Tracking time and employee productivity are the thorn in the side of every single human resource team in the business world. Trying to find the best balance between employee productivity and employee happiness, and doing it all in a seamless and easy to use software environment is a constant struggle. What’s more, the constant upgrading and platform integration issues have made the task of time management even more complex. This is where the SaaS community has stepped in to help.
There are a number of different SaaS platforms that can help to manage time in the business world. The helpful part of SaaS (Software as a service) is that it allows for complete synchronization across all terminals, and it also allows for an excellent reporting structure. The freedom of reporting structure is helpful because businesses all need different reporting systems, and even internal reports may require different content. With a SaaS model, two different HR employees can create and then access different reports based on the need of the department. These solutions allow a user to manage the time being used on any specific project, assign tasks to employees, and even evaluate which employees are bogging down the development process.
The newer SaaS platforms are becoming more and more useful because they have incorporated some new and helpful things. For starters, the newest systems allow for integration into other project management software. Programs such as Trello, Github, or Asana can all take on integrations from other companies such as Toggl and Everhour, which link seamlessly into the project management software and provide excellent reporting and time management capability. They also allow for task-specific time tracking by user, which identifies weak points in team production levels per hour of work.
The mobility features of these SaaS platforms are also very useful. A manager can assess the current status of a project, task, or event from anywhere simply by logging in on their mobile device with near full functionality. Time-sensitive materials can also be managed remotely as well, and task can be changed or reassigned rapidly, making dynamic management easier and far more efficient.
Finally, the addition of AI into the time tracking software world has been helpful. Because of the substantial amount of data that is being generated by a mid-to-large sized company staff, and because of the complexities of analysis, AI allows the manager to analyze the data effectively. Task bidding, time usage, and project timing estimations can all be honed to within a very small margin of error. Plus, because of the SaaS model, there are usually staff available for help and answers if anything arises.
The days of the old punch card time clock are gone. As the need for greater levels of efficiency and productivity increases, companies will continue to expect their employees to work harder and smarter. Time management software will continue to cut out the extra wasted time and help both employees and employers to function well.