Bric recently unveiled a free timesheet calculator. It’s open to the public and free, simply check out our website and you can build timesheets right away.Get Bric’s Free Time Calculator
Of course we’d love for your ad agency to try a free trial of our software, but that’s not really our end goal. We know a lot of creative agency folk, and we really like them. We want to make their lives easier, not see them fumble through time tracking nightmares.
And let’s face it, time tracking is a nightmare. It’s sort of paradoxical, but most employees hate it. Paradoxical because it’s how they get paid, yet they still resent it. Bric wants to take the hate out of time tracking. We are giving time tracking a new purpose so creatives can get back to the work they love.
All creatives know that horrible moment when it’s time to count how many hours it took to finish a project. It usually comes at the most inconvenient time, around midnight or so, when you’ve just completed 6 hours overtime pouring your heart into your most recent work. “How many hours did it take me?” becomes more than an innocent question. It becomes your mortal enemy, the final dragon to slay before you get to the top of the castle to claim your reward for completing the project.
Which is why our timesheet calculator is simple; it gives a time in/time out slot for every day of the week, and does all the addition for subtotals and grand totals for you. Users can e-mail a CSV or PDF to the boss man at the end of the week with their total hours. No more time tracking monsters to slay.
Everyone loves a good story. We at Bric particularly love ones about time tracking. What follows are 5 timesheet calculator fails that your creative agency may have suffered through. With our free timesheet calculator, you will hopefully never suffer these fates again.
Putting a “spin” on regular, everyday tasks and chores has been a marketing tool since knights were slaying dragons. Some “spins” actually improve your life. Some don’t.
Successful spins include canned food, the portable telephone, and toaster ovens.
Marketing spins that didn’t improve your life include: erasable pens, green ketchup, and fidget spinners.
We at Bric think that our time tracking software is a successful spin on our classic timesheet calculator. We think that there is another purpose to time tracking besides logging hours, and we think it actually improves your life. Or at the least increases functionality and profit in your creative agency.
With each hour your employee logs there lies a wealth of data. Most agency owners don’t realize this, but that data is key to improving those key phrases we mentioned earlier: project planning and employee optimization. When you know how many hours projects of a certain scope take, you can better plan for future projects. And when you can see how many hours each employees has available each week, you avoid burnout and underworking your staff.
Our time tracking software doesn’t overcharge you for a fancy clock. To prove that, we have a free timesheet calculator on our website. When you pay for Bric, you get a time tracking tool that is designed not with our profit in mind, but with your happiness. We know time tracking is a pain. But we also know it is incredibly useful to your business, so our software makes it as easy as possible for employees to track time.
When we designed our time tracking software, we built our theories outward.
Theory 1: Time tracking must be mindless for the user. Sounds a little strange, but essentially we don’t want your employees to worry about time tracking. That’s why we made it easy with our software. Users click on the project they’re working on, and the time starts.
Theory 2: Data must be acquired for time sheets. On our dashboard, you can see all the employees, what they’re working on, and how many hours they have available that week. You can look at project scopes to determine capacity planning for future work. There’s nothing on our software that you don’t need. No fluff.
Theory 3: Time tracking software must look good. Duh. Employees actually want to login and use our software. It’s not a bunch of jumbled numbers and columns. It was designed with the creative brain in mind. Neat and orderly, but not too stiff.
Whether you stick with our free timesheet calculator or give our advanced time tracking software a try, we promise you one thing: no more time tracking fails. We’ve put the time and effort into designing a better time sheet so you don’t have to. Get back to work and don’t worry about the clock. With Bric, it takes care of itself.