National Security & Door

An employee time tracking success story using TSheets' open API

For National Security and Door Corporation, tracking employee time was managed with a solution they built themselves. They had a kiosk, server, client admin tool — all working together to track time on a .NET platform. While the solution worked well on their older workstations, it required time to maintain, and would have required more time and energy to update for the new Windows 7 workstations they were acquiring. Their in–house solution also had card swipe functionality for their employees to clock in and out — something they wanted to maintain with their new time tracking solution to make the transition as seamless as possible for employees.

Upon looking into TSheets, they discovered it seemed to have everything they were looking for, including the open API to build out additional features...

Having performed research on the market multiple times for a time tracking solution and not finding one that met their needs, they were prepared to build their own solution again; yet, according to Matthew Glennon, Director of Technology, “we didn't want to go down that road due the size of the project, and time it would have required.” They continued using their in–house solution, until that is, they found TSheets. While going through a QuickBooks upgrade for their business, Glennon said they received information on recommended business solutions through the Intuit App Center. Upon looking into TSheets, they discovered it seemed to have everything they were looking for, including the open API to build out additional features that were not currently available through TSheets, such as the card swipe. Additionally, TSheets integrated easily with QuickBooks and was a Web–based solution, which, according to Glennon, “...Web based technology is the best alternative; it's not a technology that is stagnant and therefore does not require constant updating.”

Glennon immediately started building against the open API and, as expected, found it very straightforward to use.

Using TSheets, Glennon immediately started building against the open API and, as expected, found it very straightforward to use. Using TSheets instead of creating their own time tracking solution was a huge time saver for National Security and Door Corporation, and due to Glennon's API build that added on the card swipe technology, the transition was, as hoped for, almost seamless.

Looking ahead to TSheets' next API release, anticipated in the fall of 2013, Glennon said they look forward to being a beta user, and when asked about his experience with TSheets, he replied that the API was very straightforward, and the customer support was “extremely helpful.” Factors that Glennon momentarily considered and finished with a “That's why I'm still here.”

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