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Employee Monitoring Software

Analyze employee activity to see how work gets done so you can easily identify inefficient processes, workflow bottlenecks, and coaching opportunities to optimize productivity.

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EMPLOYEE MONITORING

Gain clear insights into employee activities leading with insights into productivity

Businesses want to understand how employees get work done and what habits lead to top performance. Traditional employee monitoring software is effective at illuminating the minutiae of what employees do, but does so at the risk of employee privacy and morale. Built with employee privacy in mind, ActivTrak employee monitoring software provides flexible configuration options to enable transparency and collaboration to help everyone improve productivity.

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ActivTrak delivers visibility into how time is being spent, giving organizations a data-driven way to assess workloads, processes, and resources.

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EXPERT REVIEW
PCMAG Reviews ActivTrak

"Google Analytics for your office"

Editor’s Rating:

4.5/5 stars.

"ActivTrak brings affordable pricing and an intuitive user interface while avoiding overbearing monitoring features. Instead, it offers employee productivity metrics and team behavior analytics. It’s like Google Analytics for your office."

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Workforce insights

Understand how your employees work

ActivTrak collects and analyzes user activity data to help you identify productive and unproductive work patterns across a team to streamline workflows and boost productivity.

  • Visualize daily/weekly/monthly work patterns including most used apps, total work time, and productive work time. 
  • View summaries of time spent by application and by category (including cloud apps).  
  • Improve efficiency by evaluating actual employee processes and workflows to identify bottlenecks.
  • Identify what tools are or aren’t being used, most productive work times and top-producing work habits.

ActivTrak’s focus on insights instead of oversight is what stands us apart from typical employee monitoring software. Intuitive dashboards with actionable insights allow you to see how productivity is enhanced by healthy habits and identify where to focus your time and energy for improvements.

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Productivity reports

Gain productivity insights across teams

ActivTrak categorizes thousands of apps and websites by type (messaging, sales tools, etc) and as productive or unproductive, so you can see summaries at a high level with the ability to drill down. 

  • View total and productive time by individual and team to understand what is typical and who stands out as a top performer. 
  • Review summaries of daily, weekly and monthly time spent by app or category to visualize where teams spend their time.
  • Analyze peak productivity hours to see when your team is most focused so you can plan meetings and other activities accordingly. 
  • Understand if messaging apps or social media are causing distractions beyond what is expected for healthy breaks and collaboration.

ActivTrak categorizes thousands of apps and websites by type (messaging, sales tools, etc) and as productive or unproductive, so you can see summaries at a high level with the ability to drill down.

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WORKLOAD BALANCE

Identify overloaded employees or unbalanced workloads

Get clear visibility into employee, team and department groups’ workloads and activities.

  • View trends in total work time and productive time to identify potentially overloaded employees so you can redistribute tasks and increase productivity.
  • See a breakdown of individual and team work time by app or category to understand what activities are consuming the most time.
  • Analyze activities daily, weekly, and monthly to plan and optimize scheduling.
  • Understand work durations and trends for both remote and in-office employees.

ActivTrak’s employee monitoring software delivers clear visibility into employee, team and department groups’ workloads and activities.

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View application usage and web habits

With ActivTrak’s employee monitoring software, see what applications are actually used, and by which individuals and teams so you can identify unused licenses and potential cost savings.

  • Discover all applications used and by how many people so you can manage license costs effectively.
  • Get visibility into cloud application proliferation and usage trends.
  • See most frequently used applications and websites with the Top Apps and Top Sites reports.
  • Identify usage of anomalous or unproductive apps and websites so you can address policy exceptions and compliance risks.

With ActivTrak’s employee monitoring software, see what applications are actually used, and by which individuals and teams so you can identify unused licenses and potential cost savings.

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Team visibility

Cultivate a great culture

We empower our customers with the right tools and technology to support an ethical and transparent approach to employee monitoring software. From communication best practices and templates to flexible configuration options, we ensure our customers have the resources they need for success.

