a business…

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Timekeeping and DCAA: What you need to know

There isn’t a word that sucks the life out of a party more than “compliance.” It’s especially true if that party is the one being thrown by your team after securing that lucrative DoD (Department of Defence) contract. Here’s what you need to know about timekeeping and DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency). Yay! You did it! You secured that government contract! Now, you need to comply! Ohhh The party is over, it’s time to get…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Carl Chase?

Who’s Carl Chase? Although Superman was not the first superhero character, he is what we define in a hero. An everyday person who rises to do unhuman-like tasks for the greater good of humanity. To anyone in Metropolis, Clark Kent was just a non-assuming journalist. But when the forces of darkness crept over their city, the red cape came on, and Superman prevailed. At Dovico, we’re grateful to have our own Superman, but we call…

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Dovico Timesheet Updates & Fixes for July 2019

Ahh, the dog days of summer are here! Have you taken any vacation time yet? We’re continually improving our software to bring you the best experience possible. Here’s a list of updates and fixes we’ve released in July 2019: Fixed (version 14): Assignment charge rates for a project billed by task rate is no longer changed when changing the rate in the employee properties.

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6 Meaningful Benefits of Expense Report Software

Are you buried in paper from piles of coffee-stained receipts and crumpled expense reports? How much time are you wasting chasing staff down to correct incomplete or illegitimate expense claims? If you can relate to these frustrations, then these benefits of expense report software may be of value to you. It’s time to ditch the paper. There are always better ways to do everything. Expense reporting is not an exception. As your company grows, meaningful…

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Government Contributions: How a Timesheet Can Help Grow Your Company

By Diane Doucet – Dovico Co-Founder and Time Coach Edited by: Jeff Nagle Over the past 25 years, Dovico has been the recipient of many federal and provincial government contributions. This funding has been crucial to our growth and stability over the years. For each submission, I was the portfolio manager responsible for the entire application process. I would also manage the communication and documentation for all approved contributions. Based on my experiences, and the…

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How Engineering Consultants Are Saving Time

But there never seems to be enough timeTo do the things you want to doOnce you find them Lyrics to “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce If you’re a little unsure about the profitability and efficiency of your projects, you’re not alone. It may seem like a simple task to just bill clients for time spent working on their projects, but let’s be honest, it’s a pain in the rear. Your efficiency comes down…

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