Employee Productivity
Tracking Software

Use CurrentWare’s employee productivity tracking software to see how your remote teams spend their time at work

  • Increase Productivity
    Track unproductive web browsing and idle time to detect time-wasting 
  • Save Time With Intuitive Reports
    User-friendly reports make it easy to understand employee computer activity
  • Enhance Visibility
    See how your remote and hybrid employees spend their time during work hours

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Monitor Employee Computer Activity
to Increase Workplace Productivity & Employee Performance

Keep a Pulse on Team Activity

Today’s Insights displays the productivity and availability status of individuals and teams via an at-a-glance dashboard.

Easily view the most recent productivity metrics to understand who is actively working and what application/website they last used.

  • Get high-level views of the activity of individual users and teams
  • Easily see who is online now and who hasn’t logged in today
  • Filter cards by activity, productivity, name, and average activity time
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Enforcing Acceptable Use Policies Has Never Been Easier

Our user activity 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
  • Detect insider threats with alerts when 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 websites & applications

Track Idle vs Active Time

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

  • Monitor employees’ internet usage based on active time, idle time, and total time to see how long they 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.  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

Track Employee Productivity

BrowseReporter’s detailed employee productivity reports make tracking productivity simple and intuitive.

Equip managers with the activity data they need to 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
  • Determine your team’s productivity levels based on the apps and websites you consider to be productive
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Track Login & Logout Times

Combine idle time tracking with 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, sleep, and shutdown their computers
  • Verify that employees working from home are active during work hours and see when they are taking breaks
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Case Study

Shady Maple Transforms Their Productivity With  Internet Filtering & 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."

How to Improve Employee Productivity
With CurrentWare’s Productivity Tracking Software

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

See How Employees Spend Their Time

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

  • See how much time was spent on unproductive websites and applications
  • Customize idle time based on the last keyboard/mouse inputs
  • Discover which departments or employees are the most active
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Monitor Remote Employees

Compare productivity trends between remote vs in-office employees, improve visibility, and provide opportunities for flexible employee schedules.

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.

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Enforce Computer Use Policies

Our employee productivity tracking 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
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Empower Business Decisions

  • Empower human resources with evidence of users that are visiting inappropriate websites
  • Measure trends in employee engagement to find employees that need more support
  • Enable flexible schedules with insights into when your employees do their best work
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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.

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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 or task management need to be adjusted.

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When you use CurrentWare's solutions the data you collect remains solely in your control, giving you the flexibility to decide where data is stored and for how long. Your employee’s data cannot be accessed by CurrentWare.

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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 Console & Server on a computer, server, or a cloud platform of your choice. Then deploy the Clients to your users’ computers.

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Manage your Users

Organize your PCs/Users into custom policy groups. Get advanced awareness & control over how technology is used in your organization.

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Get Advanced Activity Insights

BrowseReporter is a versatile employee monitoring software to track productivity and efficiency.

  • Make informed decisions
  • Enforce company policies
  • Improve productivity

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Block Harmful Websites

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

  • Block URLs & categories
  • Block unwanted apps
  • Website allow & block lists

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Stop Data Theft to USB Devices

AccessPatrol is USB control software to protect sensitive data against theft to portable storage devices.

  • Block USB devices
  • USB file activity alerts
  • Block file transfers

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Control PC Power States

enPowerManager is a remote PC power manager for centrally managing power settings across all endpoints.

  • Track logon and logoff times
  • Log PC power event history
  • Remotely shutdown PCs

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Check Out Our Great Reviews on Capterra!

The reporting feature offers accurate insights on internet activities in order to ensure compliance & organization policies are met. The offsite management feature makes it easy to monitor those working from home.

Carroline Achieng O., Sales Consultant
Absa Life Assurance, 10,001+ Employees

BrowseReporter is simple to use and provides our company with the information we were looking for. Having BrowseReporter installed has prevented any internet abuse. This was exactly what we wanted!

Denise P., IT Manager
Paper & Forest Products, 51-200 Employees

BrowseReporter allows us to better control the activities of our remote employees, which are growing in number due to our transformation policy. It prevents irregular practices that go against our company's basic labor standards.

Kilmer M., Senior Director of Advertising
Financial Services Company, 51-200 Employees

BrowseReporter is an extremely useful piece of software for monitoring our employees' devices while they are at work. It enables us to view data in real time, conduct detailed analyses of each employee's activities, and improve productivity where necessary.

Sebastian P., Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer
Retail, 10,001+ Employees

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Learn The Best Practices for Monitoring Employees

Follow these best practices to increase buy-in for employee monitoring. Learn how to create a monitoring strategy that is transparent, fair, and respectful of employee privacy.

Best Practices for Monitoring Hybrid & Remote Workers

Even with the best employee monitoring software with advanced employee monitoring features you need clear employee communication from team leaders to get the most out of your employee monitoring solution.

Follow these best practices for tracking employee activity to monitor your employees’ activity with work from home monitoring software while respecting their privacy.

Use Employee Computer Activity Data Fairly

The computer activity data of remote employees must only be used for its stated purpose. This ensures that employees have provided informed consent to having their data collected and improves their trust in the use of remote employee monitoring software.

How to Use Monitoring Data Fairly

  • Limit singling out individual employees. Addressing individuals should be reserved for instances of high risk and clearly objectionable behaviors such as accessing pornography, excessive disengagement, or illegal activities. 
  • Monitor employees equally. To avoid perceptions of discrimination, employees in similar roles should be monitored and assessed equally. This can be extended further by including managers in the monitoring ecosystem.
  • Do not make automatic decisions solely based on monitoring data. Decisions that have a significant effect on employees such as promotions, job retention, and salary negotiations require human intervention to ensure that the evaluation is fair, accurate, and adequate.

