If you’re trying out Tempo, you probably want your company to be more competitive, more efficient and more effective. You may want to increase the accuracy of your billing, or determine the ROI on projects, or plan better for your team. You definitely want productive employees. Depending on your situation, Tempo might be the best way to achieve your goals, and signing up for a free 30-day trial is one way to find out.
If you use your time wisely, you'll have plenty of opportunity to see the benefits of Tempo reports, accounts, permissions, and all of the different features of our range of efficiency products: Tempo Timesheets, Tempo Planner, Cost Tracker, and Tempo Budgets.
But how can you make sure you use your trial well? Here are a few pointers on how you can optimize your trial time to find out whether Tempo is right for you.
Get Tempo’s trial when you have time to spare
Don't try Tempo when you’re stressed by major deadline-driven projects like website launches, product launches, or end-of quarter reviews.
Come up with a goal or a project that you keep in mind during your trial
If your development team is working on a new feature, see how many hours have been dedicated to it. If you’re trying out Cost Tracker, you can use it to make sure you’re staying under budget.
Configure your settings
To get the most out of Tempo, you need to make sure you have the right permissions, so you can view reports and set them up properly. Your trial period is a good time to make sure some of your settings are properly configured, for example with workload schemes for Cloud and Server.
Include just a few people in the trial
Having a few people participate in the trial ensures that things go as smoothly as possible. Whoever is participating, be sure to motivate them from day one.
Use real data
You’re free to create fake data when trying out Tempo, but we recommend using the real thing to really get a feel for the software. You can keep the information you enter into Tempo, so the work is not lost after your trial.
Keep track of questions that come up
Write them down and don’t worry too much about solving them right away. You can check out the Help Center if it’s something straightforward.
Schedule a demo with a Tempo product expert
We recommend setting the date for two weeks after your trial begins. This way, you can ask those questions you wrote down during the first weeks of your trial, and implement the answers in the last two weeks of your trial.
Ask for an extension on your trial.
If you’re still not sure about Tempo after 30 days, just ask for more time. If you're on Server, you may get it. We’re nice like that.
30 days can go by quickly if you’re not prepared, so make the most of it! To learn more about the features of Tempo Timesheets, see our helpful guide: