1Time – A Time Tracking Web Application

Derek Organ\'s 1Time Web Application

As part of the Tuesday Push series, Damien has picked Derek Organ’s time tracking application for this weeks community effort.

A Different View

Rather then just tell you what 1Time is (lots of people have already done that) I’d like to take a slightly different approach and show you why an application like 1Time and other’s like it are the future of software.

1Time is great because it’s:

  1. Web Based – The Internet is becoming the de facto way to deliver software to customers. It can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection.
  2. Multi Tenant – Hosted software that’s centrally managed makes it easier to update and fix bugs because there’s only one running instance of the source code.
  3. Multi User – The software supports different access levels so managers, workers and clients can all use it to see information suitable for them.
  4. Multi Interface – A web based application needn’t be restricted to the web browser. RSS updates, email alerts, and an API help data to be accessed in new ways across multiple devices.
  5. Usage Based – You only pay for what you use and you can cancel any time. It’s a low risk billing model perfect for businesses of any size.
  6. Exportable – Paradoxically, allowing your customers to leave actually encourages them to sign up. Nobody likes to get locked in to a particular piece of software, so providing this option makes your software more appealing.

There are lots more reasons why 1Time and other SaaS based software have the edge over their desktop bound counterparts. Maybe you could think of a few more?

The best of luck to Derek and his team. Find out more on the 1Time website.


8 Comments added. Add comment?

  1. Derek Organ says:

    Love the banner image there.

    Thanks for the post, much appreciated.

    Jul 15, 2008
  2. Gordon says:

    Loving those blog post title images 🙂

    Jul 15, 2008
  3. Iarfhlaith says:

    Derek, no problem at all. The more Irish companies that get their names out there the better. Like they say, a rising tide lifts all ships.

    Gordon, I just can’t help myself!

    Jul 15, 2008
  4. UglyAmerican says:

    Some other reasons:
    1) Scalability – no reason why you can’t make an app work for 1 or 100
    2) Extensibility – no reason why you can’t make an app grow as users request functionality
    3) Data integrity – reliable backups done by the datacenter nearly eliminate the potential for any data loss

    Jul 15, 2008

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  1. Robin Blandford [ ByteSurgery.com - Digital Media Engineering ] » Blog Archive » Pushing 1Time To Push Ireland
  2. Michael Flanagan » 1Time.net — web hosted time tracking.
  3. Web 2.0 Ireland » Blog Archive » 1Time Coverage
  4. Business on the web - derekorgan.com » 1time Push

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