TrackMyPeople.com is a time tracking application for businesses of 1-100 people. The app includes a personal widget installed on the desktop with an integrated clock to view the time spent for each day. The app is designed for team use by setting up an account and simply inviting users and defining their roles.
TrackMyPeople was founded in 2008 with headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. It appears to be founded by Gijs Nelisen, but cofounder information is unavailable.
TrackMyPeople.com was shut down in May 2012.
TrackMyPeople includes an “organigram” chart that gives an overview of the structure of the company and a “tracker tree” to organize trackers graphically in a hierarchy. It creates various charts to visually assess data on performance. Numeric data and dates may be formatted for various global locations and time zones. Data is backed up daily.
The app is completely web-based so it can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection. There is no mobile app yet, but one is planned for the future.
As soon as the applet widget is installed, users can login using email address and password selected during registration. The widget appears on the user’s desktop. To begin, the user must follow the TrackMyPeople overview page or dashboard link on the website to set up projects. At this point, it’s a good idea to revisit the home page and the tour tab. There are video tutorials and screenshots for the entire setup process. Unfortunately, there is no narration for the videos or text for the images. The Demo shows the TrackMyPeople app with data entered, which may clarify some of the items for users. Managing the profile is the best way to begin. Enter timezone, culture, preferred number and date format.
To add a new company, client, group, project, task, or issue to the tracker tree, a user must click ‘new’ to create the subtracker and add a name and abbreviation and client type. It was only by hunt and peck that entry of clients was added to desktop widget. On the My Timesheet tab, clients may be added so that time for each project can be tracked separately.
The interface isn’t exactly intuitive. It took quite a while during testing to find out how to delete a block of time that had been initiated inadvertently during setup. Viewing trackers and roles is also confusing. There is a chart that identifies what each type of role can do within the application. While it seems that an Owner or Manager should have full capability, none of the roles does.
Reports may be generated via Excel, CSV, or by calendar. Tracker may be viewed in traditional or flowchart (organigram) view.
Users choose their plan (see details below). Next, first name, last name, email address, password, and company are required. An email with activation link is sent to the email provided. As soon as the account is activated, users may download the desktop applet for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux. Adobe Air is required for the applet to work. Installation is menu driven and fast.
There are several plans available for TrackMyPeople. All plans come with a 30 day free trial with no obligation to continue. It is offered as a monthly subscription service and users may upgrade, downgrade, or cancel at any time without consequence.
There is a free plan which includes one user and 5 trackers. The Personal Plan, at $5 per month, includes one user, 25 trackers, automated reports, budget tracking, data export, SSL Security, integrated calendar, widget timetracking, and free time entry. The Team Plan, at $29/month includes 10 total users and 100 total trackers as well as all of the features of the personal plan. The Business Plan is $59/month for 50 users and 300 trackers and the Corporate Plan is $99/month for 100 users and 750 trackers.
This could be a useful application if a user has the time to figure out all of the capabilities. FAQs are of little assistance in this app. Some terminology, such as “kickable”, is not defined anywhere on the site. It would be advisable to sign up for a free plan and explore the options prior to committing to a paid plan. If it is found to be a good fit, then a plan can be chosen.