Beyond equipping employees with software that helps them be proactive about timesheets, your firm can also improve its time and expense reporting by:
- Setting clear policies and guidelines
- Making daily time tracking mandatory
- Letting employees bill you for time and expense entry activity (with CORE, it only takes 1-2 minutes)
- Offering incentives
- Making timesheet completion part of performance reviews
Implementing the best time and expense software for your firm can actually motivate your employees to track their time and submit timesheets on time because it’s a record of how productive they were during that period. They can use their timesheets to show how they contributed to profitability or demonstrate that they need support from other team members to complete tasks more efficiently.
Encouraging team members to use smart timecards adds efficiency to your firm’s time and expense billing processes and provides you with timesheet data that helps you make informed decisions about performance. Read our blog post on How to Get Employees to Submit Timesheets for more tips.
Spreadsheets require employees to track time manually, adding another low-value administrative task to their plate. These tasks can add up to make your employees feel frustrated and under-utilized. And the more complicated your tracking processes are, the less likely your staff is to complete them on time, causing delays in your firm’s billing.
Transitioning from spreadsheets to time tracking software enables you to automate mundane tasks, set up easy-to-follow standards, access real-time performance data, and eliminate reporting errors. You can further level up your time tracking processes by choosing a platform specifically for your industry, such as BQE CORE’s time and expense software for accountants. CORE shows you exactly how your team’s time is spent, so you identify areas for improvement, better allocate resources, and remove inefficiencies to always finish projects on time.
Your firm’s HR, payroll, and accounting staff benefit from time tracking and expense billing software because it automates and streamlines the process of approving project expenses, finalizing payroll, and sending invoices.