TSheets Review

Why TSheets?
TSheets offers numerous ways for employees to clock in and out, tracks remote workers’ location throughout the day, and is easy to use. TSheets costs $5 per employee, plus a $20 monthly base charge for businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

Mobile Tracking
TSheets is an ideal system for businesses with employees who sometimes or always work outside the office because of the variety of ways time and attendance can be managed remotely. Of all the services we examined, TSheets offers remote employees the most options for clocking in and out. With this system, on-the-go workers can use laptops, mobile apps, telephones, text messages or Twitter to record the hours they work each day.

The TSheets mobile app, available on iPhones and Android devices, lets employees clock in and out, track the time they work on specific projects, view time sheets, and see which of their co-workers are also working. Additionally, employees can use the app to see their schedules, receive notifications of schedule changes, and ask for time off.

The mobile app also tracks remote employees’ locations throughout the day. Besides logging exactly where employees are when they clock in and out, the mobile app records their specific location every 10 minutes. With this feature, managers get a clear picture of where their remote workers are spending their time each day. Most of the other services we investigated don’t offer this detailed level of tracking for remote workers.
Time Tracking
TSheets isn’t just a system for mobile employees. Time and attendance can be tracked and managed for those who work inside the office as well. With this system, employees can clock in and out online from any computer. TSheets gives employees the option of punching in and out in real time or manually entering their hours each day.

TSheets recently unveiled its TSheets kiosk. Employers can set up the kiosk in a central location inside their business on any internet-connected computer or tablet. Employees can use it to clock in and out using a four-digit PIN.

One fun feature of TSheets that its competitors don’t offer is the ability to set different sounds to play when punching in and out. For example, the system can play drums or a whistle when someone clocks in, and a hallelujah or a yee-haw clip when they clock out.
Ease of Use
TSheets is a cloud-based service that doesn’t require any hardware or software to install or maintain. You can access the system online from anywhere.

The online portal is easy to navigate, with each section clearly labeled. For employees, sections include My Time Card, to clock in and out and review the hours they’ve worked; Who’s Working, to see which of their co-workers are on the clock; and Submit Time, to send managers completed time cards.