SR&ED: How Dovico Helps With Innovation Funding

Innovating is a risky proposition. Organizations looking to break through their industry can incur some costly bouts of trial and error. To ease those barriers to innovation, the Canadian government has a program available called the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program or SR&ED; some people even call it”SHred“. What is SR&ED? On average $4 billion in tax relief or credits are given annually to over 24,000 Canadian organizations in almost every conceivable…

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What Is the Real Value of a Timesheet?

When searching for a timesheet solution, what comes to mind is ease of use, scalability and handy tools. It can be a tough job trying to find the right fit that matches business needs with the budget. Understanding the value of your purchase of a timesheet doesn’t come until a few months in when employees regularly submit their time. But, if they don’t submit their time, a timesheet becomes rather worthless. How can you get…

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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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6 Tips To Get Employees To Submit Their Timesheet

Timesheet… ugh! Do you like to fill your timesheet? Yes or No? Well, I can guess even before you answer most of you will say no. It’s “one more thing I have to do in addition to my zillion other tasks each week”, “I forgot”, “I didn’t have the time”. Yeah, yeah, we’ve heard it all. I’ve been in this business for 25 years and it’s never changed. Although the need to collect the data…

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How To Increase Timesheet Productivity in Outlook

Did you know you can enter your Dovico time entries right inside Microsoft Outlook? No? Well, you can! Woot! Woot! We can waste so much time switching between apps. Any disruption to our flow at work can cost us up to 25 minutes of lost productivity. You know that the moment you turn from Outlook to your browser to fill your timesheet in Dovico, some notification will pop-up and throw you into that squirrel moment….

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Inspiring Creativity at Work With Lego!

An idea can come from anywhere at any time. Creativity is not something that can be forced, at least not productively. We spend so much time trying to find creative inspiration when little pieces of inspiration come from everything we do. Recently, I participated in a staff meeting where many of my fellow teammates attended a weekend leadership conference called “Level UP Impact Conference” Dovico was a title sponsor of the event and Dovico CEO,…

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7 Best Practices To Help Your Team Manage Its Time For Productivity

We always equate productivity with time. Time is money, right? But it is not so much the quantity of time that we are so concerned with even though we wish there were more hours in the day. We want more value or quality to the time we have spent. Ensuring that every member of a project team is working to their best potential and are working to their highest productivity is a combination of leadership,…

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5 reasons you shouldn’t use Excel for your time sheets

Excel has its strengths; collecting timesheets are not one of them. Jessica works as an office administrator at a growing IT consulting firm. Like most office administrators, Jessica wears many hats. On top of taking care of the phone, she processes incoming payments, tidies the office, greets clients at the door and on top of it all; she manages the staff timesheet solution: a 15-year-old Excel spreadsheet. Every Monday morning, Jessica collects an Excel spreadsheet…

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Where to approve employee time in Dovico

Quickly approve or reject employee timesheets There was a time when effective employee 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…

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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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