How often to you log time?
For us we track each task worked on throughout the day. They range from 2 minutes to 7.5 hours, in real time. Only time from today are shown using filter, so for a new day we start new set of time trackers, even though it may be continuation of yesterday.
What tools do you use?
I’ve only recently discovered Toggl and Clockify. They look like nice solutions, but right now we create a new row in a table, select a task type from dropdown, and press start
Depending on the task, we often link it to what we are working on: a customer’s item in their order, a generic tasks from our “Task board”, etc. Majority of the time it’s linked to a customer’s item order.
Therefore, even though those services that specialize in time tracking would potentially be more easily, I’d much prefer a Fibery solution because it’s interconnected easily and quickly with minimal work. Don’t currently have much time to look in to a API/Zapier solutions, but Zapier I have found to be very limiting due to free account limitations and not realtime.
Here is a real example. The modal is an order (1), multiple people may work on the same task (2), and we can choose custom name or have it auto-name based on task type or item if empty (3).
How do you use time tracking data to make decisions?
- First and foremost we use reports for salary as some of us work by the hour.
- It gives insight into what products are cost-to-profit effective, which we use to change our recommendations to customers, look in to ways of being more effective with production of given product, increase its price, or even start to phase it out.
- We look to see if a person is better suited to do a different type of job they’re better/more efficient at.
- It works as “proof” that we spend a lot of time on customers products, as we often get people that think we are expensive, but they have no idea how much time and effort we put in to each product.