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Your Timesheet software, the pillar of profitable invoicing

Timesheet software is the backbone of profitable Billing of Projects, according to many experienced managers.

in fact, many managers will tell you that time tracking is the cornerstone of their business. Even more, some managers consider time tracking to be the most important business function because their timesheet software is how they do all their billing.


Take advantage of your Timesheet software, the pillar of profitable billing for your Projects


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The benefits of Timesheet software for your business

Discover the many benefits of timesheet software for your business; especially if it is well integrated with Billing and Resource Planning.

Many companies still use Excel files to track their employees’ time and projects. Unfortunately, these business owners don’t realize the business intelligence that they are missing out on when planning resources and projects.

In fact, when properly integrated with the Billing process and Resource and Project Planning, Timesheet software can literally work miracles for a company, even small businesses. So much so, that many managers consider the Timesheet to be the cornerstone of their profitability.

The thing is, any service company would benefit from implementing time tracking software or any kind of time tracking system, for that matter.


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3 other good reasons to use a Timesheet software

3 other good reasons to use a Timesheet software; a business tool that many executives consider the cornerstone of their business along with payroll, accounting, and project management.

Time tracking allows you to know if your projects are on track to meet budgets and deadlines; in short, to know if they will be profitable or not.

But a timesheet software will also allow you to improve other areas of your management.


A Timesheet software facilitates the management of project expenses


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5 good reasons to use Timesheets

Here are 5 good reasons to use Timesheets; a software tool that many experienced managers consider to be the cornerstone of their business.

It is one of the most important business functions, as essential as payroll, accounting or project management. Of course, if you’ve never done time tracking, this may come as a surprise.

The reason is that time tracking is at the heart of service business operations. Not only does it allow you to bill, it also provides a bird’s eye view of your projects. It lets you know if your projects are on track to meet budgets and deadlines and if your team is working at a productive pace. In short, time tracking lets you know if you are profitable or eating your stockings.


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How to promote the rapid adoption and productive use of a Time Tracking tool by your employees?

How to promote the rapid adoption and productive use of a Time Tracking tool by your employees? The question is worth asking since most people spontaneously have a negative or suspicious attitude when they hear about time tracking. It is therefore important to be imaginative and inventive when introducing your new timesheet tool to facilitate a smooth transition.

Introducing time tracking to your employees can sometimes be difficult. Many people are reluctant to track their time, either because they don’t see the need or because they’ve had a bad experience in the past.

How you present time tracking to your staff can make a big difference in their effective use. Likewise, you should also explain why time tracking is important to the company. The better employees understand the impact their time tracking has on the success of the business, the more likely they will adopt the timesheet tool.


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Why do you continue to use your in-house Timesheet tool?

Why do you continue to use your in-house Timesheet tool? The question is worth asking since there are a great amount of companies using their home-made timesheet tool, based on Excel files for example.

When we talk about our Timesheet and Billing Software, the main refrain we hear is, “But we already have an in-house Timesheet tool.”

And very often, that pseudo-application comes in the form of an Excel file or occasionally, it will be a web application.

And I ask you: Why do managers think that their solution is the best or good enough?


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Do you use Timesheets in your company?

Do you use Timesheets or not in your company?

There are 2 philosophies of Resource Management in Service organizations; either to manage employee time with Timesheets or not.

The choice is clear for certain types of organizations that bill hours to their clients such as law firms and consultants.

However, in many other sectors, such as companies that place or subcontract resources with their clients, they can bill by the week or month for the total number of resources placed. One can also imagine the same case for companies that develop software that they sell under license; for which the need to compile the hours of employees is less obvious or not necessary.


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The thorny issue of labour shortage … with or without a pandemic

The thorny issue of labour shortage with or without a pandemic is quite a challenge and if there is one lesson that business leaders have learned from the pandemic, it is that the enterprise must adapt… and be Agile more than ever!

Critical decisions are on the horizon for all leaders: what actions and investments should they prioritize to both optimize human comfort and maintain performance and productivity in this new context of hybrid work… and labour shortage?

We share with you here some remarks and thoughts on the subject.


Resource Mobilisation or the Management and Quality Control Challenge in Telework Mode


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Is your company up to the challenge of Telework?

In the midst of this pandemic, companies have had to learn to deal with two aggravating factors: telework and labor shortages.

We’ll return to the delicate subject of labour shortage in the next post.

On the teleworking front, critical decisions are on the horizon: what actions and investments will you need to prioritize to both optimize human comfort and maintain performance in this new permanent hybrid work environment?


