Timesheet & Project Management Blog

The goal of this blog is to provide tips and ideas for improving time tracking and project managment for our customers and other interested people.

Better Than a Spreadsheet


Hey I’m Mike with Standard Time thanks so much for joining me!

Are you using a spreadsheet to track your employee’s time?

I have a better way.  It’s called Standard Time®.  Let me show you a few things.

  1. You can’t sync mobile devices with a spreadsheet. Within Standard Time you can.
  2. Billing rates are impossible to keep up with. Do you have different billing rates for each client? It gets ugly pretty fast. Standard Time makes this easy to organize and keep in order.
  3. Spreadsheets don’t look for user mistakes. That’s because it’s not a timesheet. Standard Time is a real timesheet and it’s made to look for those mistakes.
  4. No project status. A spreadsheet won’t give you charts and graphs and tell you where you’re at. Standard Time does.
  5. Got web access? No matter where you’re employee are at; whether working in the field or they’re working from home they can clock in and out and you can keep a status of where they’re at with their projects.

I hope you’ll take the time to look at Standard Time. Give it a free trial, download it. I’m Mike with Standard Time, see you next time!

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJEezXzYCWA

Five Timesheet Features


Hey guys, Mike with Standard Time®. Thanks for coming back.

I know I’ve been saying lately that Standard Time is more than just a timesheet. And it’s true! And today I’m going to take that one step further.

Up here we have six tabs your consulting and manufacturing business cannot live without. I’ll start with the timesheet. Every business needs a good timesheet. And Standard Time is the best out there. Here’s why;

You have the project task tab; that’s where you can go to check the status of all projects and tasks. You have your Time Log; that’s where each time segment that your employee logs goes. You have your expense tab; that’s where you put all your expenses, mileage stuff like that. Your billing where you can bill your clients, see the status of your invoices. And then you have your time off; your PTO, your vacation, your sick leave, your personal leave. You can also submit your hours there where your manager can either accept or decline those hours.

Pretty sweet stuff! Download your free version today. I’m Mike with Standard Time. Thanks for joining me.

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeblINxX_Wo



Task Warnings



Hey, guys, Mike with Standard Time®. Thanks for coming back. I’ve got a project management feature I think you’re going to like. I know I love it!

Have you ever had an employee who likes to ‘camp out’ on certain projects? Maybe they like it or are comfortable with it? Whatever the case may be you may not have the budget for it. Maybe your client hasn’t given you enough time for it; you need to ship it out. Well, I found a great solution in the Standard Time timesheet.

Within your timesheet you can set percentage levels for each task within the project.  When employees go over that percentage, they get a popup that says finish up or you’ll get locked out.

That’s how Standard Time keeps projects on task.

Download your free version today. I’m Mike, thanks for joining me. See you next time!

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LncbFaHGxUo

Quick Tasks


Hey guys! Mike with Standard Time, thanks for coming back. I wanted to talk to you today about the Quick Task Window. 

Let’s say you have all of your tasks you have to work on. You click the button, turn on the timer; click the button, turn off the timer. And so on down the task force.  What this does is add up your hours on the timesheet. For employees it’s great because you don’t forget to turn in your timesheet because it’s already given to your manager.

For managers it’s great because you don’t have to bug your employees for the timesheet. It all adds up.

It keeps your projects on task and keeps you on budget.

Download your free version today and I’ll catch you next time! I’m Mike with Standard Time.

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqIWpQiJEm8


Timesheet Favorites



Hey guys! Mike with Standard Time, thanks for coming. I have a Standard Time tip I think you’re going to like.  Guaranteed!

It’s called Timesheet Favorites.

So here’s your Standard Time timesheet. Let’s say your company has like 500 projects going on and you just want to see a few of them because they’re all showing up in your timesheet. Well, what you do is click the Favorites Menu and choose the ones you want to see; hit OK. All the ones that you don’t want to see disappear.

Now it’s nice and tidied, you see the ones you’re working on. You’re going to thank yourself. Your employees will definitely thank you for using this!

Download your free copy today. I’m Mike with Standard Time. We’ll see you next time.

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHYA6sZXPKo

Project Rollups



Hey, guys Mike with Standard Time thanks for joining me!  I have something that project managers are really gonna like.

It’s a feature in Standard Time called rollups.

