We often talk about the flexibility of TimeControl. As a multi-purpose, multi-function timesheet and project system, it really has to be. Over the many years TimeControl has been on the market, we have never met two companies who want to use it in exactly the same way. So, the ability to configure the system to adapt to work flow, approvals, functions that are visible, tables that are used and even down to the field level selections are all part of the flexibility philosophy with the TimeControl team.
Flexibility in TimeControl extends not just in how you configure TimeControl but all the way down the line to the end user.
Where we work with administrators on how they would like to integrate TimeControl with other systems and what fields of data to show and not, even end users get choices about how to personalize and customize TimeControl. Here are just a few ways individuals can modify their TimeControl experience:
By selecting the Options in the timesheet, end users can change the field order, what fields are visible and how to sort the fields. End users can choose to group their timesheet lines hierarchically if they have many entries or to sort entries however they wish. Don’t want to see weekend days? No problem, that’s changeable right in the options and TimeControl will remember the preference for each user. Right on the timesheet, users can change the order of fields or change the width of fields to suit them.
Also in options is the ability to Wrap the headers of each column and to show line numbers or an on-line access to Line item Notes along with an indicator to show if that line has notes entered already. In the same options screen users can even select the day/date format to show at the top of the entry columns.
Language and Dashboards
In the MyAccount area, users can select what language they would like TimeControl to be presented in. More comfortable in French? No problem. Spanish? No problem. This is a user-level selection so only this user’s interface will change. Users might also change which dashboard they can see (If Administrators have allowed this) or what they would like their starting page to be both for TimeControl and TimeControl Project.
Aside from Resource Assignment Pre-loading which might or not be in use for an organization, end users can also select what timesheet lines they would like to always automatically be preloaded. So, if a user has meetings virtually every week, they can elect to always show a “Meetings” line item without having to add it all the time. There are other options too for defaults and pre-answering questions that a users always answers the same way such as do they want to send a notification to their supervisor when they release their timesheet.
It’s all part of the same underlying philosophy with the TimeControl team. End users should be able to be as efficient as possible in the product. But in the background, all the functionality that we talk about so often is kept away from them having to wade through.
For more on flexibility, see the TimeControl website at TimeControl.com/features/flexibility.