Hours Budgeted versus Time Spent Alerts

Hello! I'm posting this after a call with our Wrike representative to attempt to put a bug in someone's ear about this issue. We work with contracts and have a certain number of hours we have allotted to each deliverable within that contract, which we input using a custom field called "Hours Budgeted." Part of my job is to make sure we don't go over the hours budgeted for our projects and contact our clients if we're approaching hours budgeted and need additional time to finish. 

I would love to have a feature that would send an alert to the person working on the project or task when 50%, 75%, and 95% of the budgeted hours have been tracked. This would help us ensure that we're staying within our budgeted time and contacting our clients in advance to ask for additional time if needed. 

If you would also like to see a feature like this, please comment your support and any additional time tracking features that you'd like to see in Wrike. 

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Hi all! 

Our team have been working on a feature to set up rates for users and job roles so that you can track project accounting data to view, track, and forecast projects' cost and revenue. It's now open for Beta signup. 

If this sounds interesting to you, please head over to the following thread and leave comments there. 

https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360046901994--Read-Me-Join-the-Beta-Program-Rates-for-Users-and-Job-Roles-to-Track-Projects-Cost-and-Revenue

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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This would also be extremely helpful for our team. Taking it a step further from a project accounting perspective, assigning hourly rates (resource cost, billable rate) with the ability to determine margins on projects (similar to functionality in PSA systems) would be awesome. 

 

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I would love to see this get more robust.  The time tracking for us is useless because of the way it cant report against what is planned

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Along the same line, being able to compare budget with actual cost.  An alert letting us know that we are approaching our budget for that project would be extremely helpful.

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Completely agree this would be an very useful feature. Ive had similar calls with Wrike who have advised i 'just look at the Estimate Vs actual hours and work it out'; frankly this is not helpful or viable given the number of concurrent projects we manage. 

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Adding to this it would be ideal if you could also set up a notification in case the total time spent inside a folder reaches a certain limit. In our case, we have folders set up for clients and we know how much time we have budgeted for each client each month, would be really nice to know if we're getting close to the limit without running custom reports multiple times.

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I also would like to see Budget Hours vs. Time Spent. I was trying to create a custom report for this, and I can't seem to even do that - Time Spent is not an available filter on the Project Reports, only the Timelog Reports, and vice versa. I have over 90 projects to track and this would be so helpful!

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I work in a marketing agency and 100% this feature would be useful. Please add it Wrike team! 🤞

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Hey everyone! Apologies for the delay in response here.

The Product team are interested in working on this suggestion this year, but there is no ETA at the moment. As soon as I have any more information, I'll be sure to let you know.

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Yes please add this!!

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Hi Raquel Casertano! Our team has recently released Budgeting, and although it doesn't have alerts currently, it still might be helpful to you, please check it out here: https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/articles/360058001433-Budgeting-in-Wrike

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