#QBOChat 8/22/13 – Time Entry

QuickBooks Online Tweet Chat – Time Entry

QuickBooks Online Tweet Chat – Time Entry

#qbochat transcript from 8/22/13

  1. Welcome everyone to our weekly #qbochat. Please introduce yourselves to the group.
  2. I’m a soon-to-be CPA in the atlanta area. RT @IconisGroup Welcome everyone to our weekly #qbochat. Please introduce yourselves to the group.
  3. Brent here from Utah, owner of Keeping Books and Computing Consulting LLC #qbochat
  4. Welcome Brent, good to see you RT @KeepingBooksCC Brent here from Utah, owner of Keeping Books and Computing Consulting LLC #qbochat
  5. Cathy Iconis here, QuickBooks Consultant and CEO of Iconis Group in Atlanta, GA #qbochat
  6. welcome Cathy! RT @CathyIconis Cathy Iconis here, QuickBooks Consultant and CEO of Iconis Group in Atlanta, GA #qbochat
  7. Happy Thursday everyone – Jessi from NJ, owner of taxgrl LLC and JJAppCo LLC #qbochat
  8. Thanks for the the reminder @IconisGroup I have an alarm set to remind me, but that was 15 min ago! #qbochat
  9. Welcome! thanks for joining us tonight RT @taxgrl Happy Thursday everyone – Jessi from NJ, owner of taxgrl LLC and JJAppCo LLC #qbochat
  10. RT @KeepingBooksCC: Thanks for the the reminder @IconisGroup I have an alarm set to remind me, but that was 15 min ago! #qbochat
  11. woot woot! ๐Ÿ™‚ RT @tsheets Haha, happy TGIalmostF ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  12. @tsheets Excited you guys are here tonight! I know you have some treats ๐Ÿ™‚ #qbochat
  13. RT @CathyIconis @tsheets Excited you guys are here tonight! I know you have some treats ๐Ÿ™‚ #qbochat
  14. @CathyIconis pretty good, weathers getting better here…how bout urs? #qbochat
  15. So excited to be here! This’ll be a good one, prizes and goodies make everything better #qbochat
  16. We’ll start our questions at 7:10. Keep up the introductions! #qbochat
  17. RT @tsheets So excited to be here! This’ll be a good one, prizes and goodies make everything better #qbochat
  18. Sure thing! So, since tonight is covering time tracking we wanted to provide everyone with a treat… #qbochat
  19. RT @tsheets Sure thing! So, since tonight is covering time tracking we wanted to provide everyone with a treat… #qbochat
  20. I’m Jennie, I’m a tech writer and TV blogger. #qbochat
  21. Tonight we are talking about time entry! What did you do with your time today? #qbochat
  22. If you’re interested in some TSheets swag (a tshirt and bottle opener) email your address and size to help@tsheets.com #qbochat
  23. If you’re interested in some TSheets swag (a tshirt and bottle opener) email your address and size to help@tsheets.com #qbochat
  24. RT @tsheets If you’re interested in some TSheets swag (a tshirt and bottle opener) email your address and size to help@tsheets.com #qbochat
  25. RT @tsheets If you’re interested in some TSheets swag (a tshirt and bottle opener) email your address and size to help@tsheets.com #qbochat
  26. @BizPosse Nice to have you! Are you a QuickBooks Online user too? #qbochat
  27. MT @taxgrl RT @tsheets If you’re interested in some TSheets swag, email your address and size to help@tsheets.com #qbochat
  28. Did you hear that guys? Free swag to our participants from @tsheets. Email them at help@tsheets.com w/ info #qbochat
  29. RT @CathyIconis Did you hear that guys? Free swag to our participants from @tsheets. Email them at help@tsheets.com w/ info #qbochat
  30. The first question is right around the corner, when answering start with A1, A2, etc. #qbochat
  31. hi Jen, welcome, you are just in time! ๐Ÿ™‚ RT @jhetherington Hey! This is Jen…tuning in from TSheets! #qbochat
  32. @CathyIconis not sure if it’s right for me. But wanted to lurk tonight to see the conversation. ๐Ÿ™‚ #qbochat
  33. Now this is how TSheets starts a weekend ;) if u want a bottle opener like this just email help@tsheets.com #qbochat http://twitter.com/tsheets/status/370684273465913346/photo/1

