Resource template shows allocated and actual hours but NOT the client name. How absurd is this!

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I need to run a report to show:
Project Code
Client Name
Project Name
Project Manager
Delivery Assurance
User Name
Allocated Hours
Actual Hours
Week Start

and would love to have staff comments to actual hours.

However, for my surprise, a resource template that provides allocated and actual hours does NOT provide Client name. I can NOT understand how a template that provides hours allocated and hours worked does not provide the client name!!!

I have to hear from Replicon's tech team that sorry but you need to run two reports (as usual) and combine them.

We are in the era of PRODUCTIVITY, this is NOT productive, this is OLD, where people have to work purely based on stuck templates and have to do manual work that could be easily automated.
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Castro, Thiago

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Hi Thiago,

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused.

I was able to access your Replicon Instance using the remote support credentials you provided to our representative. I have created a new report called - "Replicon Test Report for Allocated Vs Actual Data" and it has all the columns that were specified above.

The report is based on "Task Time, Expense, Cost & Billing data template". I request you to please check and let us know if the same works for you 

Thanks,
Aashnee
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Castro, Thiago

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Hi Aashnee,

No the report doesn't bring everything. If you run/export the report you will see that the date is missing to allocated hours.

I don't think this is rocket science. 

The outcome I'm trying to achieve here is, forecast visibility:

Simple show, Which consultant was allocated to each project an how many hours they have actually done.

Allocated staff A to project B for X hours. 
Staff A has done Y hours instead.

That way I can see where the staff is being allocated and what is the discrepancy between allocated hours VS actual hours, that way I can liaise with the project manager to discuss any difference and why.

Staff forecasting can have huge impact if not done properly. Bad outcomes of bad resourcing can be, hiring extra staff with no need; Having wrong staff on wrong projects; Over allocate staff when we could have hired more.

Data is all about visualization to better decision making. The way I have data distributed from Replicon doesn't give me productivity and is quite a hurdle to accomplish the desired outcome.
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Castro, Thiago

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@ashnee

6 days since my response. Any updates?
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Castro, Thiago

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@ashnee

6 days since my response. Any updates?
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Aashnee Kamboj, Community Moderator

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Hi Thiago,

We apologize for the delay in responding to the post. We could see a date column that could be added for the same. Is there a convenient time we can reach out to you and have a quick configuration of the report done?
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Castro, Thiago

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Aasshnee,

I'm in the office usually 9am-5pm

There's no need to contact me, it's just matter of adding the appropriate column.

Not rocket science in my opinion.
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Castro, Thiago

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This is mark as solved. Which is Incorrect!!!!!!!
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Aashnee Kamboj, Community Moderator

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HI Thiago,

The reason why we wanted a quick conversation with you is to confirm why your instance is not providing you with the date option. I am checking internally if we still have the remote administration to your instance. If yes I will check it internally and update you
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Castro, Thiago

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I can see that you still have access until 24/05/2018 however another 3 weeks has passed and issue still not resolved.
Report name: Replicon Test Report for Allocated Vs Actual Data