To become a PRO at time tracking with Timeneye, let’s explore one of our software’s more underrated features: Phases and tags
This guide will teach you:
Phases break down the projects into smaller steps. They can be the actual phases of the project or the single activities you perform for that client within the project. Remember to create at least one phase per project!
Not sure what phases to use? Select the option “Copy from…” and use our templates!
You can’t track time if you don’t know where you spend it. Better yet, where exactly do you spend it.
With tags, you can add another level of classification for your time, so you’ll have more order in your timesheets, more accuracy in billing your time, and even more data to run reports on and measure productivity.
Tags have to be assigned to a specific time entry. They cannot be assigned to projects, or phases, or phase categories, or clients.
The best thing about Tags is that they are very flexible: you can create tags for literally anything. Then you simply select any tag from the lists and assign more than one tag to each entry.
Tag lists help you manage your tags and keep them organized.
Only owners and admins can create Tag lists and Tags. Once created, the rest of the team will be able to select the ones they need.
In Management>Tags, there’s a dedicated dialog to create and manage Tags:
You can create, manage, and delete your Tags there.
First, create your Tag lists. Then create all the Tags that belong in that list.
Open the Register Time Button. Select the project and phase as usual.
You’ll notice a new Tag field. Start typing the name of your Tag, and select the one you need from the list.
(Note: because of the limited space, the menu only shows 20 tags at a time, so if you don’t find the tag you need on the menu, just start typing the tag and it’ll appear in the suggestion.)
If you’re not sure which one you need yet, simply click the file and you should see a menu to pick your Tags.
Time reports are very effective in showing people where their time goes, helping them see time and costs sinks.
Now you can run reports on your Tags and Tags list.
If you want to know how much time you tracked for a particular tag you used, simply run a report and see for yourself. You can also run reports to see how much time was tracked for whole Tag lists.