Auto calculate Project Finish Date

I am suggesting that you adding a way to automatically calculate the Project level finish date based on summing the durations at a task level in terms of number of days. Currently you must manually add in a start and a finish date for the project. A user experience issue came up today where we are trying to run a report to provide a list of projects based on start and finish date. If these fields are not populated at a project level then they do not show up in the project report. Also if we do manually add in a finish date at the start of the project and as the project is executed and durations change at the task level, the finish date is out of sync with the actual finish date of the project based on the due date of the last task. You must currently go in an manually update the finish date at the project level to match what is calculated as the last tasks due date based on durations and task linking. 

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PLEASE!!! i always blow past the dates 😒

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+1, this topic just came up in our own implementation -- although we can see that using the table view at folder level does adopt the latest task dates, the reporting function of projects by start/finish date should also highlight when a project is overdue due to some of its tasks being postponed

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Hi all, thanks for your feedback here. Enhancing Reports is something that our Product Team has been discussing lately and this feedback really helps steer those conversations. I'll post back here if/when I have more information to share as the conversations evolve. Thank you for voting and posting 🙂

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This is a feature my team and I have faced issues by not having. Would love to see a finish date be generated based on when the last task in the project is expected to be completed. 

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I would recommend the start and finish dates be auto-filled based on the tasks and that they dynamically change if task dates change.

 

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+1 Here as well!  Project level reporting is essentially worthless without these dates being populated by the first task to start and the last task to finish.  Enter these dates manually???  That's just plain silly with modern, database-driven software.

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I would recommend the start and finish dates be auto-filled based on the tasks and that they dynamically change if task dates change.

Our reports now don't make any sence and it is useless to have them manually updated. The project end date is by all means the logic consequence of the due date of the latest task of a project. thanks for following up on this. 

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This is an issue! I ran a weekly report today in one of our meetings and noticed that the end dates in the report were all off sync. .I am new to Wrike, so I was completely confused as to where those dates were coming from. I manage software development projects where the dates are always changing. It is ridiculous to have to manage the dates within the project tasks, but then ALSO have to manage the dates at the project level.  I assumed the project dates automatically updated based on the tasks start and end. It's a lot of extra manual work (not to mention, not good time management) to have to manage dates in two different places for the same project. 

PLEASE update this! 

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+1 for sure

Everything should always recalculate if a date changes. I would love to be able to have it update, maybe even have a manual update button to press to push new dates through to the server

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Yes please. It is hard to create a project level report while having to manually ensure the start and finish dates are correct.

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I agree and also ask for this to auto update!

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Agreed on the above - especially when you have many projects working and someone forgets to manually change the dates. Daily have to review manually review many tasks now to ensure the manual updates were completed so we can stay on track. Thanks all!

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@All Hey everyone. No update for now, but I'll get back here when I have some news. Thanks for voting and adding you comments 🙂

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Hi Lisa, maybe something that might help the Community is knowing the development challenges (barring proprietary information) to help us understand what prevents this from being an easy fix.  This seems simple on the face of things, but I know nothing ever is that simple.

Thank you kindly!

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Hi everyone, a quick update: our Product team is researching a possible solution for this, it's not easy to implement, but something might be released later this year (no concrete dates yet). To facilitate the manual dates update, I would suggest using Roll up Dates in Gantt Chart feature on our Labs page for now. It makes it easier to update dates on the project level.

Hope that helps! I'll update you here when I have news about the possible solution 👍

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What is the latest on this? The project status report is useless if you have to manually update the dates on the tasks and project level.

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Yes yes yes! This!  I would like to see an option to automatically set the project start date to be the same date as the first task within the project & the finish date to be the end date of the last task in a project!  Without this, reporting is pretty useless (without a lot of manual work)

 

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Yes, this is critical for us as we would like to see the start and finish dates updated automatically of our projects which will help tremendously with our resource and project planning. Any updates on this? Thanks.

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The start date should default to be the same as the parent task / project.  

The end date should be autopopulated to whatever the close date is.

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This is a critical requirement.  Especially when you have spent the time adding dependencies and duration for a blueprint (to make life easy for the user), the idea was that they created a project from a blueprint and hopefully just update the start and end date of the first and last task - what we are finding is that the start and end dates are not related to the tasks at all.  

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I completely agree with the need for this! We just started using Wrike and one of the requirements we needed was to have a system in place where if dates change within a project, the overall project timeline dates would update without manual effort. Please make this a priority! Thank you!

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Hugh

Hey everybody! Thank you for the feedback. I don't have any update for you at the moment, as soon as I have one, I'll let you know 😊

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