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Difference between Company and Personal Computers

How to choose between Company and Personal computers for Insightful

Tamara Filipovic Djordjevic avatar
Written by Tamara Filipovic Djordjevic
Updated over a week ago

When setting up new employee devices on Insightful, there is an option to choose between Company and Personal computers:

It's important to understand the difference between these two options so that you can stay compliant and take advantage of the features that each version offers:

Personal Computers

This version is designed to protect employee privacy. It will give them control over installing/uninstalling the software, as well as the time during which Insightful will track their activities. This option must be used if an employee is on a device that you do not own.

  1. Insightful will always be visible.

  2. Insightful will only track time and activities when they explicitly clock-in/out and never after hours or when they're on break.

Available Attendance & Tracking Modes:

Setup & Activation

Employees are added via an email invitation that contains a link for them to create their user password and a download link - to download and log into the Insightful Widget.

❗Note: This option can also be used on company computers if you have multiple users sharing the same computer/user-login. This enables each user of the shared device to log in/out to begin time tracking.

Company Computers

When you have company owned devices, this is the recommended mode to install. The company computer version contains additional options such as Stealth Mode, as well as more time tracking scenarios:

  1. Fixed Time Tracking - track during fixed working hours

  2. Network Based - track when computer is connected to a specific network

Setup & Activation

Employees/Devices are added automatically after the installer is distributed and installed on their computers. The first computer activity after a successful installation will register and show up on Admin dashboards.

  1. No Sign in is required. Users are registered automatically with their local user & device ID

  2. Silent install, RDS and Terminal Server installation and usage is possible.

πŸ‘‰ Further Reading: Adding Employees and Devices

Employees work on both types of devices.

If you have both office and remote employees - you can set up multiple configuration profiles in your account to use both types simultaneously.

There is no limit to the number of different configurations that you can have in Insightful.

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