Finclock is a project tracking software for businesses. It is particularly good at tracking projects that involve multiple people. It facilitates the sharing of information, and lets you track your project at a glance. The program automatically tracks time, so you don't need to enter anything. You can set it to run in the background, and then just log in and see your hour-by-hour progress. You can also set up reports so you can see how you are doing.
When do you need a project tracking software in your business?
I'd been using spreadsheets to track our team's work, but they kept growing. And then one day, looking at a spreadsheet, I realized that every cell had data in it. And that was it. Spreadsheets are nice for keeping track of data, but useless for keeping track of people. So I set out to build a better tool. Here's how it works. Finclock is a project tracking software for businesses. What that means is that you can use Finclock to keep track of the work your team spends on each project. What do you need to do time tracking? You need a way to track the time your team spends on each project. Finclock gives you two ways to do that. Finclock main window shows you which projects your team is currently working. Each project, in turn, has a list of tasks, which you can think of as things that your team has to do that are part of that project. You can click on each project's task list, and a window will pop up showing how much time your team has spent on each project so far. There is a second way to keep track of time: you can manually add tasks to a project. This is handy if your team is working on several projects at the same time, and you want to keep track of the time they spend on each. Go to your project list, click on the project you want to edit, and on the appropriate task list you will see a "plus" button. Click that, and a window will pop up showing a blank task form. Fill in the details, and click OK. Now the task is added to your project. You can now see how much time your team has spent on it. Finclock has some other useful features. For example, if your project is very large, it will show a list of subtasks. Click one, and a window will pop up showing the task that your team is working on. You can see each team member's total time, and the total of the team member's time. You can also do other things with Finclock. For example, you can export your hours or minutes to a file, which you can import into a spreadsheet or a database. Finclock is free for 30 days.
Why you need project tracking software for businesses
In the past, keeping track of projects was pretty simple. You just wrote them down in a notebook. Then people started using computers, and things got a little more complicated. You could create a spreadsheet to keep track of the projects, but spreadsheets are too complicated for most people to use, especially when dealing with hundreds of projects. There are now lots of software systems for managing projects. The ones that work well for one person are too complicated for a whole company to use. So, Finclock is simpler, easier to use, and less expensive than anything else out there. Finclock is web-based. That means it works on any computer and on any platform.
The users of Finclock are businesses, not software companies. So, Finclock has no marketing budgets, no salespeople, no servers, no data centers. There are no annual maintenance fees, no upgrade fees, no support fees. And Finclock doesn't sell advertising.
It works by letting companies set up their own projects, and tracking them on their own schedules. Companies can decide who can see which projects, and assign different levels of permission to different people. Nobody has to worry about which revision is the latest, or which documents have been uploaded. Finclock takes care of that. Finclock can be as simple to use as a spreadsheet, or as complex as a networked database. It's like having a project manager and an accountant working from the same desk, without either of them having to be good at the other.
Finclock is affordable and offers you a chance to try for 30 days before spending your investment.
How we built a project tracking software for businesses
The project tracking software that companies use to track the progress of work on their projects is called "project management software," and is itself usually called "PM software." PM software has three parts. First, there is the project database, which keeps track of everything that needs to be done. Second, there is a "project tracker," or "project scheduler," which keeps track of the assignments of tasks to different people. Third, there is the project status report, which tells you, for a task, what everyone assigned to it is currently working on. Project management software is not generally used to keep track of what everyone is doing. People tend to use e-mail for that, and it seems to work well enough. PM software is generally used to keep track of what happens when someone is told to do something. If a project has 10 tasks and 10 people, PM software keeps track of the total amount of work that needs to be done. It also keeps track of the total amount of work that each person has done, and the total amount of work that each person is expected to do. Project tracking software for businesses sometimes stores the total amount of work actually done by people, but more often it just subtracts the expected amount from the actual amount. For example, if Joe has 5 hours of work to do, the software subtracts 5 hours from the 10 hours he has to do. If the software sees that he has done 4 hours, it subtracts 4 hours from 10 hours, and adds another 4 hours. PM software has lots of fancy ways of calculating this. For example, if two people each have a 50% chance of finishing their work on time, the software will assign each person a 50% chance of finishing on time. If there is no chance