In our previous blog, we discussed the origin story of Timesheet – why we created it, what it entailed, and how it came to be. As you may have read, it did not take long before our idea materialized – a testament of our ability to get things done at lightning speed with maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Built on Salesforce, Timesheet is a one-stop solution for employee engagement and project management. Now, allow us to take you through how Timesheet works by describing how we utilize it at different points of the week. 

Start of the week: Logging in hours and effort spent per project

Every week, the system generates a timesheet that is assigned on an individual level. Timesheet Entries reveals a breakdown (e.g., no. of hours spent) with the appropriate fields allowing us to easily match man hours, add notes, and select the days we have worked on a particular project.

Originally, Timesheets was dedicated for full-time employees. But, with Ribbonfish expanding its ecosystem, we needed to design a simplified version for our contractors. Called My Timesheets, our contractors can access this external portal where they can see a summary of what they have been doing for the week.


Middle of the week: Sending reminders and filing leaves

It’s no secret that everyone at Ribbonfish often has their hands full. And so to ensure compliance, a Timesheet reminder is sent out to all employees to complete entries.

But, we do acknowledge the need to take a break every now and then to preserve everyone’s well-being. And so, within the Timesheet app, Ribbonfish can log their holidays by inputting their leaves – a great way to keep that work-life balance!


End of the week: Submitting timesheet and processing invoices

Once the week is over, employees can now submit their timesheets. With respect to aligning our efforts with each project, invoicing and tracking is made easy. An auto-generated report is created containing relevant details such as reporting monthly hours to clients. Under Project, you can put the Name, Account, Type, Status, Next Steps, Overtime Allowed, Project Value, and Billable Hours among others.

What’s next?
At Ribbonfish, we’re always looking for ways to improve and sharpen our craft. Using the wise words of Helmut Schmidt, “the biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.” Moving forward, we will be building features that will enhance monitoring for profitability purposes. By doing so, Timesheet can widen its universe even more. Who knows, Timesheet could just be the next big thing in the technology community. 

Interested in availing a solution similar to Timesheet? Or perhaps you are working on a Salesforce-related project? Let’s discuss the specifics over a meal. We are offering a free one-on-one lunch with us to the first five companies. If you want to avail this, feel free to get in touch with Kevin Paul (Head of Professional Services) at [email protected] with the subject line: Ribbonfish One-on-One Lunch. You wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity!