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Employee Productivity
Tracking Software

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

  • Improve 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

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Monitor Employee Computer Activity
to Improve Productivity & Performance

BrowseReporter Overview

BrowseReporter’s User Activity Dashboards

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Enforcing Acceptable Use Policies Has Never Been Easier

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 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 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 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.  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
  • 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, restart, 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 Employee Productivity Tracking Software

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

See How Employees Spend Their Time

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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.

  • Use the employee productivity reports to 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

Monitor Remote Employees

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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.

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 employee productivity reports you can compare differences in employee productivity trends between time spent in-office vs remote. 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.

Enforce Computer Use Policies

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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

Empower Business Decisions

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  • 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

Track Productivity to Deter Time Wasters

Employee productivity overview dashboard from BrowseReporter's data dashboard

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

Optimize Project Management

Two bar charts with employee computer usage data: top 5 active time and top 5 idle time

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.

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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 and dashboards.

✓ 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.

Schedule PC power states or remotely boot up, shut down, or restart computers from the convenience of a central console.

✓ Remotely schedule and manage computer power states

✓ Configure advanced power policies for all users and computers

✓ Track logon, startup, and shutdown activities with intuitive reports

Get All 4 Modules in the CurrentWare Suite

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

✓ Get an advantageous price starting at $8.99 USD PUPM when you purchase all four modules as a bundle

✓ Seamlessly add new modules without redeploying the clients

✓ Includes BrowseReporter, BrowseControl, AccessPatrol, and enPowerManager

Flexible Deployment Options

On-Premises | Remote Workers | Self-Managed Cloud

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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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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 Using Employee Productivity Tracking Software

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 using productivity monitoring software 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 your use of employee monitoring software 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 monitoring 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? How will the productivity tracking software be used to measure improvement? 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 development.

Even with the best employee monitoring software in place your employees productivity could suffer if it’s used 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 & Data Leaks

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 data you collect 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 productivity tracker understands their security and privacy responsibilities.

The best employee monitoring software will include security and privacy enhancing features that allow you to limit what is monitored and who will have access to the data.

 

Know the Limits of Employee Productivity Tracking

An employee productivity tracker provides excellent insights into productive and unproductive computer usage, but there are limits to even the best employee monitoring software.

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, yet it will not be reflected in their employee productivity reports.

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

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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

BrowseReporter end user report data dashboard with website and application usage graphs

Give your users 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

Auto Delete

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

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Display a custom message from time-to-time to notify your users that their computer activity is being monitored.

Show in System Tray

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

Console Permissions

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Restrict access to user activity data with a password-protected console and unique data access permissions for each manager. Easily provide access on an as-needed basis.

Schedule Monitoring

BrowseReporter employee monitoring scheduler to limit tracking to work hours

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

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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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CurrentWare Features

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Internet ON/OFF

One click to completely block
the Internet

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URL Filter

Allowed list or Blocked list for
specific URLs

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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

Track what websites are being
visited by employees

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Web 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 reports of web
usage to managers

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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 Internet usage
policies to laptops running outside
the corporate network

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Database scaled for enterprise and
large business operations using
Microsoft SQL Server

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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.

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 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.

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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