Employee Monitoring Software for Workforce Productivity
BrowseReporter is a versatile employee monitoring software for tracking the websites your employees visit and the applications they use in the workplace.
Track Internet Activities
Automated Email Reports
Monitor Employee Computer Activity to Improve Productivity & Performance
Make data-informed decisions with user activity monitoring
BrowseReporter’s detailed employee computer monitoring software reports provide managers with the activity data they need to understand how in-house and remote teams are spending their time at work.
- Identify actively disengaged employees that are wasting work time on social media, computer games, and other distractions
- Track productivity and performance for your entire workforce, specific departments, and individual employees
- Find out when remote workers and other employees with flexible schedules are the most active
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Enforcing acceptable use policies has never been easier
Our employee computer monitoring software gives you detailed evidence of web activity in your company, making it the perfect complement to existing internet use policies.
- Empower anti-harassment initiatives with evidence of employees that are visiting inappropriate websites at work
- Receive alerts when employees visit high-risk websites including porn, torrents, and unauthorized file sharing websites
- Track computer activity to collect evidence of unwanted computer usage, then use BrowseControl to block unwanted websites and applications
Automatically capture screenshots of employee desktops
See exactly what your employees are doing on their computers. BrowseReporter is an employee screen monitoring software that can capture screenshots when specific websites or applications are used.
- Capture high-resolution and compressed screenshots of your employee’s desktops
- Get an over-the-shoulder view of your employee’s PC no matter where they are working
- Each screenshot is tagged with the website or application that was being used and the name of the computer that was captured
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Why Use Software to Monitor Employee Computer Activity?
Monitor Employee Activities
Get a comprehensive overview of employee workflows. Use our employee application monitoring software to track what software is being used.
Detailed Computer Usage Reports
Comprehensive employee computer activity reports provide the data your company needs to understand the internet and application usage of your workforce.
Employee Productivity Tracking
Differentiate between websites and applications that are running in the background and those that are being actively browsed throughout the work day.
User and Computer Based Reports
Our computer use monitoring software provides detailed reports of computer activities based on individual users, computers, or groups.
Employee Application Monitoring
Monitor employee application usage to see what software your employees are using, how often they use them, and how much time is spent using applications.
Monitor Remote Workers
Use BrowseReporter to monitor the computer activities remote workers. Track internet browsing and application use no matter where your employees work.
Flexible Deployment Options
Easy to install. Everything stored on your own network.
Connect remote users with minimal configuration.
All the benefits of the cloud on a server of your choice.
BrowseReporter Employee and Computer Monitoring Features
Take automatic screenshots or remotely view desktops
Provide your employees with on-demand access to their own user activity data
Our employee monitoring software transformed Shady Maple’s productivity strategy
“We were totally surprised by some of the behaviors that had gone under the radar.”
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Employee Monitoring Software Features
to Improve Transparency & Respect Employee Privacy
The best computer monitoring software provides the flexibility you need to monitor employee computer activity while respecting workplace privacy expectations. Here are some of the best privacy and security enhancing features of BrowseReporter.
Give your employees access to their own computer activity data. They can see exactly what internet and application usage data is being captured and use the insights for their own benefit.
Custom Data Retention
Automatically delete user activity data at a set schedule. Maintain auditable records of employee computer usage for only as long as your company needs them for.
Monitoring Software Notifications
Display a custom message to notify your employees that their internet and application activity is being monitored.
Show in System Tray
Enable this feature to make the CurrentWare Client visible in the system tray of your employee’s computers.
Schedule Employee Monitoring
Schedule BrowseReporter’s user activity tracking to only collect data during designated hours. Turn off monitoring during non-work hours and personal browsing periods.
Restrict access to employee monitoring data with a password-protected console and unique data access permissions for each manager. Easily provide access on an as-needed basis.
Enforce Computer Use Policies
Get Alerts of Policy Violations
An employee computer use policy is essential for ensuring that your team members are aware of their responsibilities, but it’s not the full solution.
To make your policies truly effective you need employee computer use monitoring software to detect unwanted computer activity.
BrowseReporter’s automated computer activity alerts make it the best employee monitoring software for enforcing company policies. These alerts notify you when employees are visiting high-risk, inappropriate, or unproductive websites.
Enforce Policies Consistently
Inconsistent workplace policy enforcement is a surefire way to frustrate your employees.
Employee computer use monitoring software alerts you of policy violations so you can ensure that enforcement against inappropriate computer activity is consistent and fair.
