I use my Outlook 2010 calendar and Exchange to track my billable hours and notes. I also use Quickbooks 2010 Pro to enter my time using the weekly timesheet. I then create invoices based on that.
This process is taking up way too much of my time. I searched high and low a few months/year ago and found a pay service called TimeTracker for Quickbooks. Besides costing $25/mo for a service I barely use, it is now being closed down. "After much consideration, we’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue QuickBooks Time Tracker, effective December 1, 2011. "
This service would allow me to upload time from my Outlook calendar to a web service where I could then in turn download the same data into my Quickbooks. (Why I can't do that locally, without using a website service, I have no idea).
Should I continue to look for some hokey workaround, or can you point me in a better direction? Should I hire an assistant to enter my company's time data? What is the best practice here?