Employee Idle Time
Tracking Software

BrowseReporter is a versatile employee idle time tracking software to track the productivity of remote and on-site workers.

Use BrowseReporter to track how long your employees are away from their computers, their web browsing habits, and the apps they use.

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Track Internet & App Usage

Track Mouse & Keyboard Inactivity

Capture Screenshots

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Track Employee Idle Time
and Computer Activity

Custom Inactivity Threshold

BrowseReporter’s computer activity reports let you see if an employee was using their computers. You can even see if a specific website was actively used or simply running in the background.

  • Monitor internet usage based on active time, idle time, and total time to see how long employees are away from their computers
  • Track active and idle times of employees based on how long it has been since they have used their mouse or keyboard
  • Start tracking employee idle time after their computer has been inactive for a set period of time
BrowseReporter's idle time tracking limit setting

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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
  • BrowseReporter can be configured to automatically delete older screenshots to reduce storage requirements
  • Screenshots are tagged with the website or application that was being used, the time, and the name of the computer

Monitor Employee Productivity

BrowseReporter’s detailed reports provide managers with the activity data they need to better understand how in-house and remote team members are spending their time at work.

  • Find out if employees are wasting work time on social media, computer games, and other distractions
  • Track the productivity levels of your entire workforce, a specific team, and individual employees
  • Review the websites that were open during inactive periods to verify that idle time was spent on work-related tasks
BrowseReporter Employee Productivity Report Graph

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Track Login & Logout Times

Combine idle time tracking with enPowerManager’s logon history reports to get a full picture of your employee’s activity levels

  • Audit logon and logoff times to see how long your employee’s are working at their computers
  • Get a record of each time your employees startup, restart, and shutdown their computers
  • Verify that employees working from home are active during work hours and see when they are taking breaks

Improve Visibility of Remote Workers

Compare Productivity of Remote & In-Office Employees

Without reduced visibility, 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 idle time and 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 productivity, 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?

Computer idle time tracking 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.

Here’s what our customers have to say about us

Boston Centerless

Larry Salvucci, IT Manager

“In CurrentWare, I found a solution that fulfilled the criteria of my entire project within a single suite of software.”

First Choice Health

Nicholas Scheetz, IT Desk Supervisor

“We never have to worry about what may happen when someone plugs a device into one of our machines.”

Tennessee College of AT

Gabriel Alvarado, CIS/CIT

“We were able to have the software up and running on the same day, and didn’t even need to contact customer support.

CASE STUDY

Our employee computer monitoring software helps transform Shady Maple’s productivity strategy

“We were totally surprised by some of the behaviors that had gone under the radar.”

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Check out our great reviews on Capterra!

"We are able to make sure employees are not spending work time on the internet, and if there is an issue we have documentation to prove."

- Ken W, IT Manager
Shoreline Sightseeing

"BrowseReporter provides comprehensive reports that helps me keep track of my employees' web browsing activities. "

- Stanley K., IT Director
IT & Services Company

FEATURE OVERVIEW

Employee Computer Activity
Dashboards & Reports

BrowseReporter’s user activity dashboards and computer usage reports give you the insights you need to identify productivity leaks, detect excessive bandwidth usage, and improve business intelligence

Granular User Activity Data Dashboards

  • Review aggregated results of your entire workforce or drill down to individual users
  • Select the date range and activities you want to populate the dashboard with
  • Use the activity log to review raw data; add/remove columns, sort data, and export to .XLSX or .PDF
BrowseReporter data dashboard user selection
BrowseReporter data dashboard calendar range selection
BrowseReporter data dashboard activity log
BrowseReporter Employee Productivity Report Graph
BrowseReporter Employee Productivity Report Graph

Productive vs Unproductive Web Browsing

  • Track how long users are away from their computers
  • View time spent on productive vs unproductive web browsing
  • Customize idle time based on last keyboard/mouse inputs

Idle Time Tracking

  • Track how long users are away from their computers
  • View time spent on productive vs unproductive web browsing
  • Customize idle time based on last keyboard/mouse inputs
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BrowseReporter data dashboard idle vs active time tracking
BrowseReporter Top 10 Domains by Active Browsing Time report with bar graphs.
BrowseReporter data dashboard top 5 websites and groups

See What Websites are Browsed the Most

  • Find out what the top browsed productive, unproductive, and neutral websites are
  • See which groups are the most active internet users
  • Review what categories of websites are being visited

Monitor Bandwidth Consumption

  • Detect bandwidth hogging websites on your network
  • Review bandwidth usage trends to inform network capacity planning
  • See which individual users or groups have the greatest bandwidth usage
BrowseReporter Bandwidth Usage by Sites report with 13 different URLs listed.
BrowseReporter data dashboard bandwidth usage
BrowseReporter employee productivity report with hourly application usage
BrowseReporter Employee Productivity Report Graph

Track Application Usage

  • Detect the use of unauthorized software applications
  • Find out what the most popular apps are and how long they're used for each day
  • Determine software adoption rates through user activity data

Flexible Deployment Options

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On Premises

Easy to install. Everything stored on your own network.