Maintain Evidence of Misuse
Employee monitoring software bolsters your policy enforcement by providing you with auditable records of employee computer activity.
BrowseReporter’s database is protected against tampering by your end-users; evidence employee computer activity remains intact even when they use private browsing modes or clear their internet history.
Manage Employee Productivity
Coach Underperforming Employees
While occasional web surfing might be okay so long as employees are getting their work done, workplace internet abuse can be a serious detriment to employee productivity.
Using employee productivity tracking software provides employees, managers, and HR with a benchmark for Employee Performance Improvement Plans (PIP).
The use of employee computer monitoring software does not have to be an exclusively top-down approach. With BrowseReporter you can give your employees on-demand access to their computer activity data.
This approach to employee monitoring will foster happier, more creative, and more productive teams by empowering them to self-manage their productivity.
Optimize Work Processes
Are deadlines being missed because your employees are being interrupted by meetings, becoming sidetracked by other tasks, or because they’re consistently blocked by other departments?
The insights provided by employee computer monitoring software allows you to identify workflow inefficiencies and bottlenecks so you can optimize work processes.
Improve Visibility of Remote Workers
Compare Productivity of Remote & In-Office Employees
Without reduced visibility into workflows, how can you be certain that your employees are as productive working from home as they are in the office?
Using BrowseReporter’s productivity by location reports you can identify employee productivity trends no matter where they work. Analyze employee productivity trends to see where they thrive.
Praise High Performing Employees & Identify Shirkers
Many leaders worry that their employees will be distracted, or worse – actively disengaged – while they work from home.
Remote employee monitoring software is a valuable tool for identifying poor performers, improving visibility into employee workflows, and providing high-performing employees an opportunity to demonstrate their efforts.
Provide Opportunities for Flexible Employee Schedules
How do you keep a pulse on the activity levels of your remote workforce when everyone is so disconnected from each other?
Remote employee monitoring software provides you with a clear picture of when employees are working on their computers so you can rest assured that they are engaged no matter how they like to schedule their time.
Find Bandwidth Hogs On Your Network
Reduce Operational Costs
Are bandwidth upgrades necessary, or is an employee’s misuse of the internet what’s causing bottlenecks?
With BrowseReporter’s bandwidth monitoring reports you can identify which employees are consuming excessive amounts of bandwidth.
Find out if your organization is making optimal use of its current bandwidth before investing in expensive networking upgrades.
Improve Network Performance
Monitoring bandwidth usage allows you to identify unproductive bandwidth hogs in your network.
Once high-bandwidth websites are found you can find out which ones need to be blocked or restricted and which ones your employees truly need.
Blocking unproductive high-bandwidth websites will greatly reduce unnecessary strain on your network’s available bandwidth.
Discover Network Anomalies
Computers with unexpected spikes in bandwidth usage need to be investigated.
Devices with anomalously high bandwidth consumption could be infected with malware or being misused for undesirable activities.
Monitoring bandwidth usage provides a baseline performance metric that you can use to detect outliers in network traffic.
Protect Your Business From Liability Risks
Detect Software Piracy
Employers have a responsibility to prevent the use of unlicensed software in their organization.
Employee application monitoring software shows you what software is being used on work computers, providing an early warning of piracy in the workplace.
Stop Workplace Harassment
Allowing employees to access pornographic, hateful, or crude websites at work is a serious liability risk.
Don’t risk creating a hostile work environment. Restrict and monitor employee computer activity to ensure that company resources are being used appropriately.
Meet Compliance Requirements
Controlling internet use is an essential part of securing your network against web-based threats.
Without critical security controls in place an employee can infect your network with malware or transfer sensitive data to unauthorized file storage sites.
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Employee Monitoring Software FAQ
Are there any limits to the free trial?
The free trial of our employee monitoring tools are fully functional. You can deploy them on up to 10 computers for 14 days.
If you need more time or more computers to properly evaluate CurrentWare’s monitoring software in your organization, reach out to our team.
Will BrowseReporter Continue Monitoring Employees When They Leave the Network?
Yes. The employee computer monitoring software client agent that is installed on the employee’s computer has the ability to monitor computer activity even if it does not have a connection with the CurrentWare Server.
When your employees disconnect from your network the client agent will store their activity data locally on the device. Once they reconnect to the network their data will be synced to the CurrentWare server.