    Now this is how TSheets starts a weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰ if u want a bottle opener like this just email help@tsheets.com #qbochat  http://twitter.com/tsheets/status/370684273465913346/photo/1 โ€ฆ
  34. now that would be cute! RT @CathyIconis But then the 4 year old would be jealous. #qbochat
  35. I’m Deb, another writer – nice to meet everyone! #qbochat
  36. Hmm…I don’t think we have a onesie and it might be the wrong type of bottle opener… ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  37. Welcome! RT @DebDaly2 I’m Deb, another writer – nice to meet everyone! #qbochat
  38. Q1: What are your favorite parts of @QBOnline‘s time entry system? #QBOChat
  39. If you want, we can also do a drinking game in honor of the bottle opener (or not) #qbochat
  40. RT @CathyIconis If you want, we can also do a drinking game in honor of the bottle opener (or not) #qbochat
  41. A1: I do like that it exists…and that you can set all the billing detail and timesheet detail in one place #qbochat
  42. A1: I do like that it exists…and that you can set all the billing detail and timesheet detail in one place #qbochat
  43. RT @tsheets A1: I do like that it exists…and that you can set all the billing detail and timesheet detail in one place #qbochat
  44. @CathyIconis @rabshaka I think a QBO Chat drinking game does need to be invented, so we call the Parker Bros or Milt. Bradley? #qbochat
  45. A1: I like that you can pick different jobs and funtions #qbochat
  46. I call myself a writer, but more blogger and write about accounting and technology #qbochat
  47. QuickBooks Online has unlimited time entry users for Essential and Plus subscribers. #qbochat
  48. QuickBooks Online has unlimited time entry users for Essential and Plus subscribers. #qbochat
  49. @BizPosse We’ll get there – but nope – that is why you want to use a system like @tsheets #qbochat
  50. RT @CathyIconis @BizPosse We’ll get there – but nope – that is why you want to use a system like @tsheets #qbochat
  51. I like this part the best!! RT @IconisGroup QuickBooks Online has unlimited time entry users for Essential and Plus subscribers. #qbochat
  52. Time Tracking allows you to easily track and bill customers for your time. #qbochat
  53. A1. Unlimited time entry users is a big selling point for some businesses #qbochat
  54. A1. It is also nice how the time can easily flow to an invoice. #qbochat
  55. RT @CathyIconis A1. It is also nice how the time can easily flow to an invoice. #qbochat
  56. RT @CathyIconis A1. Unlimited time entry users is a big selling point for some businesses #qbochat
  57. For all you writers, how do you like to track your time? #qbochat
  58. To test the system, set up a dummy time entry user and enter time so that you get a feel for their perspective #QBOChat
  59. @IconisGroup I thought the time tracking was restricted for QBO Essentials? #qbochat
  60. RT @tsheets @IconisGroup I thought the time tracking was restricted for QBO Essentials? #qbochat
  61. @tsheets Essentials is the middle version, Plus is the top version. #qbochat
  62. Haha awesome! I’m learning already ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks @IconisGroup #qbochat
  63. RT @CathyIconis @tsheets Essentials is the middle version, Plus is the top version. #qbochat
  64. Q2: What parts of time tracking do you find most challenging? #QBOChat
  65. Remembering to do it!!! RT @IconisGroup Q2: What parts of time tracking do you find most challenging? #QBOChat
  66. I just showed my husband the bottle opener. He wants one for tailgating next weekend! #qbochat
  67. A2: haven’t yet found the perfect solution for a timer…signed up for @tsheets this week and will be trying it out soon #qbochat
  68. RT @taxgrl A2: haven’t yet found the perfect solution for a timer…signed up for @tsheets this week and will be trying it out soon #qbochat
  69. A2. Tracking time when you feel like you are doing a million things at once is really difficult. #qbochat
