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An easy app-switching feature to get the most out of both of SPICA time management apps

An easy app-switching feature to get the most out of both of SPICA time management apps
Date
22/07/2022

When designing our cloud time management solutions, we followed the philosophy of creating software which focuses on one set of tasks / features (which it does exceptionally well). That's why we decided to develop two different time management applications for different purposes, but which can be used in a complementary way. Our two cloud-based time management apps are:

As more and more organizations use both of our time management apps, we have just introduced a straightforward and easy-to-use app switcher to streamline the switching process. With this feature, users can have the same login and password information for both apps and easily switch between them.

But this is just our first step in integrating the two apps. In the long run, we plan to keep the two apps separate, with each of them covering their own specific organizational time management needs. At the same time however, we want to ensure that all of the different data and administrative functions are appropriately integrated on what we call Level 0 (SPICA Time & Space Platform). Level 0 will be used for the integration of all SPICA solutions.

What’s the difference between the two complementary apps?

There are two important aspects when it comes to managing time in an organization and keeping productivity high: tracking time & attendance and detailed time tracking for specific projects. Some companies only need to concern themselves with one of these, and in these cases it’s unnecessary to use software bloated with features that will never be used.

Other companies, however, need both types of time tracking. If you are wondering what the difference between the two is, here is a more in-depth explanation:

The time & attendance solution is most commonly used to accurately track time and attendance, i.e., arrivals and departures from work, lunch breaks, business trips, remote work and more. The features also give an overview of who is and isn’t present in the company at any given time.

Additionally, time & attendance is also used to manage and record annual leave, vacation days, holidays, sick leave, and other absences. Tracking overtime, staff scheduling, and job costing are also all available. All of these features together simplify and optimize payroll.

Time tracking software is, on the other hand, typically used for detailed time tracking, such as tracking time on projects and tasks, organizing and coordinating work on projects, visualizing and optimizing how time is spent in the company and, finally, billing clients and providing reports for them.

Here’s a table that shows the difference between the two solutions:


All Hours
My Hours
Staff scheduling


Work time shifts and settings


Time Clock


Location monitoring


Absence management


Absence tracking (vacations, …)


Overtime tracking


Managing breaks


Real-time presence tracking


Automatic timesheets


Job costing


Payroll integrations


Tracking time on projects and tasks


Hourly billing rates for clients


Task management


Tracking reminders


Approval workflow


Budgeting


Invoicing


Reports


Audit log


Mobile app


Web app



You can try both time management solutions (SPICA  All Hours – our time and attendance tracker, and SPICA My Hours – our project time tracker) free for 14 days, without any obligations. By trying out both of our solutions, you will see the important differences between them while also getting a chance to experience our easy app switcher.


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