The new generation of Tempo is here!
Tempo Cloud for JIRA is a major milestone in our “cloud first” journey. Alongside the migration to the new Tempo Cloud for JIRA, we have been focusing on creating new and improved features with a focus on easier navigation and usability. With the latest framework, we are now able to increase the frequency of releases and add integrations with other applications.
Here’s a sneak preview of the top three features that are in development now.
[callout class="tip"]Get the latest about the new platform from product management here.[/callout]
#1 Simple time tracking with Tempo
With the new Tempo for Chrome extension you can track and visualize the progress of your JIRA issues in real-time from all windows in JIRA.
Simply start a tracker, or multiple trackers, from the bottom corner of your browser. Attach a JIRA issue and add a short description to log work in Tempo without navigating any further.
The Tempo for Chrome extension is free and will be available from the Apps page in Tempo Cloud.
[callout class="user"]Tempo offers multiple ways of logging your time to suit individual needs. What do you prefer for time tracking in JIRA? The user timesheet, the calendar view, from a JIRA issue view, using the real-time trackers, the mobile app, or from your favorite chat tool?[/callout]
We have also been working on a new way to manage approvals in Tempo.
‘Approvals overview’ is a central place to manage all approvals, including timesheets, grace periods if you need to add or edit worklog after periods close, and give you access to your personal plans — such as approved vacation days — if Tempo Planner is enabled.
#2 Keep projects under control
The reporting functionality in Tempo is continuously being improved upon and can now be sorted in more detail than before.
On the report grouping level, we have been working on creating the functionality to group by accounts, giving you the opportunity to pivot your data with even greater granularity.
In order to enable better access to a range of different options and file formats to export, we plan on improving the PDF export with the ability to export both planning and budget data.
We also know that many of our users need to create the same reports regularly. Whether it be monthly salary reports, quarterly financial reports or other reports that recur on a cycle. To make it easier, we have been working on a system to allow you to save your reports as templates for later use. We are very excited about this feature and we know that many of you are too.
#3 Manage shared resources when Tempo Planner is enabled
With Tempo Planner enabled, you can manage shared resources across your teams. Coming soon is the new resource overview that provides users with a high-level view to see plans for resources and determine resource availability as well as to find available resources quickly.
The new features in Tempo Planner also include the plan approvals, which is being rolled out over the next days. A team member can request time off by submitting their plans for approval.
This means that users can always plan their own time, but can only submit their plans for an approval to their supervisor if they have Tempo Planner enabled.
Other highlights in Tempo
This month, we released the Tempo scheduler among other features.
The Scheduler can be configured to automatically close periods and to remind users to add or edit worklogs in preparation for the closing of a period.
If you have Tempo Administrator permissions, you can configure it within Tempo Administration under Scheduler Configuration. A closing date can be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
You can also grant grace periods in Tempo if a team member needs more time to complete a timesheet. Learn more about reviewing and approving team timesheets here.
Updates for ‘Reports’ include the option to group by components and versions as well as the ability to create reports from templates.