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Make full use of timesheet data with a custom report builder

Timesheet Feature Review #5:  Custom Report Builder Timesheet software is used by companies all over the world to track their employee work efficiency, status of their projects and a whole bunch of other statistics. After all, as the saying goes, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure”.

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The importance of accounting integration in timesheets

Many companies use timesheet software for one simple reason – to track time spent by their staff. However, tracking alone is not enough – you need to use the data for something. One of the most common uses for timesheet data is for accounting purposes, which makes accounting integration one of the top must-have features for timesheets.

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Using Timesheets to Bill Your Time to Clients

Many timesheet users are companies that perform contract or “outsourced” work, charging for their specialist services on an hourly, daily or retainer basis. For these companies, the timesheet system is arguably the single most important software that they deal with on a daily basis. Companies that bill their work to clients must be able to generate reports that accurately reflect their work done and the hours put in by their workers. However, not every minute spent on the job can reasonably be billed. This makes the “billable vs non-billable distinction” one of the top must-have features for timesheets.

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Expense Reporting in Timesheet Software

Software Shortlist recently published a list of 13 “must have” features for prospective timesheet buyers. Today, I’ll take a detailed look into the #2 most highly requested timesheet feature – expense reporting.

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Weekly Timesheets: The Preferred Way to Enter Time

Software Shortlist recently published a list of 13 features that its search data suggested were the top “must-haves” for prospective timesheet buyers. Today, we take a detailed look at the #1 most requested timesheet feature – using a weekly view to enter time.

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Small business email marketing on the rise

Email marketing usage by SMBs Some recent research on the marketing practices of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) indicates that email marketing is one of the top 3 marketing tactics they employ, and is set to grow strongly in 2011. Of the 751 respondents to the survey

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The top “must have” features for timesheet software

Timesheet software is a popular category on Software Shortlist, so today we will share some interesting statistics about which features are considered “must have” features by prospective software buyers who use our online comparison service at www.softwareshortlist.com.

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Information vs attention

Quote of the day: “What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipents. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” -Herbert Simon

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How to get free information on software selection

After helping over 28,000 firms so far, Software Shortlist is making some small but important changes to its business model. Here’s how you can now get free access to our unique and valuable content on software selection…

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The importance of software conversations

After recently completing some customer research and marketing planning*, Software Shortlist is now gearing up for its next phase of growth. More on that in a future post because today I want to share some thoughts on “software conversations” and how they relate to our role at

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