Track My Hours Please

Published on Sunday, July 31, 2005

Status: Done!

Initially all CSRs were hired as temps, which means they had their own timesheets. Some new people have been hired as full/part-time employees, so we need to handle their timesheets -- plus, several people (including myself) are paid on an hourly basis. Perfect time to setup a Timesheet.

Since we are still small, with no ERP, and I don't have time or desire to write a timesheet app, I decided to do some research. I found a few on SourceForge, but I wanted something uber-simple to use and uber-simple to install. I settled upon TimesheetPHP. Luckily it even allowed LDAP support, which would be useful eventually for SSO. Installation was a breeze, and now everybody logs hours onto the an intraweb server.

A simple, simple solution to a simple, simple problem.


Faxing, Hurrah!

Published on Monday, July 4, 2005

Status: Done!

Another line needing to be ported over: fax. Since time is very constrained, I quickly setup an extra server (OS X, actually) to act as a fax server. The fax line inserts immediately into the server, then from there any new faxes are printed on a normal printer and dropped into a central shared repository for the CSRs to access. Surely we will replace this setup sometime in the future, but for now it gets the job done.