New Feature: Bill4Time Customizable Dashboard

Written by Bill4Time Staff in Blog, What's New
December 11, 2009:

As a time project management software, the Bill4Time team has been working on updating and improving the software to your needs. With the release of the new Bill4Time time billing version, we’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback from you with the dashboard. But it was missing something: customization. In response to your requests, this is now possible! Users can choose what information they want to display by selecting which “widgets’ they would like to add to their dashboard, and can reposition the widgets to best suit their needs. This new feature is only available on the new Bill4Time version.

How to Edit Your Dashboard

To enter “edit” mode, click the gear icon in the top right corner of the dashboard.

Gear Icon to Edit Dashboard

Once in edit mode, you can select additional widgets by selecting them in the dropdown box at the bottom of each column. Click and drag the widgets higher and lower to reposition them in their column, or click the white X to remove the widget.

Sample Dashboard Widget

When you are finished customizing your dashboard, click the “Click here to finish editing” link. Now you will see this layout every time you visit the dashboard.

Left Column (Large) Widgets:

  • Assigned/Subscribed Projects: A list of all assigned or subscribed projects. This list will be familiar to long-time users of Bill4Time.
  • Recent Projects: Your 20 most active projects.

Right Column (Small) Widgets:

  • Weekly Billable Amount: A graph of the amount you billed each week for the past 7 weeks.
  • Weekly Billable Hours: A graph of the number of hours you billed each week for the past 7 weeks.
  • Today’s Time Entries: A list of all time entries you created today.
  • Today’s Schedule: A list of all events scheduled for today.
  • Recent Time Entries: A list of your most recent time entries.

We will be including additional widgets over the coming weeks. If you have ideas or suggestions on widgets you would like to see, send us an email at

Written by Bill4Time Staff

0 responses to “New Feature: Bill4Time Customizable Dashboard”

  1. How do I go about charging interest on balances owed to me? Thanks much.

  2. Bill4Time says:

    Calculate the interest rate to the balance and then go into Bill4Time. Go to the accounting for either the client or project. Then click the “Balance Adjustment” button and apply the calculation as a debit to the balance. This will be reflected in the statement you’d print for the client. Hope this helps.

    Presently, the development team is working on a feature that can make this more automatic for you. We’ll post it in the blogs once it’s up and ready for the public, Satveer.

  3. Amit Singh says:

    The response stating that interest calculations would be automatic was posted 6 months ago, but I still don’t see any implementation of that very basic feature, which I would expect in any billing software. When will that be finished?

    Also, any clients with outstanding amounts, but no current billing entries don’t show up with invoices, so extra effort must be expended to create statements for delinquent clients. Please change this so that clients with outstanding balances can be invoiced without having to resort to figuring out who has not paid but does not have any new entries.

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