When we said we were adding even more enterprise features to Tempo in the near future, we really meant it! Building on the Workload Schemes that were included in our last release, today we’re launching Tempo 7.6, replete with new Holiday Schemes, which work in tandem with our Workload Schemes.
What Are Holiday Schemes?
Holiday Schemes and Workload Schemes work in tandem with one another, but are a distinguishable example of Tempo’s new flexibility options for large organizations with distributed teams around the globe, and even for smaller teams with employees working on different schedules, such as part-time employees.
With Tempo’s Workload Schemes, Tempo Admins can create various workload schemes, designating work days and days off, and the required hours per day, and then assign users and groups to these schemes. Their Tempo timesheets will reflect the workload schemes to which they are assigned.
Likewise, our new Holiday Schemes enable Tempo Admins to create schemes based on floating and fixed holidays and organizational days off, and then assign users and groups to these schemes. These are separate from our Workload Schemes, but together, they generate the work requirements that are reflected in employee timesheets.
These Holiday Schemes are useful for distributed teams working internationally, and thus have different public holidays, and also for organizations that allow employees to observe different cultural or religious holidays.
Here’s an example of how the new Holiday Schemes work. A Default Scheme is initially added in Tempo, but Tempo Admins will need to update this scheme to designate non-working days, and then move users and groups out of the Default Scheme and into others, if desired.
To create a new Holiday Scheme, or to update the automatic Default Scheme, a Tempo Admin simply designates a name of the Fixed or Floating holiday (fixed are holidays that fall on the same day each year, like Christmas, while floating holidays, like Easter, do not), then a brief description, duration, and the date of the holiday, then clicks the Add button.
There’s a lot more to this release!
Issue Timesheet and Report now easily accessible
Tempo’s Issue Timesheet and Report views have not been easily accessible from the Tempo navigation menu, and to access these views, users need to go into a JIRA issue and select to view a Tempo Timesheet or Report from there. We’ve made life easier by adding an Issue picker in this drop-down. Select Issue, which will take users to the Issue timesheet view. From there, you can toggle back and forth from the Tempo Timesheet and Report view.
Filter View added in User Timesheet
A new filter has been added to the user interface, allowing users to view different issues based on a designated filter to be displayed in the User Timesheet. This is similar to Tempo’s Advanced Timesheet view, but it differs, as the User Timesheet will display issues regardless of whether work has been logged on them. Only issues in the filtered results will display.
The maximum number of issues displayed in the User Timesheet view has also been increased from 100 to 500 issues. If a filter search results in more than 500 issues, a link is displayed to the filter so users can then narrow their search.
Tempo’s Real-Time Time Tracker bar can now be paused
This has been a highly requested feature that we’re happy to finally offer to users. Tempo’s Real-time Time Tracker bar has a new look-and-feel, which will display if the tracker is selected from Tempo’s main navigation list.
The tracker can be paused or stopped while running.
The tracker can also be started from the Issue Action list, as has been the case since its introduction.
Select a Sub-task from Issue Timesheet and Report views
An option has been added to the Issue Timesheet and Report views so that you can now display all sub-tasks attached to a JIRA Issue.
Filter option added to the Tempo Log Work Dialog
A new filter panel has been added to Tempo’s Log Work dialog, enabling users to restrict the Issue Picker search to a selected filter, either from the users’ own filters or from their favorited filters.
Planned and Billed Columns Added to Excel Export
And, there’s even more
This release is jam-packed, so head on over to the release notes for a list of all of the features, improvements, and fixes that have been added.
Upgrading to Tempo 7.6 is free for all customers with an active Tempo license. New customers can purchase a license for JIRA download or JIRA OnDemand through the Atlassian Marketplace. Monthly and annual subscription pricing is available for Tempo OnDemand. (Please note that Tempo 7.6 will be released for OnDemand within the upcoming weeks.)