Are you a BillQuick User who switched from Timeslips? I’d like to do a case study (it can be anonymous) so please reach out to me and let me know if you’d be interested in letting me interview you briefly on the reasons you switched.
When I go to enter my time, I don’t want to have to create a time entry just for the time I had to spend figuring out how to enter my time. I want something simple. Maybe this is why so many people are switching from Timeslips to BillQuick?
BillQuick gives you four easy screens to choose from, for entering time. The differences are clear, and they just depend on where you’re coming from, when you’re entering your time.
This let’s you easily punch in, and punch out, while you’re working, so you don’t have to remember later on, how much time you’ve spent on a project, or task.
It’s a very straight-forward screen.
You enter the following, and then you’re off, getting the real work done:
- Employee Id (that’s you)
- Project ID (what you’re working on)
- Activity ID (what you’re doing)
- Description (optional, and probably best reserved for later when you want to make notes about what you did).
There are a few other options for what you can include, and it’s all very clear. This could be one reason why people are switching from Timeslips to BillQuick
The sheet view in BillQuick allows you to enter your time, much in the same manner that you might do in a spreadsheet. Hopefully I don’t need to explain why a spreadsheet is not a good idea for this. You enter the exact same information as you do in the timer, only since we are not using a timer, you key in the total hours spent on that project / activity. You can enter the hours in time format, 3:30, or decimal format, 3.5. BillQuick will convert the time format to a decimal.
The time ultimately has to be broken down in terms of a decimal, because it will be multiplied by a rate, which will also be expressed in terms of a decimal. This might seem obvious, but when you think about it this way, it makes a lot of sense.
The very simple, and straight-forward manner in which you can enter and track time in the Sheet View in BillQuick, might just be another reason why people are switching from Timeslips to BillQuick
Simple Time Card
Outside of using the timer to track my time very specifically, the simple time card in BillQuick, is the one that I like to use. It has a real logical layout. Your project, activity, and any description are all laid out in separate columns, and then you have a column for each day of the week, where you can view and indicate the hours spent. If you have 8 tasks on the same day, each task gets it’s own line item, with the corresponding info laid out in linear form. This is another example of where BillQuick represents a substantial improvement over using a spreadsheet for entering time, and may well represent yet another reason why people are switching from Timeslips to BillQuick.
The calendar view takes the concept of the Simple Time Card, and consolidates the hours and the activity code under each day. This allows you to record different activities, for the same project, on different days, using a single line item in the form. Some people may prefer this condensed look.
In the bigger picture, what these four different ways of tracking time in BillQuick represent is an acknowledgement that different people work and think differently. Each method of time entry works really well on it’s own. They are all simple. It takes two seconds to figure out what to do, when you are looking at any one of these.
If I need a time entry, just to record the time I spent figuring out how to track my time, something is wrong. The simplicity, and ease of use that BillQuick offers in terms of how to track your projects, activities, and time, may just be high up on the list of reasons why people are switching from Timeslips to BillQuick?