Once your time is in Shoutbase, you can start getting some actionable data out of it. Shoutbase has an easy to use reporting UI. Team admins can also set up goals and monitor progress to ensure the team stays on target or within a budget.
With Shoutbase, you can easily prepare reports from your time records. What can you do with those reports? Pretty much anything—create and send a new invoice via email, bill for your services in another app (like QuickBooks), enter data into a spreadsheet, communicate the report to your company, etc. What if there was a way to do all of those things automatically and instantly without any tedious data entry? There is, and it’s called Zapier.
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I’m a growth-minded, efficiency enthusiast. What does that mean? I strive to learn and grow, usually with a focus on being more efficient with my time and energy. I’m not perfect, but I strive to continue on that path, iterating on my process, and improving each week. An important part of these iterations is collecting data about where I’m at now, so I can understand where I want to go.
Good things are better together. Peanut butter and jelly. Pizza and beer. Sam and Frodo. Coffee and another cup of coffee. Some combos just hum harmoniously together and become more than the sum of their parts. When I find new ways to combine tools to streamline my workflow and enhance my productivity, it’s time to celebrate.
That’s where Zapier comes in. Zapier is an online tool that integrates the web apps you already use and helps them work better together. Just one example of the way I use Zapier is my “Zap” for time tracking Jira issues with Shoutbase tags. What does that mean? Thanks to Zapier, every time I create a new issue in Jira, a new tag is automatically created in my Shoutbase account.
Tracking billable hours and invoicing—on top of completing the actual job—can be stressful, especially if you’re part of a small business where you’re wearing multiple hats. What if I told you there was a way to ease that burden, allowing you to spend less time working on non-billable tasks, such as entering data and tallying up completed work to prepare invoices? The magic words are “integration” and “automation.” By combining existing tools and allowing them to communicate and work together, you can automate certain tasks and get more done faster.
It’s a big day at Shoutbase: Release Day. As a Shoutbase user, you may not have noticed much of a change this morning. We pushed some minor tweaks and tuneups to the user interface, but the majority of the effort has been on the backend, laying the groundwork for cross-system integration. More on these integrations will be coming soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s what’s new:
Shoutbase works great on your mobile phone or tablet as well! The mobile web app can be added to your home screen, and after that, it works just like an app you’d install via the App Store. Here’s what you need to track time on the go:
Teams in Shoutbase enable multiple people to track time on shared projects via tags. They also enable team admins to get reports on team-wide activity or drill down to see all time for specific team members and tags.
Over the past year, Olio Apps has made a commitment to changing our company culture around working remotely. We’d seen other teams enjoy success by going fully or partially remote, but for us, working outside the office felt like an inconvenience. We wanted to change that, and we knew that we had the technology to make it a reality.
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