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

At Insightful, we pride ourselves on an up-to-the-minute understanding of how the world works. 

With this in mind, we recently embarked on in-depth research into the status of remote and hybrid work to create our The State of Remote Work Report 2022: How Companies are Preparing for the Future of Work.

Download The State of Remote Work Report 2022 for free here.

The research behind The State of Remote Work Report 2022 revealed insights how leaders at some of the world’s most prominent organizations are thinking about remote and hybrid work.

Key Report Findings:

  • 63.91% of company leaders believe they don’t have the right tools to manage remote employee productivity.
  • 71.45% of company leaders will allow remote work at least some of the time.
  • 64.68% of company leaders will allow their employees to permanently work remotely or hybrid.
  • 21.38% of company leaders reported that collaboration and communication are the biggest challenge when working remotely.
  • 38.06% of company leaders believe that employees are less productive in a remote or hybrid environment.
  • A 383% increase in the adoption of remote and hybrid work was seen among enterprise companies.

The Ongoing Challenges of Remote Work

The State of Remote Work Report revealed an increased acceptance and adoption of remote work. However, it also uncovered that many leaders still don’t feel fully equipped to operate optimally in this new environment. 

Among a wide-ranging series of findings, almost two-thirds of respondents stated they don’t have the tools they need to effectively manage their team’s productivity when working remotely.

In a further indication that how to monitor employees working from home continues to present challenges, 38.06% of company leaders said that they believe employees are less productive when working remotely. And 21.38% of respondents cited communication and collaboration as the biggest challenges in a distributed work environment.

Remote Work is Here to Stay

Despite the challenges expressed, the report revealed that a resounding 71.45% of company leaders said they will offer remote work to employees in future at least some of the time. 

Further reinforcing that workplaces of the future will be distributed, the report also found that 64.68% of company leaders stated that remote and hybrid work will become a permanent fixture in their organization.

This research strongly suggests that remote and hybrid work are here to stay, and that they will become the prevailing work models of the future.

That said, the research also shows there are ongoing challenges for company leaders when managing remotely. Despite the two-year remote work experiment brought on by COVID-19, many leaders still don’t feel fully equipped to manage their team when they work away from the office.

As remote work is still at a nascent stage, we anticipate that over time the challenges expressed by company leaders today will ease through the continued evolution of remote infrastructure and operating mindsets.

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How to Manage in a Remote Team

If you, as a leader, have been confronted with challenges of managing in more distributed environments, you’re not alone. As our report indicates, shifting to remote has upended management practices and philosophies for many leaders. So, let’s take a look at how to manage in a remote environment.

In increasingly remote work environments, leaders are turning to or, at least, thinking about how technology can play a vital role in managing the distributed workforce of the future.

The right technology has the ability to mitigate time and location differences. It can keep teams aligned, regardless of work schedules and bridge even the largest geographic gulfs.

When looking into work tracking for a hybrid team or remote employee monitoring, the core principle behind it is important. Don’t think of managing your remote team members as watching over their every action. You wouldn’t do this in the office, after all.

Instead, effective leadership in remote and hybrid set ups is about creating an environment where your team has the support and flexibility they need to thrive. While at the same time maintaining a level of visibility that is instructive but not intrusive.

Go Beyond Simple Remote Work Monitoring

Trusted by 1,300+ global brands, Insightful’s workforce analytics and productivity monitoring software for employees is much more than simply monitoring software for employees. Insightful helps you improve workflows, create more efficient processes, support employee engagement, reduce burnout and much more. In the office, remote or hybrid.

With Insightful, it’s possible to manage your remote and hybrid team just as effectively – even more so, in fact – as you do when you’re all in one central location. 

Find out how Insightful can help you manage your remote or hybrid team with a free trial today.

Report Methodology 

The State of Remote Work Report 2022 was compiled based on online and offline surveys of companies of various sizes, across multiple sectors. In total, respondents from 620 organizations completed the survey over a two-month period from December 2021 to February 2022.

Respondents include leaders from Fortune 500 companies, publicly listed companies, privately-held technology companies, government agencies, top universities and prominent media organizations.

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