Tag Archives: time tracking

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 […]

Tracking time when you don’t charge by the hour

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Many agencies prefer to bill their clients a flat fee based on the value of the work being created. Whether it’s designing and developing a web site or creating an ad campaign, the scope and price are discussed and contractually agreed upon before the work begins. And while time tracking isn’t required if you don’t […]

Why use professional services automation software?

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What is professional services automation software? Put simply, professional services automation (PSA) software is just another name for project management software that’s designed specifically for the needs of agencies that provide a professional service. PSA software features the tools an agency needs to stay on top of all the details and get paid for their […]

Tracking time and invoicing clients with less hassle

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Let’s be honest. Tracking time and invoicing clients are the two of the most loathed job responsibilities in the professional world. On the flip side, these practices are required at any agency that wants to effectively manage and get paid for their time. Whether billing hourly or billing a fixed fee, using the right time […]

Track time spent on tasks for better estimating and reporting

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Time tracking is a discipline that can be difficult to incorporate into your day to day workflow. With practice, however, it becomes second nature and the efforts spent tracking time pays for itself in the form of more accurate billing. That’s just one benefit. There are others. Assuming you are breaking down your projects into […]

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 […]