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Display planned time from Tempo planner

The cost tracker currently displays "Time Spent" could it also display "Planned Time" if Tempo Planner is also installed. 

This could act as a very simplistic "Revenue Forecast" for long projects that have set milestones that get invoiced once all the required tasks have been completed.

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  • Sourabh Jagavkar commented
    12 Sep, 2023 03:29pm

    Hi All,

    This feature is now available to all of our users. We appreciate your patience and all the feedback. You can learn more about this feature here.


  • Frank Vidal commented
    21 Aug, 2023 03:09pm

    Here is screenshot of what I am seeing...

  • Frank Vidal commented
    21 Aug, 2023 03:08pm


    How does this work exactly? What needs to be configured upfront in order to display the planned time? I'm viewing the Team screen in Cost Tracker for a project and I'm not seeing the "Remaining" values, but the planned time is in Planner. Does Planner have to be connected to Cost Tracker in some way?

  • Sourabh Jagavkar commented
    21 Aug, 2023 02:41pm

    Hi All,

    We are glad to announce that this feature is now available in Tempolabs. We encourage you all to try it and provide any feedback you may have around it.


    Sourabh Jagavkar

    Tempo Product Management Team

  • Kevin Gérard commented
    24 May, 2023 11:54am

    Not sure if this matches this request, but i would need the same in the issue view, Now in the tempo section we have 'estimated' and 'spent hours', i would need 'planned time' there as well

  • Brian Draper commented
    10 Jan, 2023 01:53pm

    Is there any planned release date for this feature? It's critical to forecasting cost and should be relatively easy to implement as you already have all the resources in both Cost Tracker and Planner, and the associated rates. If you could pull the forecasted hours into Cost Tracker and apply the rates you'd have a reasonable cost forecast. If you are still looking for someone to discuss this with, I'd be happy to provide input as needed and/or test out possible solutions.

  • Sourabh Jagavkar commented
    3 Jan, 2023 04:49pm

    Hi Danielle,

    Thanks for sharing your idea. I've opened up a few more time slots. Please feel free to book a meeting so we can connect and discuss this further.

    Sourabh Jagavkar
    Tempo Product Management Team

  • Danielle Miles commented
    11 Nov, 2022 03:19pm

    Is there any further update on this? I tried to book a call through the link but it is no longer displaying any available times. I am really keen to know if and when this will be implemented.

  • Danielle Miles commented
    3 Nov, 2022 03:01pm

    We would like to be able to forecast using Planned Time and Cost Tracker. Ideally we want to be able to see planned time in cost tracker the same way we see logged time. We would then be able to plan a whole project and check the estimated costs ahead of the project starting.

    Using Tempo Planner alone only gives us an estimate of hours but ideally we would like to be able to see this translated into cost. We could use this for quoting project work eventually.

    Very interested to see how this is going to progress.

  • Sourabh Jagavkar commented
    14 Oct, 2022 11:59pm

    Hi All,

    We are glad to announce that we are currently planning an MVP version of this feature. As a first step this would be available within the latest Project Hours Approval feature which would enable Project Managers to review planned time prior to approving actual hours spent on the project.
    Here is a quick preview of the same:

    As we plan the next phases of this, it would be great to hear your inputs. If would like to share your thoughts and use cases you can set up a call with me.


    Sourabh Jagavkar
    Tempo Product Management Team

  • Daniel Fietta commented
    10 Jul, 2020 04:07pm

    This is super important and a quite basic feature. Should be easy to implement. Urgently needed here for some customers where we are thinking about implementing Tempo. But without this, it is only a part-cost tracker.

  • Adam Fenton commented
    2 Apr, 2020 01:19pm

    This is the most important missing feature imo!

  • Guest commented
    22 Jan, 2020 04:59pm

    This would be great, It's actually an expected function.

  • Guest commented
    19 Dec, 2019 06:47pm

    Glad this item is getting attention, awesome!

    I think there's a lot of valid points for both Planned time and Remaining Estimate. We actually use both for their own purposestherefore, representing both of them in Cost Tracker would be valuable. 

    (Along that same line, Original Estimate may also prove valuable, even if just the total cost of all Original Estimates. Of course Remaining and Original estimate would have to use a "default" cost I imagine. And Remaining and Original estimate are harder to graph as they don't have date logs like Planned Time does.)

    If I had to choose, my first choice would be Planned time for sure! Ideally:

    • Graph planned time as the forecasted costs beyond the historic costs
    • Display total $ of total 'past' cost + future "planned" cost

    In addition it may not be difficult to also:

    • Display total cost of Original Estimate (only) (using default cost rate)
    • Display total $ of total 'past' cost + costs of remaining estimates (using default cost rate)

    Just a bit of a brain dump :) :)

  • Mike Kondrashin commented
    19 Dec, 2019 05:47pm

    @Ingi I see your point about having the assignee on planner, but as the tasks progresses, remaining estimate will be much more accurate.


    We very often simply use tempo planner to book  a developer for a particular project/epic for a week/month, not meticulously planning exact tasks there.

  • Ingi Brown commented
    19 Dec, 2019 05:15pm

    Thanks for the feedback and definitively continue commenting on this. We're looking into starting to explore this functionality very soon so all your feedback helps us design the right solution! I understand the need for remaining estimates vs. planned time in Tempo Planner, the advantage for us of Planner is that we can know who it's planned for and use that person's cost rate for forecasted cost solutions. To be continued..

  • Mike Kondrashin commented
    18 Dec, 2019 03:35pm

    Need to think carefully between planned time on planner vs. Sum of remaining estimates on tasks (including subtasks).

    I think the latter makes more sense.

  • Johan Poland commented
    5 Dec, 2019 07:53am

    Can "Planned Time" also be based on the estimates on tickets which match the scope filter?

  • Guest commented
    21 Nov, 2019 03:54pm

    Adding this will let us use this app and we're willing to pay for it :)

    Adding time / resource 

    Adding extra general overhead ETTC

  • Guest commented
    20 Nov, 2019 05:46pm

    This would be a MASSIVELY helpful item