Did you know that a recent time tracking statistic by FinancesOnline claims that around $7.4 billion are lost per day because of unrecorded work activities?
Honestly, we had no idea about this until we had to face it ourselves due to the shift in work culture because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Continue reading to know the whole story.
Who are we?
Jellyfish Technologies is a team of technologists, engineers, designers, and strategists who work together to build intelligently engineered and connected platforms and solutions. From a small beginning in 2011 with just two founding partners, the company has progressed considerably and now has more than 100 members.
In the last 10 years, we have diversified from web & app development to API development & integration, interactive front-ends, mobile-first solutions, voice-first solutions, distributed ledger tech, DevOps & cloud, data science & analytics, and tracking solutions.
As of now, we have built 200+ applications and have served clients in over 15+ countries
How COVID-19 affected us
Everything was smooth until the day the government notified offices to shut down and work remotely. We knew this would ultimately happen, but we were not aware of the numerous challenges we would face while working remotely.
Initially, some of us were frustrated because of the low Wi-Fi connectivity, while some felt distracted working from their homes. But within a few weeks, we were able to get back on track. However, we realized soon enough that something was still not right.
When we looked into the problem, we found out that:
- Some team members worked for almost 12-14 hours a day, while some barely worked at all.
- The HR team faced difficulties marking attendance and recording the total working hours for team members each day.
- The overall productivity was very low.
- Teams were unable to meet their deadlines.
- The managers were unable to review the performance of team members.
- Working hours recorded for clients' invoices were inaccurate.
Upon seeing these problems, we knew we needed to come up with a solution. That's when the idea of creating a time-tracker software struck our minds, thus marking the beginning of KonarkPro.
What is KonarkPro?
KonarkPro is a time tracking software designed to help businesses increase efficiency by seamlessly managing their hybrid and remote teams.
It gets its name from the famous Konark Sun temple which is designed as a huge chariot consisting of 24 wheels that have been used for tracking time for centuries.
According to various theories, the 7 horses in the wheel signify the 7 days of the week, the 12 pairs of wheels are the 12 months of the year, while the 24 wheels represent 24 hours of a day. The accuracy, efficiency, and legacy of the Konark wheel inspired us greatly, and we strive to do justice to the great name.
How KonarkPro solved our problems
Like we have already mentioned, the initial idea behind creating KonarkPro was to solve the different problems we faced while working remotely. Let us now discuss how KonarkPro helped us solve these problems.
1. Project Management
While working remotely, the project managers on our team had a hard time tracking the progress of various projects. This led to delays in project deliveries, thereby affecting our overall productivity and resulting in low revenue generation.
With the help of features like screen tracking, automatic time tracking, and Play Pause graph, we could easily track the total number of productive hours of our employees and understand individual employee work hour preferences.
Soon, we identified inefficiencies, such as team members who worked and those who just completed their daily hours. Accordingly, we took measures to increase the team’s productivity efficiently.
Furthermore, with the help of KonarkPro’s regular reports, we stayed aware of the day-to-day progress of all our projects as well as the expenses and finance associated with them. If there was any delay in the project submission, these reports also provided strategies to fix it.
Read more About UsPro’s reports in the upcoming blogs.
2. Performance review
Remote working came with many challenges. Reviewing the performance of our employees was amongst the most crucial ones. Without any resources to keep track of our employees’ daily activities, we could not identify who was being productive and who was just projecting on being productive.
With KonarkPro’s automatic time tracking and captured screenshots, we were able to identify our most productive team members and take actions against the unproductive ones. Moreover, we were also able to create a workflow and reallocate tasks based on the work performance of individual employees.
The screenshots and activity tracking feature of KonarkPro also provided an insight into the work done by employees. This helped project managers to evaluate employees’ performance for the yearly bonuses and increments.
3. Accurate payroll
Accurate payroll was a consistent challenge we faced during remote working. Earlier, our punch-in systems recorded the total number of work hours and attendance of our team members. After we started working remotely, we didn’t have any reliable way of recording work hours.
With KonarkPro, recording the total number of work hours and attendance of our team members became easy. It provided us with accurate reports and data which enabled us to avoid unproductive days and create accurate payrolls.
These are just a few of the solutions that KonarkPro provided us for our problems. In our next blog, we will talk about various challenges like task assignment and report generation that we faced while working remotely, and KonarkPro’s solutions to those problems.
We will see you soon! Au Revoir!
Q. Is KonarkPro available for Windows?
Yes, it's available for Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.
Q. How often does KonarkPro take screenshots?
Currently, KonarkPro takes the screenshots at random intervals between 5 to 15 minutes. You can set these intervals according to your preference through the KonarkPro settings.
Q. Is my data secure with KonarkPro?
Yes, absolutely. Your data is well protected and safe. KonarkPro hosts the screenshots on S3 buckets in AWS, which can only be accessed by administrators.