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Employee Time Tracking is effortless with Papershift!

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Employee Time Tracking for all industries, all sizes

Our customers include companies of all sizes and from a wide range of industries. They have one thing in common: Each of them has individual requirements, and we treat each of them accordingly.
Our success is proven by our customer stories.


Kevin Thomas Windows
20+ employees clocking time on jobs using mobile app. Reporting on time spent and staff costs per job.

"It's just brilliant. Not only does it save time but we also no longer have to deal with messy, paper-based timesheets. It is the best move we have made in terms of handling our timesheets."

Sarah Francis, Office & Accounts Manager

Employee time recording for 60+ stores

"Time tracking with Papershift enables us to record working times centrally at all locations.

Each employee's time bank balance is managed automatically. This saves us time and effort, and ensures greater transparency and accuracy."

Janina Oliviera, Regional Manager Stores Middle/West

  • Mobile time tracking

    Allow your employees to clock in on the go and add notes or job names.

  • Online time tracking

    Employees clock in online directly through the computer. If necessary, you can define which IP addresses are authorised.

  • App on tablet

    Employees clock in on a tablet and can verify by signature or PIN.

clock and timesheet calculator from a smartphone
Working hours calculator on the browser by Papershift software
Working hours calculator from a tablet device
Employee time tracking rules

Shift-based timesheets

Alternatively, record working times automatically from the shift schedule and allow employees to make corrections if necessary. All you have to do is approve them.

Ensure accuracy

Define your own time tracking policies for your specific needs. For example, prevent employees from clocking in before their shift is scheduled to start, or automatically have them clocked out when the shift is scheduled to end.

Automate your payroll reporting

Papershift keeps track of all clock-in and clock-out times for you, right down to each and every break. You can edit timesheets, add notes and approve times, all in the same place.

With our payroll module, automatically calculate employee gross pay including supplements for weekends, nights, public holidays and more.

Export time tracking records at any time

Export all your data in various formats. Take care of your payroll accounting by having Papershift prepare DATEV-compatible exports for upload in DATEV.

Papershift combines all your systems

Whether online, via app or mobile, Papershift will collect all of your logged times and store them in one place.

Papershift combines all of your time-logging systems into one online software programme

A range of time tracking reporting options

Analyse all your information in real time and create reports such as staff cost per job or hours worked per area.

Use these time records to analyse the data and optimise your business

Your frequently asked questions on staff time tracking

What is time tracking?

Time recording is an essential concept in organizations where employees record their working hours to help in easier management and planning. The data recorded can be used for payroll accounting and the assigning of working hours to projects. With current labor laws requiring proper remuneration, companies are obligated to record their working hours to avoid any discrepancies.

What are the ways to track time of employees?

Below are the methods that organizations can use to track their time:

1. Electronic devices like punch clocks
2. Excel template
3. Biometric
4. Mobile time tracking from smartphones
5. Online or remote working tracking from browsers

Why is time tracking important?

Besides compliance with time tracking regulations, below are some reasons why companies are increasingly embracing the practice of tracking time:

1. Assess work capacity
2. Assess employee productivity
3. Forecast work duration & plan ahead
4. Facilitate project management
5. Maintain accuracy in payroll and billing

In addition, the European Working Time Directive is a law passed down by the Council of Europe to protect the health and safety of workers within the European Union. Amongst its many rules are directives concerning working hours, holidays, sick pay, and night shifts.

The Directive was enshrined in UK law as the Working Time Regulations on the 1st of October 1998. This means that UK employees must follow their rules.

How to keep track of employees time?

It is recommended to invest in a cloud-based employee time tracking system. Such a system will ensure the working time of employees adheres to the proposed law. Papershift time tracking system ensures this. As employers, your problem of the right time tracking system which takes care of your statutory law is taken care of.

Papershift time tracking system allows you flexibility. You may choose to track time from a browser, tablet device, or even smartphones.

The benefits of time tracking for employers are as follows –

1. Efficient payroll
2. Automated process
3. Work process optimization
4. Minute-by-minute time accounting
5. Efficient booking archiving and traceability of past data
6. Better security, transparency, and overview
7. Employees can be used more efficiently.
8. Better workforce planning
9. Facilitating work and improving profitability

We’ll help you set up your time tracking

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    Sales Lead

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    Account Executive

Benefit from our market-leading support and see for yourself why so many of our customers are impressed with our service. We’ll work with you to adapt Papershift to your needs and automate your processes as much as possible.

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