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Need more functionality for compliance: prevent logging time by checking account status date


  • our jira instance uses "Initiatives" (the hierarchy ticket-> epic -> initiative come from Jira portfolio)

  • custom scriptrunner scripts tie account (and its status) to initiative (and its status)


  • Monday Mar 30 2020, Jira admin changes status of initiative ET-170801 from "inactive" to "active"

  • ...immediately Script makes corresponding account 44019 active . (initiative is tied to account key 44019. )

  • On Tues Mar 31, "Joe User" files timesheet for previous week on logs time for Friday Mar 27 to ticket NT-10101 (which rolls up to ET-170801 and is tied to account 44019)

Desired Result

  • Tempo UI blocks Joe User from logging time on Mar 27 to NT-10101. "Account was not active at this date"

Actual Result

  • Tempo UI allowsJoe User to log time on Mar 27 to NT-10101. "Account was not active at this date"

  • Guest
  • May 14 2020
  • Future consideration
Tempo Products Tempo Timesheets
Tempo Platform On-Premise
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  • Guest commented
    29 May, 2020 12:40pm

    From one of our finance folk:

    A resource [i.e. person] that books cap eligible time to a project prior to the project’s actual start date is a direct SOX deficiency because that has a potential downstream impact to P&L reporting, which gets reported out to shareholders

    more details:

    specifications are in Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the "Act").

    In addition we comply with GAAP rules as well:

    U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Guidance:

    Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 350-40 Intangibles - Goodwill and Other - Internal-Use Software (ASC


    ASC 350-50 Intangibles - Goodwill and Other - Website Development Costs (ASC 350-50)

    ASC 360-10 Property, Plant and Equipment - Overall (ASC 360-10)

    ASC 835-20 Capitalization of Interest (ASC 835-20)

    ASC 985-20 Software - Costs of Software to be Sold, Leased, or Marketed (ASC 985-20)

  • Hlynur Johnsen commented
    22 May, 2020 09:39am

    Hi William,

    Unfortunately we do not support time based account statuses today. We use other mechanisms, such as the scheduler, to close time logging on a period basis.

    We are looking into the feasibility of supporting this, but I would be interested to know what specific regulation you need to be in compliance with. This will help us evaluate the business case for an improvement like this.


    Hlynur Johnsen

  • Guest commented
    19 May, 2020 03:26pm

    hi kristin,

    we have this setting correct, i.e. this is unchecked:

    'user can log time for closed and archived accounts'

    the bug in tempo is as follows:

    - tempo does not check the 'worklog date' against the "date the account was opened"

  • Kristín Hreinsdóttir commented
    18 May, 2020 05:37pm

    Hi William and thanks for the feedback. There is a configuration to prevent users from logging on Closed and Archived Accounts. Can you verify you setting. See documentation: https://tempo-io.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/THC/pages/292978789/Configuring+Logging+Time+Options+-+Tempo+Server