I was talking with some people at the Xero Now’s the Time event this week and the question came up a few times as to when Xero would do time-tracking. The people asking were keen to use Xero but they rely heavily on tracking their time.
Time-tracking is one of those applications that everyone likes to be tailored to them. Some people track in six minute blocks, some people in days. Some like to enter their time weekly, others use timers and some like to use installed applications that monitor their work and when they’re away from their computer.
Over the past year, more and more great web-based applications have started integrating with Xero and a lot of these include time-tracking. For example Acclipse is a practice management system for accountants; WorkFlowMax and ProWorkFlow are powerful job and project management systems with built-in time-tracking; FreshBooks is a well known online invoicing system that provides time-tracking.
For a good number of users that don’t need the power of these systems, there’s now a very nice solution that just does time-tracking and does it well. MinuteDock is time-tracking for Xero. It pulls contacts from Xero, allows you to track time using a nifty Twitter style input, then pushes invoices back into Xero when you’re ready.
Watch this video to see how it works.