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Employee Productivity
Tracking Software

Use CurrentWare’s employee productivity tracking software to monitor productivity and see how your staff spends their time on work computers.

Easily see if employees are working and keep track of how much time is spent on unproductive web activity.

Employee Productivity

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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
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Take Screenshots
of Employee Desktops

See exactly what your employees are doing on their computers.  BrowseReporter is an employee screen monitoring software that can automatically 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 employee productivity 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
Monitor Employee Productivity

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

What You Can Track With CurrentWare’s
Computer Usage Monitoring Software

The CurrentWare Suite has 15+ computer activity reports to choose from. You can monitor user activity across multiple devices,
providing you with insights into how they spend their time.

How to Improve Employee Productivity With CurrentWare

The CurrentWare Suite provides the visibility and control you need to boost productivity.

See How Employees Spend Their Time

Use our employee monitoring software BrowseReporter to track employee activity. Track idle time and internet usage to ensure that team members are focused on their projects and tasks.

Monitor Remote Employees

See how your team members spend their time, no matter where they work. Use productivity analysis and automatic time tracking to verify that remote employees are working their expected hours.

Enforce Computer Use Policies

Use our employee performance management software to control and monitor internet use. Easily prevent access to websites that are dangerous, unproductive, or inappropriate.

Empower Human Resources

Use our employee monitoring software to collect evidence of inappropriate computer activity. Address undesirable behavior before it harms overall productivity and employee performance.

Track Productivity to Deter Time Wasters

Workplace distractions are a major drain on productivity. Track time spent on unproductive websites to increase productivity and ensure your staff is on track when you assign tasks.

Optimize Project Management

Track idle time trends to find out which departments are underutilized or overutilized. Identify opportunities for growth and areas where work processes need to be adjusted.

BrowseReporter Employee and Computer Monitoring Features

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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 App Usage

Track employee computer usage on Windows applications

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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

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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

Email Report

SQL Server Supported

Our database is scaled for enterprise and large business operations

Shady Maple Transforms Their Business With Employee Productivity Tracking 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.”

Kevin PorscheIT Admin, Shady Maple

Discover Our Products

Starting at $2.99 USD user/month

Employee Monitoring

BrowseReporter is a versatile employee monitoring software to track productivity and efficiency. Easily monitor web browsing and application usage with intuitive user activity reports.

✓ Make informed decisions with user activity monitoring

✓ Detailed evidence of web activity, the perfect tool for enforcing internet use policies

✓ Automatically capture screenshots of employee desktops

Web Filtering

BrowseControl is an easy-to-use website blocking software for restricting internet access.

Enforce internet use policies, block distracting websites, and improve internet security with granular internet access control policies.

Block websites based on URLs and content categories

Prevent users from running certain programs

Control internet access with allow and block lists

Device Control

AccessPatrol is a data loss prevention and USB control software to protect sensitive data against theft to portable storage devices.

Block USB devices and other peripherals to mitigate the threat of USB malware and data leakage.

✓ Block USB devices, network storage, & other peripherals

✓ Get alerts of USB file transfers and device use

✓ Block file transfers based on name and filetype

PC Power Manager

enPowerManager is an effective solution for remotely managing PC power policies across an enterprise to conserve energy and reduce costs.

With a simple click of the mouse computers can be remotely shutdown or booted automatically at different times during the day.

✓ Remotely schedule and manage computer power states

✓ Configure advanced power policies for all users

✓ Track logon, startup, and shutdown activities

Employee Monitoring, Web Filtering, PC Power Management, & Device Control Software

Improve employee productivity, data security, and business intelligence with advanced awareness and control over how technology is used in your organization.

Each solution operates from the same central console, allowing you to easily manage the entire CurrentWare Suite from the convenience of a web browser.

✓ Get advantageous pricing when you purchase all four solutions

✓ Seamlessly add new solutions without redeploying the clients

✓ Includes BrowseReporter, BrowseControl, AccessPatrol, and enPowerManager

Flexible Deployment Options

Improve Productivity & Efficiency in 3 Simple Steps

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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!

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Deploy the Software

Install the CurrentWare Console & Server on an admin's computer, then deploy the CurrentWare Clients to your users’ computers.

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Manage your Users

Organize your users/computers with AD sync or configure custom policy groups. Apply policies and run on their computer activities.

Best Practices for Monitoring Employee Productivity

Be Transparent About Monitoring

Employees that are not aware that they are being monitored, why they are being monitored, and how they are being monitored are less likely to find employee monitoring acceptable.  

Covertly monitoring employees risks harming morale, eroding trust, and—ironically—harming employee productivity. The majority of workplace privacy laws even require that employers notify their employees about data collection.

Being transparent about employee monitoring provides employees with the opportunity to learn how productivity monitoring will be used for their benefit. It’ll also allow them to voice any concerns they may have about how the employee productivity tracking software will be used.

  • Allow employees to access their reports so they can monitor and see what the time tracking tool is capturing.
  • Disclose the scope of productivity monitoring during onboarding and within employee handbooks/policies.
  • Have employees sign a workplace privacy policy that informs them about what the tracking tool is collecting, how it will be used, and the purpose for the collection.

