The need was to replace a manual time recording system with a more streamlined electronic system. Thus reducing the data entry load on accounting staff, speeding up the billing cycle and reducing errors. The program also needed to cope with a variety of business lines with their own specific practices.
As part of the solution, a front end program was developed in Perl/TK and deployed to all user workstations to allow staff to record their own time. Integration with the existing project management system completed the solution, allowing accounting staff to quickly deal with the submitted data.