In late 2005, our founders were approached to build a web-based timesheet management product for TNS, one of the world’s largest market research companies.
Enfinit Software Ltd was formed and development commenced. By mid-2006, about 2,300 TNS employees throughout 15 Asia-Pacific countries were using TimeFiler to submit their weekly timesheets online, a process critical to the company’s revenues. Read their case study here.
2006-2007: The gap in the market
We recognised a gap in the market for a quality, web-based time management product, providing users a single website for roster, leave and timesheet management. In particular, we saw an opportunity to ensure users fill forms in correctly, by showing associated payments as well as customisable warnings and tips as the form is completed (learn more about how TimeFiler compares to alternative timesheet solutions here).
Existing products were either too simplistic for medium-large organisations, or too expensive to implement. Web2.0 had arrived but companies were still using paper and spreadsheets (70% of retailers use paper timesheets!)
Mid-2007: TimeFiler released
The New Zealand Aviation Security Service (AvSec) implemented the new TimeFiler product, rolling timesheets out to all 900 security staff in the country. Read the AvSec news announcement here.
2008: TimeFiler 2.0
We picked up a number of clients during the development process, and by mid-2008 we had added the remaining features to complete the product. Solid Energy then became our first user of TimeFiler 2.0 using leave requests and timesheets.
We’re now totally focussed on marketing our product and extending our client base. We’re excited about the future and look forward to working with you.
2009: TimeFiler partnerships
In early 2009, we announced a strategic relationship with IMS Payroll Partner. IMS have over 10,000 clients throughout New Zealand, and we are excited to be able to offer IMS Payroll's clients a sophisticated yet cost-effective timesheet and leave request system that fully integrates with their existing Payroll system.
We have also developed a channel partnership with Fusion5. Fusion5 services corporate clients such as NZ Fire Service and Landcorp, and they specialise in business consulting, application implementations and extensive support services. Fusion5 have clients throughout New Zealand and Australia, and we are pleased that TimeFiler will be offered along with other business applications to their customers.
|Ian Johnson - CEO
Ian is a timesheet management expert and has spent the last nine years presenting, selling and implementing HRIS software throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and more recently in South-East Asia, North America, South Africa and Northern Europe.
Ian's proven skills in understanding market requirements along with strong technical skills means he is able to guide TimeFiler into the future as a true international market leader.
|Jo Smith - Marketing & Operations Manager
With ten years experience implementing HRIS systems throughout New Zealand and Australia, Jo is widely considered one of the top consultants in her field. Her skills lie in making sure systems are an excellent fit with organisational requirements, which in turn results in very satisfied clients.
Jo brings a wealth of knowledge about the user experience, and ensures TimeFiler is intuitive, simple and smart to use. Her passion and drive will ensure that TimeFiler continues to be a market leader for smart timesheeting.
|Toni Brown - Development Manager
For over ten years, Toni previously led the design and development of PayGlobal, a market leading Australasian HRIS product for medium to large organisations. Toniís vision, knowledge and skills lay the foundation blocks for the successful company that PayGlobal is today.
Toni has a strong understanding of the time and attendance requirements for the market, and is driven to create an unrivalled smart timesheet product. His uncanny ability to deliver unique solutions to such a common problem will ensure TimeFiler continues to be a step above the rest.
|Morris Johns - Web Technology
Morris has been involved in many development areas including Payroll and CRM, and his broad IT knowledge makes him TimeFiler's key technology expert. In late 2005 Morris saw the potential of an emerging web technology in business applications called Ajax, which was later fully applied into TimeFiler.
Morris is now focussed on extending our development resources even further for the next major release. The TimeFiler Ajax framework can now easily accommodate the involvement of larger teams as we continue to evolve and improve the TimeFiler product.