Workpuls Teramind ActivTrak Hubstaff DeskTime Time Doctor RescueTime Kickidler Veriato Work Examiner
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
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)
Stealth mode
App and website usage
Real-time monitoring
Offline time tracking
Activity levels
Remote desktop control
Website/activity blocking
Screenshots on demand
Screen recording
Productivity trends
Websites and apps labeling
Category labeling
Productivity alerts
User behavior analytics
Data loss prevention
Advanced file and web monitoring
Productivity reports
Team reports
Email reports
Access management
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
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
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
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
Timecard management
Shift Trading
Break time management
Real-time tracking
PTO Management
Client billing
GPS tracking
Clock out reminders
Manual time
Web app
Mobile app
Time clock device
Time clock kiosk
Facial recognition
Fingerprint scanning
Group punch-in
Visual reports
Email reports
Time rounding
Manager approvals
Add time for others
Android app
iOS app
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app
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
Workpuls Hubstaff Toggl TimeDoctor Harvest TimeCamp Timely Everhour Tick TMetric
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
Start/stop buttons
Automatic time mapping
App and website usage
Activity levels coming soon
Real-time tracking
Project adding
Project templates
Project status
Task assignment
Task priorities
Budgeting coming soon
Mark billable/non-billable hours
Payroll calculation
Idle time reminders
Deadline alerts coming soon
Budget alerts coming soon
Client login
Productivity analysis
Email reports coming soon
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
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
On-premise hosting

You probably still haven’t decided whether PC monitoring software is a good solution for your company. And that’s fine, you probably didn’t finish your research yet and you’re looking for that one piece of information that can help you make a final choice.

Well, you’re in luck, because today we’re presenting common business challenges employee monitoring software can solve in any company. Let’s check them out!

Office Distractions

Distractions are everywhere… They start with your employees’ smartphones, go over to work computers, and end up next to the new coffee maker you bought last week. Maybe a colleague said something funny, now the laugh is spiralling out of control.

Don’t take this the wrong way, here at Insightful we’re all up for having a bit of fun in the office! Co-workers should get their coffees together, and have a few laughs - why not? But sometimes those situations can go out of everyone’s hands, and suddenly you have an office with 10 or more people and no one’s doing any work.

Once you’ve installed an employee tracking tool, you’ll see that workers will pay less attention to distractions. Their focus will improve, productivity will skyrocket and you’ll quickly see how projects are wrapping up more efficiently. 

This doesn’t mean that you’ll create an office full of robots programmed only to perform their daily tasks and leave. Your employees will still get to joke around, and talk to each other, it just won’t affect their work as much as it did before.

In any case, employee monitoring and productivity go hand in hand, whether you like it or not.

Punctuality (or the lack of)

If your office has flexible working hours, feel free to skip this point and move to the next one. On the other hand, if your company works in a fixed 9 to 5 environment, you’ll want to read this.

As a manager, you want your employees to come to the office on time so they can start working on their tasks as soon as possible. However, every company has a few of those people who just can’t seem to get anywhere on time. It’s not a big deal if those employees don’t have direct contact with your clients, or if they’re late once a month. But if it happens often it can become a costly problem for your organization.

With a PC monitoring program that has a time and attendance feature, you’ll get an overview of when your employees are coming to work, as well as how many hours they’ve worked every day. It also tracks breaks and private time, so those workers who kept taking longer break periods will become more mindful.

Micromanaging Environment

Almost every manager had a situation in which their supervision started to look more like micromanaging than actual supervision. This is an uncomfortable situation, both for employees and managers.

Managers start losing track of their projects and tasks, because they keep checking up on every little thing their team members do. On the other hand, the workers feel like they're being observed around the clock, they lose the sense of independence and autonomy at work. Such work conditions are unhealthy for everyone involved - including the company itself.

These practices can cause large employee turnover, because each one of your workers will feel stressed, tired, and exhausted. Until they eventually find a better job and leave.

With computer monitoring software for business, your managers will have an overview into employee activity logs. Business activity monitoring software usually tracks website and app usage, and some tools can even track projects and tasks automatically! In just a few clicks, a manager can reach an analytics dashboard and know what everyone’s been up to without having to look over their shoulders.

Biased Evaluations

No matter how hard you try, it’s hard to avoid bias during performance appraisals. Employee reviews are usually done through a form, and based on manager’s opinion, or on the fact that they remember this employee did something good or bad in the past period.

It’s hard to remember what each of your employees has done in the past year, and more importantly HOW they did it. Biased reviews can cause many problems. Bad performers could be deemed good, and have no idea they should improve their behaviour. On the other hand, top performers might not be rewarded for their achievements because the reviewer was just so busy completing reviews for everyone last night.

This is where worker monitoring software comes in more than handy. Based on app and website categorizations, managers can see who’s had more productive time in the past period, who’s completed more projects, etc. Although, through a software like this you can’t see if the project was done successfully or not, it can spark memories, and you can go back to other files you might have to check what happened.

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