At the moment there is no obvious visual reminder if they have unsubmitted timesheets from previous weeks.
Similar to other feature requests for reminders can there be a mechanism to remind people to submit the timesheet for the previous week if they have forgotten.
An email would be ideal sent on mondays, or just an alert dialog when they come into any timesheet screen.
I support this feature as well.
Not sure about the capabilities of integrating with the native Azure DevOps notification system to avoid configuring notifications in different places. Assuming such native integration was possible it would likely make it easier to integrate with other mediums like Slack and Microsoft Teams as well.
First let me say that you guys are awesome, thank you for listening to your users!
Yes, the way i imagined this was to have a way to set a rolling time window to remind people that they have not submitted their timesheet.
Within my organization the expectation is that staff will submit their timesheets weekly by mid-day monday (for the previous week's work), and managers are expected to approve their staff timesheets by end of day Monday.
I can imagine other users may have other requirements maybe more or less strict, maybe biweekly, monthly, or something else.
If we were to separate this into two types of messages between "early reminder" and "late notice" i think i'd choose the "late notice" so its not annoying to those that follow the rules.
I hope this helps.
Sharla, Fabio, again, let's define terms because I'm a little confused and could get you wrong.
1) We have Approval Feature, and we use the terms "Submit/Unsubmit for Approval" timesheets on a weekly bases. So if the user forgets to send his timesheet to his manager to get Approval - we could notify him about it.
2) We have users that do not use any of the clients to track time, but they are adding time manually. So we could remind them that previous week contains no time records
Here, in the current request, we are discussing reminder to send previous week for approval (1st option).
And here: https://support.7pace.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115000413743-Automated-reminders-for-people-to-enter-time , we are discussing reminder to enter the time (2nd option)
Do I get it right?
Hi Maxim. In our implementation of timetracker, we don't deal with approving time. Previous week for approval is fine...if they have no time posted for the previous week...and that is checked on Monday to remind folks, then that is fine. I also like the idea of reminding people DAILY that they posted no time for yesterday Monday-Friday only. We don't work Saturday/Sunday. Let's say you allowed us to pick the days to alert on. Maybe I would pick a Tuesday/Thursday email notification if time wasn't posted in current week as well. This is just my thinking out loud.
I agree that it should be configurable. Both between remind to enter time (on/off, when monday-sunday, time, etc..), reminder to submit sheet (on/off, how often weekly/monthly, etc..)
I'd hate if the system was reminding people daily in my setup, because it would quickly lead people to just block the notifications and it's all pointless.
This feature would be helpful for our company, too. We do not require timesheets to be approved/submitted, but some sort of configurable reminder would be great. We currently use the API to generate a list of time entries for the past 3 weeks. This is generated Sunday evenings and sent to the scrum master for their team. From there, they have to communicate with team members on who forgot to enter time. For us, the configurable portion of this would be the period of time (send it daily or send it weekly) and probably a threshhold of total time entered for a day or week. This seems very similar to what Claudia is requesting.
I am very happy to announce that this feature is now available to our cloud customers! All you need to do is go to you Settings > Reminders & Notifications and set up your reminders. These will include a weekly reminder to submit your Timesheet, along with two other reminders to enter time. We hope you will like this feature and as usual we look forward to hearing your feedback!
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