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Custom field options in Timelog and other Timelog needed features

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    Anastasia

    Hi Jan! Wow, that's a fantastic feedback post. Those details will definitely be of help to our Product Team, I really appreciate how much examples for your processes and workflows you've included here. I wanted to share a few other posts which echo some of your thoughts, in case you're interested in adding your vote to them too:

     

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    Jan Dijk

    this needs a short update:

    the goal is to minimize clicks on the timelogs and or to process, approve or modify the time

    To have all information required for billing and time registration under one page. therefor i think we need custom fields for the timelog, that timelog entries are different then comments on tasks as that is used for planning, resource planning, project / task estimates. This should NOT be polluted with the actual worked time and or billable time. this is the timesheet for the employee, and reference for the billing department

    Now with categories we can tag time in its place, like billable, billable tbd or internal time, sick, leave etc.

    In the view you have the very much valued wrike feature to calculate all from an overview with filters.. 

    this is very powerful as the employee, manager and finance has all this information realtime

    BUT to make this work truly, we need the acceptance that we need to maintain more info on a timelog / billable item

    Custom fields is the most powerfull wat to do this.

    For instance i can add an actual billable line field or an invoice reference field, to know that some items are processed. it would also open up automation with the api for this

    Or for employees they know howmuch holiday is still available or as manager he can match the actual holiday/leave vs the planned / requested.

    But for us the most imported one is to use then the comment as the justification for the timelog. to lookup it in another view , searching in the task comments is just too time consuming. 

    as now with the new timelog vs the old we miss a few things:

    - unable to double click on the time to get the fractional time, the custom field fractional time would help solve this (and yes i know i can export the timelog. but i need this realtime to modify and to fast copy and paste)

    - unable to select or double click to copy the task name value, normally its only click or select, now its already an extra windows, slow load times , time consuming.

    - multiple lines in a commen field. in the past we could add multiple lines with an enter. now not. i can live with if we had custom fields , but if not then we need to add multiple lines in the comment of the timelog a long comment is not an option or to add it to the task comment, as this pollutes and is too time consuming. 

    - realtime update when you split up the time, now we have billable time , or 50/50 and To be determined billable time. i guess everyone has this. so then you need to split up the time on a task. in a timelog with category billable and one non billable. you need to refresh the interface . takes time, could be faster, makes wrike snappy and fast too work with.

    As you see my focus and i guess most clients focus is to work fast and efficient in wrike. this is what makes wrike, wrike, now things change and we spent a lot of time in the timelog if we have 5 to 10 timelogs on a day then you can imagine for a month for X employees, then the mentioned issues would make wrike super fast and flexible for the timelog and also enables wrike to be used as a real time sheet thats is tightly integrated with you task , project work planning and day.

     

     

     

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    Akira Kuragami

    I agree this post strongly.

    We need custom fields in Timelog.

    Because we need more keys that user can select for categorizing the timelog to our purpose.

     

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    Jan Dijk

    Akira, have your employees also vote on this perhaps it helps. the more votes, then perhaps in a year we have it or sooner

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    Stephen

    Hi guys, thanks for your input here. I'm just moving this to Product Feedback section. All votes will carry over ๐Ÿ‘

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