Replicon’s ZeroTimeTM app helps employees complete their timesheets.
ZeroTime versus traditional timesheets
Traditional timesheets have a few potential drawbacks:
They can be inaccurate
With traditional timesheets, employees record time every week or two, so they may have trouble remembering the details of the work they completed.
This makes filling out a timesheet inaccurate, since workers have to make their best guess about what they worked on.
ZeroTime automates the collection of work details, so employees don’t have the chance to forget what they worked on.
They can be error-prone
Traditional timesheets are completed manually, which inevitably results in errors.
ZeroTime automates assembly of timesheet content, and optionally, application of that content to the timesheet. It also learns what details go with each type of work, limiting the manual entry required.
They can be labor-intensive
With a traditional timesheet, if an employee works on a lot of projects, they have to add row upon row of data to their timesheet.
Some companies even need to use spreadsheets to collect timesheet details, because they have so many entries to deal with.
ZeroTime automatically groups and consolidates entries for the same type of work, which reduces the number of entries workers have to manage, and saves time and hassle. Plus, ZeroTime machine learning speeds up data entry.
How does ZeroTime work?
Administrators and end users enable what we call ‘collectors’, one for each commonly-used business app – like Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, or Zoom. Then, these collectors gather data from all activities the employee carries out using those apps.
The goal is not to track an employee’s every move, but to gather together data that will assist them in accurately populating their timesheet, so they don’t have to remember everything.
Managers and administrators don’t have access to the data assembled from collectors, only the end user does.
The end user always acts as the final gate-keeper, deciding exactly what does or doesn’t appear on their ‘public’ timesheet. Plus, as always, they can edit data within their timesheet.
ZeroTime learns the user's work patterns, so it can make time-saving suggestions
ZeroTime can do much more than gather information to add to timesheets; ZeroTime uses machine learning to understand, over time and usage, the likely connections between actions users take and their timesheet tasks.
So, for example, if whenever you meet with Jill Doe via Zoom, you bill that time to Client X, over time ZeroTime will automatically associate any Zoom meeting with Jill Doe as a Client X task.
Timesheets can be set to Auto Populate
Optionally, users can set their ZeroTime account to Auto Populate mode. In this mode, their collected data is validated through machine learning and moved into their timesheet automatically.
ZeroTime Quick Reference Guide
Setting up ZeroTime
Understanding ZeroTime data collectors
Using ZeroTime to fill in your timesheet
Setting up and managing data collectors in ZeroTime
Understanding and managing machine learning in ZeroTime