Track and Report Billable Time

CA Agile Central Time Tracker extends CA Agile Central with timesheets and timesheet reports for the purpose of reporting on development cost—either for billing, charge backs, or software capitalization purposes. It alleviates the double entry frustration developers experience when their organization requires them to fill out weekly or monthly timesheets. By capturing timesheet entries in CA Agile Central, CA Agile Central Time Tracker saves developers' time and collects more accurate project cost estimates by recording daily hours spent on development work. CA Agile Central Time Tracker also features a Sum of Time Spent option. This allows the tracking of total hours spent on stories or defects, including time on tasks associated with stories and defects.

Some of the benefits of Time Tracking allow you to:

  • Enter hours retroactively
  • Multiple users can enter time against the same task, defect, or story
  • Navigate to previous/next week in timesheet view
  • Add or remove existing CA Agile Central task, defect, story, project as a timesheet entry
  • View daily and weekly totals
  • View and update tasks to dos from timesheet
  • Personal timesheet report (PDF) for current or past week
  • Automatically populate timesheet with tasks owned by current user
  • Scope timesheet content to the current workspace
To enable Time Tracker for a workspace, edit a specific workspace and select Enable Time Tracker field in the General section of the workspace detail page .

Use the optional CA Agile Central Time Tracker module in several places:

  • My Home → Timesheet page where team members can enter the hours they spent on development work daily and update their tasks to dos. This page provides one interface to enter hours (hours spent so far and hours remaining on tasks).
  • Reports → Add New (Report Designer) shows a timesheet report type for organizers to generate aggregate reports on time spent by their team. Using custom fields on stories and defects to record accounting codes allow sophisticated reporting by accounting codes.
  • The Task Detail page has a read-only Time Spent field that shows the total of all hours reported in timesheets for the task. This field is used in the Report Designer to calculate the total number of hours spent on defects and stories.

CA Agile Central Time Tracker provides Web Services API access (TimeEntry and TimeEntryValue objects) to integrate time data tracked in CA Agile Central with other time and attendance systems.

Note: Existing customers currently using the task Actuals field to track development time and cost will find CA Agile Central Time Tracker a better solution for reporting time spent on calendar boundaries (days, weeks, months). To avoid developer confusion, hide the task Actuals field from view when you adopt CA Agile Central Time Tracker.

For more information on CA Agile Central Time Tracker, click here.

Track and report billable time includes the following:


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