Time tracking helps to keep an eye on the time you’re spending and can be an eye-opener as to where your time actually goes.
In Scoro, there are multiple ways to track your time. If you haven't done so already, catch up on your reading on tasks and time entries, as these are the basis for time tracking in Scoro.
In addition to logging time manually under your tasks, you can use the Time tracker that does it for you. Thanks to the easy and automatic time tracking, you get truly accurate detailed reporting on all activities.
Note! Time tracker is an available starting from the Standard plan.
Let's take a look at different ways to use the Time tracker!
Just pick any task or time entry from your task list and start tracking time while doing the assignment. Click on the time entry icon on the task line and select Start time tracker. If you start the tracker on the task line, a new time entry is created under the task and the time is logged under it.
Or to start tracking time for a time entry, click on the time entry icon in front of the time entry and select Start time tracker.
You can instantly see the time running on the header of your site.
Or, instead, start a tracker from any view in Scoro. You can access the Time tracker wherever you are in Scoro just by clicking the tracker icon in the header of your site. Or if the time is already running, just click on it to open the tracker menu.
You can see all your scheduled tasks and time entries listed in the Time tracker menu.
In the tracker menu you can see:
- tasks that have active time entry logging
- tasks with a deadline today
- tasks that have a time entry scheduled for today
- other tasks from your task list arranged by deadline
In the menu, you can also see other users' tasks, if there is a time entry scheduled for you under it. These tasks are displayed in a lighter grey.
You can mark a time entry done directly from the tracker. If you want to modify or delete your time entry, click on the three dots at the end of the row.
Hover over the task priority icon (turns into a pencil icon) to see the preview of the task, and click on it to open task modify view and make changes to the task. Click on the name of the task to open the task detailed view.
To begin tracking time, press the Start time tracker button.
- If you click the start button on the task level, the tracker will automatically create a new time entry and start logging time under it.
- If you click the start button on the time entry level, the tracker will continue tracking time for that time entry.
When the time is running, the Start button turns into a Pause button. When clicking on it, the time stops, but the time entry remains in the menu list. The time entry will be logged under the task once it's marked as done.
You can also add new time entry directly from the Add time entry button in the tracker.
To search for any specific task or time entry, type the name of the task or description of the time entry into the search box.
In addition the previously mention options, you can start tracking time in the task detailed view. Either click on the Start time tracker button, in which case a new time entry is created under the task. Or click on the Start button next to an already existing time entry.
In addition, you can log time for any ad-hoc activity. Just push the bigger blue Start button in the Time tracker menu. Instantly, a new task is created.
You can quickly fill in the task name, add an activity type, contact, project, and other details as a time entry description. Make sure you save the task. Or click Cancel to delete the task you just created.
You can open the full-size task modify view to add all relevant details to the task.
In any view, you can pause the active tracker and start another one. You can only have one active tracker running at a time – no multitasking.
Ready, set, start tracking now!
You can use the Time tracker time count as billable time to easily create a sales invoice for your customer. Read more on time-billing and how to set it up.