Thursday, 28 August 2014

How to get the Most out of your Time Tracker?

There is no getting around the fact that successful businesses depend on successful project management which in turn depends on successful time management. Near ubiquitous use of time trackers in large enterprises is a testimony to the crucial role time management plays in businesses that ultimately succeed.

Time trackers are a useful tool. They are an inalienable part of effective time and product management strategies.

Despite their prominence in workplace, many businesses are still sitting on the fence and not using these tools. These businesses can gain a lot from using time trackers, especially web-based time trackers.

Here we list three ways in which businesses can gain from time trackers.

Boost in productivity

The most immediate advantage, that businesses notice, is a boost in productivity. Time trackers force discipline. Consequently employees tend to spend their time productively. The benefits are noticeable almost immediately as productivity goes up.

Improve efficiency

It has been observed that time trackers induce efficiency by reducing time it takes to complete tasks. When faced with a clock, employees tend to finish work more quickly. Their work does not expand to fill the entire day. Instead employees learn to manage their time better. Project managers can utilize employees in other productive tasks.

These trackers do not demand a huge investment in IT infrastructure, yet they improve efficiency, boost productivity, and produce better attendance.

If these reasons have wet your appetite, why not try our own Talygen Time Tracker. It is available for a 30-day trial.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Talygen now integrated with FreshBooks and Quickbooks

Talygen now provides seamless transfer of invoice and billing data through its integration with QuickBooks and FreshBooks. Users of these two popular cloud-based invoice tools can automate their businesses through Talygen, without giving up their existing invoice software.

QuickBooks and FreshBooks have been chosen because they are the two most widely used online invoice software in North America. They have a solid presence in many other countries, too.

QuickBooks is the most widely used paid online invoice software in the United States. More than 1.57 million people, spread across 124 countries, use it in a dozen languages. FreshBooks has its presence in 120 countries. In America, it has helped more than five million people send, receive, print, and pay invoices since 2003; when it was created.

Talygen was receiving a number of clients who were also users of either of these two software. For businesses, it was a challenge to transfer their existing data from QuickBooks or FreshBooks into Talygen. A lot of them were not ready for big changes because they considered it was inefficient - particularly in medium and large size businesses -  for them to retrain their employees, or learn to use a new invoice system (Talygen invoicing) themselves. So a few months ago, the technicians at Talygen came up with a simple solution - integration.

Integration combines the best of both worlds. It brings to businesses the multiple capabilities of the Talygen business automation suite, without taking away from them the option to use either of the two most popular online invoice tools in America. It makes businesses more capable and gives them more choice.

Talygen automates more than a dozen business processes - including human resource management, time tracking, and customer relationship management. Integration guarantees that businesses can automate all these process, without giving up on convenience (QuickBooks and FreshBooks). They can have their cake, and they can eat it too. It is a much-desired combination of power and convenience. It makes the PC Magazine’s favourite CES 2014 tool, Talygen, more irresistible.

Talygen is available for a no-strings-attached 30-day free trial. The trial can be activated after filling out a short form on the Talygen site.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Four reasons why HR tools for small businesses are useful

An expenditure on a human resource software does not always produce the desired results among small business s owners. They run a not-too-big business and they often argue that they cannot afford to spare money on fancy objects, such as a human resource software for small businesses. Although prevalent, this is not the right way of looking at things.

Human resource software for small businesses are not an unnecessary expense, such as the decoration of office closet with Italian tiles. It is an investment - akin to an investment in the hiring of qualified employees - which pays out handsomely in the long run.

For small businesses, there are many advantages of human resource software. Here is a rundown of four of them:

One-stop information - Without a dedicated software, such as Talygen’s Human Resource Management tool, business owners end up noting down employee information on a combination of doc files, spreadsheets, and paper files. This multiplicity of data storage formats creates challenges when the time comes to retrieve data. In  contrast, a dedicated software serves as a one-stop solution - where businesses can place and access their data, without any hassle.

Reporting - How many employees were absent last month? How many of them came late, or left early? How many leaves are remaining in the leave bank of an employee? These are some of the questions that people in the  administration need to know. They cannot pay salaries unless they have knowledge of absenteeism of employees. A human resource management software keeps track of all these parameters and makes accounts’ and administrators’ job easier.

Secure - Cloud based human resource tools are many times more secure than traditional paper files, or spreadsheets stored on a computer’s hard drive. Cloud storage guarantees that the data will be safe, even if the computer (or a smart device) used to access it has been destroyed.

Efficient - Human resource software makes administration less costly, quicker, and more efficient. It is particularly useful for small businesses where one person assumes multiple roles. It takes administrative load off their shoulders and allows them to focus on core activities – to create and expand business.

Cloud based HR tools for small businesses are useful because they are efficient, secure, and they make administration easier.