  70. A1 It is hard to remember to switch out of one client and into another when I get a phone call or email from them #qbochat
  71. @CathyIconis We’ve got you (and your husband) covered. Beer openers coming your way! #qbochat
  72. @rabshaka21 Good point! Have you found any tricks for fun reminders? #qbochat
  73. A2. How about not being able to just keep the timesheet open in @QBOnline when I’m working on other clients. #qbochat
  74. RT @taxgrl A2: haven’t yet found the perfect solution for a timer…signed up for @tsheets this week and will be trying it out soon #qbochat
  75. You can set up a new user on your preferred web browser and use that as your time entry window. It’s magic! #qbochat
  76. RT @rabshaka21 You can set up a new user on your preferred web browser and use that as your time entry window. It’s magic! #qbochat
  77. @CathyIconis I didn’t know their pricing; we used to integrate with them as well before their API changed #qbochat
  78. Am I cheap or does that sound so pricey? RT @CathyIconis @tsheets – Did you know the time entry version of @freshbooks is $39.95? #qbochat
  79. Check out how time entry affects these different industries on @Tsheets site: tsheets.com/time-tracking-โ€ฆ #qbochat
  80. RT @IconisGroup Check out how time entry affects these different industries on @Tsheets site: tsheets.com/time-tracking-โ€ฆ #qbochat
  81. @taxgrl Yeah, I feel like an integration with @QBOnline is a must for time entry. #qbochat
  82. @SherrellTMartin It’s meant for business owners on the go – not for reporting. #qbochat
  83. @SherrellTMartin But I still think they need time entry on mobile devices!! #qbochat
  84. Here are some techniques to help you easily track your time by @CathyIconis on our blog:  iconisgroup.com/techniques-to- โ€ฆโ€ฆ #qbochat
  85. @SherrellTMartin If you’re looking for good mobile options, I don’t want to brag or anything but…tsheets.com/mobile-time-trโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  86. RT @IconisGroup Here are some techniques to help you easily track your time by @CathyIconis on our blog:  iconisgroup.com/techniques-to- โ€ฆโ€ฆ #qbochat
  87. @CathyIconis Absolutely! You can use the mobile web as a clock in station or our Crew App for one manager to clock employees in #qbochat
  88. Does anyone here need DCAA compliance; either for themselves or for a client? #qbochat
  89. I like that @tsheets is DCAA compliant. Would love to pick up a few more of those clients ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  90. I like that @tsheets is DCAA compliant. Would love to pick up a few more of those clients ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  91. @rabshaka21 @KeepingBooksCC Haha, it stands for Defense Contract Audit Agency basically gov’t regulated time tracking #qbochat
  92. For when you have clients that work for different defense arms of the government. #qbochat
  93. @tsheets I’m impressed that you guys have apps that allow you to tweet or text to clock in #qbochat
  94. Q3: What do you think are the biggest limitations of @QBOnline‘s current time entry system? #qbochat
  95. RT @rabshaka21 @tsheets I’m impressed that you guys have apps that allow you to tweet or text to clock in #qbochat
  96. MOBILE!!!! RT @IconisGroup Q3: What do you think are the biggest limitations of @QBOnline‘s current time entry system? #qbochat
  97. @KeepingBooksCC I know TSheets is Dept. of Labor compliant, but Davis-Bacon specifically I would have to look into more #qbochat
  98. @CathyIconis Haha, also referred to by other names like prevailing wages, just means that minimum wages in construction are set… #qbochat
  99. Side comment – the mailman just drove by – at 7:33PM?! #qbochat
  100. RT @CathyIconis MOBILE!!!! RT @IconisGroup Q3: What are the biggest limitations of @QBOnline‘s current time entry system? #qbochat
  101. by the govt and there is a boatload of PIA reporting to prove compliance #qbochat
