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    Michael Priest

    I agree with Andrew.  We use collaborator licenses as internal resources that performs work on specific tasks.  We don't want them to add tasks and other functions, but we do need to know how much time they spent on spent on a task for project performance as well as future planning.  I would like to request that the time tracking feature be opened up to Collaborators.  

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    Graham Mead

     

    I also agree - we have just kicked off a project with a very high % of external resources - without the time tracking facility it now means we now have to create a cumbersome work around to capture there working hours against each task! - it would be a great improvement to add this functionality for Collaborators

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    Stephen

    I can see how this would be a useful feature and I'll be sure to pass it on to our Product Team and redirect other users looking for something similar.

    @Andrew, I understand you don't want to add these people as External Users due to the rights that user will have however it's worth mention that combined with Limited Folder/Project permissions this may be an option you might consider. 'Limited' means that the External User can only view tasks, make comments, add attachments and change Status. If this interests you, I'm happy to discuss further 👍

    Thanks to everyone for your votes and comments here 🙌

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    Foguinho (Marcus Azevedo)

    I agree too, and even made the same suggestion before Stephen tell me Andrew already posted here. Have my vote!

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    Stefan Wacker

    Need it for our non-conformance Report. We handle it with wrike. We need the time tracking to capture the time of rework.

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    Matt Herrington

    I have multiple clients who want to use Wrike, some even buying 2 accounts, to log hours for all their contractors, and are unwilling to make external contractors users in their account (and dont want to pay to upgrade the subscription of wrike). Being able to make collaborators able to log hours would be fantastic.

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    Gianluca Gori

    Fully agree, time tracking is essential also for collaborators - completing a task without having the visibility of what that meant in terms of effort brings no value for planning of similar tasks as well as to make sure collaborators are more in control of how they allocate their time. On top of that, when evaluating the total time of hours allocated to a project, makes little sense not including the time spent by collaborators - making the evaluation very unreliable.

    Please open the possibility to add "hours spent" also to collaborators.

     

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    Gianluca Gori

    I'd also like to mention that it would also be great to have the "timelog category" functionality for collaborators - essential to maintain uniformity across user types for analyzing project efforts.

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    Tomasz Klicki

    I also think that time tracking for collaborators would be great idea!

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    Julie Smith

    This would be so helpful if our collaborators could track time!!!

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    Stephen

    Hi guys, just to keep you updated. There are no immediate plans to change the permissions for this license type. However, the team is thinking through options to control more of what External Users can and cannot do.

    I'll be sure to update you here when I have more information about this idea. Thanks for the continued votes and input - as always use-cases are super helpful to fully understand this need and workarounds you have help not only our team but others on Community 🙌

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    Gianluca Gori

    Hi Stephen,

    Thanks for the update, but I still cannot get it that a collaborator (no matter if it's an external consultant or colleague) has to be made project manager only to record worked time.

    He or she will never plan a project, create custom fields, adjust plans on the gantt, creare reports or dashboards, organize the project tree, look at other PMs work or plan, manage accounts, etc etc.. so I see no real reason except a purely commercial justification not to let collaborators input time spent.

    Now, I understand commercial impact, but I don't think it's a good approach for your customers - doesn't help customer retention and overall customer satisfaction. Long term, does not pay in my opinion.

    I really hope you'll rethink about your position on this very important subject.

    Thank you.

    Gianluca

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    Rakesh Kakkar

    It is not feasible to record time of multiple collaborators with various tasks by Project Manager. Task assignee should have privilege to record his/her time spent on task.

    I think this is the basic requirement and Wrike Team should think of it for incorporation under Collaborator license.

    Thank you

    Rakesh Kakkar 

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    Grant Peterson

    Stephen, 

     

    I can totally see the reason why collaborators do not get time tracking, as that is one of the premier features included in Wrike. To the point of the other users, I wonder if there could be another paid tier that includes the time tracking but not necessarily the other features. That way, the value add can get Wrike what they need(cash) but those who need time tracking don't have to pay for a full license. With this new tier (Collaborator+ or something like that), I envision the same rights granted to Collaborator, but with time tracking. Pricing would be something like $3 per month. That way it is economically justifiable by the users, and hopefully a boon to Wrike as well. 

     

    Let me know what you think! 

     

    Respectfully Yours, 


    Grant Peterson

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