Bad experience with timers in another application?
You might have dismissed the stopwatch timers in BillQuick because of a bad experience with a quirky, always-crashing timer in another application. It’s time to overcome that bad experience.
Don’t think timers fit how you work?
Balderdash! In the field, use the Web Suite Mobile timer. At your desk, the phone rings, click and open a timer.
Why use timers?
Because you are a multitasking, profit-generating superhero!
Because, as G.T., owner of a 12-person engineering firm put it:
“I can’t afford to guess where hours went. There’s not enough margin in contracts and I don’t want to lose profits to write-offs because my engineers “estimated” billable hours on a project 2, 10 or 30 days later. Fuzzy information doesn’t make it in this economy.”
Timers in BillQuick software are smart little guys. Here’s a quick rundown of features that that you may have missed.
1. Timers are available in BillQuick (desktop), Web Suite (including smart phones) and BillQuick Online.
2. BillQuick lets you open as many timers as you want.
“During the trial period I opened 64 timers and had them all running. Timers in my old package would crash with 2 running. BillQuick’s timers worked perfectly!”
– A.D., new BillQuick customer, May 2011
3. In Web Suite you can open and manage multiple timers.
4. Web Suite timers continue to run even after a server connection times out. And they automatically reconnect to Web Suite when you stop or log the time entry.
5. You can “reset” a timer to increase or reduce hours. No more mumbled frustrations because you forgot to turn on or turn off a timer when you are called away from your desk Or when you take a phone call and forget to start a new timer.
“I’m interrupted all day long – phone calls, questions, quick meetings. I’d find a timer running later and have to guess what to reset the hours to. The Pause feature saves me from the distractions. I also use Chime to remind me a timer is running.”
– N.K., engineer, November 2010
7. Timers automatically start when you open a new one. You control this option via User Preferences in BillQuick.
8. In BillQuick, you can manage all open timers from one small window, Timer Control. In the compact window you can start and stop timers, select a project and activity, add a memo, and save and submit the time entry. Timer Control also opens automatically when you open your first timer. Don’t want to work with the Timer Control window? No problem. You control this option via User Preferences in BillQuick.
“Does it cook breakfast too?”
– L.B., accountant, a recent prospect, now BillQuick customer, and witty person, July 2011
9. Automatically opens unsaved timers. This feature is not just for times when you’re in a rush to leave for the day and shut down BillQuick. It’s for those 5 or 10 timers you want to open every day – automatically.
“My first step every morning was to open 5 timers. That’s what I used most days. Now I log the timers before going home and leave the timers open. BillQuick opens them for me now every monring.”
– M.M., CAD/draftsman, June 2011
10. BillQuick remembers the last 10 timers you opened – all the information. It is saved in the Windows Registry of your computer.