Leave accruals may not be a super-sexy topic of a blog post (or even of conversation, for that matter), but when it comes to the needs and morale of your employees, it’s an extremely important topic. Read More
As we say goodbye to what could be described as an…interesting 2016 (to put it mildly), we look forward to what 2017 will bring us, both personally and professionally. You may be still in the process of closing out the year, and hopefully Journyx has helped you to better reconcile employee time and expenses. We publish support tips to help you, as an admin and user of Journyx, maximize the value it provides your company. As you open the books on a new year, these 8 support tips we posted in 2016 can help make your job easier. Use memorized sheets to load recurring schedules quickly. Do you have recurring meetings or patterns in the type of work you do? Memorized sheets may be a good tool to use to speed up completion of your Journyx timesheets. Request leave and track time off. Not sure how to request time off or track your current requests? Here’s what to do. Learn the difference between sheet/period approvals and project approvals. The Journyx system has two approval opti Read More
This week, Journyx marks 20 years of helping companies track their time and expenses. Founded on December 19th, 1996 by CEO Curt Finch, Journyx was started with no money, investors or partners – only an idea. Finch created the world’s first web-based timesheet application and the foundation for the current Journyx product offerings in 1997. Read More
Let’s talk strategic questions: Are your project estimates accurate? Are your quotes where they should be? Are you billing for all time on your time and materials projects? Are you staying within budgets on fixed-cost projects? Do you know what kinds of projects should you focus on? Do you know which kinds of projects should you phase out? The first step towards understanding the answers to these questions is tracking what you’ve done. You may be surprised, pleasantly or unpleasantly, by what you find, but knowing the data will empower you to maximize your company’s profitability and get the most out of your team. A good first step towards tracking project time and answering these questions is to use Excel. By using it to track time to things like clients, projects, and tasks, you’ll be able to better understand: How much time different types of projects take How many hours should be billed to clients on time and materials projects Which customers are more profi Read More
The concept of tracking employee work time has been around since the Industrial Age, when machine-based manufacturing brought about major economic change in America and Europe. In an effort to regulate work hours, employers needed a way to keep track of how many hours their employees worked – hence, the advent of the time clock. Workers were required to stamp a special “time card” in a machine to mark their in and out times, which came to be known as “punching” in and out. Time card and “punchclock” systems were created and used in manufacturing plants, offices, retail establishments, and any other work environment where employee time needed to be tracked for payroll and regulatory purposes. Nowadays, time card and punchclock systems are still used; however, the dawn of the Internet age 20 years ago brought about a new way of tracking employee time – using web-based software. Because of the ability to access timesheets online, many companies and indu Read More
Tracking time and expense data is essential for organizations that need to measure costs on projects, bill their customers and pay their employees. For small businesses, this is even more crucial, as you need to spend every profitable dollar on trying to grow your business. When you’re starting out, the two most readily available options for tracking time and expense data are Excel and Paper – which are both free, and will work great when you have less than 5 or 10 people. But there’s a point when you start to outgrow those solutions. There are 5 big indicators that you’re starting to outgrow Excel or paper timesheets: Your timesheets are inaccurate because you can’t continuously update them with the correct data (projects, tasks, etc). Employees hide when you go on the weekly hunt for timesheets that have not been emailed or turned in to you. You’re spending way too much time correcting bad data/errors on timesheets. Entering time and expense data into yo Read More
Many times you do not want all of your available entry column items to appear to users for specific projects. You can control this by setting your project dependencies. First, from the management menu, select Projects and then Manage Projects: Now you will need to select the project on which you want to set the dependencies. Click on the appropriate project and towards the middle of the project screen, you will click on “Modify Entry Column Dependencies”: Now the items on the left are not being seen for the project. The items on the right are the current dependencies. To make an item visible for the project, select it from the left. Make all of your appropriate selections and then click “Change Dependencies” at the bottom of the screen. Likewise, to remove an item from the available list to the users, select it from the items on the right and again, click “Change Dependencies” at the bottom of the screen. Tip: you can make multiple selections by hold Read More
I’m currently reading the book Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicolas Taleb. The term “antifragile” seems obvious in its meaning: the opposite of fragile. Robust. Unbreakable. But it means more than that. In his introduction, Taleb defines “antifragile” in this way: Read More
In order to be the most successful with your timesheet software, you must understand the most common mistakes made during the implementation phase. Setting up and implementing a time tracking solution can take, on average, 30-90 days involving several hours of work per week. In the 20 years Journyx has been around, we have learned many lessons on what makes for a successful launch of your new timesheet software, and what roadblocks can make your implementation take much longer than expected. Read More
The 2016 Dynamics User Group Summit (which includes GPUG, AXUG, NAVUG and CRMUG) kicked off yesterday in Tampa, FL, where skies were blue and sunny, despite the potential for much worse weather from Hurricane Matthew. This is the 10th year of GPUG Summit (Journyx is a proud Gold Sponsor of GPUG Summit and a GPUG Partner Member and Sponsor), and attendees are definitely excited to learn and are looking forward to the future of GP, as well as the other Dynamics ERP systems. The big news heading into the first day of Summit was a first look at Dynamics 365. Dynamics 365 First Look While we’ve been hearing about Dynamics 365 for a while, this is the first time we’ve actually seen it. GPUG Summit included a keynote address from Scott Guthrie, EVP of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group, who demonstrated the various apps included in Dynamics 365. It also included testimonials from customers who got early access. Here are the main takeaways from Guthrie’s keynote. Dynami Read More
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