"With timeBro, time recording becomes a minor matter."

Why the studio vlow studio relies on automatic time tracking - Interview with Managing Director Katharina Willner

Hi Katharina. What is your job at vlow studio - and what kind of company are you?

Katharina: I'm a designer specializing in UI/UX, branding and illustration. We are mostly in the digital world with vlow studio, as a motion and design studio. Animations, 3D, websites and web applications, contemporary and modular branding, illustrations and the current zeitgeist, these are our topics. That's what we burn for.

Why are exact times important to you?

Katharina: Project hours give us a framework in all the creative work that ensures we don't get too caught up in our passion and are profitable. The longer we record our hours, the better we can estimate future projects more realistically and give our clients a pretty accurate orientation. The references also save a tremendous amount of time when preparing quotations and cost estimates. This makes us happy, but of course also our customers. In addition, there are always projects that are billed on an hourly basis.

What problem did you have with time tracking?

Katharina: Once you're in the flow at work, you don't remember to write down every hour. The time recording becomes increasingly inaccurate, because a lot of things that are done in between are lost or not recorded at all. As a result, our hours didn't line up with our calculations and we couldn't rely on them. So we looked for an automatic tracking tool. At the time, it was another provider. It worked well, but we had to create all our projects twice, once in our project management and billing tool MOCO and again in the time tracking tool. This was not optimal, and there was no direct link between the project and the recorded times.

Katharina Willner, Managing Director, vlow.studio
The longer we record our hours, the better we can estimate future projects.
Katharina Willner, Managing Director, vlow.studio

How was timeBro able to solve the problem?

Katharina: Through the interface to MOCO, we can integrate our projects, including all bid items, directly into timeBro with just one click. The time recording works smoothly. Even break times are recognized accurately. A second click later, timeBro transfers our times directly into the project, and we can easily see if our forecasts are correct.

What doubts did you have before trying timeBro?

Katharina: Of course, you always hesitate a bit before changing your processes and switching tools, but the huge time savings and smooth communication with our billing and project management tool convinced us pretty quickly.

If a friend asked you if they should try timeBro - what would you tell them?

Katharina: With timeBro time tracking becomes a trivial matter. Even if it gets stressful, and you forget to assign the hours, it's super easy to track the hours and add them up-to-the-minute. The integration of other programs makes timeBro even more powerful and takes everything to another level. It is also very intuitive to use.

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Katharina Willner, Managing Director, vlow.studio
The integration of other programs makes timeBro even more powerful and takes everything to another level.
Katharina Willner, Managing Director, vlow.studio

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