Time Log with Payment Add-on

Collaboration with Contractors made easy

Extend your team | Track their Time | Pay them right

  • Payment
  • Timer
  • Timelog
  • Resource utilization

Description

All work cannot be achieved in-house due to lack of adequate resources, skills and/or specialization. And this is when we turn to our extended teams of contractors, freelancers, technology service providers, 3rd party vendors and partners.

Finding and assigning work to these extended team is one thing but tracking their work, time spent obtaining timely deliverables and ensuring transparent management and payables is easier said than done.

Though having contractors has its benefits but only when the associated risks are contained and addressed.

Features / Benefits

  • Absolute control over your extended teams' time spend and utilization
  • Total clarity on billable and non-billable time
  • Easily track, manage and plan your extended teams' work
  • Real time payables management for accurate budgeting
  • Better visibility & control of the progress made by your contractors/freelancers
  • Improved collaboration between your teams and contractors/freelancers
  • Maintain clarity about payables due and payments made
  • Improved expectation management at both ends
  • Forge lasting business associations with your Contractors, Freelancers, 3rd Party Vendors, Service Providers, OEMs and Distributors

What do I Need?

Build partnerships with your Contractors, Freelancers, 3rd Party Vendors, Service Providers, OEMs and Distributors etc

Timer and Manual Time entry for all your teams

View & Easily navigate among projects for timelog information

Ability to choose specific resources and view their paid and unpaid times.

Enter hourly rates for my external teams

Mark time entries as Paid & Unpaid times for clarity

Assign Payment# against each payment slip

Paid times made non-editable to prevent duplicate records of time spent and payments made

Choose your desired currency for payments

Quick generate payment receipts & send Payments as PDF for easy viewing

My Problems

Does my contractor understand the business need and requirement?

Can he deliver within the defined deadlines?

Do I have real time visibility of his progress and deliverables?

Can someone else pickup from where he left if he is away or decides to quit midway?

Do I know how well is he utilized?

Is he actually spending the time on my project for which I am being charged?

Is he communicating well with my in-house teams and clients as necessary?

Are there execution delays due to too many email exchanges and dependencies?

How can I transparently manage payments due towards him?

What You Need
  1. Apache with 'mod_rewrite'
  2. Enable curl in php.ini
  3. Change the 'post_max_size' and 'upload_max_filesize' to 200Mb in php.ini
    • PHP 5.4 or higher and less than PHP 7
    • MySQL 4.1 or higher
    • If STRICT mode is On, turn it Off.
Installation Steps

Add-on Installer Installation:-

  1. Make sure to keep a backup of your existing "app" folder of your current working directory.
  2. Extract the zip file(AddonInstaller-V1.6.zip) to your desktop.
  3. Remove the existing "app" folder from your working directory then copy and paste the extracted "app" folder inside "AddonInstaller-V1.0" to your working directory.
  4. If you are using local machine as storage (excluding Amazon S3), please replace the folder, named "files" inside the "app/webroot" folder from the back up to the current "app/webroot" folder.
  5. Give write permission to "app/Config", "app/tmp", "app/Plugin" and "app/webroot" folders.
  6. Import the "installer.sql" files from the extracted files to your current database. If you have already imported installer.sql before then no need to import it again. Only exception is if you are finding any new version of installer.sql then import to your current database.
  7. Do necessary changes to "constants.php" and "database.php" inside "app/Config" folder again as you have done earlier. For Example SMTP email credentials in constants.php and database credentials in database.php.
  8. Run your website once. Ex.
    http://localhost/orangescrum (if you are using localhost)
    http://127.0.0.1/orangescrum (if you are using IP)
    http://myprojects.orangescrum.com (if you are using any valid domain)
    Note: if you are facing any issue or seeing any blank page after doing all the above steps, then just do the following once.
  9. Replace "Configure::write('debug',0);" with "Configure::write('debug',2);" in the app/Config/core.php. Run the web url once and restore the debug value to 0 again. i.e Configure::write('debug',0);
    Congratulations!!

Add-on Installation:-

  1. Download the Add-on zip file.
  2. Place the downloaded zip file(Ex. TimelogPayment-V1.0.zip) in the "app/webroot" folder.
  3. Log in to the application.
  4. To install the add-on (Ex. Time Log with Payment add-on) run below link once and follow the instructions.Ex. http://..../install/payment (for Time Log with Payment add-on)

  • Maintaining a logical understanding of the project before the Orangescrum was a
    task that was time consuming. With Orangescrum this is not a concern.

    Pedro Artur Oliveira Gestor de clientes (Manager) | CAIXA, Lda.
  • We used MS Excel for managing time log, now, we don't! We use Orangescrum's timelog feature to manage time. Further, we no more use MS word to export our invoices. We do it in a click :)

    Bala Consultant | IPneeti
  • OrangeScrum made our project management tasks and timesheets so much easier
    and support provided by team is awesome.

    Anil Kumar CEO, Saral Technologies
  • Orangescrum simplifies the process of project management for our organization with its power collaboration tools. We couldn't be happier with Orangescrum!

    Jamie Smith Director of Marketing Automation, SFCG, Texas, USA
  • By having a central tool for managing both my clients and project and also the ability to streamline business processes to match the goals of the company and deliver within budget and timelines, is the best thing a company can do.

    Khululekani Director | Thebe Media Solutions | South Africa
  • OrangeScrum helped us to be highly effective with - People & tasks planning, Tracking and Communication and updates with the complete team, Tracking of all projects,Resource utilization & Documentation management

    Sadanand Suresh Walte Delivery Head, Technex Technologies Pvt Ltd, Pune, India.
  • I work with Freelancers to get the CAD jobs done. Orangescrum provided me with a way for them to track and bill their time directly using in the project they are working on. This saves me a lot of administrational work. At the end of the month I just need to create the invoice for my customer

    Brent Kerr CEO, Kewico GmbH
  • The most beautiful thing about Orangescrum is easy in its approach which makes it a lot simpler to use. Orangescrum makes a complicated project way easier to run within my team.

    Kuda Msipa CEO Cutmec Group, Bristol, United Kingdom