Set Clear Expectations

Your employees need to understand what is expected of them. What productivity metrics will be used to measure their performance? Are work computers allowed to be used for personal tasks? Is a manageable amount of non-work web browsing allowed so long as they are meeting their KPIs?

Use Tracking Software Fairly

Employee productivity monitoring is best received when it is used for learning and developmental purposes. Using a productivity tracker to micromanage employees, perform automated assessments, or single out individual employees is a surefire way to cultivate negative employee sentiment.

Protect Time Tracking Reports From Misuse

Employee productivity monitoring software captures potentially sensitive data such as search engine queries and web browsing history.

If this information is leaked to unauthorized parties or used for an inappropriate purpose it can become a serious privacy issue for employees.

For this reason, the employee productivity tracker must be secured in the same way that any other form of sensitive information would be protected.

This includes limiting who has access to the time tracking reports, keeping the time tracking information stored in a secure location, and ensuring that any user with access to the employee productivity tracker understands their security and privacy responsibilities

Know the Limits of an Employee Productivity Tracker

An employee productivity tracker provides excellent insights into productive and unproductive computer usage, but there are limits to tracking tools.

For example, employees may have job-adjacent tasks that have them spend time away from their computers; this idle time is still productive as the employees are working.

Employees may also be using unmonitored personal devices for non-work web browsing, making them appear more focused than they actually are.

Employee Productivity Software FAQ

Are There Any Limits to the Free Trial?

The free trial for all of CurrentWare’s computer monitoring software solutions are fully functional. You can deploy it on up to 10 computers for 14 days. If you need more time or more computers to properly evaluate CurrentWare in your organization, reach out to our sales team.

Does CurrentWare Have Access to Employee Data?

No, CurrentWare cannot access your employee’s computer monitoring data. CurrentWare’s software does not send your user’s computer usage data to CurrentWare. They are installed and managed by your organization.

All of the data collected by CurrentWare’s software 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.

Will My Employees Know They Are Being Monitored?

Depending on the needs of your environment and the laws of your jurisdiction you can opt to deploy BrowseReporter with or without its transparency-enhancing features enabled.

When using employee productivity monitoring and time tracking software to manage employees’ productivity the best practice is to inform them of what you will track and how that tracking data will be used to evaluate their performance.

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. Your employee will not be able to uninstall the CurrentWare client or prevent it from running.

Transparent Employee Monitoring

BrowseReporter includes a variety of transparency-boosting features to 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.

Does CurrentWare work with remote workers?

Yes. CurrentWare’s computer monitoring software allows you to monitor remote workers through a variety of deployment options such as an offsite mode that works without access to the internet, connecting through a VPN, port forwarding, or by installing it on a cloud platform of your choice.

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What Are the Benefits of Employee Monitoring Software?

  • Improve Productivity: Employee computer activity data provides managers with the insights they need to make informed productivity management decisions. This includes identifying disengaged employees, balancing workloads, and optimizing work processes.
  • Manage Risks: Monitoring employee computer activity helps limit legal liability and reduces cybersecurity risks by ensuring that acceptable use policies are being followed.
  • Save Money: Employee computer monitoring software provides valuable workforce analytics data. This data can be used to reduce software wastage, detect time theft, and improve operational efficiency.

Is This a Cloud Solution?

No, our employee productivity solutions are not cloud-native. At this time they will continue to be offered exclusively for on-premises deployments, however, you can install CurrentWare’s software on a cloud platform of your choice with our private cloud option.

How Can I Start Tracking Employee Productivity?

  1. Download & install BrowseReporter employee productivity software
    Download the files for your free employee productivity 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. Start tracking your workforce
    After the installation you will see all of your employee’s computers on the CurrentWare Console. From this console you can run detailed reports on all of your employees’ computer activities.

Who Uses Employee Monitoring Software?

Employee computer monitoring software is used by a wide variety of industries. It is most commonly found in industries that are required to monitor employee computer activity for data security compliance purposes. Examples of common industries include financial services, government, and health care.

Will BrowseReporter Continue Monitoring Employees When They Leave the Network?

Yes. The client agent has the ability to monitor employee computer activity even if it loses connection to the CurrentWare Server. This makes the CurrentWare Suite the best productivity management software for remote work.

When a user disconnects from the network the client agent’s offsite management features will store their activity data locally on their computer. Once they reconnect to your network their data will be synced to the CurrentWare server.

Note: If you wish to get activity data from employee computers that are 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 Productivity Tracking Software for Off-Site Workers

Is Employee Monitoring Software Legal?

The legality of employee monitoring depends entirely on regulations and other legislation that are specific to the organization, its industry, and the jurisdiction of its employees.

The recommended best practice is to have employees read and sign a technology in the workplace policy where they acknowledge that they are aware that their activity is being monitored.

An example of mandated employee consent can be seen in Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which requires that employers inform employees that they are being monitored in the workplace, why they are being monitored, how their data will be used, and the methods that will be used to monitor them (security cameras, employee computer monitoring software, etc).

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