Timesheets are one of the cornerstones of the Quote to Cash cycle. They allow you to track the billable and non billable hours of employees. They are also one of the ways that the company generates its revenues.

In VOGSY, the timesheet process is as follows:

  • The employee records their time on their current timesheet. If the project planning is kept up-to-date, timesheets are automatically pre-filled with the appropriate data and all the employee has to do is confirm that the timesheet is correct.

  • Either daily or weekly, the employee submits their timesheet to the project manager for approval.

  • The project manager reviews the timesheet. Approved hours will be available for invoicing (on Time & Materials projects only); rejected hours will not be available for invoicing nor will they be counted towards the budget burn, and a notification will be sent to the employee requesting further action.

  • For Time & Materials projects, the invoice is generated with the approved hours (and any other relevant costs chargeable to the customer). VOGSY also counts the approved hours against the budget burn.

The Timesheet view

Your timesheet opens to display a list of time cards for the activities that are due to be completed that week, according to your planning. If necessary, you can add more time entries for projects or for non billable time such as vacation or sick leave.

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This section displays the following information about the employee:

  • Avatar, if available

  • Week number (based on the 52-week year)

  • Reporting period (one week)

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The overall status of the timesheet. This overall status refers to the status of the time entry with the lowest status level. For example, if a timesheet has an activity that has two time entries on it, and one entry has a status of Draft and the second has a status of Submitted, the overall status of the timesheet will be Draft.

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Total hours reported for the week.

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Click this button to add a time entry.

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Click this button to submit the timesheet.

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The total amount of hours worked for each day of the reporting period is added up and displayed here.

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Activity time card. Each activity has it’s own card where you record the hours your worked for each day of the reporting period.

In addition to tracking hours, you can perform the following actions against an activity time card:

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Customer logo.

Click the logo to open the relevant project card.

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Customer name

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Project name

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Activity name

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If there is a task (or tasks) associated with the activity that were assigned to you and that are due during the reporting period, they will display here.

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Work week day fields. Enter the amout of hours you worked for each day.

By default time must be entered in quarter-hour increments. You can change this setting in the back office, if you have the Support staff role.

Each time entry field has a color-coded status indicator:

  • status draft This indicates estimated hours that have not yet been worked.

  • status submitted This indicates hours that have been worked and submitted for approval.

  • status approved This indicates hours that were approved.

By looking at a time entry you can quickly learn when it was worked on and for how long, and whether or not those hours have been submitted and approved.

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Activity timer. Use this optional feature to track the time you spend working on an activity.

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Click this button to edit the time card.

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Click this button to copy the time card. You might want to do this if you want to add more than one note to the time card.