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# 175165 19-Jun-2015 18:08
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I'm looking for a time recording system for a small team (8-12 people) for a three month project. I'm hoping the members here may have used something suitable they can recommend:
 - Must be software as a service - we don't want to host it
 - Must allow a common set of activities for all staff.
 - Should (almost must) have an Android app that will let you start/stop your time, as well as a web interface where time can be manually entered.
 - Could have an Apple app as above
 - Must be easy to use
 - Must produce a variety of reports (management level, detail level)
 - Must be able to get up and running very quickly (ie less than a day), ideally self administered with low complexity. We'll favor simplicity over functionality.
 - Could allow for nested tasks. For example we may have a parent task "project work", with subtasks "project a", "project b", etc. Upper management may want to report on "how much time did the team spend on project work", individuals may want to say "how much time did I spend on project a".

Cost is not really an issue, within reason.

Freshbooks is one thing we're considered, but it doesn't have nested tasks as far as I can see. Any other ideas?

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  # 1327972 19-Jun-2015 18:15
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I've used and recommend MinuteDock but its interface doesn't suit everyone though I loved the simplicity and flexibility as opposed to being forced into a specific way of recording time. Has great Xero integration.

The other app I've used is Harvest. This is a more traditional approach to time tracking where you have your customers and projects created in advance and then track time against actions within each project. It has integrated invoicing but I believe it also now supports Xero too.

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  # 1327978 19-Jun-2015 18:21
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Not sure how much of you requirements toggl covers.  But I use it for basic jobs on it's free plan.


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  # 1327997 19-Jun-2015 18:27
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+1 for harvest

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  # 1327999 19-Jun-2015 18:35
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Toggl definitely does sub projects, phone apps. All look good, I'll examine in more detail tomorrow, thanks guys :) 

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