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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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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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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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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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. Dovico Timesheet I’ve been in this business for 25 years and it’s never changed. Although the need to collect…

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So, you’ve signed up for a Timesheet demo, now what?

Have you signed up for a free, no obligation, fully functional Dovico Timesheet demo environment? NO – If not, what are you waiting for? Click here to check it out YES – If you have, you probably already logged in a couple of times, saw some fake data in there, got a feel for what Dovico has to offer, but now you are left wondering: “What is the next step?” Personalized Demo Data I know what you…

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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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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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How to Optimize Your Timesheet Menu

When going about our busy day, we want things to be more accessible and maybe even a little more straightforward. Giving meaning to our time includes not having to spend meaningless seconds looking for functionality that should be just there. Did you know that you can now edit your menu options in Dovico Timesheet? You can! If you want to remove Reports from your menu because you are not responsible for reporting, go ahead! If…

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Excel For Your Timesheets

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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