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Get more out of your Tempo trial

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Time Tracking

If you’re thinking of trying 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. You might suspect Tempo is the best way to achieve your goals. 

Perhaps you’ve seen some of Tempo’s webinars. Maybe you’ve read The ultimate introduction to Tempo Timesheets. It could be that you've explored Tempo’s YouTube channel and checked out some other relevant resources on the Tempo website.

It’s likely you’ve done some research, but... you still feel you need to experience the software and get into the nitty-gritty of it before you make any decisions. 

Enter the 30-day free trial of Tempo’s software.

If you use your trial wisely, 30 days is plenty of time to see the benefits of reporting, of Accounts, of the Planned vs. Actual report, and of 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? In other words, how can you optimize your free time with Tempo? Here are a few pointers on how you can use your trial time to find out whether Tempo is right for you. 

  1. Get Tempo’s trial when you have time to try out the software, not when you’re stressed by major deadline-driven projects like website launches, product launches, or end-of quarter reviews
  2. 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.  
  3. 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
  4. Include just a few people in the trial so the testing goes as smoothly as possible. Whoever is participating, be sure to motivate them from day one.
  5. 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. 
  6. Keep track of questions that come up while using the software. 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.
  7. Schedule a demo with a Tempo product expert halfway through your trial. This way, you can ask those questions you wrote down during the first two weeks of your trial, and implement the answers in the last two weeks of your trial.  
  8. If you’re still not sure about Tempo after 30 days, ask for an extension on your trial. Depending on your situation, you may get one. We’re nice like that. 

30 days can go by quickly if you’re not prepared, so make the most of it.

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