This article explains how to integrate timr software with Personio to make time tracking easier for your employees. You will find an overview of all the prerequisites, as well as instructions on how to set up the integration via the Personio attendance API.


What is timr?

With timr you digitise your work and project time recording. timr offers a web application and a terminal for corporate use. Field service employees record their time via (offline) apps. Times are tracked quickly and easily via a simple Start/Stop function. Lengthy retrospective recording of working hours is now a thing of the past.

Working time recording, project time recording, and logbook are combined in one application. This saves time and ensures that your employees are able to work more efficiently. When using timr for field staff, you have the option of enabling location tracking when starting and stopping tracking for better logistics and customer documentation.


How Can I Set Up the Integration of timr and Personio?

Even with the Essential plan, you can integrate one partner of your choice. If you would like to use more than one integration partner, this option is available from the Professional plan upward.

To set up the integration of timr and Personio, you will need the following information from your Personio account:

  • Client ID
  • Client secret

To create your Client ID and Client secret, navigate to Settings > API > Credentials. Here, select Generate new credentials.


A file containing the credentials you need for the interface will start downloading automatically.


Please note that with the command Generate New Credentials your existing credentials lose their validity.

The integration will then be set up directly by timr. You will need to enter your preferred synchronization interval as well as the Client ID and Client Secret. To generate users in timr, simply send a user export file from Personio to timr. The synchronization process is then finalized by timr.


Which Data Is Transferred?

As soon as the integration is active, the attributes date, start time, end time, pause, as well as comment for the corresponding employees' attendances are transferred to Personio. All new attendance times recorded in timr are then automatically transferred to Personio at the selected synchronization interval. Synchronized attendances are also automatically locked in timr.
In addition, it is possible to record overtime compensation with the integration through the attendance type "time compensation" within timr. In Personio, 0 working hours are then posted on the corresponding day, which reduces the working hours account by the corresponding hours and ensures the correct recording of overtime compensation.


How Much Does It Cost?

As a Personio customer, you benefit from a low-cost Personio plan (limited to time tracking). For more information, please contact timr directly.


Who do I contact at timr?

If you have any questions or feedback on the integration, please contact the timr support at https://www.timr.com/s/support/.


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