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List of employee computer monitoring software

With increasing globalization, and extreme competition especially in the service sector, outsourcing has become an imperative.

However, outsourcing has it's own problems. With mounting pricing pressures, one may wonder that one is getting the required quality and quantity of services that one has paid for.

There are plenty of SaaS providers that can help you monitor freelancers and remote employees, but they come at a price. Here, I'll list down some of these providers, ordered by monthly cost for managing a team of 5 freelancers or employees. Please note that this list only covers ethical monitoring tools that require employees' consent.

  1. ScreenMeter, less than $10 (less than $2 per user)
  2. ActiveTrak , $34 (for upto 5 users) ---  Offers free account but that is too restrictive
  3. ScreenshotMonitor , $49 ($7 per user)
  4. TimeDoctor , $40 ($10 per user, 1 account free)
  5. Agent Guardian , $75 ($15 per user)
  6. HyperHour, $50 ($10 per user)
  7. Odesk , Elance, Guru Tools (Percentage of contractor fee, usually very high)