  • Scripted email templates and presentations to assist with communication around the use of ActivTrak
  • Data insights and reports can be leveraged as coaching tools to increase both employee engagement and overall job satisfaction.
  • Role-based access allows managers to provide employees direct access to their own data encouraging transparency and involvement.
  • Managers can schedule to share the Personal Insights report with each team member to empower constructive conversations.
  • User tracking schedules allow users to set schedules based on individual work hours as an additional way to respect employee privacy.

From communication best practices and templates to flexible configuration options, we ensure our customers have the resources they need for success.

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Dashboards

Tune into key trends. A quick at-a-glance summary of workforce performance and productivity trends. Everything you need to start your analysis of workforce productivity and operational efficiency.

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Productivity Reports

Spot patterns that fuel success. Gain valuable insights and increase team productivity. These out-of-the-box reports enable you to drill down by date range, users, computers, and other criteria to quickly discover trends.

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Team Productivity

Immediately see user and team productivity and availability status via an at-a-glance dashboard.

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Application & Website Usage

Understand which applications and websites employees use to identify adoption gaps, potential risk areas from unvetted tools, and budget for the right tools where you really need to.

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Workload Management

Uncover hidden potential. View key insights across people, process and technology to help your organization increase productivity, reduce risk, optimize work, and ensure healthy work habits.

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Productivity Coaching

Guidance and resources you need to create a culture that empowers employees to achieve big goals.

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Benchmarks & Goals

Set lofty goals…and achieve them. Using benchmark and historical data, you can set workforce productivity benchmarks and track progress to desired performance. View trends across your team’s top quartile and average to help inform goals set across your team.

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Integrations

Easily integrate ActivTrak productivity data with your other software applications to get the deeper insights you need to boost productivity and efficiency in the workplace.

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Activity Classification

Customize for your business or let ActivTrak automatically classify common applications and websites so you can measure productive and unproductive activities in your organization.

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Real-time User Activity

Keep a real-time pulse on your team’s availability and engagement in the modern workplace – hybrid and remote. Check in on your teams without interrupting them when they are “in the flow”.

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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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Alarms & Website Blocking

Use pre-built alarms or create your own based on any combination of conditions. Out-of-the-box alarms help you track and get alerted to events such as file sharing, user deletion and more.

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Activity Logs

Reference detailed logs of user activities and security events to better understand what transpired, when and by whom, while simultaneously providing insights to help ensure compliance.

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FAQs about employee monitoring software

What is employee monitoring software?

Employee monitoring software is a technology employed by businesses to gather user activity data and analyze that data to answer the who, where, what, and how questions about the work their employees do.

Employee monitoring software is used to monitor employee digital activity for a variety of reasons: for visibility into employee work time, understand what apps and websites are used, or ensure internal policy or data compliance. Recently, modern employee monitoring tools have shown greater potential for providing comprehensive workforce analytics and uncovering employee productivity coaching opportunities. These modern tools help businesses improve employee performance, boost employee engagement, and reduce resource inefficiencies. By monitoring and analyzing employee work patterns, organizations can increase workforce productivity and become more profitable.

Employee productivity and workforce activity data gathered by this method can be analyzed to find trends, patterns, and correlations across teams, groups, and departments to gain insight into business processes and how to improve them. This activity data includes application usage, time spent on productive and unproductive tasks, and what time periods each employee is most productive. Employee monitoring software gives companies an overall picture of how work is done in and out of the office, putting workforce activity data in context and providing insights for employers and employees alike to boost personal, team, and organization productivity.

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 more.
According to businessnewsdaily.com, 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 users’ 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, collects and analyzes remote worker user activity to help businesses get the visibility they need. Critical data around time management, website and technology usage, and active or passive time and understanding how those data relate to productivity is key to understanding the success or failures of your remote teams.

What is ActivTrak’s approach to employee monitoring?

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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