The best ⏳️ time-tracker with pricing per project, not per user

Tick – straightforward time-tracking software to help your team run more profitable projects
According to the State of Remote Work report by OWL Labs, 52% of employees work remotely at least once per week (data includes 1,097 US-based respondents across all company sizes and industries). Time tracking is the simplest way to account for remote work this days. Companies that support remote work have 25% lower employee turnover than companies that don't.

In 2018, there is no need make another time tracker, but the must-have features for teams are:
  • Apps for desktop and mobile platforms
  • Tracking towards projects, clients and tasks
  • Assign team members to projects
  • Ability to set up a budget
  • Time reporting

The five best time-tracking tools for creative agencies, designers and marketers for sure cover these features. But what is the key difference among them?

Pricing

Many SaaS products price per user. It is logical and simple because each employee of an organization uses the service, and for many professional services projects, that would be the right fit because they bill by the hour.

But there are consulting companies who invoice their clients by projects. Imagine a consulting company with 50 employees and 30 active projects.
$250

Monthly cost of time tracking with $5 per employee
$49

Monthly cost of Tick time tracking for up to 30 projects.
And even if the agency has more than 60 active projects,
the cost is $149 per month.

$200/month is not a huge amount of money, but the cost of services quickly adds up when each department (marketing, sales, production, HR) needs multiple SaaS products. Why not save thousands of dollars a year with a proper solution?
Tick monthly plans

The quality of integrations

In 2018, we live in an API economy. According to ProgrammableWeb, there are more than 17,000 APIs now. There are companies focused on connecting systems to each other like Zapier, or improving organisational analysis like Metric.ai.

Tick time tracking has very deep and well-done integrations in the best services for team operations.

Tick integrates with Basecamp for project management and client communications

Seamless time tracking inside Basecamp with Tick

Tick integrates with Trello for agile board issue tracking

Auto-import your Trello lists or cards in Tick

Tick integrates with Asana for team-oriented to-dos

Auto-import Asana tasks and sub-tasks in Tick

Tick integrates with QuickBooks and FreshBooks for accounting

Import employees and send time entries with billable rates to QuickBooks with Tick

And finally, Tick has pre-built triggers and actions in Zapier for easy integrations with other systems

Unique time-tracking features

Tick's attention to details will make you love the service.

Bulk move-time entries & in-line editing

Employees could incorrectly enter their time and spend more just to fix the issue. Tick helps to avoid the frustration of manual time entry-moving.
Bulk Move Time Entries in Tick

Locking Time Entries

Tick’s time entry locking and unlocking
Managers want to make sure to invoice time that hasn't been billed yet. In other services, you have to filter hours by date. But what if someone went back and changed their time entry after the invoice has been paid? What if your business process is supposed to have time approvals and work with contractors?

With Tick, you can lock time entries and perform reporting by this parameter.
Tick's reporting options with Locked and Unlocked hours

Conclusion for companies with remote workers

Save money with straightforward time tracking for all platforms and useful features. Tick is the awesome option to switch to now (Tick's team will help you to import hours from your current solution). Tick is free for 30 days, no credit card required.
Metric.ai has a deep integration with Tick for Professional Services Analytics. So you can automatically import the time logs, clients, projects, employees and rates of your consulting firm and consolidate it with data from other tools.