Challenge

To make capturing time spent on project tasks as easy as possible so your Workfront Projects reflect actual time spent on tasks, as it happened. Often your staff are not logged into Workfront, or defer capturing their time until well after the tasks occurred. The reality of this approach is inaccurate recollection of task time or incomplete Workfront time sheets. This challenge is particularly relevant to service organizations who need to measure billable time against client work products.

Solution

Stopwatch is an simple to use browser-based tool that makes capturing time in Workfront fast and easy. You are presented with a simple list of your own tasks across multiple projects. Stopwatch is your personal dashboard that shows when your tasks are due, lets you close completed tasks, and shows your total recorded hours for the day. Simply click on a task to start the stopwatch. A second click stops the stopwatch, and automatically creates a corresponding timesheet record in Workfront. It is easy to capture time for a single task, as well as multi-task between tasks.

Our original Stopwatch was built using a technology called JSONP, which Workfront no longer supports.

Our new Enterprise Stopwatch is built using a more modern and secure technology called CORS, and includes a number of new and upcoming features:

  • It is SSO compatible (ie. by using the API key to log time “on behalf” of the end user)
  • It allows Workfront users with the (free) Reviewer license to record time (which is something they can’t do within Workfront)
  • It has improved stability (e.g. keeps ticking and tries to recover, even if the internet blips in and out)
  • It detects and warns of multiple instances (e.g. if a user uses more than one machine to run it at the same time)
  • It allows for a new “max time” setting (e.g. 8 hours) after which any Stopwatch Task still running is automatically stopped
  • It can be configured to run in a “one click” mode (no login) – perfect for iPhones, but useful on desktops, too
  • It includes a new audit mechanism that makes it possible to detect and then correct Stopwatch hours not properly closed out
  • It allows real time reporting on which Issues and Tasks are currently being Stopwatched (e.g. a “shop floor” view of the work)
  • It integrates with our (soon to be public) Timesheet solution (which, similarly, users with Reviewer licenses can use)
  • It will allow users to select and apply custom Hour filters (as defined and shared with them in Workfront)
  • (coming soon) It can be configured to run in an auto-save mode, allowing time to be updated every 5 minutes
  • (coming soon) Improved mobile support (including iPad Workfront App)
  • (coming later) It will have a Chrome Store with SSO version (which I suspect you’d want)
  • (coming later) It will allow users to enter descriptions on each hour entry

Pictures

Punchline (1 minute)
Directors Cut (3.5 minutes)
Stopwatch Login
Stopwatch Demo Expiry
Stopwatch Main Form
Stopwatch Filters

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How to use Stopwatch?
Q: How to make a quick link to launch Stopwatch from your browser?
Q: How to disable your popup blocker if Stopwatch fails to launch?

Pricing

From   $2,499/Year for up to 50 users
    $3,999/Year for up to 200 users
    $6,999/Year for unlimited users

30 Day Trial

Try Stopwatch FREE for the first 30 days. A single annual license of Stopwatch allows all of your Workfront users to record their time using Stopwatch.

NOTE: the Stopwatch trial might not be compatible with certain Single Sign On (SSO) configurations (i.e. you might be unable to login). For SSO inquries, please email us for more details.