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Old 8th July 2015, 01:08 PM
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Question Productivity monitoring software

I've surfed through the forum, trying to find some advice regarding employee productivity monitoring software.
Almost all of them are about soft, which includes some kind of spying features.
The point is I need to monitor employees without any spying.
Who knows such a software?
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Old 8th July 2015, 06:25 PM
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Re: Productivity monitoring software

Do you mean some timeclock software that is server based?
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Old 8th July 2015, 07:29 PM
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Re: Productivity monitoring software

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regarding employee productivity monitoring software.
That rather broad and vague.

What data do you want to end up with?

or What data do you want the employees to enter?

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Old 8th July 2015, 08:15 PM
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Re: Productivity monitoring software

From an ERP perspective, it is difficult to respond to her question, as different industries have different measures. For example, in a machine shop, it could be the start job, end-job and number of pieces fabricated. In other areas, it can be related to logistics and deliveries per day. In the clothing indusry, it is piecework, or ticket counting.

Hours accounting is common to almost every production monitoring system.
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Old 13th August 2015, 11:37 AM
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Re: Productivity monitoring software

Sorry for not replying, I've been out for some time.

Regarding data I need to receive from such monitoring soft:
- websites visited by every employee
- social networking hours/total time spent while working hours
- using internet for personal needs (shopping sites reports, news, youtube etc.)

Regarding industry - it's a financial services company with 100+ employees.
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Old 3rd September 2015, 01:12 PM
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Re: Productivity monitoring software

...and what makes you think that it will actually work?

I can think of umpteen reasons why it will give you severely wrong measurements.
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Old 3rd September 2015, 02:52 PM
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Re: Productivity monitoring software

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...and what makes you think that it will actually work?

I can think of umpteen reasons why it will give you severely wrong measurements.
I have seen a lot of cases where managers have tried to use statistics rather than actually do their jobs. They usually end up rewarding the slackers that know how to game the system and sending the employees that are trying to do their best off for remedial training

I was once leading a team that was maintaining a software suite that had about 100 users furiously keying in documents. We were asked to add some monitoring software. We came up with a design, but the simulations showed that the sample sizes were so small that a random number generator would have been as useful. We always seemed to find something more urgent to work on rather than implement that request
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Old 3rd September 2015, 03:06 PM
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Re: Productivity monitoring software

Without knowing the situation, I suspect we shouldn't jump to conclusions. Generally, such measures do tend to drive those who can work elsewhere to do so, leaving only those with less talent and motivation.

Regardless, the OP found the answer themselves and at least came back and posted it.
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