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Employee Tracking Program?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by mandude, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. mandude

    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hey, not sure if this really goes into the blackhat tools/program section (although its a program)

    I am looking for something that can keep track of how many hours an employee works, something that I can add to, and it automatically updates the total mount of hours, and maybe is even fancy and has pie charts and such =)

    Thanks
     
  2. supermat007

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    Google Aps

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    http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/index.html
    Theres a free and paid solution

    Im using the free one. Just as good. Unless you have 100's of people working for you.

    You can do LOADS of cool things like using the gmail interface on your OWN domain email :)

    You can create useracounts for your workers and restrict access to certain things for them etc

    Its great.

    Another solution........... Project Path?

    Code:
    http://www.psaproject.com.au/ypp/productinfo/Tour.asp
     
  3. springer98

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    There are a plethora of accounting programs available, if what you're looking for is an "out of the box" program... Quicken, Peachtree, etc. but they all have their limitations. If you truly want something you can customize exactly to your own tastes, use a program like MS Excel.

    Granted, Excel isn't stupid easy to learn but you can customize it to do exactly what you want, without all the crap you don't want. It'll give you all the pretty boner inducing graphs and charts you can stand, in all the colors of the rainbow.
     
  4. mandude

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    hey, which peachtree would you recommend? There are so many different ones, Im reading them now, Cant tell which ones if any can provide data or employees hours. and such
     
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    edit I messed up with that one. its not hours i need tracked, its what work they did I need tracked. For example if they get paid on a per-project basis, and the payrate is the same, is there a way for it to track that (enter how many projects, then calc pay?) thanks
     
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    Is that directed at me? If so, I wouldn't recommend Peachtree, or any other out of the box software, for what you want to do. Like I said, they are all loaded with features you probably don't need or want, like payroll tax management and such.

    What I read from your question was that you wanted a way to track employee hours and, if that's all you want, a simple spreadsheet would be all you'd need.

    In the time it would take you to learn one of those accounting programs, you can learn to do what you want in something like Excel. The beauty part of Excel is, it'll grow as you want it to. You can change it and morph it into pretty much whatever you want it to be. You can't do that with a generic program.

    An added benefit to learning something like Excel is, once you know how it works and what it'll do, the possibilities are almost limitless. You can use it for so many other facets of your business and personal life. The accounting programs only do accounting. There are macros you can make in Excel that make the program literally sing.

    Please don't be lulled into the idea that you'll learn to use Excel overnight. It's a complicated program but it's fairly easy to learn the basics and you can build quickly on those. Like anything worthwhile, it takes patience and work.

    As far as the generic accounting programs go, most any of the basic programs with payroll functions would probably kinda do what you want... just not very well and likely not exactly the way you'd like.
     
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    I think you midsunderstood what he asked. He probably want a soft such as odesk one which you install on the outsourcer computer and which track how much hours they worked, their productivity etc
     
  8. mandude

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    meh. Im thinking im gonna do it myself! ha I like excel, In college I made a program that calcs payrate per employee and adds it into an excel sheet, and even updates the totals. I realize as I type this this is exactly what I want, except make it able to post instead the project they did and what they will get paid. I think that is a cool idea (use/make your own software!)