Compared to other time tracking tools, Apploye is one of the most affordable, especially when you consider that it integrates time tracking, monitoring, and productivity analysis into a single platform.
As an all-in-one application, Apploye boasts a fully-featured, robust platform integrating time tracking, monitoring, and productivity analysis. The platform features an aesthetic and easy-to-navigate dashboard that gives you all the information about your active employees, total hours worked, and project/task progress at a glance. On the live feed interface, you can have a quick look to see who is working at the moment and exactly what they are working on.
Apploye offers some productivity features like the pomodoro tracker and idle time detection. It als monitors employee activities and takes screenshots as they work. These screenshots are usually accompanied by productivity levels and they are taken at 10-minute intervals.
With Apploye, you get three kinds of reports— time and activity report, manual time reports, and apps & URL usage report. The time and activity report gives a detailed breakdown of how your team members spent their time on tasks. The report typically contains information about the amount of time they worked per day, average activity during this period, productive time, non-productive time, and any other notes pertaining to the task.
Note that non-productive time in this report means the amount of time the user goes idle. It does not feature the time spent doing unproductive tasks such as using unproductive websites and apps. Apploye calculates productivity by screen time, keyboard strokes, and mouse clicks. So, even when this screen time may have been spent on unproductive tasks, the software will still log this time as productive. The shortcoming of this feature can affect actual productivity calculations.
Apploye tracks and records the time users spend on the apps and websites during a work session. This information is then represented as a report which can be accessed in the “Apps and URL” segment of your report section. The major pitfall with this feature is that you cannot set apps and websites as productive or unproductive. This can also affect your team’s actual productivity levels. On the flip side, since you can see the total time your employees spend on apps and websites, you can manage their productivity by asking them to spend less time on unproductive tasks. Managers are not only privy to this information, employees can also see the apps and websites they spend most of their time on.
The manual time report gives information about how much time was recorded manually by your employees on each task as well as the reason they are making that entry. Speaking of which, Apploye demands you add reasons for any time entry you log manually. Also, all Apploye reports are exportable as PDFs, CSV, and XLSX. You can also schedule a report to send via email on a weekly or monthly basis.
Apploye offers lightweight task and project management features. From the “projects” section on the dashboard, you can see all your projects in progress, total hours spent on each project, total amount spent, and the budget. You can also add tasks to projects and assign team members to these tasks.
With the GPS tracking functionality, you can get a real-time view of all the current locations of your mobile workforce on a map. Apploye also uses geofencing technology to automatically clock employees in as they enter a designated job site and clock them out as soon as they leave the geofencing radius. Also worth mentioning is Apploye’s GPS tracking feature, as it lets employees write notes and tag them to specific locations on the map. This improves communication between field workers and managers while on the go.
As with most time tracking solutions, Apploye offers invoicing capabilities as well. Users can generate invoices from timesheet information, download as pdf, and send via email. Bear in mind that these invoices cannot be customized.
You also get simple payroll management features with Apploye. Managers will be able to prepare team payroll based on working hours and hourly rate. The payroll feature is, however, not robust enough to include direct payments from the platform. Also, the software does not integrate with payment platforms like PayPal and Payoneer at the moment.
Therefore, implementing Apploye would require having a separate payroll management platform for your payment processes. They did, however, tell us that they plan to add these payment platforms anytime soon.
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At this present moment, Apploye only integrates with Trello. Though they have plans to add Asana, Slack, Click-up, and Zapier soon.
With Apploye’s pricing model, you get to save a whopping 50% when you bill annually. You also get a 10-day free trial period. The prices are as follows:
Apploye also gives custom enterprise solutions. You will have to call their customer support to get a quote.
Apploye is a relatively new software in the market as it was launched in 2019 by Bangladeshi-born software engineer Sheikh Shourav. He was impressed by the rapid development he experienced in the Chinese tech ecosystem when he went there in 2013 to study software engineering on a scholarship. As a matter of fact, Chinese technocrats like Jack Ma played a huge part in his ambitions to get into the SaaS sphere.
After he got his degree, he moved back to Bangladesh with the goal of building his own startup. By late 2018, he started working on Apploye and launched the following year. To fund his project, he raised a seed investment from close friends and family. They have had steady growth since their launch and are doing well so far. As of March 2022, they are trusted by 1200+ customers in over 66 countries across the globe.