Keep Employee Computer Activity Data Safe

The computer activity data of remote employees can be potentially sensitive. Information such as internet browsing history and search queries can reveal personal information including health status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.

To prevent this data from being misused you must treat user activity data like any other form of sensitive information. This includes limiting who can access the data, ensuring that anyone with access to the data understands their security and privacy responsibilities, and keeping the data stored in a secure location.

Examples of sensitive employee monitoring data:

  • Search queries surrounding protected classes (race, religion, disabilities, etc)
  • Location data from company-provided mobile devices
  • Personally identifiable information (PII)

    Respect the Limitations of Productivity Monitoring

    The insights provided by remote employee monitoring software do not provide the full context into how employees work.

    Unless an employee is in a position where 100% of their work occurs on a computer there is bound to be work-adjacent tasks such as meetings, deep thought, and project planning that is not reflected by employee monitoring tools.

    For this reason you must avoid making automated decisions based on their activity data. Instead, use the insights provided to optimize workflows, address clearly disengaged employees, and ensure that work from home policies are being followed.

    Do not use computer activity data as the sole indicator of performance. Even if the majority of an employee’s role involves the use of the computer it is normal for a productive employee to have periods of time where they are temporarily inactive on their workstations as they can be engaged in other job-adjacent tasks.

     

    Avoid Invasive Remote Employee Monitoring

    In today’s privacy-conscious world employers need to monitor employees in a way that is transparent, minimally invasive, and respectful of employee privacy.

    Do Not Monitor More Than Necessary
    You do not need to monitor individual keystrokes to track the productivity of remote employees. Instead, track how they spend their time during work hours with work from home monitoring software.

    Do Not Monitor Employees Without Their Informed Consent
    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.

    Do Not Monitor Personal Devices
    You must respect the reasonable expectation of privacy that remote employees have when they are using their personal computers for work tasks.

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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.

    End-User Reports

    Give your users access to their own computer activity data. By giving employees access they can see exactly what data is being captured and use it for their benefit.

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    Custom Data Retention

    Automatically delete user activity data after a set period of time. Maintain auditable records of computer usage and time tracking for only as long as needed.

    Monitoring Software Notifications

    Periodically display a pop-up message to notify your users that their computer activity is being monitored. The notification's message can be customized.

    Show in System Tray

    Enable this feature to make the CurrentWare Client visible in the system tray of your users' computers.

    Limit Access to User Data

    Restrict access to user activity data with a password-protected console and unique data access permissions for each manager. 

    Schedule Monitoring

    Schedule BrowseReporter’s computer tracking to only collect data during work time. Turn off monitoring during non-work hours and personal browsing periods.

    Disable Computer Tracking

    CurrentWare's computer tracking software features can be selectively enabled or disabled, giving you full control over what is being monitored.

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    Admin Activity Logs

    These audit logs help your security, auditing, and compliance teams answer “who did what, where, and when?” when it comes to configuration changes and data access within the CurrentWare Suite.

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    URL Filter

    Allow or block specific URLs; customize policies for each group

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    Category Filtering

    Block websites based on
    content categories

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    Internet Scheduler

    Set unique restrictions at specific
    times of the day

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    Internet Monitoring

    Monitor web browsing, keyword searches, and more

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    Computer Activity Reports

    15+ different detailed web
    activity reports

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    Track Application Use

    See what applications are being
    used by employees

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    Email Reports

    Automatically email user activity reports to designated inboxes

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    Block USB

    Block unauthorized USBs to protect
    against data theft

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    Block External Devices

    Easily block DVDs, external drives
    & other peripherals

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    Device Permissions

    Set full access, read only or no
    access on storage devices

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    Allowed List

    Allow specific storage devices on
    your network

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    Centralized Console

    Manage all your users from the
    centralized console with Active
    Directory import or syncing

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    Platform Security

    Protect your CurrentWare console
    with 2FA, passwords, privilege
    management, and more

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    Offsite Management

    Extend onsite security policies to any remote computer running outside the corporate network

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    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.

    With CurrentWare’s on-premises & self-managed cloud deployment options, you’re in complete control of your data.

    • Sensitive employee data stays secured to your standards rather than being sent to a third party.
    • Maintain data localization and residency compliance requirements by keeping employee data exactly where it needs to be.
    • Retain auditable records of user activity for as long as you need

    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 Teams?

    Yes. CurrentWare’s computer monitoring software allows you to monitor remote teams 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?

    The CurrentWare Suite can be deployed on-premises or on a cloud platform of your choice. Both deployment option are compatible with remote workers with a few configuration changes.

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    Our employee productivity solutions are not cloud-native. 

    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).

    Will CurrentWare Track Web Browsing When Users Uses Private Browsing Modes or Delete Their Browsing History?

    Yes. CurrentWare’s software client collects user activity data independent 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.

    How is the CurrentWare Suite Secured?

    CurrentWare is committed to the security of its platform, its users and their data. 

     

    • All of the data collected by CurrentWare’s solutions is stored in your organization’s data center or cloud service provider; the data is not sent to CurrentWare.
    • The web console cannot be accessed without a username and password. For an added layer of authentication security you can enable two-factor authentication.
    • You can selectively enable/disable what data is tracked and delete old records automatically.

     

    For a complete overview of the security measures that CurrentWare has in place, check out the CurrentWare platform security overview page.

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