Best practices: how to choose employee computer monitoring software

When choosing employee computer monitoring software, it’s important to follow certain guidelines in order to maximize its use.
So, we prepared a list of 5 important things to pay attention to when looking for computer monitoring software for your business.

Define what you want from the system

Make a list to have a guideline when looking for a new tool. The simplest way is to write down every point starting with “I want the software to.. “.
In the end, you should get something like this:
I want the software to capture offline time
I want the software to have exporting features
I want the software to be automatic/manual, etc.

Choose the features according to your needs

Now that you have a clear guideline it will be much easier to find the right employee computer monitoring software with the right set of features.
The last thing you want to do is buy a software with dozens of features, half of which you’re not going to use.

Check what benefits the software offers to employees

It is important that the software that you choose would also bring use to the employees.
I.e., look for software that provides employees with reports about their working time, so they could improve their time management skills and get more control over their time and productivity.

Consider between choosing a local or cloud-based solution

If you decide to choose a locally hosted employee tracking software, then there’s a couple of things that you have to do before you can start using it.
E.g., you have to create a virtual or physical server, get your admin or specially hired person to install and customize everything. Simply put, it takes some time before you can start using a locally hosted employee computer monitoring software. While there’s a single benefit of using such – high security of data.
However, cloud-based solutions are no less secured. Most of the apps that businesses use nowadays are cloud-based. It gives more flexibility, like ability to access the data from any computer, ability to track the time of freelancers, faster and cheaper implementation.

Check the availability of software

Many businesses use several operating systems withing the organization, so it is important that the software that you choose was available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Even if you use a single operating system now, you never know when you might start using another one.
So, if you don’t prepare in advance, then you’ll have to spend time on finding the new software again.


It is important not to underutilize any software that your business is using or going to use. Employee computer monitoring software is no exception.
Check out Yaware.Time.Tracker if you’re looking for software that’s:

  • fast and easy to implement;
  • helps employees increase their productivity;
  • keeps accurate time and attendance records;
  • gives insights on how employees spend their time at the computers.

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