  102. @KeepingBooksCC OH! I have heard of that. Used to work for a construction company. #qbochat
  103. @KeepingBooksCC I just did the management reporting though and didn’t have to worry about that. #qbochat
  104. RT @KeepingBooksCC by the govt and there is a boatload of PIA reporting to prove compliance #qbochat
  105. Don’t forget to use the feedback button in the reporting section to let @intuit know what you’d like to see more of. #qbochat
  106. RT @IconisGroup Don’t forget 2 use the feedback button in the reporting section to let @intuit know what you’d like to see more of. #qbochat
  107. RT @rabshaka21 @tsheets I’m impressed that you guys have apps that allow you to tweet or text to clock in #qbochat
  108. @CathyIconis I was actually going to build one last week, but the costs to use the API are too high for a small app like that ๐Ÿ™ #qbochat
  109. ooooh… that does sound niiiiice RT @CathyIconis A timer would be nice! RT @taxgrl A3: timer and mobile #qbochat
  110. RT @taxgrl @CathyIconis I was actually going to build one last week, but the costs to use the API are too high for a small app #qbochat
  111. for davis-bacon, main requirement is employees have to be able to be classed by kind of work they are doing, in addition to job #qbochat
  112. There are currently only two standard reports for time entry – by employee and by customer. #qbochat
  113. @CathyIconis Yeah, $5/user/month, I can’t charge that much #qbochat
  114. @KeepingBooksCC But the reality that the people will track their time on a computer is slime. #qbochat
  115. QuickBooks Online doesn’t currently have a way to lock down time entry or get manager approval. #qbochat
  116. RT @IconisGroup QuickBooks Online doesn’t currently have a way to lock down time entry or get manager approval. #qbochat
  117. I have only found a couple that allow employees to sign in under 2 different categories at once, say job1 and trackhoe operator #qbochat
  118. By the way, I would love for @QBOnline to have some sort of summary report for time entry. #qbochat
  119. This is all so awesome; I hope @Intuit is listening to all this fabulous feedback! #qbochat
  120. @KeepingBooksCC That is where you can use the product/service or even use class. #qbochat
  121. RT @CathyIconis @KeepingBooksCC That is where you can use the product/service or even use class. #qbochat
  122. RT @tsheets This is all so awesome; I hope @Intuit is listening to all this fabulous feedback! #qbochat
  123. {fingers crossed} RT @tsheets This is all so awesome; I hope @Intuit is listening to all this fabulous feedback! #qbochat
  124. I know someone on accountant’s council at @intuit. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  125. QuickBooks Online doesn’t have a way for you to enter your time from a mobile device. #qbochat
  126. Q4: What Third-Party apps have you tried to track time entry? (App participants -> plug away!) #qbochat
  127. I think I’ve heard this before. RT @IconisGroup @QBOnline doesn’t have a way for you to enter your time from a mobile device. #qbochat
  128. Yeah, mention certain companies and they will butt right in, and both @QBOnline and @IntuitAccts are listed users at the moment #qbochat
  129. a couple of them ๐Ÿ˜‰ RT @CathyIconis I know someone on accountant’s council at @intuit. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  130. A4: I tried this really great app called TSheets… It was fantastic! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  131. RT @tsheets A4: I tried this really great app called TSheets… It was fantastic! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  132. A4: On a serious note, all of the features you’ve mentioned tonight TSheets can handle (except the onesie…) #qbochat
  133. I have to say I first tried @ebillity but quit them after a few days and switched to @tsheets for a client. #qbochat
  134. RT @tsheets A4: On a serious note, all of the features you’ve mentioned tonight TSheets can handle (except the onesie…) #qbochat