I know I’ve said in the past Standard Time is more than just a timesheet; and that’s true! It also has a lot to do with project management. Check this out…

So you see how the Duration and Actual numbers total up at the project level?  Those are called rollups.

Anytime employees use the timesheet, values like this rollup so you can actually see your status at a glance.

Wanna keep your projects on task and on budget? Try Standard Time rollups. You won’t regret it!

I’m Mike and thanks for joining me. I’ll see you next time! 

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9iil3hH31o&feature=youtu.be

Time Off Accruals



Hey guys, Mike with Standard Time. Thanks for coming back. Have you ever wondered how to track vacation and other PTO accruals?

But guess what?  Standard Time that does that!

That’s right; Standard Time is more than just a timesheet!  Check this out…

So every employee gets their own bank of hours and their accrual policies.

So if Joe has 80 hours, he can take two weeks off. What he does is put that in Standard Time and send it to his manager. His manager can approve or not approve. Then the manager gets an email back to Joe telling him what he has available.

Yeah!  I’d say that’s more than just a timesheet! Download your free trial version today and tell me what you think.

I’m Mike.  Thanks for joining me; we’ll see you next time.

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcBinS4qiso

Project Revenue



Hey guys, Mike with Standard Time®. Thanks for coming back. Wanted to show you something about Standard Time you may not of known. You actually see into the future and see project revenue! Here’s how it works:

See these bars?  This is what they’re going to bank throughout the year.

But what if it was like this…

This is how it works. It looks even further into the future. Its a lot like a sales funnel.  You win some… you lose some.  But Standard Time helps you win.

It makes project proposals, task lists for your clients.  There’s even an app that your client can download to keep track of everything.  It essentially makes you money!

Download your free trial today and let me know what you think.

I’m Mike.  Thanks so much for joining me today.  See you next time.

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jKWKkh6E60

Standard Time is Everywhere!

Standard Time is showing up everywhere!  haha  Just thought I'd share.  :)

Actually, I love the name.  It's an old standard everyone knows.  The product lives up to the cultural standard we've all known.  It's a good timesheet.  With good features companies can rely on.  It runs 24/7 365 without a complaint.  You just know it's always going to be there.  An American icon.


antique standard time clock        standard time clock 2


But don't take these antiques as meaning Standard Time is old.  It's modern and fresh every year.  We update with the latest components and stay on top of new developments.  It runs on all the browsers.  Android and iOS.  And all version of Windows.  How many timesheet apps can say that?

But still... it's nice to see the name venerated in American culture.  You just know this is a standard you can trust.  An app that keeps going day after day, and one you can stake your organization on.

Some customers have run this app for decades.  It's that reliable.  To them it's like an old Ford that won't quit!  Of course we wish they would upgrade to the newest versions every year... but honestly who does that?  Certainly not everyone.  And that's okay.  They are getting their money's worth, and that makes us happy just knowing that.  :)

ST started with just a time log in 2000.  Then people started asking for a real timesheet.  Then QuickBooks and MS Project integration.  Oh, gosh!  By 2001 we had expense tracking.  Yippie!  But hey… what if we had project tasks and rollups?  And a full hierarchy of tasks with subprojects and all?  2002 it was done.  With Palm OS and Pocket PC apps.  Remember them?  We're big-city now!  PTO time off accurals came in version 3, back in 2005.  Hundreds of updates have occured since then.  In fact, every release has hundreds of little updates and bug fixes.  This is an obsession.  A sickness without a cure.  But it's all for you, the customer.  We're building an American icon that will survive for decades.

Hope you like it!

Send us your Standard Time clock photo's and we'll post them here.




Project Billing Rates For Client Invoicing


Hi, my name’s Mike.  And I’ve have a consulting tool that you’re going to like. It’s called Standard Time®.  Check this out. This is how Standard Time handles client billing processes.

So let’s say Allison is the project lead for an engineering project.  She’s going to bill out higher than Jim who is the engineer.  On a simpler project, a maintenance project, Phil who is the project lead;  he bills out at a lower rate.

Every project is different.

That’s probably how your consulting firm runs, right?  Well Standard Time runs the same way.

I found it a breeze to set up.  And after it’s set up, it runs … 24/7… 365.

You need to go to the website and download your free trial you won’t regret it. Hey, I’m Mike thanks so much for joining me.  I’ll catch you next time.  

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k3ET4TKqeo



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