Introduction

Time is money — for many of us, that phrase is our business mantra. You’re most likely looking at this book because you want to use Sage Timeslips to record the time you spend working and then bill your clients. Further, being a strongly motivated “time is money” person, you don’t want to waste time figuring out how to make Sage Timeslips do the job; you want to cut to the chase and get the job done. So, let’s get started.

About This Book

Sage Timeslips — Timeslips, for short — is a time and billing software package that you use to capture the time you spend doing things and the costs you incur on behalf of clients and then billing your clients appropriately. Although Timeslips was created for use by lawyers, it works exceedingly well for anyone who bills clients based on the time spent to complete a project: accountants, consultants, and architects, just to name a few.

Timeslips is a flexible software package, which is both good news and bad news for its users. The good news is that you can make Timeslips do just about anything you want, short of washing floors and windows. The bad news is that you have to know how to make it do those things. Flexible software packages don’t lead you down a specific path; instead, they let you lead the way and choose the road to travel.

I wrote this book to help you quickly get past the ugly part of getting Timeslips to do what you need so that you can get to the good part of having Timeslips do the job. You learn how to set up ...

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