And I could have done so many things, baby
If I could only stop my mind from wondrin' what
I left behind and from worrying 'bout this wasted time
"Wasted Time" | The Eagles
We're really excited to be launching our new, integrated Time Tracking feature. This has been a big request from many of you, because you wanted to stop your mind from wonderin' what invoices you left behind!
You can track time against any workspace that you're a provider in. Time can be billable or non-billable. Additionally, you can set your hourly rate in your account settings to default your billing rate. Optionally add tags and notes to each time entry in order to let your clients know additional information about the hours spent.
That's the easy part! We've built time tracking into 2 places:
1) Our time tracking center allows you to report time across projects. You'll find the clock icon in your navigation bar, which will take you here:
Once you're ready to enter time, you can click into the workspace entry field and you'll see our autocompleter fly out with possible projects to track against.
Once you add an entry and hit "save," you'll see it populate in your recent entries below. We've organized this by your most recent entry to your least recent.
There's also a calendar view toggle that will show you all of your entries by date. Clicking on a given date will show you the details of all entries.
2) You can also log time directly in your workspaces. We thought this would be a convenient way to track, as many of you upload files, track tasks, and you may as well enter the time as you're doing the work! We know time tracking can be kind of a pain if it's not in your regular workflow, which is why separate time tracking applications aren't ideal.
You'll see a very similar view in the workspace as we just looked at in the time tracking center:
Another great feature is the addition of our budget calculator in the budget tab of your workspace. You can see that I've got a project with a $3,000 budget with Michael & Dwight and have logged one time entry at $100/hr for 2 hours. Therefore, we've used $200 of the $3,000 budget. Also notice the calculation that's made based on my hourly rate - we've got 28 hours left on this project.
If you're working with sub-contractors or service providers, we'll also take their rates into account when calculating, based on a blended rate & hours worked. This is a powerful way to make sure the project is on track and to keep your clients in the loop.
You might also find it useful to go to your account page and enter your hourly rate, so that it pre-fills on all of your billable time. You can always override the rate on an entry-by-entry basis. We're also considering putting in workspace overrides, so let us know if that would be valuable.
This is a brand new feature, so we're especially keen on getting your feedback! Let us know what features you'd like to see. We'll be rolling out both expense tracking and invoicing for time/expenses in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned...it should be exciting!