What is 15 minutes on a timesheet

Stijn April 11, 2018

Sometimes it gets pretty confusing to do the conversion of minutes (of which an hour has 60) into decimal numbers (of hours) when filling in your timesheets.

You can use this little guideline to convert:

15 minutes 0.25 hours
30 minutes 0.50 hours
45 minutes 0.75 hours

Errors to this mostly happen when people try to do timesheet in Excel and they made a column to enter hours.  It's pretty easy to enter 0.15 into a column thinking you entered 15 minutes but actually you only entered 9 minutes (0,15 x 60).

When using Temponia entries are made with our graphical interface (see here) and all reporting is done in hours.  This ensures no errors can be made.  You just drag the timeslot you worked on something in the calendar and that's it.  Reports and invoices all come out correctly.

Costs, Office 365 and forever goodbye

Ann June 12, 2017

You're probably wondering what these 3 have in common.  Nothing really, but it's been a while since our last update and I wanted to bring you up to speed about a few new developments.

First of all reporting:

In our earlier post about costs we introduced the possibility to enter costs and do budget reporting.  However some clients indicated they don't necessarily want to set budgets but are interested in the costs and profits nevertheless.  Therefor In the reports page it's now possible to add additional columns: hour rate, cost per hour, total cost and profit.

To do so you can just select the additional columns you want in the field selector:

After that you'll see the additional columns are visible in the report.

Important to note however: all cost related columns are only visible for administrators!

Our second update is about Office 365.  We already had an integration with Office 365 which allows users to easily convert Outlook events into billable timesheet events.  For those

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Ready set, GO!

Stijn December 24, 2016

It has taken us some time but we're happy to announce that timers have been rolled out.  When you start working on something, you can now search the task/project and a timer will start automatically.  This timer is kept throughout all your sessions and is always visible in the navigation bar on top of each page.  Even if you open Temponia on another computer you'll see the same timer running.

As soon as you're finished with your task, you simply press the stop button and a corresponding timesheet entry will be created.  If you want you can add an additional description of what exactly you did.


Cost and budget reporting

Stijn February 23, 2016

It's been a while since you last heard from us but no need to worry, we've been working harder than ever on improving Temponia.

Our latest addition to Temponia is the ability to track costs.  Administrators are now able to set a cost / hour per employee and get detailed reports on this.

To do so you can go to the profile of the user (Manage => Users => Edit) and set the cost rate / hour. This is the internal cost the user incurs on your business.  This cost rate can be set historically because of course over time, the cost can change.

Once the cost has been set, you will be able to view total cost, revenue, profit and profit margin on the project dashboard pages.  Only administrators are able to set and see costs!

announcement dashboard

Death and taxes

Stijn October 25, 2015

According to Benjamin Franklin only two things are certain in life: death and taxes.  Even though nobody likes to pay them, the addition of a tax component to our invoicing module has been a much requested feature.  With our latest release you can now configure taxes to be charged on your invoices.  

To do so you can go to the company settings page and click on Invoicing.  In case you don't see this tabsheet, you'll need to enable  the invoicing module first under "Enabled modules".

By default no taxes are being charged.  You can enable a tax component by setting the percentage and a description.  It's possible to configure up to two taxes which can be compounded.  Taxes aren't being added to expenses but if you wish to do so, you can enable this as well.


The more, the merrier: introducing multi-view timesheets

Stijn October 18, 2015

To facilitate managers and administrators we introduced a new view that allows visualizing the graphical timesheets of multiple users at once.

In order to use this view you need to click on the multi button on the left top side of the timesheets.

Multi view timesheet

Next you will be able to select the users you want to see.

Select users

After this you see the timesheets per day of all the users you selected next to each other.  In this view it is also possible to move items from one user to another, as long as both users are assigned to the project.

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Because everyone needs a little reminder

Stijn October 03, 2015

Aren't we all forgetful from time to time.  I know I am.  

The problem with forgetting to fill in timesheets is that if you need to do it afterwards, it will take you much, much more time to do so.  You'll need to backtrace your whole month (or even worse).  I used to go through my calendar, installed latitude to keep track of where I was, at what time, I even had an app installed on my phone which filled a separate calendar with the phone calls I made so I could puzzle back together my timesheets.

Luckily that's a thing of the past.  Now I track on the road thanks to our mobile app.  If you (or your employees) are a bit like me you'll be glad to know that we introduced a new feature called 'Reminders'

Reminders let you specify your company holidays as well as days when you or your employees aren't working.  Every user has a calendar which can be filled in with periods and type of absence (holiday, sick leave, etc...).


reminders announcement

Hofstadter's law violated

Stijn November 01, 2014

“Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law” 

At Temponia we try to attain the opposite.  By introducing features that serve a sole purpose: letting you gain time.  We learned that It's often small improvements that can lead to a boost in productivity.  Last week we introduced quick selection.  Whenever you are entering a new entry, Temponia will now display a list containing your last used most popular project-task combinations.  If you want to reuse one, you can just click it, and both project and task will be selected allowing you to just enter optional notes and save the item.  It is of course still possible to choose another project/task.

Quick selection for timesheet entry


Statistics are no substitute for judgment

Stijn September 02, 2014

To be able to properly judge and track projects you need clear and useful dashboards.  We already have the main dashboard but now we're taking this one step further.  All the projects on the main dashboard are now clickable so you can drill down to project level to see the number.

Project dashboards give you an overview of hours worked during the last weeks, months, ... but also which tasks or users have been logged for that particular project.

announcement dashboard

Ants are good citizens, they place group interests first

Stijn August 27, 2014

And so did we at Temponia :-)  We just improved the grouping capabilities in our timesheet reports.  While users could previously only group by one item at a time, it is now possible to select multiple and users can even choose the order of grouping themselves.  We also added several date/time related groups.

In the resulting time report all the selected groups will be visible, and per group and subgroup we visualise totals for both hours and amounts.  Check it out yourself at


We hope you enjoy this new feature.  


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