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Bulk changes: How to transfer time records between projects

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Has it ever happened to you that you tracked your time in  primaERP  on a different project than your colleagues? Do you need to unite two projects in Time Tracking into one? You can solve very quickly, there is no need to manually modify all items. In this article we will show how to elegantly move time tracks between projects and other similar “magic” that  primaERP  offers.

Gravatar: Profile Picture not only for primaERP

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Did you know, that you can brighten your primaERP  profile with a picture? It will show up in the right upper corner instead of the anonymous grey icon. Your teams’ reports, especially, will be more lively and clear once everybody adds their pictures. So, how to do it?

primaERP News: Why and how can you disable private projects

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Good news: primaERP is better again.  If you have multiple users in your primaERP  account, you will certainly like the Team Table export   feature. Tables can be exported to PDF, XLS and CSV formats. If you were missing a field to insert Payment info , you can find it now in your Account settings section. The last new function allows to not enable private projects in the Time Tracking settings section, and was requested by several administrators. Why we have developed this feature and how to change a private project into a public one is explained in the article below.

How can time tracking help you to concentrate?

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There you are, sitting at your desk, facing the computer and trying hard to concentrate on your work. Then there comes a new e-mail or a colleague with something funny to share. The e-mail possibly needs to be read immediately. The colleague, at least out of common sense and courtesy, needs to be acknowledged. Suddenly you no longer have any idea about what you were doing before... Does it remind you of something? Do not worry, it happens to everyone! If you are too overwhelmed, most likely it will come back to you in a few seconds and, if you are lucky, not much time will be lost. It is not always the rule, unfortunately. For those cases in which you may feel you have to much to deal with,   the following time tracking hints can help.

7 tips to run an effective meeting

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Meetings are great tools to solve complicated problems, which require speed and decisiveness. If you followed our previously mentioned 7 ways, you can go ahead and send those meeting invitations with a clear conscience. The invitations should be sent to all of the involved parties, which can actually help solve the problem, not to everyone. Once you have decided who to send the invitations to, make sure to include some documents or topics which will be discussed, so that they can prepare for the meeting. Besides putting the place and time of the meeting, you should also try to estimate how long the meeting will take. This is not easy, but your busy colleagues will appreciate it. Now you know how to create the meeting, but how will you organize the meeting itself? Here are some tips which can help.

How to avoid pointless meetings

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How often have you found yourself in a meeting that lasted forever in which participants tried to solve all the problems of the world? After many hours of heated discussion about everything, with no solution, comes the exhaustion, disappointment and overall frustration.  Lots of teams everywhere waste their time weekly in meetings that turn out to be empty chatter and ultimately mere waste of time. Nevertheless, meetings are an irreplaceable tool for managing and motivating people. How to organize a successful meeting in which every participant feels enriched? Before each meeting, check whether it meets the following conditions.

10 reasons to use time tracking

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A time tracking software can assist with measuring both personal and team productivity by providing a more accurate idea of ​​how people deal with their own time. It can only help. So, why not explore its full potential? In this article we have compiled 10 reasons to explain why it is worth it to employ time tracking.

3 principles for working successfully with virtual teams

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More and more companies take advantage of today’s available technology to work in dispersed or remote teams, which is when members of teams from all over the world collaborate in order to achieve a common goal. This way of working implies a significantly lower cost for business owners and at the same time is convenient for workers who seek to have flexible hours.

4 myths about time tracking

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Permanent monitoring of what employees are doing certainly does not please everyone. Fortunately, modern technology makes it possible to avoid this discomfort while increasing the efficiency of the work of individuals and of the entire enterprise. An example might be a time tracking software , which enables you to find out who is more devoted to what, how much it pays and how long it takes. Despite this, every company will have its stubborn opponents to it. This article attempts to refute common myths associated with time tracking and to discuss specific cases.

How can you help your team use a time tracking software?

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Usually it only takes the mere mention of a time tracking program for most employees to cringe and start protesting. It may or may not be because of bad experiences in the past, but most people just don’t like big changes and are wary of something new, especially when it involves some kind of “control”. Usually, these fears and doubts are not correct and at the end, the outcome is positive; with time tracking software, this is the case.

Get to know primaERP Attendance

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1 – What is it? Attendance is prima ERP ’s module designed to register the workers’ time in and out, as well as their breaks and engagement in their designated tasks. It works as an online punch clock with some of the perks of a time tracking application.

Calculate your costs based on the value of your time

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Time is money Time is money; that we already know. It can be quite easily quantified: the cost of human time at work can be calculated as the ratio between the total monthly cost of an employee (wage, internet, phone) and average monthly number of working hours (168 if you count 8 hours per day and 21 workdays per month). There is however a „problem“: human aren´t machines, their performance can´t be divided into standardized man-hours. We are the furthest thing from dull manufacturing capacities, processing one task after another. We are influenced by the working environment, weather, time of day, hormones and thousands of other things. As a result we´re fairly unproductive one day and discover gravity or painting Mona Lisa the other.

Costs and expenses are counted down to the last penny- so shouldn’t your time be too?

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Time as a valuable resource “The most costly outlay is the outlay of time”. This idea is attributed to Antiphon, Socrates’ contemporary. Already in ancient Greece, they knew that time should be calculated and that it is crucial to everyday life, so why do we, modern humans, disregard it so often? In every company, we are very meticulous in our accounting; we know exactly how many paperclips and coffee we need, how much we need to buy and how much we need to sell. But do we know, how much our time is actually worth? 

How to start with TIME TRACKING while BILLING by the hour

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When you work for your clients on a daily basis, either directly by the hour or indirectly by the fixed price for a project (which more or less reflects your time anyway), tracking your time is basically a must. Typical users from this category are consultancy companies, graphic design and architecture studios as well as most of the freelancers. If you find yourselves in the description above, prima ERP TIME TRACKING is a tool built for you. We have collected the best practices from our users and our own experiences, and put it into this article. We hope it will help you avoid the most common mistakes and learn as much as possible from prima ERP and from your time.

5 reasons why you should use time tracking

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Do you want to know why you should track your time, who gets more from adapting the whole time tracking concept and which fields find it really useful? Using our experience, we made a quick overview of what most companies and people need to really benefit from tracking their time.    We´ve prepared an overview of the needs of people and companies, who can benefit the most from using time tracking .

User story of the language school Hezkyčesky.com

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We wanted to know how prima ERP has impacted people and businesses since its launch 2 years ago. We asked a young businesswoman, Uljana, who started her language school business the same time as prima ERP appeared on the market, questions on how prima ERP was beneficial for her and how she uses it now. We would like to share her experience, maybe it can help you. :-)

The tool which will improve your teamwork!

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You asked, we answered!For most of us, we think time tracking should be easy to administrate and manage because you don’t want to spend a lot of time with it. Because of this, and thanks to all of our user’s requests, did we take the best part of our time tracking application and expanded its’ possibilities to an all new team overview !

primaERP news: better and easier project & client tracking and improved team overview

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We have released a new version of prima ERP with a few cool new features and several improvements, especially for those, who want their account perfectly organized and fast to work with - account administrators and owners, listen carefully!