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Tsheets vs. monday.com: Which is best for your team?

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Tsheets and monday.com are two leading solutions that can track hours worked on tasks by your team.

If time tracking is crucial for your business — and who doesn’t find it important in the new remote work reality? — there’s a chance you may be struggling to choose between the two.

This article looks at Tsheets’ main features and how it compares to monday.com. We’ll help you choose which one is best for your circumstances and highlight any features that make either one stand apart from the other.

What is Tsheets?

TSheets is time tracking software from Intuit, the creators of the popular accounting package Quickbooks. Your staff can use Tsheets to clock in and out, record break times, and you can allocate employee time against projects.

TSheets main set of features includes…

  • The ability to automatically transfer tracked hours to payroll
  • Creating and sharing team schedules
  • GPS location tracking that records where your team is working.

As is common with most time tracking tools, Tsheets offers an app available for smartphones. Your team can use the mobile app to track the time worked and the GPS location of where work’s taken place.

What is monday.com?

monday.com is a complete Work OS you can use to plan, track, and execute the work that makes up your projects and business growth.

With more teams now working remotely, it’s never been more vital to have a handle on employee work hours. With monday.com, you can track and record all of your team’s output.

monday.com fosters a transparent work culture. Allocation of tasks is quick and easy. Plus, customization of project plans is infinite using the flexible columns feature.

But let’s get back to time tracking (what you’re really looking for)…

With monday.com, when you start a task, simply click on the play icon to set the timer going ― when you’ve finished working on the job, hit stop. You can also pause the timer if you are switching between tasks or taking a break.

It looks like this within the monday.com project board:

Screenshot of the time tracking feature in monday.com

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What are the differences between Tsheets and monday.com?

TL;DR — Tsheets is more suited for businesses who need to record the precise location that work took place, while monday.com is the better option for businesses that need a more flexible approach to task and time tracking.

Both monday.com and Tsheets can record time worked against a project task. But what makes them stand apart, and which option is best for you?

Tsheets features

It would be unfair to characterize Tsheets as a time tracking upsell for Quickbooks users ― there‘s more to Tsheets than that.

You can record hours you track with Tsheets against a task and later pass it through to a number of accounting packages for payroll processing. You can build employee schedules, add signatures to timesheets, and use GPS tracking to record job sites.

As we mentioned above, one neat feature Tsheets offers is a geofencing function that reminds users to clock off if they leave a specific pre-assigned GPS boundary.

However, those looking to track progress on projects or need access to the geofencing feature will need to sign up for Tsheet’s top-level subscription package.

monday.com features

CRM or ERP. monday.com fills that whitespace.

Build your business’s workflow in visually-stunning boards. Plan out the work that your team needs to do into smaller action items, then add in the time tracking column to track how long each task takes.

Screenshot showing a summary of tracked time in a monday.com board.

You can export time-tracked values to multiple other tools — including Excel and Google Sheets — and use the data for whatever you need. And if you have contract staff, you can calculate accurate invoices directly in a monday.com board.

Screenshot showing calculating invoices from tracked time in monday.com

For more on incorporating time tracking into your monday.com projects, check out this video:

In addition to all of the time tracking features, you can use monday.com to…

1. Manage all of your work in one space.

Plan, track, and deliver your team’s work all in the same workspace. Whether you print t-shirts or keep track of web development projects, monday.com is flexible enough to fit your needs.

2. Get your business organized quickly.

monday.com is designed to be intuitive, so you won’t have to conquer a steep learning curve. monday.com has hundreds of templates you can use to make a quick start.

3. Integrate your work with other tools.

If you use Slack for communication or Gsuite for your documents, these packages and dozens more integrate seamlessly with monday.com.

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How much do Tsheets and monday.com cost?

Let’s see how each product is priced to see how this affects access to time tracking and task management features.

Tsheets pricing and plans

Tsheets pricing has two tiers to choose from ― Premium and Elite.

The Premium tier is the more affordable package costing $8 per user per month. The Premium tier allows you to track your team’s time, see their GPS location, and pass on your recorded hours to a payroll solution.

If you want to track hours worked against individual project tasks or use that nifty geofencing feature, then you need to subscribe to the more expensive Elite package costing $10 per month.

There is an extra flat fee to pay each month between $20 and $40 per business.

monday.com pricing and plans

There are four subscription tiers. Each tier adds functionality, and you can see which one is right for you with a 14-day free trial (no credit card required!).

Basic — This tier gets you started with unlimited boards and access to over 200 templates for that smooth, quick setup we mentioned.

Standard — This is where most people start, and in addition to the basic tier, you also get the timeline view, access to dozens of integrations, and the option of using automation in your workflows.

Pro — The pro-level is where you have access to the time tracking feature and job costing, plus the option of creating private boards and monitoring team member workloads.

Enterprise — Aimed at enterprise-level organizations and provides the additional features they commonly need, including uptime SLAs.

Check out our pricing page for further information.

What about customer service and integrations?

Tsheets’ customer service, reviews, and integrations

Users can contact Tsheets customer support via online chat, email, and a telephone support center. If you need to contact Tsheets’ support, it’s only available from 6 am to 6 pm Pacific Monday – Friday, plus a few hours on Saturday.

User’s of Tsheets rate the application well, scoring a respectable 4.5/5 on the G2.com review site.

Tsheets integration is primarily focused on working with the most popular accounting solutions, and flat file integration is available too.

monday.com’s customer service, reviews, and integrations

monday.com is serious about customer support, so we’ll be there when you need us, 24/7. The average response time is under 60 minutes, so you can rest assured we have your back if you need help.

The reviewers on G2.com score monday.com slightly better than Tsheets at 4.6/5 overall.

monday.com has oodles of integrations available and can click in like a jigsaw into your existing software stack.

So which one, Tsheets or monday.com?

Tsheets is reliable software for tracking the hours that your team works. But, the main reason you’d choose Tsheets over monday.com is if it’s critical for you to have a GPS tracking function.

For businesses that want to have greater control over their workflow and track time worked, monday.com is the one to choose. You can even display employee hours worked on a dashboard using our special time tracking widget.

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In this new era of remote work, it’ll become increasingly important for businesses to track the time their staff spends on any given task ― why not let monday.com handle the job!

Try a free 14-day trial (no-credit-card-required) with monday.com today.

You can get started with our fully-customizable project tracker template.

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