Workpuls Teramind ActivTrak Hubstaff DeskTime Time Doctor RescueTime Kickidler Veriato Work Examiner
OVERVIEW
Price $6/user/month $6/user/month $7.20/user/month $7/user/month $7/user/month $9.99/user/month $6/user/month $9.99/user/month $150/licence/year $60/licence (lifetime)
Free trial 7 days 7 days No 14 days 14 days 14 days 30 days 7 days Yes 30 days
Ease of use Very easy Difficult Very easy Easy Easy Very easy Very easy Very easy Very difficult Easy
TRACKING METHODS
Unlimited (tracker working 24/7)
Fixed (defined working hours)
Automatic (when computer is connected to a specified network)
Manual (start/stop)
Project based (track time only on projects)
GENERAL MONITORING FEATURES
Stealth mode
App and website usage
Real-time monitoring
Offline time tracking
Attendance
Activity levels
Keylogger
Geolocation
Remote desktop control
Website/activity blocking
SCREENSHOTS AND RECORDING
Screenshots
Screenshots on demand
Screen recording
PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES
Productivity trends
Websites and apps labeling
Category labeling
Productivity alerts
ADVANCED SECURITY FEATURES
User behavior analytics
Data loss prevention
Advanced file and web monitoring
REPORTING
Productivity reports
Team reports
Timelines
Email reports
Access management
PLATFORMS
Web
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app
Mobile app iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android Android
Browser extension Chrome Chrome Chrome
Other Citrix, VMware Chrome OS
OTHER
Support Phone, email, online Phone, email, online Phone, email, online Email, online Phone, email, online, in-person Online Phone, email, online Email, online, Viber, Whatsapp Phone, email, online, support ticket Phone, email, online
Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Integrations comming soon
API
Deployment cloud, on-premise cloud, on-premise, AWS, Azure cloud cloud cloud cloud cloud on-premise cloud, on-premise on-premise
Kronos Humanity Timeclockplus Tsheets Wheniwork Deputy Replicon Jibble EbilityTimeTracker OnTheClock BeeBole
OVERVIEW
Price(per month)Available upon requestFrom $2 per userAvailable upon requestFrom $6.40 per user+$16Free for up to 75 usersFrom $2.50 per userBasic plan:$30 for 5 users+$5 per additional userFrom $1.50 per employeeFrom $4 per user+$8From $2.20 per user$5.99 per user per month
Free trial30 days14 daysYes14 days14 days14 days30 days30 days,no credit card required
Ease of useDifficultEasyDifficultVery easyEasyEasyDifficultVery easyEasyEasyEasy
FEATURES
Timecard management
Scheduling
Shift Trading
Timesheets
Break time management
Real-time tracking
PTO Management
Payroll
Invoicing
Client billing
GPS tracking
Clock out reminders
Alerts
Manual time
PUNCH-IN METHODS
Web app
Mobile app
Time clock device
Time clock kiosk
Facial recognition
Fingerprint scanning
Geofencing
Group punch-in
REPORTING
Visual reports
Email reports
Time rounding
MANAGEMENT
Permissions
Manager approvals
Add time for others
Integrations
PLATFORMS
Web
Android app
iOS app
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app
OTHER
SupportPhone and onlinePhone and onlinePhone,chat and onlinePhone and chatEmail and onlineChat and phonePhone,email,chat and onlinePhone and onlinePhone,email,chat and onlinePhone and onlineOnline chat and video support in English,French,and Spanish
Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Community forum
API
Workpuls Hubstaff Toggl TimeDoctor Harvest TimeCamp Timely Everhour Tick TMetric
OVERVIEW
Price (per month) $6 per user $5.83 per user $9 per user $9.99 per user $10.80 per user $5.25 per user $99 for 5 users $7 per user $19 for 10 projects $5 per user
Free trial 7 days 14 days 30 days 14 days 30 days Yes 14 days 14 days 30 days 30 days
Ease of use Very easy Difficult Difficult Very easy Easy Very easy Easy Difficult Very easy Difficult
TIME TRACKING METHODS
Manual
Start/stop buttons
Automatic time mapping
IN-DEPTH TASK AND PROJECT ANALYSIS
Screenshots
App and website usage
Activity levels coming soon
Real-time tracking
TASK AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project adding
Project templates
Project status
Task assignment
Task priorities
Budgeting coming soon
Mark billable/non-billable hours
Payroll calculation
Invoicing
ALERTS
Idle time reminders
Deadline alerts coming soon
Budget alerts coming soon
REPORTING
Client login
Productivity analysis
Email reports coming soon
PLATFORMS
Web
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app coming soon
iOS app Beta
Android app
Browser extension Chrome Chrome, Firefox Chrome Chrome Chrome, Firefox Chrome Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge
OTHER
Support Phone and online Email and online Email and online Online Online, email and phone Email, online and support ticket Email and chat Email and chat Email Chat
Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Integrations coming soon
API
On-premise hosting

To survive in the modern economic climate, it has become increasingly more important to craft a sustainable, competitive advantage to position your business for success.

