Smart Time Apps, top provider of all-in-one intelligent timekeeping software for professional services firms, today announced another leap forward in advanced timekeeping technology with the release of a new specialized module for accounting and consulting firms named “Approver”.
The new Approver module automates the submission of released time entries to significantly speed and ease the entire timesheet review, revision, and approval process. As a result, accounting and consulting firms everywhere can finally accomplish a major, long-sought goal – the efficient and timely submission of finalized timesheets.
“The number of hours managers waste tracking down unreleased time entries and following up on entries that need revised is phenomenal. And the resulting time delays kill your billing efficiency,” says Todd Gerstein, CEO and cofounder of Smart Time Apps. “Approver eliminates the waste and struggle. Billable hours stream smoothly into your billing system so you can get bills out faster and get paid sooner.”
When timekeepers release their time entries into the Smart Time system, Approver automatically sends the entries to the appropriate approving manager, who is instantly notified that time entries are available for review and approval.
If edits are required, Approver expedites that process as well. Managers can correct entries themselves or return entries for revision. Adding custom notes to clarify the required changes helps timekeepers quickly return revisions. Timekeepers are instantly notified of requested edits and return revised entries with a single click.
All the time entries a manager needs to approve, or a timekeeper needs to edit appear on a single page. Managers can also run queries by date, client, timekeeper, office, or department to find and deal with open time entries any time they need.
That’s Approver in a nutshell. Its ability to streamline all these activities make it an appealing option for most accounting and consulting firms. But its major benefits stem from Smart Time’s dedication to details, no matter how large or small.
Timekeepers and approving managers will find that careful attention was paid in designing Approver to be a tool that reliably informs them of the tasks that need their attention and significantly enhances their ability to quickly complete them.
Visual cues allow timekeepers and approving managers to immediately determine the status of every time entry. Delegating approval responsibilities to another manager is also simple. Can’t-miss notifications, the ability to perform bulk actions, and fast links to single-page views speed and simplify the editing and approval process to make Approver a significant source of improved efficiency.
“Approver is designed with convenience in mind, from start to finish,” says Kjell Pinter, co-founder and VP of Development at Smart Time. “We expect Approver to become one of our most widely adopted modules because optimizing every intricate step of the timesheet approval workflow adds up to huge savings for our clients.”
The release of Approver marks yet another milestone in Smart Time’s ambitious journey to continually improve the timekeeping experience for law, accounting, and consulting firms worldwide. The Approver module joins the Smart Time all-in-one suite of modules that includes Time Entry, Time Capture, Mobile, Billing Guidelines, the soon-to-be-released Relationships module, and a future mobile app release, Smart Time Pro.
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