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Survey: Budgeting for new business software

We’ve observed over the years at Software Shortlist that many prospective software buyers have a somewhat ‘optimistic’ (some might say ‘unrealistic’) expectation of what a new system will cost. This can lead to significant challenges in the software selection process … and often causes frustration for both

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A rising role for IT?

Interesting research from McKinsey reveals a rising role for IT. However, despite increasing budgets, the findings suggest that that IT and non-IT executives have mismatched priorities, and boards may be focusing too much on IT cost & risk, and not enough on proactive IT strategy.

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Avoiding IT project failure

Last week we published an article by Andrea Maritan on the importance of fixing your processes before implementing new software.  His opening sentence – i.e. “New software implementations are a risky task” – describes an all too common scenario. We’ve all heard of major IT projects failing

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Systems to enable high growth businesses

Some interesting insights we came across recently from Dr Tom McKaskill, an expert on high growth businesses. “Research into high growth businesses has shown that they typically spend more on selling than marketing, focus on creating excellent customer experiences and generate a significant part of their new

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Timesheet reminder emails: help your team stay on track

Timesheet Feature Review #7: Reminder Emails Keeping track of everything is difficult in today’s hectic and multi-tasking world. Whether you are a blue-collar worker or a high-ranking manager, remembering to do all that you need to do is definitely something that everyone struggles with. There are several

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Managing timesheet access permissions

Managing a company or project goes far beyond simply telling people what to do. You also need to be able to ensure that your employees are able to focus at the task at hand without being distracted by unnecessary tasks that fall outside of their work scope. It is only by combining the individual work done by each employee on different aspects of a project that projects can be completed quickly and efficiently. Managing access permissions of your timesheet product is very useful in helping you achieve this effect.

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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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