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Monitor Employee Computer Activity
to Improve Productivity & Performance
Make Informed Decisions with User Activity Monitoring
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.
- Improve productivity and efficiency by identifying employees that are wasting work time on social media, games, and other distractions
- Track productivity and efficiency for your entire workforce, a specific team, and individual employees
- Find out the time slots that remote workers and other employees with flexible schedules are the most active
Enforcing Acceptable Use Policies Has Never Been Easier
Our employee computer monitoring software gives you detailed evidence of web activity, making it the perfect tool for enforcing internet use policies.
- Empower anti-harassment initiatives with evidence of employees that are visiting inappropriate websites during work time
- Improve security with triggered alerts every time your employees visit high-risk websites including porn, torrents, and 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
- 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 that was captured
Shady Maple Transforms Their Productivity With Employee Computer Monitoring Software
“Being able to identify negative browsing trends and put a stop to them within a couple of hours has meant that our employees are focused on the job almost all of the time. We have become an extremely efficient workforce."
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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.
User Activity Dashboards
- Use the collected data to 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
Productive vs Unproductive Web Browsing
- View time spent on productive vs unproductive web browsing
- Customize to what is considered productive in your organization
- Compare trends in aggregated & individual productivity over time
Idle Time Tracking
- Track how long users are away from their computers
- Customize idle time based on the last keyboard/mouse inputs
- Discover which departments or employees are the most active
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
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
On-Premises | Remote Workers | Self-Managed Cloud
Improve Productivity & Security in 3 Simple Steps
Download the Free Trial
Get started today with a free fully-functional 14-day trial of the CurrentWare Suite. No credit card required to sign up!
Deploy the Software
Install the Console & Server on a computer, server, or a cloud platform of your choice. Then deploy the Clients to your users’ computers.
Manage your Users
Organize your users/computers with AD sync or configure custom policy groups. Apply policies and run on their computer activities.
“BrowseReporter is the most important tool in my company for increasing employee productivity.
It provides comprehensive reports that helps me keep track of my employees’ web browsing activities.”
– Stanley K., IT Director, IT & Services Company
BrowseReporter Employee and Computer Monitoring Features
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 time tracking their own benefit.
Custom Data Retention
Automatically delete user activity data after a set period of time. Maintain auditable records of employee computer usage and time tracking for only as long as needed.
Monitor Software Notifications
Display a custom message from time-to-time to notify your employees that their computer 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.
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.
Schedule Employee Monitoring
Schedule BrowseReporter’s user activity tracking to only collect data during work time. Turn off monitoring during non-work hours and personal browsing periods.
CurrentWare’s tracking features can be selectively enabled or disabled, giving you full control over what is being monitored.
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Why Use Employee Monitoring Software?
Starting at $3.99 USD user/month
Enforce Computer Use Policies
Get Alerts of Policy Violations
An employee computer use policy helps ensure that your team members are aware of their responsibilities, but it’s not enough.
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.
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 of employee computer activity and lost productivity remains intact even when they use private browsing modes or clear their internet history.
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.
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 productivity and 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 productivity insights provided by employee computer monitoring software allows you to identify inefficiencies 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 and verify attendance.
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?
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 productivity-draining 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.
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 $3.99 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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 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.
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.
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.
Will BrowseReporter Track Web Browsing When Users Uses Private Browsing Modes or Delete Their Browsing History?
Yes. CurrentWare’s software client collects user activity data indepedent of the browser’s browsing history.
Internet browsing data will remain intact for use in reports and dashboards even if the user deletes their web browsing history in their browser or uses a private browsing function such as Incognito Mode On Google Chrome, Private Browsing On Mozilla Firefox, and InPrivate Browsing Window On Microsoft Edge.