In Forecast, you can set up your personal working hours through your profile settings. This article explains how you can do that and also how your set working hours affect your utilization and your timesheets.
This article covers:
Configuring your Working Hours
To configure your working hours:
- Click on your icon on the top right corner of your screen from anywhere in Forecast.
- Select My Profile.
- Click on the Account Configuration tab.
- Scroll down to the “Working Hours” section.
- Click on any of the tabs to add, remove or edit hours on any of the days of the week.
Understanding how working hours operate
Whenever you update working hours, it affects certain aspects of your Forecast personal profile and subsequently the company's Forecast account. Those are your timesheets and your daily utilization.
Working hours within timesheets
In regards to your timesheets, depending on the number of hours you told the system you are expected to work each day, you will also have that amount as that day's cap.
- If you have 8 working hours in a day, then in your timesheets you would be expected to log 8 hours for that day.
- If you do not meet the target for that day, it will subsequently affect the sum of hours for that week.
- At the end of the week a warning will appear on the timesheets to warn about the lack of hours.
- If no working hours are set on a particular day in the settings, it will appear as greyed out, meaning you are not expected to register time during that day.
Working hours within daily utilization
In terms of utilization, working hours affect how many hours you and your team members are available to work each day. This means that in the Schedule People heatmap your daily/weekly/monthly available hours to work will be dependent on how many hours you set yourself to work each day of the week.