Remote working during Covid-19 pandemic a reality with free software offer | #EbizWires


The Covid-19 virus pandemic has made remote working a sudden imperative for many companies – but this could have a negative effect on productivity if it’s not managed properly.

To help organisations remain open while mitigating against the virus’s spread, local software developer Saucecode is making its remote monitoring and management tool Tistro available for free.

As more than 100 countries now report new infections, the best defence against the virus seems to be isolating affected regions to prevent its spread. Countries with confirmed outbreaks are banning public gatherings; and those with few or no locally-transmitted cases are urged to limit opportunities for the virus to spread by doing the same.

Graham Fry, MD of Saucecode, believes that more organisations would be letting their employees work from home if they had a way to effectively monitor and manage workers’ productivity.

In fact, letting employees work from home can actually improve productivity and efficiency if it’s done right, he points out.

Tistro is an agent-based tool that lets managers measure the work that employees are doing at any time.

Unlike many other tools on the market, Tistro goes further than simply monitoring when employees are logged into work systems, rather measuring the actual work being done, while still protecting individual privacy.

Saucecode is making free use licences available for the next three months so that companies can let their employees work from home while the Covid-19 pandemic plays out.

“Remote working is probably one of the most effective ways for companies to keep their employees safe from infection,” Fry points out. “Any organisation with 20 or more user licences can now sign up for the next three months, at zero license cost.

“This offer is valid until 30 June and there are absolutely no strings attached: On that day, companies can simply stop using the product with no other implications; or they can switch to our commercially-available subscription model if they find the value the product offers beneficial.”

Business and operations manager Brian Little says a company could be up and running on the cloud-based Tistro system within about an hour. “Once we have created the company is its own secure virtual server, they can download agents for their remote workers to install,” he explains. “This will take each user about three minutes, and managers will be able to start monitoring and managing their users immediately.”

Reports and analytics are also included in the free offer, Little adds.

Learn more about Saucecode’s free offer at

Individuals, workplaces and public transport can do a lot to limit Covid-19 infections, and the World Health Organisation has published a wealth of information and guidelines to help people mitigate the virus’s spread (

More about Tistro

Tistro gives a granular view into business efficiency.

It is a PC agent-based enterprise-scaled efficiency and productivity measurement tool. Through the gathering and analysis of user usage data, Tistro helps businesses to evaluate processes and enhance decision-making across many areas of the organisation, backed by specific data.

Tistro tracks PC usage, duration and activity across all PC applications – visible and invisible, from any location. This includes Internet usage, Microsoft, Apple and Linux System functions, and any other user activity on any applications and tools, including line-of-business applications, and connectivity applications from remote devices.

Tistro enables monitoring and management of employees’ efficiency. Managers can set and manage associated KPIs; identify training requirements, application use and suitability; and a host of other business critical data points.

Tistro is available as a cloud-based service or on-premise solution. Easy and simple agent installation means organistions can have it up and running in minutes.

Learn more about Saucecode’s free offer at

More about Saucecode

Saucecode is a software development and innovation company that employs cutting-edge technologies including robotics to create business applications and products that deploy into a variety of industries.

Software applications are based on Saucecode’s intellectual property (IP) and available under license for general market consumption.

The company addresses a number of areas of development: Internet of Things (IoT); Web development; web and native app development; e-commerce; distributed software and API development; user experience (UX); artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

Learn more about Saucecode’s free offer at

Learn more about Saucecode at

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