FileMaker Database Project Case Study

Employee Time Reporting Creates Informed Decisions

Employee time reporting geared towards improving the effectiveness of operations and containing costs, was an important goal for the editorial department of a publishing organization. By introducing a Reports module to their FileMaker Time Sheet database, they are able to analyze labor time and costs for a variety of metrics including product (magazine title), issue date, in-house staff vs. freelance contractor, article type and task.

Reports produced can be summarized by product, person or in-house vs freelance, or produced with complete details. Having an export feature gives them the added benefit of integrating the FileMaker database with an enterprise system reducing the need for double entry and reconciling discrepancies between the two systems.

With this robust reporting capability now a part of their FileMaker database, both executive and management teams can make informed decisions on ways to improve operations and contain costs.