Simultaneous time tracking

We’re new to using Monday.com, having subscribed last week. We’re loving 90% of it, but one of the massive issues is that you can’t have more than 1 person tracking time against the same item at the same time (be that ‘live’, or via a manual session addition).

It blew my mind to hear this wasn’t a feature - especially given you have to pay a lot more to access time tracking - and was wondering how people even use Monday.com without this? Do none of your teams have meetings about a task? Or work on the same project at the same time?

It’s absolutely fundamental to what we do and without this we’ll somewhat sadly have to cancel our account and find an alternative.

Even Xero, which we currently using to track time but is no way a project management system, does this.

Russell

Hey @jonesmillbank,

Thanks for reaching out here about this!

We know this is missing and it’s something which is on our roadmap. Right now, we’re focusing on improving some other areas of the platform so it isn’t going to be worked on in the immediate future but will be further down the line.

We’d be really sad to see you go because of this missing feature. I will try and find out a more clear estimate of when it’ll be developed and let you know what I hear.

Thanks :slight_smile:

If you could let me know that would be useful. Any longer than 2-3 weeks and we’ll have to say goodbye.

I honestly don’t know how anyone uses time tracking, I don’t think I know of anyone in any job who doesn’t have someone work with them on the same project/task (even if that’s in a project management role).

If I’m understanding your situation correctly, there are ways to track time simultaneously.

My company created our own Time Tracking board because the actual job boards have a lot of elements on it already. And this became the easiest way to track per job/project.

Maybe I’m not understanding the issue you’re having, but there is definitely a way for multiple people to track time on the same pulse.

Is that not a bodge? If Time Tracking worked as it should it would only be 1 more column. Now you have to have a whole other board, a column per person (8 in our case - totally unworkable for larger companies though) and a duplication of every project?

There are also different tasks per project, charged at different rates so there’d need to be (for us) 4 rows per project, or 4 ‘time tracking boards’ .

Seems a lot of work and a total bodge to get around the lack of a really basic feature. Like I said, Xero does time tracking fine and that’s not even a fully blown project management tool.

@Creative_Mamm_Al - This is cool, but what we love about Monday is that we can track time as we update individual things on individual items. This other board is less accurate to us, and have to remember to go there instead of seeing the timer and reminding myself.

@jonesmillbank The time tracking allows each user to track their own, simultaneously per pulse and the time tracked is indicated with avatars (per person tracking) now. Sometime in the last few months it became available, but my trouble is that we can’t summarize this in a dashboard report or any of the reports that allow us to use that field, because the summaries are by person assigned (which may be many or may change during the item’s lifecycle).

We need to report on who tracked the time, be able to correct time and be able to correct WHO did the time.

Thanks Monday!

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