Paymo says: “Hello World”
Greetings! This is my first post here on the official Paymo Blog, so i’d like to share with you a couple of things about the people behind the service.
We started back in the day as freelancers in the web world, and like many of our current users, we struggled to get some jobs and get payed.
Over the years, we managed to grow the business and created a web design studio.
While working for clients, we noticed the same pattern over and over again: we worked for more hours than we were paid. This had to stop, and along the way we introduced all kinds of project management tools into our work flow, but one final piece was missing, an easy to use time tracking tool.
It had to fulfill the following requirements:
- it had to web based
- we needed a desktop app, so employees would work easily with it, without having a browser window open
- it had to work on a MAC, since we have PCs and Apple stuff in the office
- reporting had to be a breeze
- it had to show us who was underperforming
Thus, the search for a tool capable of doing all these things began, and after a while (this was in 2006) there were not too many options left to choose from. We were stuck with a windows desktop app, but after using it for a couple of months we decided to build Paymo.
When we finished working on Paymo, we decided to release a public version. Paymo free was born, and it was our way of thanking all the freeware and open source community for the great software that’s out there and helps small businesses grow.
In the future we’ll be releasing a premium version that will allow larger organization to track time and manage their employees better.
Right now we’re still in BETA, so you might encounter small bugs and glitches while using Paymo, and we’d like to encourage you to report any bugs you might find.
To all our current users out there, we thank you for the great feedback. Make sure you check the blog for new announcements and important messages.