As a business owner, free time is hard to come by. Instead, there seems to be an endless stream of deadlines to hit, and a sense that there is never enough time for everything that needs to be accomplished in a day. What are some of the ways in which you can better manage your time, freeing up more to spend on important tasks and finishing them on schedule?
Time Tracker has paired up with a number of partners whose products easily integrate with ours and allow you the ease of saving both time and money. Feel like you’re overworked and burning the candle at both ends? Read on for our time saving tips.
Time management. If you work in the legal field, you certainly know the cost of understanding where every moment of every day is spent. It’s easy to lose track of your time when you are working endless hours on client files and office tasks. Your schedule is hectic and varied, and it can seem like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. We know you’ve heard it before, but time management is really the simple answer to this problem, and will save you unnecessary added stress. Take stock of how your daily hours are spent and reorganize your working week around the data you have compiled. By connecting your Time Tracker account with Clio, you can accurately track your time and then sync your invoices for precise client billing. Try Time Tracker + Clio free for 14-days to save time and money for your firm.
Prioritize tasks. With up-to-date financials in Xero, it is easy to prioritize your tasks. Analyzing these reports on an ongoing basis is easy when you can do it anywhere, from the comfort of your Mac, PC, tablet, or phone, any time of day. Reconciling and categorizing your recent bank transactions is instant, and along with tracking your inventory, this app is an excellent way to manage your time and set new goals based on real-time statistics. Xero is the answer: this app features all of the above, and paired with Time Tracker to incorporate actual time worked, rearranging tasks to save time becomes seamless. Take back 10+ hours weekly by combining the two.
Set timers and reminders. Stop spending large portions of your working day on laborious and tedious tasks like setting up meeting reminders and managing your calendars by outsourcing. Amazon’s Alexa can save your business time and money, and all you have to do is call out to your new intelligent assistant! When you have set a specific amount of time aside for a task, you will stop losing minutes and hours because you will stop when prompted, speeding efficiency and giving you back time in your working day. Pair Alexa with Time Tracker with greater efficacy; track your time hands-free and make more space for more important tasks.
Automate your invoices. Another task that seems endless and takes up much of your day is accounting. Fortunately, this is another chore that can easily be automated, precisely and safely. Invoice Tracker’s automated email reminders, detailed accounts receivable reporting, and instant online payment options speed the process of accounting immeasurably for your business. Input your data into customizable email templates, decide how often you’d like invoice reminders to be sent out to your clients, and let the app bring you faster payments and more time. Pair Invoice Tracker with Time Tracker to allow for greater accuracy in billing, as the two apps sync your data automatically.
Integrate and reconcile payroll. Boost your productivity and save time by using Sage’s bank integration and reconciliation feature. With accurate invoicing, detailed budgets and planning, Sage can create more time in your working week. Now you can manage expenses and approvals electronically, and transact in multiple currencies. For paperless payroll that is detailed and exact, pair your Sage account with Time Tracker. Your employees will be able to track and submit their hours from anywhere, and admin have the ability to approve, reject, edit, and review from the comfort of their own dashboard. Everything you need in one place!
Outsource. Have an app you don’t see here that works to complement other time and accounting tools? Zapier will smoothly integrate your web applications, and build a workflow between them. Watch your productivity skyrocket when you outsource and automate as many tasks as possible. Perform up to 100 tasks a month when you use this service to link your apps. The best part? You don’t need to know a thing about code.
Hopefully these tips have been helpful. By implementing the integration features shown here, you will find that time seems to have magically appeared in your work week. Isn’t it great to automate the less desirable and time-consuming projects in your business? After all, time is money. Prime your business for success with these time saving aids.