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Remote Workers

Connect remote users with minimal configuration.

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Private Cloud

All the benefits of the cloud on a server of your choice.

Track employee idle time from a convenient central console

Starting at $2.99 USD per license/month

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Fully Functional. Easy to use. Install in minutes

BrowseReporter Employee and Computer Monitoring Features

URL Filter

Internet Monitoring

Track detailed user web browsing activities on their computers

Reports

Web Activity Reports

20+ different detailed graphical and tabular reports

Application Blocker

Track Application usage

Track employee computer usage on Windows applications

Internet Scheduler

Idle Time Tracking

Track mouse and keyboard movement to monitor inactivity

Bandwidth Tracker

Bandwidth Tracking

Find users that are hogging the network's bandwidth

Tracking Schedule

Tracking Scheduler

Only track URLs during specific time and days

Remote Screen Capture

Screenshot Monitoring

Take automatic screenshots or remotely view desktops

Email Report

Email Reports

Automatically email reports of employee web usage to managers

Category Filtering

URL Category Tracking

Understand where your users are surfing by tagging a URL category to every web page

Email Alert

Email Alerts

Send email alerts to authorities when user browsing has exceeded company web policies

Preview

End-User Reports

Provide your employees with on-demand access to their own user activity data

Stealth

Stealth Mode

The software can run silently in the background or be configured to alert users

Centralized Console

Central Web Console

Access the administrative console from a web browser on any computer in your network

Remote Client Install

Remote Client Install

Easily deploy the CurrentWare Client remotely to all of your computers

Offsite Management

Offsite Management

Extend onsite Internet usage policies to laptops running outside the corporate network

Centralized Console

SQL Server Supported

Our database is scaled for enterprise and large business operations

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BrowseReporter 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, which is perfect for testing the solution out with a small team.

If you need more time or more computers to properly evaluate CurrentWare’s monitoring software in your organization, reach out to our team. You can call us, email us, or use our live chat.

Does CurrentWare Have Access to My Employee's Activity Reports?

No. CurrentWare’s employee tracking 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.

How Much Does BrowseReporter Cost?

When purchased as a standalone solution, BrowseReporter costs $2.99 USD per license per month, paid annually. 

The final costs depend on the number of licenses, how many years are purchased in advance, and other factors. For the most accurate costs, reach out to our sales team for a quote.

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 and track productivity 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 and productivity 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.

Learn More: How to Set Up CurrentWare’s Employee Monitoring Software for Off-Site Teams

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 helps your teams 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 with the teams 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.

Typically this disclosure if provided in an employee manual, workplace monitoring policy, or acceptable use policy.

Get a FREE Template: Workplace Monitoring Policy (Employee Monitoring Policy)

The best computer monitoring software helps you meet your privacy requirements with privacy-enhancing features such as alerting your users that their computer activity is being monitored.

 

What Causes Idle Time?

BrowseReporter measures idle time to see how long employees are away from their computers based on their mouse and keyboard movement.

When there is no movement from your employee’s mouse or keyboard for the period of time set in the CurrentWare console, BrowseReporter will shift tracking from Active Time to Idle Time.

By filtering out idle time in your reports you can focus on the time that employees are actively using their computers. The threshold for switching from active time to idle time is 20 minutes by default and can be customized to fit your needs.

BrowseReporter’s employee computer activity reports also show Total Time, which is Active Time + Idle Time.

Learn More: Tracking Employee Idle Time with BrowseReporter

Can I Use BrowseReporter for My Remote Team?

Yes. BrowseReporter is a remote employee monitoring software that supports a variety of deployment options that allow companies to track remote teams.

Using BrowseReporter you can monitor employee computer activity no matter where each team member works. 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.

The CurrentWare Suite (BrowseReporter, BrowseControl, AccessPatrol, and enPowerManager) is also Citrix Ready verified, allowing you to use CurrentWare Suite modules with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service (XenApp & XenDesktop service). 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.

Learn More:
CurrentWare for Remote Desktop & Terminal Server

CurrentWare for Citrix Activity Monitoring

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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’ productivity and computer usage today with a FREE trial of BrowseReporter; simply follow these steps.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Monitor employee productivity
    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 with companies across a variety of industries including government, healthcare, finance, nonprofit, and manufacturing.

CurrentWare helps its customers protect their business against time theft, lost productivity, data leakage, and web-based threats by monitoring and controlling computer usage.

Read our employee monitoring software customer case studies to learn more.

    System Requirements

    Compatible on Windows, Chrome, Edge, Firefox and other Internet browsers

    How to Order

    Orders may be placed online, by phone, by fax or by e-mail. We accept purchase orders, major credit cards, PayPal and payments by check.