Introducing Work Schedule

We are excited to introduce a new feature called Work Schedule. In many cases, the users in an organization need to work during specific hours in a day. For example, some companies need their employees to work between 9:00am and 5:00pm on every day. To facilitate such use case, we have developed Work Schedule feature to help organizations better control when users are allowed to log time.

As a manager, you can set up one or more work schedules. For example, you have two groups of employees, one local and one working from offshore. You can have a work schedule named “Regular hours” that specifies the time range of 9:00am to 5:00pm. You can also set up another work scheduled named “Offshore shift” that specifies the time range of 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Then in a project, you can assign the “Regular hours” schedule to your local employees so that they can only log time between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Likewise, you can assign the “Offshore hours” schedule to your offshore employees so that they can only log time between 5:00pm and 10:00pm. This way, you can make sure that each employee works during the specified hours.

work_schedule_02

Media-play-icon-32Click here to view an animated illustration.

What happens if a user is assigned a schedule but he tries to log time outside of the time range specified in the schedule? Worksnaps Client will be able to handle this elegantly. If a users tries the select a project to log time but the current time is outside of the time range of his assigned schedule, he will get a warning and will not be able to select the project. If the user has been logging time in a project within the assigned schedule and the end time of the schedule has been reached, the time logging will be paused and he will be reminded that he cannot log time to the project anymore. Worksnaps Client will be the gatekeeper to ensure that the assigned schedule has been followed.

If you are interested in using the Work Schedule feature, you can check out this help file that tells you the details steps about how to set up a work schedule and apply it.

If there is any feedback or comment, as usual we would love to hear from you.

 

 

New Worksnaps Reporting: Chart and Calendar View

One drawback of working with spreadsheets is muddling through the data and trying to understand everything in confusing numbers and figures. The engineering team at Worksnaps have addressed this issue with a visual workaround, now available to all who are interested in fixing these problems of visualizing large amount of data. Worksnaps is excited to announce new reporting features to its existing suite of tools that are available to our clients. With these added reporting features, our clients are more easily able to keep up-to-date with their team’s performance and productivity.

CHART VIEW

The chart view is altogether a different kind of animal. This next reporting feature lets you quickly assimilate your team’s or an individual’s activity through the use of easy to understand charts. While using this reporting feature, the client is simultaneously shown three graphs. Each graph contains three different types of information. The bar chart shows you every team member’s number of minutes logged. This chart helps you zero in on individuals and their performance. The next chart, a pie chart, combines all the information in the first bar chart and then unifies it. This helps you compare see the performance of your team as a whole. The last chart, also a pie chart, summarizes your team’s offline and online minutes.

Continue reading