(Originally posted by jcody)
I have a similar problem in that timesheets are approved which are over the allowed estimated hours. It would greatly improve administration if this could be a configuration option to stop people entering hours past the estimated value.
Even though the task progress bar is over 100%, it is ignored by both the user and the approvers which means more work at the administration side of the business when processing the end of the month accounts.
Can this be considered as an idea please!
We are just about to add a validation rule that can be configured to prevent time entry once estimates are reached. This has been built on our newest platform, which unfortunately I don't think either of you are on right now. However, if you move to it in future this functionality would be available to you. If you are interested in talking with someone about moving to the new platform, please let me know. They would need to work with you to assess your suitability to move at this time.
I have been testing out the new feature with the aim to migrate our timesheets to the new timesheet template but the way the feature has been implemented is an "all or nothing"! For us, I want this feature enabled on our projects where there is a fixed budget but have it open ended for the others. For this feature to work as it stands, all projects must have a budget and unfortunately that's not the case for those users regarded as overheads and where there is no budget necessary for them e.g. office admin.
I have talked with our Replicon Rep and what would be a useful extension is to have a flag at the project or task level to indicate whether the rule applies or not. This would give us the flexibility to mix and match when the rule is applied.