New timesheet system keeps mobile project and client based workforce on track in a recession

Leading UK HR and Payroll systems group Carval  has launched a Timesheet module that allows organisations to record and manage the hours employees spend across multiple projects, activities and client locations. As the application is either web or desktop based, it is accessible remotely anywhere and anytime.

The new module, which can be used in conjunction with any of Carval’s Unity range of integrated HR, Payroll and self-service modules, is designed to simplify the tracking of time and projects across the enterprise. Carval believes that, once deployed, the new system will deliver the significant productivity increases organisations are seeking in the current economic climate and contribute greatly to ensuring that projects come in on time and budget.

Allowing extensive customization from within its administration interface; the SQL based system automatically calculates detailed reports and invoices from the time sheet information entered by multiple employees for multiple projects, tasks or clients. Clients can be either internal, like the Human Resources department or external such as customers.

Browser based input allows site managers or individual employees to enter their hours via an intranet or the Internet. Users can easily clock-on and clock-off, or at the click of a button manage and update time and tasks against clients, activities or projects. Multiple rates can be set-up for each client project and work periods can span multiple days.

Two options are available for data input methods, depending upon who enters the data. If employees only ever work on one contract per day, they can enter their time on a per-day basis. Alternatively, if employees work on multiple projects and multiple activities per day, they have the ability to enter detailed information on what time is being spent on what projects and when.

Management can use the system’s calendar based view to review daily, weekly and monthly totals for particular projects, showing overall work patterns across all projects. Projects can either belong to a specific client or standalone and generally available on a shared database; accessible to managers.

A comprehensive list of standard reports enables users to view details of not only employee timesheets but time spent on client’s projects. Reports include: lists of clients, projects and activities, together with project or client analyses and timesheets.

The system also includes extensive facilities for exporting timesheet information either into Carval’s own HR, Payroll and absence modules or indeed to any other accounting, business process or project management applications of choice.


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