Value is About More Than Cost – But Cost Does Matter

Value comparisons of time tracking and expense reporting solutions can get complicated. They may take into account everything from user satisfaction to seconds saved in the entry process. Organizations vary in what is important to them and the weight they attach to the various factors. Not surprisingly, many start down the path of value analysis only to find that it runs out in the weeds of pre-conceptions and politics.

One value component does stand apart from much of the controversy: the cost in out-of-pocket cash. Less is better. While the prevailing business culture reminds us that “soft” benefits often outweigh “hard” cost savings, the fact remains that organizations that hold themselves above mere bean counting sooner or later find themselves boarding up the windows.

Quite simply, DATABASICS’ combined time tracking and expense solution will cost you substantially less money than competitive offerings.

That’s why DATABASICS’ value proposition begins with pricing. Quite simply, DATABASICS’ combined time tracking and expense solution will cost you substantially less money than competitive offerings.

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Of course, there is no good price for a product that is a bad fit. As we have said, determining the best solution can get complicated. As you embark on the journey of software evaluation, it might help to keep a few things in mind that we have learned from our customers about value:

  • Support matters. When customers have a problem, the response has to be fast and effective. A lot depends on time tracking and expense reporting solutions. Deadlines must be met. Beyond the direct impact of process delays, management’s credibility and employee morale can be at stake. No one’s solution is so advanced that problems are a thing of the past for them.

  • Flexibility in a solution is critical. Whatever you think you need today will change. You cannot allow a narrow, rigid system to hold you back. Tomorrow is hard to predict, but you can prepare for it.

What matters to us is what matters to you...DATABASICS Time and Expense offers outstanding value because that’s the way we designed it.

  • You need a vendor who is as interested in meeting your needs as you are. Your key concerns must be specifically addressed. Will the vendor expend the effort to really understand what you are trying to achieve? Will the vendor depart from their standard pitch to show you what you really need to see? There are no shortcuts. Don’t accept: “We’ll deal with that during implementation.”

  • Unnecessary complications are an unforced error. Why have separate systems for time and expense when a single solution exists? There is great benefit in terms of deployment, training, administration and user satisfaction with a unified solution. With a single solution like DATABASICS Time and Expense, there is one way of doing the major employee reporting tasks, one integration to related systems and one data repository for common information. It makes life a lot easier.

DATABASICS Time and Expense offers outstanding value because that’s the way we designed it. What matters to us is what matters to you.


DATABASICS is driven to meet the most demanding time and expense management challenges through a combination of deep expertise, next-gen technology, and a focus on the unique needs of each customer. Powered by decades of experience, our team delivers world-class time and expense management solutions that are the right choice for today and easily adapt to the uncertainties of tomorrow.

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