Yast launches today an improved platform based entirely on the feedback from its cherished users
Since its public launch in November of 2009 in Sogndal, a small town better known for its spectacular ski resort than startups, all of us at Yast have worked very hard to reform the image of the time tracker, as boring and time consuming (read wasting) to an essential business tool, that is not only easy to use, but easy to love.
With over 45,000 users and 1,000 new users signing up every week, Yast has proved that listening and taking cues from our users is the most effective way of doing business.
That’s true social business.
Fresh from his win over 100 contestants at the Under The Radar competition under the category for best Fast pitch, Halvor Gregusson, the CEO of Yast said, “We know that you love us just as we are. So we haven’t changed the look and feel of Yast. We have basically made it easier to not only track time but to collaborate with your colleagues, contractors and your project manager(s). “
Yast offers a simple, web-based time tracking service. The users simply clicks and drags in a timeline to record how many hours he has worked on a project or for a company. A contractor can have as many companies timelines as he needs. All under the same dashboard.
Yast also offers a mobile web service that automatically tracks hours simply by bringing the web page up on your smartphone. It’s HTML based, not an app, and works with with the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7. It’s a great feature for tracking those billable hours taking calls from clients, while out of the office.
Where does the time go? You need a time tracker to not only figure out how your work day is divided but also to track where and how your resources are being spent. Whether these resources are billable or non-billable hours, yours or your teammates, to increase profitability, you must know. Yast time tracker does all of that for you, and does it easily.
Cutting down on wasted resources and increasing your revenues.
Create your company in Yast and manage all of your collaborators
Let’s say that you are a contractor and that you work with several companies, a company can add you, and another one too but your projects will appear in the same user interface. No more cumbersome, logging in and out to view your different projects.
How does it work? On the company level, you will find the Company Info and Payment tab. This is where you manage subscriptions, colleagues, contractors and the payments associated with the work tracked. This managing functionality is only accessible to the company admins, those with the highest “administration” access level at the company folder.
Default access levels
Company account, no user premium accounts
How does it work? Trial and Payment are now linked to the company. Not the user. If you open a trial account, you start a trial for a company. You are not opening a trial for every user in the company. But a user can be associated to several companies. It doesn’t matter if one company is still falling under the trial category and another is not.
Your personal folder and complete privacy
We are friends
We understand that creating something your users like is hard. But creating something your users truly love is even harder.
For us, it’s important to make our users love our products so that they use it. They can track time, earn and save money and be more productive. So while time tracking is considered a public enemy and a nuiscance, Yast is seen by its users as a friend.
Take a moment to sign in to your Yast account so you can enjoy all the implemented upgrades. If you don’t have an account yet, give us a try.
We want to continue to hear what you think. Send us your feedback to support@Yast.com, or tweet us @yastdotcom, or on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/timetracking and let us know what your experience is like.
We’re here to help you get the most out of Yast.
A big thank you from the whole Yast team.