Employee Productivity Monitoring Software

Get visibility into employees’ productivity patterns while ensuring privacy and security compliance. Enable flexible schedules and promote healthy work balance with accurate efficiency insights.

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Gain visibility into digital work and ensure alignment across remote and hybrid teams

When work happens behind a computer screen, it can be difficult to get a read on an employee’s efficiency. Organizations need assurance that employees are empowered with the right resources, training and technologies, within a secure and privacy compliant environment, no matter where they work.

ActivTrak analyzes employee work activity data, giving you visibility into working hours, productivity trends, and behaviors, while defending against potential security risks.

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The ActivTrak platform emphasizes insight over oversight. We make it easy to understand meaningful trends in workforce data without infringing on employee privacy.

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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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Get visibility into time utilization across hybrid and remote teams

ActivTrak collects and analyzes employee activity data, providing near-real-time visibility and reporting to help manage a remote or hybrid workforce.

  • See near-real-time activity status to determine whether team members are online, whether they are active or passive, and what they are working on.
  • Compare work habits of remote and in-office teams to identify variations in productivity and time spent on various activities.
  • Filter reports by day, week, and month to assess longer term productivity trends.
  • Categorize applications and websites by business function or department to report on how much time is spent on specific activities.
  • Analyze the most-used apps and websites to ensure alignment with role and responsibilities and identify sources of distraction.
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Put digital time tracking on autopilot

Automatically capture time spent online to validate employee-reported hours.

  • Report on employees’ daily start time, end time, and work duration, without requiring manual clock-in and clock-out.
  • Review productive and unproductive time by day, week and month, at the individual and team level.
  • Create privacy-protected, flexible monitoring schedules aligned to working hours to ensure activity data is collected only when employees are on company time.
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Shore up compliance gaps from offsite access

Manage the IT security and compliance risks of a remote workforce with custom alerts and employee activity logs.

  • Get immediate notifications about potentially risky activities, with pre-configured and custom alarms that trigger alerts via Slack, MS Teams or other messaging channels.
  • Enforce security and compliance policies with reminder notifications to employees when actions are potentially non-compliant.
  • Set actionable alerts when vulnerabilities are introduced like external hard drives, unapproved software, and risky websites.
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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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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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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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Personal Insights

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

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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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Data Privacy Controls

Safeguard data privacy and confidentiality to ease employee concerns

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FAQs about employee productivity 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, 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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