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timesheet/accounting software with multiple levels of subtasks

timesheet/accounting software with multiple levels of subtasks

timesheet/accounting software with multiple levels of subtasks

Hi, it seems there are way too many timesheet/accounting software but almost none that have seen has multiple levels of subtask capability. So setting up a project with multiple levels is a big challange. Do u know any off the shelf software / web tool that can do tjos, as an example i want to have strycture as follows if needed:


RE: timesheet/accounting software with multiple levels of subtasks

I don't know how many sub-tasks our program can provide but I do know it allows for Project - phase - task. Not sure if it goes deeper than that. We use Deltek.

RE: timesheet/accounting software with multiple levels of subtasks

I think you'll find that the more complicated the time charging system, the less likely that employees will enter their time right. Keep it simple.

RE: timesheet/accounting software with multiple levels of subtasks

We use Infocus (one of Deltek's competitors). While we don't have it set up exactly as you are looking for, I believe it can be set up that way.

RE: timesheet/accounting software with multiple levels of subtasks

I'm familiar with Deltek also. Quite the expensive bit of software, but necessary for compliance in certain industries.
As @jayrod12 said, Project.Phase.Task is the main job number. One more field, Work Order, can be used to subdivide one step further.

As an employee that has to keep track of my time down to the 0.1 hours, exactly to the work order level, I can't emphasis the truth in @JedClampett's statement. Our program managers spend most of their day reviewing time charging and correcting the charges than they do managing programs (some days). I don't think that level of detail is adding the value they were hoping for when they implemented it.


RE: timesheet/accounting software with multiple levels of subtasks

If one is tracking personal work for billing clients then go for however much detail you like.

As a long time wage slave I tired of the work tracking games, where ill defined tasks with vague goals were broken into shard like piece of overlapping descriptions. Had too many program managers come down weeks after the work was done to demand the timesheets, already submitted and approved, get changes made because they decided it made their numbers look better if they reclassified the work, while also making the workers look like idiots or criminals for mis-charging the programs.

For one program I ended up buying a Palm Pilot to use a time-tracking app because of that 0.1 hour crap. I'd start on a task, then get a call on another one, then get back to the first, to be interrupted by an ad hoc meeting, then be told to work another task. I think the max was 20 charge numbers in one day. I presume there are now iPhone or Android apps to manage this now.

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