Telework Organizational Challenges


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Pandemic and Telework – reflections of an entrepreneur

The pandemic forced us all to review our priorities and, by the same token, how to go about things like work structure, management style, production chain, supply logistics, etc… oh yes, and our Human Resources Management!

In short, while everything was going well in the best of worlds, we all discovered how fragile our happiness and our businesses were!

We will soon complete a 2nd year of distancing and exceptional hygiene measures to stop the pandemic and we all hope that all this will be behind us for good in the fall of 2022, although some prognoses suggest otherwise.

So, we thought it would be a good idea to take stock of how far we’ve come since then and to share some of our personal thoughts on the subject.


Organisational Challenges in Times of Pandemic



It was not easy, because for many people, the initial shock of the pandemic created apathy followed by uncertainty, uncertainty about their future on many levels; personal, health, family, job, income, etc. These emotions were further exacerbated by the isolation and curfew imposed.

Despite this, many managers were able to react quickly and compensate for this initial effect with one-on-one and ZOOM meetings (Teams, Google Meet, etc.) to stay on course… and focused.

Many managers then discovered that managing the troops remotely is no easy task and goes far beyond the management of assigned tasks, because connecting with an employee at home also means connecting with his or her personal universe… which often had to be dealt with!

And we also found that many employees were not properly set up at home to perform at their best.



The problem gradually became apparent as many companies closed down because they simply could not get supplies. For many, this was due to the lack of personnel at the suppliers due to COVID-19 outbreaks and government subsidies, but for many others, this pandemic highlighted their unhealthy dependence on a few suppliers or even on Asian suppliers… on the other side of the world!

Out of sight, out of mind; they say!

Miracle recipes had to be found and quickly. And then came the notion of essential services and products that essentially covered the food, energy and health sectors, of course.

Was it a warning shot or a stroke of genius? It depends…

Some took advantage of the opportunity to reorient their production chain or add a new one, others found local or closer suppliers and are still happy about it today.

But for the vast majority of us, this shock was an opportunity to become aware of the need to drastically reduce our socio-economic dependence, mainly in terms of health and food. In terms of energy, we are already among the best in the world thanks to our hydroelectricity and our transition to renewable energies should ensure our security for the distant future.

As for the service sector, it was definitely the “lucky one” of the lot, as it is the one where teleworking is most applicable.  And this episode is sure to be a turning point in the future of how things will be done.  “Hybrid”, you say!!!



For the Services sector, in addition to the slowdown in business due to the… slowdown in business, the return to a new normal followed the gradual control of outbreaks.

For the Goods sector, it was a different story. For the smart ones, it was the return of the good old days as soon as supply resumed and thanks to online trade; for the others, it was an emergency turn to online trade. This period also saw a proliferation of new delivery services!

For many other companies in the Hotel & Restaurant, Culture & Entertainment and of course Tourism sectors, it was a disaster.

On the services side, here again, another realization for many entrepreneurs who were hit hard by their digital lag; some would say that they had to pay their “technological debt“!


Lessons of entrepreneurship in times of pandemic

This pandemic has changed us all, inexorably, and most likely permanently!

These upheavals have brought to light fundamental traits of human nature, the social fabric and the importance of quality of life for both.

The fact is that there is no going back; therefore, we must already plan for the return to normal and face this new normal.

And what will this “new normal” be made of?

First of all, there is the work environment to consider, because the vast majority of workers do not want to go back to the office full time. And even though one’s head is in the company, when one’s body is at home, it can be difficult to concentrate if one does not recreate a minimum of isolation similar to the company. The home does not offer the supervision or structure of an office. It will be necessary to accompany the employees in the creation of effective work bubbles.

There is also the human dimension to consider more than before, especially in a situation of labour shortage. We will have to learn to deal with different personalities at a distance, in telecommuting mode, some people need discipline to function and perform, others need comfort and warmth, still others simply need a directive and a clear objective, etc. Clearly, performance objectives will need to be redefined and incentives and bonuses will need to be creative.

Critical decisions are on the horizon: what actions and investments should you prioritize to optimize both human comfort and maintain performance in this new hybrid work environment.

In short, the company will have to adapt to employees.


Final Remarks

Update applications and software’s… it’s urgent!

Zoom/Teams will never replace the conference room.

It’s hard to read body language from a distance.

The home is not the office.


Last Words

And of course, this pandemic has also allowed us to test the effectiveness of our processes and collaboration tools in terms of security, connectivity, real-time collaboration, project management, quality control, etc.

With more or less happy results depending on…

And this will be the subject of our next post.