Effective reporting gives managers the information they need

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The demo database lets you see how TimeSheet is so easy to set up and use.

TimeSheet Professional’s powerful, flexible report templating makes it easy to deliver the right reporting packages to individual managers. TimeSheet provides a choice of two types of reporting:

  • Summary Reports – using TimeSheet’s own quick and easy, outline-based reporting engine.
  • Detail Reports – using the Crystal Reports engine to run more sophisticated reports.

A Time Sheet view can be used to provide views of a whole Team or Department for Line Managers or of a Project or Group of Projects for Project Managers or Business Managers.

And we can provide a tailored SQL View of your database, making it easy to report your information using Microsoft Excel, Access, or any other tool that supports industry standard ODBC connectivity.

With Summary Reports, individual managers with sufficient security rights can create their own adhoc reports, or use pre-published templates to run the reports they need, changing the outline view and filters to meet changing requirements. Administrators can create Summary report templates that they can publish to the managers who need them.

Detail Reports are run in TimeSheet, using built-in filtering and date range controls and using templates that have been created in Crystal Reports. TimeSheet ships with a range of standard reports. We can create further reports to meet your specific requirements and, if you have the skills, you can create additional reports yourself.

All TimeSheet’s reports can be output in a wide variety of ways, including spreadsheets, pdf, Word file, as well as printing.

Turning information into comprehensive, detailed reports

The typical underlying information requirements for reporting might be as follows:

  • Project, Activity, Employee
  • Client, Project, Activity, Employee
  • Client, Project, Deliverable, Activity, Employee
  • Business Stream, Work Package, Activity
  • Activity, Customer

However, beyond this there is often a requirement to group and aggregate data in a variety of ways, e.g. by:

  • Internal business area, department, account team, function
  • Product or product group
  • Geographic area, of your business or your clients business
  • Charging category
  • Account code for links with finance or job costing systems

Or for benchmarking, possibly in more than one way.

Many systems can’t manage this. Users have to extract data and then manipulate it externally to produce the information required; or if it is possible, the result is cumbersome and reduces ease of use and ease of reporting.

TimeSheet Professional provides an information hierarchy with up to ten levels, plus up to ten different custom fields at each level and up to ten markers against tasks and against time entries.

Some system providers without a multi-level database suggest that they can achieve all that TimeSheet Professional can achieve with custom fields – this is not the case. TimeSheet’s multi-level structure allows users to order and aggregate information in reports quickly and easily.

TimeSheet’s database can be simply configured and requires no specialist IT skills. As importantly, TimeSheet Professional provides the tools to ensure that your system remains fast and easy to use and that accuracy is preserved.