What are the benefits of using Projects / Tasks over Activities in Web TimeSheet?
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Activities are common functions that are performed across multiple projects. For example, a consulting company has three core functions – budgeting, design, and testing – that must be performed for every project they complete. Instead of adding these to each project as tasks, the functions can be defined globally as activities. Users can enter time against any activity to which they are assigned. Time can also be entered against a task and an activity in combination.
Project / Task:
A project is a set of related tasks that project team members can enter hours against. For each project you create, you can define the following options,
The task structure:
For example, a project can be comprised of up to 10 levels of hierarchical tasks and sub-tasks, or a project can have no sub-tasks, and team members can simply enter time against the project as a whole.
Clients associated with the project and how they will be billed.
Expenses team members are allowed to claim for the project.
Project team members, who are allowed to enter time against each project task or against the project as a whole.
Estimates for time to task completion, cost, and incurred expenses. These can be used to view project progress in reports and in the progress bar graph in users' timesheets.
Projects can include multiple tasks, organized in up to ten hierarchical levels. Each task can be assigned unique information and task assignments.