This week we’re releasing some new reporting features to Quick Timesheets, so we thought we’d share some of these new improvements on our blog. As always, we’d love to hear from you if you have any feature requests.
Budgeted Hours Report
You can now allocated an “Estimate Hours” to a task, and bring up a report to see the completion of hours logged vs the projects or tasks budget.
Example: You might allocate 100 hours to a particular project, and the report will highlight the number of hours completed against the budget. If a project is running over budget, the chart will display the task in Red ( > 100%).
How can I set up a Budgeted Hours Report?
To set up a budget of hours against a project or task, just edit a Task (Settings -> Client/Tasks) and enter the budgeted hours in the “Estimated Hours” field. You can edit this field at any time in case you want to allocate more hours to a task.
Download to Excel / CSV
This has been a frequently asked for feature so we’re very pleased to announce this! You can now download the tabular data for most reports into Excel or any software that accepts CSV (comma separated values) .
To download to Excel, download your report data using the “Download to Excel/CSV” link at the bottom of the chart. You can then load this into Excel or your favorite spreadsheet application.
Report Hours By Category
You can now chart the number of hours logged by Category of time. You can set up your own Categories from the Settings page, and the report also breaks down the Rate Type for each Category.
As an example you can chart the breakdown of Billable and Unbillable time for Meetings, Research and Design.
Thanks again to all our customers and for suggesting new features for Quick Timesheets. We build our software for our customers, so please ask us if you have a feature request. If you’re new to Quick Timesheets, why don’t you sign up to a free trial or have a look at more of our features?
- The Quick Timesheets team
We’re pleased to announce that Quick Timesheets now supports Atlassian Crowd, a Single Sign-On service from Atlassian.
Crowd provides OpenID authentication to allow web applications to perform single sign on (SSO) against a central authentication authority, such as LDAP or Microsoft Active Directory. This means that you can use Crowd to allow your users to sign in to Quick Timesheets using their Microsoft AD credentials.
To enable crowd support, simply go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Authentication’ and enable the ‘Crowd’ option. You will need to provide the URL of your Crowd Server. Once enabled, you can sign in using your Crowd credentials.
We’re very pleased to announce that you can now sign in to Quick Timesheets using Google Apps, Gmail, or with your own OpenID provider.
To enable the feature, visit the “Authentication” page in your Quick Timesheets settings, and choose a single sign-on (SSO) service for your users to authenticate with.
Quick Timesheets will authenticate the SSO sign-in with the email address of their Quick Timesheets account. As a fallback users will always be able to login using their username and password.
We’ve just added a new feature to Quick Timesheets to help make timesheet entries even quicker – you can now add clients/tasks when creating a new entry.
Just click the ’+ Add new client’ option from the client dropdown when creating a new entry, and follow the prompts. After creating your entry, you can always edit your client/task from the settings menu.
(Note: You’ll need to be an administrator as general users can’t manage clients or tasks.)
We’ve just added a new feature that let’s you easily account for different types of time in your business.
Entry ‘types’ allow you to diffentiate between types of work, such as ‘Billable’, ‘Unbillable’ or ‘Scheduled’. You can customise the name and color of each type to suit your business or team.