Cronforce Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
Cronforce is a cloud-based business productivity software that includes time tracking, vacation scheduling, and budget controlling, with workforce planning functionality coming soon. It is a blend of modules and dashboards with a powerful analytics to turn work data into insights. It captures time easily to help manage resources and budgets. It also saves time by automating many business processes with the capability to provide accurate and real-time information through views and reports for decision makers. Since it is on the cloud, it is highly accessible, secure and scalable, too.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Timesheets and TimeOffs Management – Cronforce business execution software has intuitive time entry screens and flexible formats that make it easy for employees to enter and track time. A built-in clock captures time and automated approval workflows are flexible to allow multiple supervisors. For entering absences and vacation time, a self-service interface makes it easy for employees to enter data accurately with support for different types such as medical leave and others. A Calendar view provides a combined greater overview of schedules and status. It also has smart email notifications, predefined reports, dashboards with KPIs, and role-based access.
- Budget and Rate Control – This business productivity tool is complete with a finance module that allows for quick rates and budget setup for project costing. Users can assign different types of rates and costs, and assign different set of rules for each client, project, employee or job. It allows block time bookings, provides planned and actual project budget graphs, and other advanced reporting tools to interpret company data.
- Modular Design, Integrations, and more – Cronforce is designed to be modular, so that a company can get only the Timesheet or TimeOff module, or a combination of the products. The price of using the application scales with the number of users. The modules also integrate with many applications that include Google Apps, JIRA, Basecamp, Redbooth, Trello, Asana, MS Projects, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Sage, and many others. The service uses 128-bit SSL data encryption, has daily backups and 24/7 support.
Cronforce business execution software is priced depending on the chosen package. The packages correspond to the function modules, such as the Timesheets module, the TimeOffs module, or the All-inclusive that contains the Timesheets, TimeOffs and Finance modules. All packages include for unlimited projects and clients. Prices depend on the number of users for a type of package. The software is free for up to 2 users. For 15 users, for example, the Timesheets module or TimeOffs module is priced at 25 euro per month, while the All-inclusive package is priced at 50 euro per month. Discounts are given to those who will pay annually. Those interested can try the software free for 30 days.
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Cronforce is for freelancers, small to medium-sized companies and large organizations that are made up of smaller departments. It is ideal for any business in any industry that tracks time, timeoffs, budgets and resources to remain productive and profitable. The software is valuable for project managers, HR managers, finance managers, and decision makers.
Some of their Clients
Clients include Pepsi, VentureOak, Allviaweb, XS Software, Eventyard, University of Cambridge, and Porto Tech Center.
Thomas Madson of J&M Consulting described Cronforce as a simple and useful solution to track his team’s and projects’ time. The absence tracking feature also gave him the capability to generate accurate and detailed reports for his clients.
Jackson Blake of PTC stated that the software simply met his needs without requiring assistance from a programmer. It is powerful, intuitive and user-friendly, with the Budgets feature really improving the company’s internal budget discipline.
Businesses that still use error-prone spreadsheets and other limited and outdated tools to track time may not survive long in today’s fast paced, interconnected economy. Cronforce is a modern, affordable, scalable and reliable business productivity tool that saves time and provides insight to business owners so they can react quickly to changes, minimize risks, identify opportunities and make informed decisions to keep their companies competitive and profitable, no matter its size.
Cronforce is a privately held computer software company based in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in January 2014 by a group of executives, technologists, investors and founders of companies who were looking for the right managerial application to help them understand their organization in terms of time usage and resource utilization and be able to make the right decisions. In developing this application, they believe that it will solve many managerial problems and be the alternative to cumbersome spreadsheets, outdated tools or expensive software.