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Employee Monitoring Software

Enable flexible schedules, ensure compliance and promote healthy work balance with visibility into daily work habits and long-term productivity trends.

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Gain visibility into digital work to balance productivity, flexibility & employee well-being

ActivTrak analyzes daily work activity data for insights into time and technology usage, resource gaps and productivity trends — while ensuring data privacy and compliance.

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ActivTrak Review from Cresthaven Financial

"ActivTrak allows our company to easily and efficiently monitor our employees’ actions, without being overly invasive. With ActivTrak, we [have] the perfect balance."

- Brendan J.
Cresthaven Financial

June 17, 2020

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Measure daily work activity across hybrid and remote employees

Determine active or passive online status and current work focus. Categorize apps and websites by team, role or job function to analyze usage. Compare habits of remote and in-office teams to understand productivity and process bottlenecks.

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Put digital time tracking on autopilot

Eliminate the hassle of manual clock-in and clock-out with automated daily start and end times. Review productivity and work duration by day, week and month. Flexible monitoring schedules protect employee privacy outside of working hours.

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Ensure security & compliance in remote & hybrid work environments

Ensure privacy, security and compliance with notifications of potential violations. Get immediate notifications when security vulnerabilities are introduced via Slack, MS Teams or other channels.

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View a summary of workforce productivity metrics to keep a pulse on issues that impact burnout, engagement and efficiency.

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Productivity Reports

Gain valuable insights into factors affecting employee productivity with reports that drill down by date range, users, computers and other criteria.

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Team Productivity

See team productivity and availability status to assess workload balance and identify best practices of top performers.

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Location Insights

Make data-driven decisions about hybrid work with insight into where employees work — and where they work best.

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Workload Management

Uncover opportunities across individuals and teams to balance workloads, increase efficiency and support healthy work habits.

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Productivity Coaching

Leverage expert guidance to drive collaborative discussions and empower employees to take charge of their professional development.

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Combine workforce activity data with key applications and data sources to understand broader business context.

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Personal Insights

Empower employees to improve productivity, focus and work-life balance by providing deep insights into individual work habits.

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Privacy-first Analytics

Safeguard privacy and confidentiality without loss of any productivity insights, and forge higher levels of trust with employees.

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User Management

ActivTrak makes it easy to invite and manage users within your ActivTrak account.

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FAQs about employee monitoring software

What is employee monitoring software?

Employee monitoring software is a technology used by businesses to gather digital activity data about their employees in order to understand how they work and find areas for improvement. While monitoring is sometimes associated with employee surveillance, its true value is in helping managers identify ineffective workflows and increase workforce productivity.

Employee monitoring software allows managers to see which applications and websites are being used, track working and productive time, and identify potential security risks such as data breaches in real-time. By using a software-based tool, managers can gather activity data for in-office and remote employees — then use insights to improve workflows and enhance team performance.

What data does employee monitoring software track?

There are several types of employee monitoring software solutions that can collect a wide range of digital activity data such as email usage, internet and application activity, time, attendance and location information. For most solutions, this information is collected in real-time and is accessible through a digital dashboard.

ActivTrak’s software tracks:

  • When employees are online or offline, including start and end times total with world duration
  • Which apps and websites are being used by employees
  • Productive time across focus, collaboration and multitasking categories
  • Workload balance to identify and prevent potential burnout


Why is employee monitoring software important?

Employee monitoring software allows companies to see the root cause of costly distractions, rebalance workloads, identify opportunities for improvement, and identify security risks before they can become larger issues.

According to, American businesses lose $650 billion per year from distracted employees. Distraction can come from frequent context switching, unproductive processes, unnecessary intrusions, or a lack of focus. Successful, data-driven companies use the insights and analytics that employee monitoring software gives them to increase productivity and efficiency, boost sales and revenue, and strengthen employee satisfaction and retention.

How is remote employee monitoring conducted?

Remote employee monitoring is conducted through software on a user’s computer. User activity is gathered and sent to a database where administrators can see individual activity and analyze it for further understanding around productivity, collaboration, engagement, policy control, workload balance, and other critical metrics.

Remote employee monitoring solutions, like ActivTrak, collect and analyze remote worker activity to help businesses get the visibility they need. Our employee monitoring software provides critical data around time management, website and technology usage, and active or passive time. We also explain how this data relates to productivity, which is key to understanding the success or failures of your remote teams.

What is ActivTrak’s approach to employee monitoring software?

Improving productivity requires the collection and monitoring of data to establish a baseline upon which you can measure improvement. We know employee monitoring and activity analysis have a mixed history and association with surveillance and heavy oversight. ActivTrak intends to change that by focusing on the real output of employee monitoring: improved productivity.

We designed ActivTrak from an ethical standpoint: with the guiding principles of transparency, collaboration, and informed insight. We’ve intentionally developed a powerful platform that focuses on the collection of contextual data, avoiding intrusive employee monitoring technologies like keystroke logging and video surveillance.

We challenge the users of our product to join us on our journey to move employee monitoring from the age of oversight and into the results and data-driven space that is productivity insights and optimization of work.

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