DATABASICS Time vs. Novatime (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DATABASICS Time
Score 7.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
DATABASICS is a web-based time tracking and project management solution for freelancers, employees, and small companies alike used to track time on projects without the need to install software. Time tracking, time sheets, and time management are notoriously time consuming and inefficient. DATABASICS is a time tracking software solution that saves time and improves efficiency by making time tracking easier and more transparent. Users can collect timesheets from employees, and track…
$800
per month
Novatime (discontinued)
Score 5.9 out of 10
N/A
From Ascentis, NOVAtime was a set of workforce management solutions providing timekeeping, payroll, leave management, and employee scheduling needs. Ascentis was acquired by UKG in March of 2022, and along with NOVAtime, will be discontinued.N/A
Pricing
DATABASICS TimeNovatime (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DATABASICS TimeNovatime (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAnnual subscription Billed monthly or quarterly in advance Starting at $800/month Pricing based on volume (see above) with negotiated monthly minimum and overage rates Fixed fee for implementation and other projects Technical support included in monthly subscription
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User Ratings
DATABASICS TimeNovatime (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
5.4
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
DATABASICS TimeNovatime (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
DATABASICS
Easy to use with lots of customization. The PTO request and calendar is a great tool with real-time balances easy to access. The validation table is large enough to handle hundreds of projects with dozens of sub-categories. We also like the ability to send notices on our own schedule.
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We continue to remain the only professional baseball team that utilizes NOVAtime for our scheduling of staff, mostly because it was designed to schedule hospital workers. The lag time when updating the ASM is extremely time consuming and the inability to work in multiple internet tabs or windows makes it that much more inefficient. I am sure it is a fantastic system for other organizations but it continues to be a challenge for us.
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Pros
DATABASICS
  • I can use a mobile phone to submit timesheets.
  • The approver can approve from a mobile phone.
  • Can force organization policies in the system.
  • Notify users about holidays.
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  • The report database is very extensive--there is a report for everything
  • Easy to use
  • Various ways for EEs and supervisors to access information
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Cons
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  • The site is pretty plain and boring to look at.
  • I hear there is a mobile app in the works?
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  • There does need to be more support and knowledge when it comes to alternate workweek schedule types (9/80, etc.), as there have been a few unique challenges with those.
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Likelihood to Renew
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The overall satisfaction within the organization has been luke warm, at best. The software may be more conducive for a hospital but I believe there is a reason why we are the lone baseball team utilizing it.
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Usability
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On the employee's side of things, Novatime is pretty intuitive and fairly easy to use. All they have to do is either press a button to punch in or punch out. If they are entering in their hours, all they have to do is type in the number of hours per day. On the manager's side of things, Novatime is also fairly easy to use. It highlights in red any missed punches and in green any OT that the employee has. There are links on the homepage of the manager's page that will lead them to a list of all their employees' missed punches for a pay period and they can fix them all before payroll is due. Novatime becomes a bit more complicated on the administrator's side. The issues I have run into with Novatime normally come after updates/upgrades to their system. They have been getting better, but the administrator's side is still a bit clunky and takes a while to find what you are looking for. It is not as intuitive as the other sides and takes a bit of computer knowledge to figure it out.
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Support Rating
DATABASICS
Good value of money. Sped up the month-end closing time.
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The program itself can be customized in many different ways to meet the needs of the company/organization that it is working with. The charts/graphs on the new homepage are somewhat helpful and link to useful information. It has some really nice scheduling features that allow managers to see the difference between hours expected to work and actual hours worked as well as overtime, absences, and non-scheduled shifts. Processing payroll is quite simple. PTO request off is straightforward.
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Alternatives Considered
DATABASICS
DATABASICS is the only system capable of handling our complex project dimensions. It's a basic system that's easy to use and easy to navigate. It does everything we need without being overcomplicated, unlike Deltek.
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The product is easy to use, and everyone picks up on it quickly. It is less expensive, and has more to offer than any other product I’ve found.
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Return on Investment
DATABASICS
  • Easy for staff to submit timesheets.
  • Leave management is a good tool to track leave days.
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  • We have had a few scenarios where the PTO accrual dropped off and it did take 3 attempts of reaching out to customer service to get it sorted.
  • The customer service team has collaborated with me in creating new PTO categories to automate certain needs to save me some time.
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ScreenShots

DATABASICS Time Screenshots

Screenshot of Tracks all employee timesheetsScreenshot of Clock in and out on mobileScreenshot of Enter hours for the whole week on mobileScreenshot of Track time to multiple projectsScreenshot of Use a phone, tablet, or desktop to manage timesheets