Last year we added the ability to quickly move lots of time from one project to another. Today, we round out this bulk action by adding the ability to quickly move lots of time from one task to another, making it even easier to keep your team’s time accurate.

Here’s a common scenario. It’s Friday night, and you’ve got just one more to-do before the weekend: check on your team’s time. Everything looks good until you realize, uh oh, your team’s been tracking time to the wrong task all week!

Maybe they’re still getting used to a task restructure. Or perhaps a project had the wrong task added to it. Or maybe the client changed the scope of work and that update wasn’t implemented yet on the project.

Whatever the cause, it used to mean that you had to edit every single time entry. One. By. One…

How to Quickly Move Time between Tasks

Now, you no longer have to spend your time editing time. Our latest feature helps move a lot of entries between tasks with just a few clicks.

If you’re an Administrator, run a Detailed Time Report for the time entries you’d like to edit, then use the Bulk Actions menu to choose to Move hours to another task. With a quick confirmation, you can move thousands of entries to a different task, saving time, and keeping your account accurate and up to date.

A Few Details about Moving Time

Here’s a quick rundown of some special cases that you might run into when moving time to a new task:

  • If the task you’re moving time to isn’t on the project(s) of your selected time entries, we’ll assign that task to the project(s) for you.
  • If hours are approved, you can still move them.
  • If hours are invoiced, you won’t be able to move them. That could cause your invoices to get out of step with your projects.

The next time you discover a time tracking error, we hope our bulk move actions—both moving time between projects and moving time between tasks—help you save even more time to better spend elsewhere. Happy tracking!