Timesheet is a mandatory implementation in every organization and implementation of timesheets definitely helps in reducing the frequency of disputes between employees and supervisors/employers. It is also a very effective way to track cost, making business accounting more accurate and error free.
Incomplete timesheets slow down our business. Employees spend longer trying to recall their jobs and hours, managers spend time chasing down incomplete timesheets, and accounting gets delayed. I understand your problems, and that is why I came up with this technique for setting up the automatic reminder feature in Tick Spot to complete timesheets on time. Follow some simple steps to set it up on your PC/Laptops.In one of my projects at Zen Test Labs, I implemented the automated timesheet reminder in Tick Spot. This helped not only the individuals working on the project, but also helped business in making correct effort calculations.
Setting up an Automated Reminder in Tick Spot:
Every evening (you can specify your EOD), your browser opens up with the Tick Spot login screen.
- Create “timesheet.bat”
- Open Notepad and type the following:
- echo off
- start /max iexplore.exe
- Save the file as “timesheet.bat”
Copy the file “timesheet.bat” to your preferred location
Open the Run window and type “Task Scheduler”
Step 4: Add Batch Action
Select the Action tab, Click on “New”
Step 5: Add Batch File
To add the batch file, click “Browse” and select “timesheet.bat” from the stored location
Step 6: Setup Trigger
To add Trigger tab and follow 5, 6, 7 & 8 actions
Click “New” –> Add the “Daily” radio button –> Add time –>Check “Enable” Check Box –> Click “OK”
Your automated reminder has been setup! The great thing about this feature is that it does not require any manual intervention and causes no overhead on system resources. You can extend this technique to other reminders too.
Mukund Wangikar | Zen Test Labs