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Understanding Timesheets

Understanding Project Time vs Non-Project Time

Timesheets provide users with a simple way to track time for both project and non-project work:

  • Project Time: Directly from the task or project where you want to track the time.
    Hours recorded toward tasks, issues, and projects through a timesheet become associated with the respective work items to provide an accurate representation of effort spent on projects and tasks. Without accurate time entry, your data might not be accurate if intended for billing purposes.
    Additionally, when a resource records hours directly on tasks, issues and projects will automatically appear when the user accesses his/her timesheet. This is assuming the timesheet date range spans the dates the hours were recorded.
  • Non-Project Time: Directly on the user timesheet. For more information about how to track time in Workfront, see "Recording Time."   
    On a timesheet, a resource can record vacation hours, sick hours, hours spent in transit, hours spent repairing or maintaining equipment, or whatever general overhead hour types you wish to create.

Understanding Where You Can Log Time

The Timesheets area provides access to three different timesheet management areas. Each timesheet displays all tasks, issues, and projects that you have logged time against; it also displays up to 45 tasks, issues, or projects that are assigned to you but for which you have not logged time.

You can track time in Workfront from the following locations:

  • My Timesheets
  • Timesheets I Approve
  • All Timesheets

    By default, timesheets in the All Timesheets tab are not displayed. However, the filter area on the left side of the page is pre-populated to display all timesheets associated with the groups and teams that you are assigned to.Do one of the following to display timesheets:
    • Click Filter to display all timesheets.
    • Modify any filter options, then click Filter.
    • Click Reset Filter, then manually specify any filter options.