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Reach your home page by pointing your browser to http://app.projectorpsa.com/dashboard or choosing Topics | Deliver | My Home Page

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Permissions and Settings

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Announcements are messages that all employees see when they view their dashboard. It is used for company messaging. If you have questions about the content of your announcements then please contact your Projector administrator. Administrators can change announcement messages from the Projector Web Editor.

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Time & Expenses

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Timesheets needing your attention are shown in this section. The first link is always to the Current timesheet for this week. You may also have additional links to weeks with missing, draft, or rejected time. Hovering over a specific week invokes a popup that tells you why the week needs your attention.

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Weeks with rejected or draft time cards are always shown in this list. Once the rejected or draft time is corrected, the week will be removed. Missing time is shown only for open accounting periods and if it is less than eight weeks old. To remove a week from the list, click the trashcan icon ( Image Removed Image Added).

Time Needing Attention

Description

Draft

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.

Missing

Your organization expects you to enter a minimum number of hours either per day or per week. You need to submit additional hours to reach this minimum. The number of missing hours is shown in red on your time entry screen.

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 one to view the rejection reason. Make your corrections and resubmit the time. You can also delete rejected time by clearing the hours and clicking Save.

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This section also includes a list of expense reports with draft or rejected expenses. Hover over an expense report name to view a tooltip about its current status. 

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Alerts

This section shows you things that need your attention. 

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Delivery Alerts

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The headlines section links out to articles you may find useful. The articles come from RSS feeds that your organization has subscribed to. The most recent twenty feeds are shown. 

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Stats

Projector automatically calculates statistics about your performance for the previous year and this year. This includes both your utilization and the amount of time-off you have taken. Each is discussed in detail in their respective sections below. Current year's numbers are for Jan 1 to the end of the previous 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.

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Utilization

The utilization section shows your billable, chargeable, productive, and total utilization percentages. You may see only some of these values, or none of these values, depending on whether your system administrator has chosen to display it. Only approved time is counted in these statistics.them. Calculations are made using these parameters

  • the numerator is Submitted + Approved hours from Jan-1 through the end of last week. 
  • the denominator is your expected working hours. Expected working hours vary by installation. See Utilization Basis Hours.

If your resource type should change during the course of the year, your targets will be based upon a weighted average of your resource types. 

You'll notice that your utilization bars not only display a percentage, but  also colored dots and possibly a dark gray marker. The dark gray marker is your target. The idea is to keep your dot within it. The dots color is determined by your administrator. A common scenario would be green (good) when within the dark gray line and red (bad) when outside of it.

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When calculating utilization for your dashboard, Projector uses what we call the capacity method. This is a measure of the amount of work you have done compared to what you could have done. For example, if you typically work a forty hour week, but only log 30 hours, you were 75% utilized. The reason why you worked 30 hours might be because you took time-off, had a company holiday, or perhaps you just forgot to show up (wink). How each organization handles these cases is different. Some might consider you 100% utilized in the above scenario because holidays are holidays. Others might not. So you should consult your administrator if you are curious how your numbers are calculated. The table below gives you a short example of each utilization type.

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The time-off area shows the number of submitted hours and approved hours you have taken off through end of last week. The reasons for time off vary by organization and are set via the Time Off Reason Editor

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My Favorite Searches

You can create favorite searches for all sorts of things in Projector Web. Time cards, cost cards, projects, etc. Set favorite a search, see Flex Search and Smart Grid and look for the "Save and Favorite It!" section.

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My Dashboards

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Each week has a box underneath that fills up with hours. This gives you a quick visualization of your expected time commitment to each project.

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Summary

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.

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Project Info

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

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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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