Lack of Flexibility
The way that companies keep track of employee hours is often very company-specific – especially when timekeeping records need to be enhanced with project information or other metadata. In addition, different employees may have different timekeeping preferences and requirements. These differences require any timekeeping solution to offer serious flexibility. However, standard solutions are often hard to adapt to these specific requirements.
Digital, but not Automated
Simply digitalising a timekeeping process is not necessarily a more efficient way of working. The way that hours are recorded does change: the time is entered digitally instead of written down. However, the time it takes to process those timekeeping records remains the same, because the underlying work process has not been automated. That means it will often still take a long time before all the hours have been processed. As a result, it is not possible to see whether the time worked on a project was still within budget until after the project has been completed.
Errors in Timekeeping Records
In many cases, the actual hours worked are not being entered by the person who did the work. In addition, time sheets are often filled out at the end of the week. But who still knows exactly what they were doing on Monday at 11:00 in the morning?
Many solutions currently used for timekeeping cannot be accessed via mobile devices like smartphones or tablets. This makes it less convenient for the user, making it much more likely that hours worked will not be recorded until a much later time.
Most timekeeping solutions have not been integrated into an ERP or payroll package, but integration would often be preferable to ensure quick and accurate processing. However, creating an interface between these systems is often complicated and expensive.
If employees use BizzStream to track their hours, employees can easily use their tablet, smartphone or desktop computer to access a weekly overview, entering the hours they work on a daily basis. BizzStream offers everything you need to model your timekeeping. As a result, the process will be configured to your needs, reducing the risk of mistakes.