Better Estimating Through Time Tracking

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Estimating a project before it’s begun is difficult, but, it’s also necessary for communicating expectations to the client and delivering a successful project in the end. Whether you are billing time and materials, flat fee, or monthly subscription, creating an accurate estimate beforehand will lay the groundwork for the project’s timeline, budget, and profitability. Fortunately, […]

3 Ways Time Tracking Helps You Work Less and Bill More

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Time tracking is often misunderstood and excused as being unnecessary. Simply put, many just don’t think tracking time is worth their time, especially if their business is already profitable. Many profitable businesses that we’ve interviewed, however, have found even more success after adding time tracking to their day-to-day workflow. Based on their stories, here are […]

Remote Teams and Time Tracking:
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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As more teams find themselves working remote, time tracking is just one of the many important practices that a business must consider. Especially those businesses that bill for their time, or have reporting requirements, or simply want to know where their time is going. Time management plays a critical role in communicating and collaborating with […]

Why workflow management and time tracking belong together

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In the 13-plus years since we first launched Intervals, I’ve had countless conversations with customers in which I’ve both taught and learned how our software can best benefit their creative agencies. These last few years I’ve noticed a recurring theme in how these agencies approach workflow management. Many creative agencies are breaking down their workflow […]

Why Time Tracking Matters in Project Management

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The two most important metrics by which a project manager will have her performance gauged is her ability to deliver a project on time and under budget. A project that meets these two goals is a reflection of not only a successful project manager, but also a productive team and a profitable agency. The reality […]

Three Time Tracking Tips for Agencies

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Time tracking is often misunderstood as the bane of the agency. That’s completely understandable considering that most of us creatives, who prefer organic work over the binary, would rather spend our time doing creative work, not tallying up hours and running reports. The truth is that time tracking is easier than we think, and the […]

Better billing through task management and time tracking

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Billing clients has to be the least enjoyable responsibility of any agency. When done right, however, billing can help maintain consistent cash flow, and free up creatives to focus more on their work. In our experience as a web design and development agency, we discovered the two biggest time sinks with billing were the time […]

3 Ways to Slice Your Time Tracking Data for Better Reporting

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Time tracking is one of the more useful tools agencies have in their toolbox for staying on top of project budgets and accurately billing clients. However, it can be useful for so much more. Agencies that track time can apply their data to improve workflows and profitability. Here are three ways you can slice your […]