What are automatic timesheets?

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January 29, 2018

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You never have to log hours or make a timesheet ever again. And it’s all thanks to automatic time tracking that uses AI to work out what you worked on.

What is automatic time tracking?

Automatic time tracking gets smart apps to track and categorize what you do in a day, so you don’t have to. While you have the power to edit anything the automatic time tracking app creates, you never have to actively track your time ever again. Manual time tracking is over.

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Why do automatic time trackers use AI?

AI lies at the heart of automatic time tracking for two main reasons: it’s self-learning and it’s incredibly good at identifying patterns in data.

AI is what translates your automatically tracked activities into an accurate timesheet for you. It needs a bit of help from you first to get going – learning how you categorize work and what you don't want to log publicly. Whenever you make an edit to one of its suggestions, you essentially train the AI to adopt your individual preferences and task groupings. It ensures your final timesheet is as accurate and authentically "you" as possible.

How accurate are automatic time sheets?

Incredibly so. Unlike your average worker – who, surprisingly, can’t recount everything they work on – automatic time trackers capture everything you work on. This data is directly represented on automatic time sheets, making the final result a highly-accurate account of what you actually did.

Improving accuracy was one of our key motivations for developing automatic timesheet creation, here at Timely. By recording everything, automatic time tracking apps capture the whole picture. They can help you discover all your rightful billable hours – including those that fall outside of your normal working day.

How do I use automatic time sheets?

Simply install an automatic tracker and get stuck into your work! It should work across all devices (mobile, tablet and desktop), so you really can work anywhere. At the end of your working day, your timesheet will be waiting for you for review. You can edit anything before making it public.

Is my logged data safe?

At least in the case of Timely, utterly. All the data you track in Timely is private to you alone, any no personal information will ever be pulled into your timesheet. Time entries are made as suggestions, meaning nothing goes live until you approve it. Everything is fully editable and you have complete control over what information you push public.

Why should I use automatic time sheets?

If you hate filling out time sheets, this is a no-brainer. But the value of automatic time sheets extends far beyond that. Automatic time sheets mean you:

  • Never miss out on billable hours
  • Get an accurate understanding of employee productivity
  • Remove the overhead of manual timesheet creation
  • Free employee time for high-value productive work
  • Accurately gauge your business’ health
  • Improve estimation and reporting
  • Strengthen client relationships with transparent, accountable dealing
  • Never let timesheet creation delay invoicing

To help get your team on-board, we’ve broken down how automatic time tracking benefits CEOs, managers and employees alike.

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