Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
Grants International announced the launch of its advanced time tracking program today that uses game theory to turn the dreaded time sheet into a source of productivity and profitability. By adding simple game concepts, LabourTrack (http://www.LabourTrack.com) makes tracking time more fun and rewarding.
“The old saying is true: time is money. Time is our most valuable commodity in life, and we want to help people make the most of it,” said Jason Fuith who heads LabourTrack’s software development team at Grants International. “LabourTrack is a better way to track time for anyone who needs to keep detailed records of what they’re working on – for their clients, for government or for their own project management.”
Forbes and the Wall Street Journal list gamification as a business trend to watch in 2014. Today, LabourTrack users collect points two ways: by making time entries immediately and by providing complete descriptions (more than 10 words) of the work they did. The program makes it easy for companies to create leaderboards, offer prizes and other incentives, and generally promote good time tracking. Programmers are working on adding new game concepts based on customer feedback. It’s ideal for lawyers, consultants, engineers, researchers and anyone else who is compensated based on their time sheet entries.
“Most people who have to fill out time sheets don’t do it well or accurately. We tend to wait too long before entering our time and we don’t make good records of our work,” said Fuith. “With LabourTrack, we started with a simple user interface and added a points system that rewards people for entering their activities accurately and quickly. We believe we’ve gone where no time tracking program has gone before.”
LabourTrack is a web-based program built with a responsive design for easy viewing on desktops and mobile devices alike. Users can add photographs and screenshots of their work to create an even more accurate audit trail and provide proof of work later on. The gamified elements encourage accuracy, making the data collected more valuable for reviews and audits. Daily emails remind users of their previous activity or missing time entries.
Grants International developed LabourTrack as a way to help customers who were applying for the Government of Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit for innovation. The company quickly saw how it could be applied to a much wider range of customers.
“We have seen for years how time sheet procrastination can cost companies real dollars. LabourTrack started as our way of trying to help our clients get more money for their R&D.” said Darren Earn, President of Grants International. “As game lovers and parents, we knew how simple game concepts can encourage learning and good habits. Once we began testing it, we saw immediately how well it worked. If you haven’t encountered gamification in the workplace yet, you will. LabourTrack is a great example why.”
Gamification is the process of applying game theory to life. By awarding points, badges or leader boards to everyday processes, gamification can make tasks more fun, engaging and productive.
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Jason Fuith. P.Eng.
Grants International Inc.
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