Thanks to digital transformation, more and more companies are leveraging technology to give themselves that advantage. Digital automated tools can speed up the development and delivery of services and products, accelerating production and even enabling businesses to offer products and services at a lower price. 

But trends catch on quickly, and it doesn’t take long for companies to sniff out their competitors’ advantages and jump onboard themselves. So how can companies attain a sustainable competitive advantage beyond temporary gain?

The answer is not just to leverage technology but to use these tools to transform your organizational structure and culture completely. Technology can’t do all the work for you, but if used to support cultural transformation within your organization, your company will create a competitive advantage that will extend far into the future. 

These tools don’t need to be highly complex either; even the simplest staff monitoring tool can enable your workforce to work in a way that is more productive, more transparent, and more autonomous. 

 

What is Employee Monitoring in the Workplace?

Since the arrival of COVID, remote working and hybrid working models have become a mainstay in many workplaces. These once novelty work environments have now become the norm in many industries. However, some businesses are still finding their footing when it comes to effectively monitoring and managing employees remotely. 

This is where software to monitor employees can help. While these tools help tremendously with monitoring and supervising employees, many are also equipped to help you manage employee performance and productivity. Productivity correlates with profitability, an obvious competitive advantage. But monitoring performance in the workplace via digital tools has another unexpected advantage - the ability to strengthen your company culture and employer brand. 

What are some of the ways remote employee monitoring tools can bring value to your business? For example, let’s take a look at Insightful: a workforce analytics & productivity tool that enables enterprises to better manage hybrid workforces. 

Insightful enables enterprises to: 

  • Work in a more informed way with actionable work data insights. 
  • Improve workflows, create more efficient processes, and foster productivity.
  • Understand what enables your team to do great work – in the office, remote, or hybrid.
  • Drive bottom-up improvement through coaching and investing in your people
  • Identify and remove bottlenecks to optimize workflows.

Thanks to the features and capabilities that most remote employee monitoring solutions offer, the benefits for employers, customers, and employees are extensive. 

The Benefits of Remote Employee Monitoring Software

What are some of the benefits that remote employee monitoring tools can offer enterprises? 

  • Optimized Workflows: Features that allow for real-time monitoring, in-depth workplace productivity reports, and advanced capacity planning help remove bottlenecks, balance workloads, and enhance workflows to support employee efficiency, productivity, and wellness.
  • Enables Flexibility: Features designed to monitor remote employee productivity and performance make it easy for employers to manage remote and hybrid teams from a distance, enabling employers to offer the flexibility that modern workforces demands.
  • Boosts Visibility: Both employers and employees can see how they use their time easy to understand visualizations and data insights. 
  • Improves Productivity: Features that offer actionable data insights help managers get the most out of their teams. Not to mention, companies with high productivity rates can generate profitability from all sides. 
  • Identifies Best Practice: Precisely track time on tasks and projects to reveal bottlenecks, make process improvements, and model the winning behaviors of your most productive and efficient team members.
  • Builds Trust: Features that support remote work can be used to grant employees more independence and workplace autonomy by eliminating the need to micromanage.  

 

Employee monitoring tools can help you develop a fool-proof productivity strategy in your enterprise and help you stay connected with remote teams. Give your company a competitive advantage by using tools like Insightful to develop a productivity strategy with multiple levels of effectiveness to stay ahead of the competition. Additionally, you will empower your employees and better retain and attract talent - another powerful competitive advantage. 

The Importance of Employee Buy-in

Companies with strong cultures based on demonstrated values know the importance of employee buy-in. While stealth employee monitoring software is an option, getting employee buy-in is important to build trust and demonstrate transparency. Often, stealth monitoring software does not bring as much value to employers as they may think. 

The importance of measuring, evaluating, and improving productivity needs to be woven into the strategic framework of your organization. Getting employee buy-in means your teams understand how monitoring software can help them better align with company objectives while optimizing their personal performance at the same time. 

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