Double Stallion Games is a game studio based in Montreal, Canada. They specialize in bringing beautiful and stylised hand-drawn aesthetics to innovative and polished game experiences.Challenges
Prior to implementing Jira time tracking software, the Double Stallion team didn’t use a time tracking solution. Without time tracking, the company was lacking transparency and a clear overview of their project(s) health throughout the organization.
They company faced difficulties accounting for expenses in order to file for tax-credits and had issues gathering information for auditing purposes. They needed a way to track expenses in general as well as to justify project-based expenses.
Double Stallion needed a tool that offered simple time tracking that was tied into Jira and could be used to report in various ways on all work logged within the company. They quickly found Tempo Timesheets on the Atlassian Marketplace.
Since implementing Tempo Timesheets, Double Stallion has tightly integrated time tracking into their sprint planning. This has allowed them to use the time tracking within Tempo to make better estimates when planning their sprints.
Everyday their team members track their time in Tempo Timesheets directly from the Jira issues that they’re working on. The Double Stallion team are big fans of the Worklog Calendar, using it daily to track time across their projects in Jira. With the Worklog Calendar in Tempo Timesheets they get a simple, quick way to log their work within Jira.
They’ve also enabled weekly timesheet approvals, where team members submit their timesheets on a weekly basis to their managers. This increases transparency within the company and gives managers a better overview of the work efforts and activities that team members are working on.
Furthermore, Double Stallion uses the Tempo Accounts feature to group time spent within the organization into logical spending categories and cost centers. This is a huge benefit for their accounting efforts at the end of the year, easily able to tell where the company’s efforts are being spent.
This has enabled them to use Tempo Timesheets as an auditing tool to easily report on time spent for end of year tax credits and compliance checks. Making life easier for the company and saving time and money.
Prior to implementing Tempo Timesheets, the Double Stallion team weren’t using any time tracking tool. After implementation the team has reaped various benefits of using Tempo.
One of the biggest benefits that the Double Stallion team discovered was the ability to track all time within the organization and use it to apply for tax credits.
“Once we started using Tempo Timesheets, we have much more concrete and actionable data on where employees hours are going. We can easily produce reports for R&D tax credits tied directly to the work that was done in Jira.” Said Daniel Menard, Co-Founder and CEO
By having everything within the same tool, it has made it easier for team members to track their time as they already work in Jira. With Tempo Timesheets they’ve been able to keep timesheets accurate and reduce errors. It has also helped many of their team members with remembering what they were working on, making it easier for them to track their time.
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