It is always important to have a holistic view of the tasks in question that a company has – in addition, it is an indispensable point in any reporting to include the time recording of these. Inadequate time records can lead to unnecessary conflicts between the customer and the company performing the task – conflicts it could easily have been avoided and which often end the relationship way too early.
Fortunately, technology has made this much easier, and made it possible to keep track of many tasks whether you are using a computer, a tablet or a smartphone. But it’s not just for the customer – Company relationship that time tracking makes sense-it’s just as important to make internal resources last longer by keeping track of how long it takes to complete different tasks.
With a time tracking system, it is much easier to keep track of hourly expenses, travel expenses for the company, as well as driving and various expenses.
Practical regardless of the purpose
Looking at companies in general, these have different purposes of using time tracking. Some of the most common causes of time recording are:
- Accounting of the time spent on work duties;
- To create a more transparent reporting
- To create an accurate overview of all the company’s resources
- To keep track of sick leave or vacation
- To integrate it with the wage system so that it can be used for the payment of wages
Over the years, it has become more and more familiar that the time spent on tasks is recorded-especially in relation to transparency in connection with reporting – whether for voluntary reasons or for duty. It is especially companies that provide a digital product in connection with IT work that should make use of this, but in fact it also applies to other professional groups-even those who operate in a physical profession.
For example, for lawyers there is a partial obligation to precisely time registration. This was brought to the attention of the Bar Council by an order 23. June 2017, when a decision was made as to whether a lawyer is obliged to be able to document the time spent on the client. The rule is therefore that in practice a lawyer is not required to keep an actual time/Case account, but the lawyer must be able to account for the date, procedure, time spent and case expeditions and must, on request, prepare a specification for this. So this applies to both the prosecutor and the defense lawyers.
Thus, the conclusion is that there are several purposes – or reasons if you want-for why you should record time for completed tasks. It is therefore about transparency, good service and the allocation of internal resources, but in particular – for some – also about meeting the current requirements.
There are a lot of time tracking tools on the market, and many of these are really good – the most important thing is to clarify the needs the company may have for such a system and based on this find the best for the purpose.
Therefore time recording is convenient regardless of the purpose
It is always important to have a holistic view of the tasks in question that a company has – in addition, it is an indispensable point in any reporting to include the time recording of these.…
Written d. 9 jul 2018-No comments