As promised, we’re back with some exciting updates for resource scheduling. Most organisations still rely on a suite of tools to plan projects, schedule, track time and build reports. This fragmented process makes project managers and planners struggle by juggling different tools that usually don’t integrate well with each-other.
With the introduction of Smart Scheduling we’re hoping to make this process much smoother by suggesting bookings automatically based on previously entered data. Paymo will create ghost bookings for all your assigned tasks with start and due dates – managers will simply have to convert them to real bookings and make adjustments when needed. When creating bookings for tasks with time budgets, the system will now show you how much time was estimated and how much is still available for booking.
The scheduler has now support for employee leaves and company leaves. You can view all leaves on your timeline and easily add leave days to any employee directly on the scheduler. In addition, you can define custom leave types with notes attached (leave days and types can be defined under a new section in “Company Settings” called H.R. Settings).
- The web timer now runs on the backend, this means that you’ll no longer lose your timer when closing a browser window by accident.
- The Paymo integration is now available on the GSuite Marketplace; if you’re a GSuite (Google Apps) user we recommend installing it.
- Project & Task time budget alerts – you can now define a threshold that will trigger an alert when the tracked time for a project or a task reaches the threshold.
- Import time from bookings – adding time based on bookings is now extremely easy, just head to “Add Bulk Time” and click on the “Import from bookings” link – this will pull all your booked time directly in the timesheet (you can make adjustments where needed).
Coming soon – Scheduler filters, project budgets & available time for bookings.