Time-intensive timesheets

You'll need a timesheet for the hours you'll spend with this program's documentation.

The publisher's description of Senomix Timesheets claims that it's designed for "engineering or project-based offices." We think this is a good thing, as it will likely take an engineer to figure out how to use it.

It's not that the program lacks instructions. The problem, in fact, is that the publishers have gone to the opposite extreme. Who has time to read a 31-page "getting started" guide? Better yet, who has time to read the full 84-page user guide, or the admin user guide, which weighs in at a staggering (and ridiculous) 256 pages? We appreciate thoroughness, and we're not opposed to spending some time getting acquainted with complex programs. Senomix Timesheets, however, seems to be offering up reams of documentation in lieu of an intuitive interface. This is not to say that the program is without its charms. We like that it's server-based, allowing multiple users to submit timesheets that are all accessible to the administrator in one place. The program also does a good job of creating flexibility for users who need to track the time spent on specific projects; the interface allows tracking of increasingly detailed information, including projects, activities, and tasks. Overall, we don't think it's a bad program, but we do think the interface could have been more intuitive; certain design choices just don't make much sense, and we find it ironic that the creators would write such detailed instructions when they could have made the program easier to use to begin with.

Senomix Timesheets is free to try, but the trial version has a two-user/10-timesheet limitation. The program comes as a ZIP file but installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program with reservations.

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