Curt Finch, CEO of Journyx, shares his thoughts on the future of time tracking. Here are some of the highlights:
- Software-as-a-Service will become more and more dominant as IT people become more and more scarce and businesses become more accustomed to this model.
- Businesses will start to see the advantage of viewing time management as a core business process, like inventory management is today.
- Single point-of-entry time collection systems that send different views of the same data to payroll, billing and project management applications will become even more valuable.
Some of the other points include XML transfer of data between services and more automated forms of time tracking. Intervals has been evolving in these directions already, as we continue to develop the API and improve the web-based timers. Hosted time tracking tools may seem like they’ve been around for a while, but their influence is just starting to be embraced by small business.