  135. A4: @Billings has my favorite Mac menubar app timer, just missing the darn qbo integration ๐Ÿ™ #qbochat
  136. Seriously… @Iconisgroup, they like to cover all bases, repeatedly. RT @CathyIconis I think I’ve heard this before. RT @QBOnline #qbochat
  137. RT @tsheets A4: I tried this really great app called TSheets… It was fantastic! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  138. I just need to get her to re signup after her trial period. She’s an interior designer on the road all the time. #qbochat
  139. RT @tsheets A4: On a serious note, all of the features you’ve mentioned tonight TSheets can handle (except the onesie…) #qbochat
  140. RT @CathyIconis I have to say I first tried @ebillity but quit them after a few days and switched to @tsheets for a client. #qbochat
  141. @taxgrl @CathyIconis the #IPPdev fee for the QuickBooks API is only $5/month/connection not per user. #qbochat
  142. RT @davidleary @taxgrl @CathyIconis the #IPPdev fee for the QuickBooks API is only $5/month/connection not per user. #qbochat
  143. There are currently 4 time entry apps in Intuit’s app center that work with @QBOnline.  appcenter.intuit.com/category/time- โ€ฆโ€ฆ #qbochat
  144. I may work on any of 4 different computers in the course of a day, haven’t seen an app that would let me continue a session #qbochat
  145. Have you checked out TSheets? Here’s a case study about how they’ve helped a @QBOnline user: ow.ly/oaeEb #QBOChat
  146. @IconisGroup @CathyIconis @KeepingBooksCC or like xmarks or wunderlist that works on every browser or platform #qbochat
  147. @BizPosse It sounds like a web based system might be what you need if you’re going from computer to computer! #qbochat
  148. Busted.. LOL “@CathyIconis: @taxgrl and @davidleary knows! he’s secretly playing for that team! #qbochat
  149. @BizPosse I haven’t gotten into all that – I’m just excited my reminders and notes sync to all my apple devices. #qbochat
  150. RT @IconisGroup If your system doesn’t integrate with @QBOnline, you can also useTPI to get those entries into the system. #qbochat
  151. @davidleary You still haven’t told me if we’ve met before. Actually going out there in a few weeks. #qbochat
  152. @KeepingBooksCC Haha! Alright, that’s what I wanted to hear! Now email us your info so we can set you up with some gear! #qbochat
  153. Q5: How does time entry impact your bottom line? #QBOChat
  154. A5: Here’s the best way to find out for sure…tsheets.com/payback #qbochat
  155. RT @tsheets A5: Here’s the best way to find out for sure…tsheets.com/payback #qbochat
  156. @KeepingBooksCC Absolutely Mac compatible; it’s all our experience team uses nowadays #qbochat
  157. Calculate your business’s revenue capacity by multiplying the number of work hours by your staff’s billable rate. #qbochat
  158. A5: no way I would remember all details and all time would be guess when billing, though only abt 1/3 of my clients are time billed #qbochat
  159. You know you are fancy when you have an experience team! #qbochat
  160. RT @CathyIconis You know you are fancy when you have an experience team! #qbochat
  161. @IconisGroup Here’s a great calculator for checking the impact on your bottom line tsheets.com/payback #qbochat
  162. RT @tsheets @IconisGroup Here’s a great calculator for checking the impact on your bottom line tsheets.com/payback #qbochat
  163. Pretty cool calculator! RT @IconisGroup RT @tsheets A5: Here’s the best way to find out for sure…tsheets.com/payback #qbochat
  164. @TransactionPro Yeah! If you need a bottle opener to get the weekend off to a good start just send your address to help@tsheets.com #qbochat
  165. Fancy is all we know ๐Ÿ˜‰ RT @CathyIconis You know you are fancy when you have an experience team! #qbochat
  166. Or a Party Bus! “@CathyIconis: You know you are fancy when you have an experience team! #qbochat
  167. RT @tsheets Fancy is all we know ๐Ÿ˜‰ RT @CathyIconis You know you are fancy when you have an experience team! #qbochat
