TimeLog version 2019 (6.2) - Release date 21 January 2020
MAJOR UPDATE: Simplifying hourly rates in TimeLog
Based on feedback and meetings with our customers, we have worked out a new hourly rates model to make TimeLog easier and much more flexible to use. At the same time, we remove cumbersome operations such as the need to modify price list when projects have special pricing.
Project specific hourly rates
With project specific hourly rates, you avoid the chaos in your hourly rates and you get a better overview of your work. The hourly rates are only placed on the projects. As project manager, you no longer need to focus on standard rates and customer specific hourly rates.
You get increased flexibility and it is easier to manage hourly rates in TimeLog. With the project specific hourly rates, you can freely change a rate on one project without the change is reflected on other projects for the same customer.
When you mirror your agreement with the customer directly in the project specific hourly rates, you avoid errors in your invoicing and to have a lot of work cleaning up data.
You can get a quick introduction to the changes in this video:
To follow the general price level in the society, it is from time to time necessary to increase the hourly rates for services to the customer.
With our improved hourly rates model, it is possible to mass index the following:
- All hourly rates with a specific percentage for selected customers, projects or contracts
- All or selected hourly rates at a default price list with the option to select which linked customers, projects or contracts you would like to update with the indexing
- All or selected hourly rates at a customer price list with the option to select which linked projects or contracts at the customer, you would like to update with the indexing
As the hourly rates are now placed on each single project, it is possible to index selected projects. It is also possible to correct the standard prices to 2020 prices, without affecting the ongoing projects.
You can get a quick introduction in this video:
Released 22 January 2020
Decide which hourly rates employees can add
Based on the first customer feedback, we have quickly implemented the option to control who can create which kind of hourly rates.
You find it in the user role setup in the system administration:
Your employees will only see the options you have enabled when adding new hourly rates on the projects:
Released 23 January 2020
Update of SOAP API methods to include project hourly rates
We have updated the GetAllocationsRaw and GetHourlyRatesRaw methods to include the new project hourly rates. Click the method names to learn more.
The indexation filter remembers your last selection
When you set a filter on the indexation page and then navigate to different pages in TimeLog, the system will remember your selection and present it to you when you return to the page. This is covered for indexation in both % and amount.
Learn more about the release and get help
We have written a document, where you can read information about:
- Why we made the changes
- Which changes we made
- What you need to do now after the release
- An explanation of how to utilise the functionality of the new release to make your daily work in TimeLog easier
You can also find assistance for the specific pages in our Help Center. Just click the lifebuoy icon on the pages to get to the right help:
Get a walkthrough of the new realase in the recording of our webinar:
Am I on the right version of TimeLog?
If you are not sure, if you can make use of the above mentioned features already, you can check the looks of your timesheet in TimeLog. If it does not look like this, you would need an upgrade: