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Your Home page is designed to surface relevant, actionable information to you. The page is broken down into cards. Rearrange cards through drag and drop. Hide cards you are not interested in seeing. Some cards can be resized vertically.

The following cards are available:

  • Announcements
  • Time
  • Time Off
  • Expenses
  • Utilization
  • Schedule
  • Management Alerts
  • Dashboards

Reach your home page by pointing your browser to https://app.projectorpsa.com/x/Dashboard or clicking Home in the Main Nav.

Permissions and Settings

Who can potentially access each card type?

CardAccessPermission Required
AnnouncementsEveryoneChange Announcements from the Projector Web Editor
Management AlertsEveryoneThis card is only shown if you have action items. See the Management Alerts section to learn more.
Dashboards EveryoneRequires the Advanced Analytics Module. Available dashboards are based on your user type. To add, edit, or remove a dashboard see the User Type Editor.
TimeResourcesNone
Time OffResourcesNone. Define time off reasons and balances from the Time Off Reason Editor. Set available reasons based on Resource Type.
ExpensesResourcesNone
ScheduleResourcesNone. Hours can be suppressed via the stage setting Display Booked Roles on Dashboard. Often used when planning stage work shouldn't be shown to resources yet.
UtilizationResourcesMade available based on your Resource Type. Utilization is the ratio of hours to expected hours. The denominator used depends on the Utilization Basis Hours formula chosen.


If you have the cost center permission View Employee Home Page for Others then you can view the home page of other users. Everything you see on the page is what that user would see except for Management Alerts. If you want to see someone else's management alerts use a proxy user.


To hide cards you are not interested in use the gear icon  in the upper right. 

Links at the bottom of the page are set using the Projector Web Editor.


Announcements

Announcements are always shown at the top of the page. They are used for company messaging. Administrators change announcements from the Projector Web Editor.

Time

The Time card shows your timesheets for last week, this week, and hours entered today. A warning icon  is displayed if you have missing, rejected, or unsubmitted time for a given week or day. Hover over a warning link and a popup tells you which weeks need your attention.


Time Needing Attention

Description

Missing

Your organization expects you to enter a minimum number of hours either per day or per week. Submit additional hours to reach this minimum. If you do not plan to enter the time you can dismiss the warning from Enter Time.

Missing time is shown for only the last eight weeks and if the accounting period is open for time.

Rejected

Time cards can be rejected for many reasons - some of them automatic, some of them manual. Rejected time cards appear red in time entry. Click on the card to review the rejection reason. Make corrections and resubmit the time. You can also delete rejected time clicking Delete Card.

Unsbumitted

You have entered and saved the time, but not submitted it for approval yet. Submit the time for approval or delete the time cards to clear the flagged week.


Time Off

The Time Off card shows one row for each time off reason you have used this year.

Reported time off consists of submitted and approved hours from the beginning of the year through the end of last week. 

Upcoming time off consists of unapproved and approved requests from the start of this week through the end of this year. 

Your next planned day off is shown. To request more time off, view historical time off summaries, time off balances, and more go to Request additional time off

Expenses

The Expenses card shows rejected, draft, submitted, approved, and paid (but not yet received) expense reports. Click the Create expense report link to start a new expense report. Click View all expense reports link to browse all expense reports for all of time.


Management Alerts

Management alerts surface action items you are responsible for. Alerts are based on your permissions. For details, see the table below.

AlertDescriptionPermissions
Approve submitted timeTime submitted against projects and time off

A project has specified you as an approver

You can approve time off for a cost center

You are the time off approver on a resource's profile

Approve time off requestsA resource has requested time off in the future

You can approve time off requests for a cost center

You are the time off request approver on a resource's profile

Approve submitted expensesExpenses submitted against a project

A project has specified you as an approver

Approve expenses to payApproved project expenses that need to be reimbursedYou can approve to pay for a cost center
Approve expenses to invoiceApproved project expenses that need to be included on an invoiceYou can approve to invoice for a cost center
Approve resource requestsA resource is requested to work a project

You are a project manager for the project

You have cost center permissions for a project

Name unnamed bookingsAn unnamed booking exists on a project

You are a project manager for the project

You have cost center permissions to book on a project

Invoices needing your approvalAn invoice needs PM, Finance, or Management approval

You are a PM for a project's invoice

You have a cost center permission to finance approve invoices

You have a cost center permission to management approve invoices



Utilization

Your organization can choose to track up to four types of utilization. Statistics are shown for last year and for this year through the end of last week. We do not include the current week because it is likely the time is still in flux. This could result in skewed statistics, particularly at the beginning of the year. To view details, hover your mouse over a bar to see a tooltip.


Only submitted and approved time counts.

Utilization = Reported Hours / Basis Hours

Your Basis Hours are dependent upon your installation settings. Ask your administrator how your basis hours are calculated. Projector uses the capacity method here. 

If your targets change during the course of the year, for example due to a promotion, your targets are based upon a weighted average.


TypeDescription
BillableHours on a billable project regardless of whether a client can be billed for it
ChargeableHours on a billable project that ARE billed to a client
ProductiveHours on a billable project and hours on special non-billable project flagged as important
TotalAll hours


A utilization bar fills from left to right as you approach 100%. If there is a thicker section of the bar it represents a target range. In the screenshot below there is a 75% to 100% target. When you are within the range the bar is green. When below yellow. When above red. 

The table below gives you a short example of each utilization type.

Examples

Description

Total

Total utilization is a measure of how many hours you worked vs. what you are expected to work. For example, if you only worked thirty of forty hours in a week then your total utilization would be 75%.

Billable

Billable utilization is a measure of how many of your hours can potentially be billed. If you work forty hours, but twenty were on non-billable projects, then your billable utilization is 50%.

ChargeableChargeable utilization is a measure of how many of your hours were actually billed to a client. If you work forty hours, but only 10 were billed, your chargeable utilization is 25%.

Productive

Productive utilization is a measure of how much of your time the organization considers productive. It is determined by the type of engagement you are working on. If you are a sales person, you may generate very little billable work, but your work is certainly productive because you are bringing in billable work. If you work a 40 hour week, and 32 hours are on sales, then your productive utilization is 80%.


Dashboards

The Dashboards card is customized on a per organization basis. Because of that, we cannot predict what kinds of information your administrators have chosen to display here. Use the dropdown box to switch between dashboards. Below is an example dashboard we have built. 

Schedule

The Schedule card details projects and tasks your organization expects you to work the next six weeks. It gives a quick visual representation of your time commitment this week. 

Depending on how your organization schedules hours you may be scheduled by the day or week. For example, I am expected to work 4 hours on Tuesday or I am expected to work 20 hours for the week. The current and next week show schedules down to the day. The following four weeks are aggregated.

Each row has boxes that represent your working hours. The box fills up as hours are added. 

At the bottom of the assignments window there is a Summary section. The summary section adds up all the hours for the week, giving you an idea of your workload. Weeks where you are overallocated will turn red.

Click on a project name to display additional information about it - like code, your role, managers, and description.

Your organization may choose to provide links to web based assets. These assets can be changed by an administrator on the Projector Web Editor.


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