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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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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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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Dovico Reporting: Employees With Zero Time

One of the biggest requests for reporting is a simple report to show who has not submitted time. Sometimes it can be a frustrating task to pick out who in your organization has not submitted their time. When the deadline is here the need to find out who you may need to send a reminder to submit their time becomes critical. Now you don’t have to run a report of who has submitted time and then…

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Scheduled reports: Automatically email reports to your team

I was on the phone with a client the other day. He asks me if we have a way to schedule reports. I was happy to respond that we do. I shared with him the stat that our cloud service manager recently gave us, was that our servers sent out 2,004,294 emails in 2017. The amount of emailed reports speaks to the power of the tool. The beauty of the report Job Scheduler is that…

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Reporting with custom fields in Dovico Timesheet

Custom fields are a great way to store more information than we have provided with default fields. Dovico Timesheet has a great built-in report builder for customized reports, but sometimes you need to store and report on another piece of data. Here’s a great example of how a customer was able to use custom fields; “This week I had a client that was interested in reporting on both the department that their employees worked for,…

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Dovico Report Types 101

So, you have a report type in your hands, what do you do with it? What even is a report type? A report type is a file that contains a set of instructions that tell Dovico Timesheet to display a particular set of data. Some report types just display hours and employees and some display costs and budgets. You can think of a report type as a report template. It is the base that you…

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