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Generic Resources in Tempo Planner Merged

Is there any possibility of creating Generic Resources in Tempo Planner to be used in cases where a certain type of resource is required but it has not been decided exactly who will fill that need at the moment of the request / planning).


  • Vince Ciaravella
  • Aug 19 2020
  • Planned
Tempo Products Tempo Planner
Tempo Platform On-Premise
  • Admin
    Mayank Agarwal commented
    18 Jan 12:16am

    Correction- This feature is currently release for Planner Cloud. We are planning the release on server/DC in February. Thanks

  • Admin
    Mayank Agarwal commented
    2 Dec, 2021 04:46pm

    After a successful trial period in our TempoLab Early Access Program, we’re excited to announce a new feature for our Planner cloud customers - Generic Resources. This new feature allows customers to assign generic (unnamed) resources to tasks and plans, either as a standalone placeholder in Planner or as part of Tempo Teams, when the owner has yet to be identified.

    This much-requested new feature makes planning future activities more accurate, even when full details are still to be decided.

    You can read more about assigning generic resources in our Help Center.

  • Vince Ciaravella commented
    21 Sep, 2020 03:31pm

    There are 2 scenarios which fit this situation and where a "Generic Resource" would apply perfectly (we had this functionality available in our old EPPM (Planview))

    1. Often when a resource leaves the project (or the firm) the resource is not replaced instantly and this visibility is hard to interpret in Planner without a Generic Resource.

    2. At the planning stages of an Initiative, specific resources are not yet identified but for planning purposes the resources types/roles are (i.e. Java Developer).


    Vince Ciaravella