Which product, Timesheet Xpress, Timesheet Collect or both?
Timesheet Xpress is for teams, workgroups, and individuals, it can be easily networked
using the “Networking and Sharing Wizard. The program is designed to be installed on each
users PC and is dedicated to that user, so if you have 10 users, each with their own PC, then
you install the program on all 10 PCs and run the Networking and Sharing Wizard to ‘connect’
them together. Each user can create new timesheets in their own name, others can view, edit
and report on those timesheets once created by the user (but each user can only create their
own timesheets). This effectively means that each installation is dedicated to the User Name
input when the program was installed. This situation is great for a team or workgroup
environment where each user has their own PC.
Timesheet Xpress is sold in packs of 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 50, 80, 100.
Timesheet Collect is designed to be installed on one PC only. Unlike Timesheet Xpress it
will allow users to logon via that PC and create timesheets for themselves and (with the
correct permissions) for other users (or user names). This suits the situation where users
share a single PC or you have a single person (on a single PC) inputting time data for several
colleagues. Timesheet Collect can of course be networked with other Timesheet Collect and
Timesheet Xpress installations.
For example a “Timesheet Collect 10” licence will allow a maximum of 10 concurrent names
within the program. You can of course easily replace names of users and the systems lets
you retain the timesheets for all historical user names; when you remove a user name their
timesheets are NOT removed and are still available for viewing, reporting and analysis. This
also suits situations where you have a high number of temporary or casual staff.
Timesheet Collect can be used for Hot-Desk environments, for example. You have 20 hot-
desk PCs, simply install Timesheet Collect on all 20 PCs and input the 20 names of those
using the hot-desk. When each person arrives in the morning, they can ‘log on’ to any PC by
simply selecting their name from the dropdown list within Timesheet Collect, when used in
this way the program has some limitations over Timesheet Xpress, which is the product we
would always recommend for situations where each user has their own PC!
When used in this way (multiple installations) the price of the product is the same as
Timesheet Xpress, so 10 installations of TC would cost the same as a TX-10 licence!
Timesheet Collect is sold in packs of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50.
Hybrid Systems Using Both
The data files used in both products are compatible, this means that you can run a mixture of
products, for example you can have a office with 15 “Timesheet Xpress” users and two
“Timesheet Collect 5” users all sharing data via a network and/or server; allowing reports to
be compiled for all user names.