  168. As a sole proprietor, it is one very good way to show I am treating it as a business #qbochat
  169. If you want revenue to be higher, then you need to hire more staff, increase rates, or have your current staff work more. #qbochat
  170. @KeepingBooksCC I have a few staff, so I need to be selling, delegating, marketng… I’m tired. #qbochat
  171. RT @CathyIconis @KeepingBooksCC I have a few staff, so I need to be selling, delegating, marketng… I’m tired. #qbochat
  172. @tsheets Man, I should have gotten you guys to come out to the Southeastern Accounting Show! #qbochat
  173. I second that! RT @CathyIconis @tsheets Man, I should have gotten you guys to come out to the Southeastern Accounting Show! #qbochat
  174. When you bill flat fee, do you still go back and track how profitable you are on your job? #qbochat
  175. @taxgrl shoot me an email david_leary@intuit.com and I’ll get you invited to tomorrow’s hang out or just call you to explain #qbochat
  176. Definitely! RT @IconisGroup: When you bill flat fee, do you still go back and track how profitable you are on your job? #qbochat
  177. We recently had to renogotiate with clients because we weren’t making any money on their flat fee rates. #qbochat
  178. @TransactionPro Definitely love your software, don’t know why QB makes importing so hard, but glad you fill the gap #qbochat
  179. @tsheets @davidleary I was so jealous we had so much going on at #SNH2013 that I was unable to make the party bus. #qbochat
  180. There goes my husband, @MikeIconis, trying to get free swag while taking care of the girls in the other room. #qbochat
  181. RT @KeepingBooksCC @TransactionPro love your software, don’t know why QB makes importing so hard, but glad you fill the gap #qbochat
  182. That’s it for our weekly #qbochat! Thanks everyone for joining us!
  183. Ok, this party bus has to roll out, but thank you all so much for an AWESOME tweet chat! #qbochat
  184. RT @tsheets Ok, this party bus has to roll out, but thank you all so much for an AWESOME tweet chat! #qbochat
  185. You guys all rocked it tonight! Best chat yet!! #qbochat
  186. Would love to see Cathy talk about “Freelancers Should Take a Second Look at QuickBooks Online”! #qbochat
  187. hey I gave you two last week! RT @CathyIconis Any topic suggestions for future chats? #qbochat
  188. Until next week, make sure to join our LinkedIn Group: ow.ly/njWRE #qbochat
  189. Until next week, make sure to join our LinkedIn Group: ow.ly/njWRE #qbochat
  190. RT @BizPosse Would love to see Cathy talk about “Freelancers Should Take a Second Look at QuickBooks Online”! #qbochat
  191. @CathyIconis yes, I noticed that, don’t remember what the other was though ๐Ÿ™‚ #qbochat
  192. RT @CathyIconis RT @BizPosse Would love to see Cathy talk about “Freelancers Should Take a Second Look at QuickBooks Online”! #qbochat
  193. Great chat! I’m going to miss next weeks & I really want to be on that one. But I guess anniversary celebration takes precedence. #qbochat
  194. @KeepingBooksCC I updated the site as soon as you said them. Job costing I think. #qbochat
  195. Thanks for welcoming all of us newbies tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚ #qbochat
  196. #QBOChat Did you see the Cloud Accounting comparison on the Sleeter Blog? sleeter.com/blog/2013/08/cโ€ฆ
  197. Favorite Apps.com Apps for QBO “@CathyIconis: Any topic suggestions for future chats? #qbochat
  198. @davidleary I need a stretcher Mr. Woodard and Intuit keep us hopping at this conference. I needed two weeks to recover. #qbochat
  199. @davidleary That was something we discussed, but I think we should split it up into a few. What do you think? #qbochat
  200. LOLOL I must put the little ones to bed. Until next time! RT @CathyIconis: I don’t want to go!!!! #qbochat
  201. @CathyIconis Sorry we missed tonight’s #qbochat. Looks like it was a good one! We hope to make it next week!

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