Note: If you wish to get activity data from computers outside of the network they will need to be able to communicate with the CurrentWare Server. Once a connection is reestablished you will receive your employee’s computer usage data and any CurrentWare policy updates will take effect.
Will My Employees Know They Are Being Monitored?
Depending on the needs of your environment and the laws of your jurisdiction you can use our software to monitor employee computer activity with or without its transparency-enhancing features enabled.
Stealth Employee Monitoring
BrowseReporter operates in stealth mode by default.
In stealth mode, the CurrentWare Client is not visible in the system tray or control panel of the employee’s computer.
Transparent Employee Monitoring
BrowseReporter’s optional transparency-boosting features make it the best computer monitoring software for being transparent about tracking employee computer activity.
These features help your employees remain aware that their computer activity is being monitored in the workplace.
- Monitoring Notifications: Display a custom message that periodically reminds your employees that their internet and application activity is being monitored by BrowseReporter
- Show In System Tray: Enable this feature to make the CurrentWare Client visible in the system tray of your employee’s computers.
- End-User Reports: Enable this feature to give your employees access to their own computer activity data. This lets them see exactly what internet and application usage data is being shared.
Learn More: Best Practices for Monitoring Employees
Is It Legal to Use Employee Monitoring Software?
When determining how employee monitoring software will be used in your organization it is important to understand the potential privacy implications for your employees and what factors influence your right to monitor employee computer activity.
Depending on your jurisdiction and the jurisdiction of your employees you may have legal obligations to fulfill before monitoring employees in the workplace. The best practice is to consult with a legal professional first.
Most workplace privacy and employee monitoring laws require you to be transparent about data collection. This includes informing employees about what is being monitored, how their data will be protected, and how it will be used.
The best computer monitoring software will include features that alert your users that their computer activity is being monitored.
FREE Template: Workplace Monitoring Policy (Employee Monitoring Policy)
Does CurrentWare have access to employee data?
No. CurrentWare’s employee computer use monitoring software does not send your employee’s computer usage data to CurrentWare.
All of the data collected by CurrentWare’s employee monitoring tools is stored on a database that is installed in your organization’s data center or cloud service provider.
For more information please refer to our Terms of Service.
Can I Use BrowseReporter for My Remote Team?
Yes. BrowseReporter is a remote employee monitoring software that supports a variety of deployment options.
Using BrowseReporter you can monitor employee computer activity no matter where they work. To learn more about monitoring remote workers with BrowseReporter, visit this article: How to Set Up Remote Employee Monitoring Software
Can BrowseReporter Monitor User Activity on Citrix, Remote Desktop, and/or Terminal Server?
Yes. The CurrentWare Suite is supported on desktop computers, virtual machines (VMs), and servers running modern versions of the Windows operating system.
You can install the CurrentWare Clients on your Citrix Workspace running Windows. In addition, all CurrentWare components are compatible with Remote Desktop Services (RDS) or Terminal Servers (TS).
When monitoring employees in Citrix with CurrentWare you can track computer activities with PC Mode to track the individual virtual machine or with User Mode to track the activities of specific employees across multiple devices and/or virtual machines.
Monitoring and managing your end-users with CurrentWare in a Terminal Services environment works similarly. The exception is that in a Terminal Server/Terminal Services environment the server will be registered as an individual endpoint; when you run a report from PC mode it will give you a report on all the users’ profiles in a single report.
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How Can I Start Monitoring My Employees’ Computers?
Monitoring employee computer activity is as simple as deploying employee computer use monitoring software on their computers.
You can start monitoring your employees today with a FREE trial of BrowseReporter; simply follow these steps.
- Download & install BrowseReporter
Download the files for your free employee monitoring software trial. On the administrator’s computer, run CurrentWare.exe to begin your installation.
- Deploy the software clients
Deploy the CurrentWare Client (cwClientSetup.exe) on all the computers you want to monitor. You can deploy the client with a local install or by using Active Directory, SCCM, or our built-in remote deployment tool.
- Monitor your employees
After installing the employee monitoring tools, you will see all of your employee’s computers on the CurrentWare Console. From this console you can generate detailed reports on all of your employees’ computer activities including internet and application usage.
Who Uses This Employee Monitoring Software?
CurrentWare has a global client base across a variety of industries including government, healthcare, finance, nonprofit, and manufacturing.
CurrentWare’s customers protect their business against time theft, data leakage, and web-based threats by monitoring and controlling computer usage.
Read our employee monitoring software customer case studies to learn more.
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