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How Videntifier Technologies Uses Tempo Timesheets

We have some awesome customers representing a variety of industries around the globe. Here are some of their stories about how they’re using Tempo Timesheets, how Tempo has provided a solution for their business needs, and how their employees feel about using it.



Name:  Herwig Lejsek, CEO and co-founder

Company:  Videntifier Technologies

Location:  Reykjavík, Iceland

Website:  www.videntifier.com






Tell us about yourself and the company

My name is Herwig Lejsek and I’m the CEO and co-founder of Videntifier Technologies. I am responsible for general management, finances, and database development. The company is located in Iceland and has 7-8 employees.  Videntifier Technologies was founded in September 2007 with the goal of supporting users searching and tracking vast amounts of Multimedia data in an efficient and effective manner. Videntifier Technologies is a young and open-minded company that focuses on building up an international multimedia search infrastructure. Currently, it is focusing on providing a service for police departments engaged in locating illegal images and videos on seized computers. However, the company has a strong ambition to expand its product portfolio for the multimedia and advertising industries.

How did you discover Tempo Timesheets?

We discovered Tempo Timesheets by accident. I was looking for a software solution that allowed our employees to better organize and track their time. It also had to work for Atlassian, as we are using JIRA for bug tracking.

How long have you been using Tempo Timesheets?

For one year now (since July 2012).

Were you previously using any other tools for time tracking, resource planning, and project management? If so, what prompted you to make the switch to Tempo?

We used JIRA before (originally local but then switched to OnDemand). We also used the Gantt from Frank Polscheit, but we did not have anything for time tracking.

Can you describe how your organization uses Tempo Timesheets? What problem(s) does it solve for you?

I see it first and foremost as a tool for our employees to do some self-reflection on what tasks they’re spending their time on, and how much.  I also would like to use it for resource planning in the future, and also for holiday management. I will eventually use it for the approval of employee timesheets.

What main purpose(s) would you say Tempo serves for your organization?

We mainly use Tempo Timesheets for time tracking.

Are there any specific features that your team frequently uses?

Not yet, but in the future, I would like to use it for vacation planning and eventually also for approval of timesheets.

What would you say has been the biggest change in your organization since you’ve started using Tempo Timesheets?

People are more aware of what projects they’re spending the majority of their time on. It also helps our management team to better forecast for future projects.

How would you say your employees are feeling about using Tempo Timesheets?

I think they understand why we use Tempo Timesheets, but filling out a timesheet is not always a fun thing to do for many people.  Even for myself, I remember when doing student's projects that it was not something that’s very exciting. It is more something that ought to become a daily routine. However, it is good to review one’s day and track your own progress. That was my intention when I introduced the usage of Tempo Timesheets, and it’s been a very useful tool.

What would you tell another company asking about Tempo Timesheets?

I strongly recommend using it.

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