DeskTime is an employee time and productivity tracking tool. This software provides a range of tools that helps business owners and managers boost their team member’s productivity.
After installing this software on the computer or device your remote team members are using, you can track their time, the apps they’re using, see screenshots, and track other productivity metrics.
The company and DeskTime’s support staff are based in Riga, Latvia.
The company has been in operation since 2011, and they say they currently work with more than 13,000 companies in 209 countries.
If you have remote team members and you ever feel out of touch with what they’re working on, this software is going to be of interest to you.
By installing the software on your employee’s or virtual assistant’s computer, you can monitor exactly what they’re working on.
You can then see all the important metrics via a central dashboard. You will see when they logged in, what they’ve been working on, any time away from their computer, and you can even request periodic screenshots of their screen.
It’s not just a way to keep a close eye on what they’re doing. It’s a tool to identify ways you can help them increase their productivity by identifying any tasks they’re struggling with.
DeskTime claims you will boost productivity by 30% when you start using their software. We can see this being possible, the insights it provides into a user’s workflow are valuable.
How DeskTime Works
If you want to see how DeskTime works, you can sign up for a 14-day free trial (no credit card required). You can also schedule a call with a member of their team if you’d prefer to talk to someone.
You then select the plan and number of users you want to install the software with. Once your team members install the software, you can link it up to your main dashboard and you’re all set.
DeskTime tracks and monitors a number of important metrics and provides other services, such as:
- Time tracking – You can monitor the number of hours your team members are working on specific projects.
- Document/app tracking – You can see which documents and apps they’re spending their time on.
- Automatic screenshots – You can request periodic screenshots of their computers to see what they see.
- Shift schedules – You can set up a central calendar for your team and assign shifts and monitor who are working which shifts.
- Invoicing – You can generate client invoices based on the time you’re tracking through the app.
- 3rd party integrations – You can streamline your team member’s workflows by integrating DeskTime with tools they’re already using. Such as Asana, Basecamp, Trello, and many more popular tools.
DeskTime Plans and Pricing
DeskTime has four different pricing plans. It’s free to try any of their plans for 14 days, and their Lite plan is completely free to use.
Their Lite plan is limited to one user and very few features, however, so it’s really only good for getting a feel for their platform.
Their paid plans increase on a sliding scale based on the number of users (remote workers) you’re tracking. You also unlock additional features the higher the plan you choose.
A complete list of their pricing plans at the time of publishing is:
- Lite – Free for 1 user.
- Pro – Starts at $7 for one user.
- Premium – Starts at $9 for one user.
- Enterprise – Starts at $14 for one user.
DeskTime Pricing Chart: 1 User vs 10 Users
To give you an idea of how the sliding scale pricing works; if you use the software with 5 team members the cost per user goes down to $6 with the Pro plan and $7.80 with the Premium plan.
DeskTime lists their Premium plan as their ‘most popular’. This plan unlocks invoicing, automatic screenshots, and offline time approval. Some useful features as your team grows in numbers.
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