Press Release: Proj Clock
For Immediate Release 2001/02/09
Contact: Mike Fullerton (403) 258-0585
Track time spent on projects effortlessly with Proj Clock!
CyberMatrix Corporation has released version 4 of Proj Clock, an easy to use project time tracking tool.
Proj Clock is a useful software application for consultants, lawyers, engineers or anyone else who must keep track of time billed to different projects. Time can be accurately billed by project, job code and by client. Reports summarize all billed project time for the given time period. Clients can be billed by using the invoicing feature. Project costs and schedules can be maintained through the project management and expense features. Those currently using manual time recording or crude estimation will find their productivity and accuracy greatly improved when using Proj Clock.
The Pro version of Proj Clock allows multiple people to use the program over a network. Administrators may setup the security option so that users can see and edit only their own time data. Proj Clock Pro also contains a powerful custom reporting feature. With the custom reporting tool, those who need additional reports can easily build their own.
David Hindby, an Operations Analyst/DBA with Hitachi Data Systems in Australia explains how Proj Clock has improved their time tracking. "Proj Clock Pro has been implemented in the Data Centre Services department of our company to provide accurate time tracking for all staff. For management the savings have been a major reduction in the time staff spend recording tasks vs. working on tasks. This is based on that fact that it takes the effort out of time writing by providing the staff with a simple and interactive method of data input."
Proj Clock is easy to use. Simply choose the project you want to bill to. You may also optionally choose a job code or client. When you're ready to start billing time punch in by pressing the In button. When you want to stop billing, enter an optional comment and press the Out button to punch out. Your time data is safely stored in the database for later reporting purposes.
Proj Clock contains several useful features including project pause and day punches. With a single key combination, the pause feature allows for the convenient pausing and resumption of project billing. Unlike ordinary punching out, pausing does not clear the project comments. This feature comes in very handy when you need to take a short break from a project but will not be switching to another project.
The day punch features allow someone to quickly punch out for a lunch break or even an entire day. Proj Clock has a facility to store the normal working day hours as well as holiday hours. When the working day times have been entered, it is possible to quickly break for lunch even if you forgot to punch out before your lunch started. If you worked off-site on a single project for an entire day, when you return you can use the Day Punch feature to punch in an entire days work using a few clicks of the mouse. To do this you simply change the date to the day you worked off-site and then select the Day Punch feature from the menu, automatically you are punched in and out according to your normal working day hours.
Proj Clock also allows entering blocks of hours spent on a project. This feature is useful if you have been away from your computer for a short period and were not able to punch in and out normally.
Proj Clock has a very convenient data backup feature. All time data can be backed up manually when desired, or automatically at a configurable time interval. Old time data may also be easily archived. Any of the data tables may be exported to CSV format for use in spreadsheets or other programs that use this common data format. If desired, the raw time data may be queried using ordinary SQL calls.
Proj Clock is small, fast and unobtrusive. By default the program runs from the Windows System tray allowing quick and easy access. Proj Clock can be configured to automatically start when Windows starts and to start minimized. The program can also be set to always stay on top of other programs and to automatically punch out when choosing a new job.
Proj Clock runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0 and 2000. System requirements: 486, 8 Mb RAM and 4 Mb hard disk space.
Proj Clock Standard costs $35 (US) for a single-user license while Proj Clock Pro costs $55 (US) for a single-user license. Network and site licenses are available. Time-limited trial versions can be obtained free of charge from http://www.cybermatrix.com.
For more information, contact:
CyberMatrix Corporation, Inc.
Suite 302, Perma Plaza
901 Centre Street N.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 2P6
Phone: (403) 258-0585
Toll free: 1-888-664-0383 (U.S. and Canada)
Fax: (403) 258-0589
Evaluation Copy Available on Request