January 25, 2022

Tech Tip: Customizing Your Dashboard for Key Data At-a-Glance

Do you have the data you need to effectively manage your workforce? You may think yes, but if it’s buried in a spreadsheet, the answer is: not really. Read on to learn how to set up a dashboard in TimeClock Plus to give you a quick-and-easy view of the key data you need to manage your workforce.

For some organizations, accessing critical data such as which employees are approaching overtime, but have not yet crossed the threshold, or breakdowns of labor by department can often mean a tedious process of running certain reports, finding the data you need and then acting on it. Similarly, many organizations sacrifice copious amounts of time to important, day-to-day management tasks such as approving employee leave or time sheets.

That is why TCP Software designed our dashboards for the TimeClock Plus solution to provide a customizable, at-a-glance view of key data via a large selection of widgets and filter options. A custom dashboard allows you to reduce the time spent retrieving data and to help you become more proactive when managing your workforce. Your organization can deploy dashboard templates to create a preferred dashboard for managers whether they are supervisors, department heads or higher up officials. Or, if you prefer a more individualized approach, each dashboard can be entirely unique, customized by the user to empower their daily operations however they determine is best.

With our customizable dashboards, there are typically two lines of thought for selecting and configuring the widgets. Some managers place a higher emphasis on the analytics available in the TimeClock Plus solution. These users will have charts and graphs pop up the moment they log in showing how much overtime each department has or what labor is being performed, broken down by each job code. These widgets allow users to quickly digest crucial information without having to run a report or export to another program. For others, the emphasis is on day-to-day operations necessary to keep the organization running. These users will set up widgets to show employee hours, statuses and pending leave requests. With these features, managers can log in and immediately know who is working, how close to overtime they are and can approve or deny time-off without even leaving the page.