Case Study – Europe – Research, Transport Planning

Institute for Transport Planning & Traffic Engineering

“Timesheet Xpress gives us a better overview of how employees perform against objectives which is important for bonus payments and reviews” - Guenter Emberger of The Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at the University of Technology in Vienna (TUW-IVV).

What is TUW-IVV?...

As the largest University Institute for Transport planning in Austria, the Institute is situated at the Faculty for Civil Engineering. The Research institute is working on several National and International projects at the moment for example PLUTO – the Prediction of Land use and Transport changes due to Open borders in Vienna and also OBIS with is an international project looking at the opportunities of bike sharing in European Cities as a valuable instrument to foster clean and energy efficient sustainable modes of mobility in Urban areas.

TUW-IVV consider every aspect of transport planning looking at impacts on various environments such as:

  • Ecology
  • Social
  • Psychological
  • Economical
  • Technica

To meet the stringent requirements for research and implementation of real world transport concepts, the Institute employ highly educated and motivated staff from several scientific disciplines working together in teams to interdisciplinary solutions that are suitable for sustainable transport development. to analysis and strategy development followed by professional and comprehensive implementation.

Issues before using Timesheet Xpress...

As with hundreds of research facilities, the Institute is required to keep accurate data on resources used during projects. Typically this process was carried out using paper based time sheets, then over time; these were “migrated” to Excel based timesheets. The big problem here was trying to get accurate figures regarding resource use per project was very difficult when trying to formulate reports; particularly if more than one person worked on an aspect of the project which is being recorded.

Since using Timesheet Xpress

Now that all staff are recording time using Timesheet Xpress, details are “standardised”, even something as simple as the same acronyms being used for projects is a great help.

“Now it is easy to get an overview about the status quo of a project, I would say it saves at least two or more hours per month on time analysis and reporting. The software is very easy to use” says Guenter Emberger.

About Timesheet Xpress...

As the leading application based product for logging and managing project efficiencies in any organisation, Timesheet Xpress is being used by thousands of users in over 40 countries.

The software is easily installed on either stand alone or network computers and offers a range of configurations for use in organisations of all sizes from independent consultants relying on accurate tracking of “billable hours” to large corporations who are concerned not only with project management and staff productivity but also with timely management information for the purposes of workforce management and staff optimisation when forecasting and scheduling outputs.

Timesheet Xpress will monitor organisational productivity and performance through time and attendance with quick and easy to use reporting.

With accurate and timely information, effective planning and decisions can be confidently made leading to increases in business competitiveness.

With links to various applications such as Microsoft Project, Excel, Timesheet Xpress offers a seamless integration into many existing business applications in organisations of all sizes and in many sectors.

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