Time And Task Manager For WHMCS
|Time & Task Manager For WHMCS will let you add various tasks, track their development basing on the time spent on their execution and charge your customers accordingly.|
The module enables your clients to order and monitor products with a chosen amount of hours that can be spent on performance of your services.
- Addon Module Features:
|✔ Add/Edit/Remove Support Clients|
|✔ Add/Edit/Remove Tasks|
|✔ Add/Edit/Remove Predefined Tasks|
|✔ Add/Edit/Remove Time Entries - Time Spent On Task|
|✔ Create/Edit Tasks Connected To Specific Tickets|
|✔ View List Of Billable Time Entries|
|✔ Generate Invoices Automatically Or Manually|
|✔ Add Invoices Creation To Cron Queue|
|✔ Bill For Time Spent On Solving Tickets|
|✔ Define And Bill For Mileages Traveled|
|✔ Set Predefined Prices|
|✔ Send Email Notifications - New Task/New Time Entry|
|✔ Generate And View Fully Configurable Reports About Your Clients And Admins|
|✔ Choose From Two Types Of Configurable Permissions - Full Privileges And Operator Privileges|
|✔ View Logs|
- Provisioning Module Features:
|✔ Create Support Client Accounts Upon Module Activation|
|✔ Add Defined Number Of Prepaid Hours To Your Clients Automatically|
|✔ Supports One Time & Recurring Payment Types|
- Task Configuration:
|✔ Support Client|
|✔ Task Name|
|✔ Predefined Incidents|
|✔ Predefined/Custom Charge Per Hour|
|✔ Custom Charge Per Extra Hour|
|✔ Charge Per Mileage|
|✔ Mileage Type - Billable / Visible For Client And Administrators / Visible For Administrators Only|
|✔ Task Status|
|✔ Task Urgency|
- Available Cron Job Behavior Settings:
|✔ Generate Invoices For Queued Time Entries Only|
|✔ Generate Invoices For All Time Entries From Previous Week|
|✔ Generate Invoices For All Time Entries From Previous Month|
- General Info:
|✔ Multi-Currency Support|
|✔ Multi-Language Support|
|✔ Supports PHP 5.3 Up To PHP 7|
|✔ Supports WHMCS Templates Five and Six|
|✔ Supports WHMCS V6 and V7|
Installation and Configuration
|This tutorial will show you how to successfully install and configure Time & Task Manager For WHMCS. |
We will guide you step by step through the whole installation and configuration process.
|1. Log in to your client area and download the module.|
|2. In the downloaded file you will find two packages that support different PHP versions.|
As presented on the screen below, the first one is dedicated to PHP 7, while the second one is aimed at PHP 5.3 up to PHP 5.6.
It does not apply to open source versions.
Note: You can check current PHP version in your WHMCS. To do so proceed to 'Utilities' → 'System' → 'PHP Info'.
|3. Extract the downloaded file and choose the one with the right PHP version. Upload and extract the PHP file into the main WHMCS directory.|
The content of PHP version files should look like this.
|4. When you install Time & Task Manager For WHMCS for the first time you have to rename 'license_RENAME.php' file.|
File is located in 'modules/addons/TimeTaskManager/license_RENAME.php'. Rename it from 'license_RENAME.php' to 'license.php'.
|5. In order to configure your license key, you have to edit a previously renamed 'license.php' file.|
Enter your license key between quotation marks as presented on the following screen. You can find your license key in your client area → 'My Products'.
Configuration Of Addon
|6. Now you have to activate the module in your WHMCS system.|
Log in to your WHMCS admin area. Go to 'Setup' → 'Addon Modules'. Afterwards, find 'Time & Task Manager' and press 'Activate' button.
|7. In the next step you need to permit access to this module and set up basic configuration.|
To do so, click on 'Configure' button.
|8. Additionally, here you can set up invoice description format and predefined price per hour.|
You can use variables listed under a help sign to define invoice description, each invoice description allows different set of variables.
|Invoice Description Format:|
|More about setting up predefined price per hour in Predefined Price And Prepaid Hours section.|
|9. You have just successfully installed Time & Task Manager For WHMCS!|
You can access your module in 'Addons' → 'Time & Task Manager'.
|Remember to clear templates_c folder when migrating to Time & Task Manager 1.3.0 version!|
|In this section we will show you how to properly set up and use Time & Task Manager For WHMCS.|
Our module allows you to easily add and track progress of tasks ordered by your clients while your staff are able to easily report time spent on each of them.
Predefined Price And Prepaid Hours
|You can easily set up predefined price per hour using client custom fields.|
Afterwards, you can sell those hours to your clients using provisioning module.
Setting Up Custom Field
|First of all, set up client custom field visible only from the admin area.|
To do so, proceed to 'Setup' → 'Custom Client Fields'. Fill in its name, choose 'Text Box' field type.
Now, mark 'Admin Only' checkbox and press 'Save Changes'.
|You can set up prepaid incidents the same way.|
The only difference is placing 'incident' into 'Select Options' field.
|As soon as you create a custom client field, proceed to 'Setup' → 'Addon Modules' and press 'Configure' next to 'Time & Task Manager'. |
Afterwards, fill in predefined price per hour for previously created custom field and press 'Save Changes'.
Prepaid Hours & Incidents
|Owing to our module, you can even offer prepaid hours and incidents to your clients as a product in your system.|
To set up the first product, proceed to 'Setup' → 'Products/Services' → 'Products/Services'.
|Fill in product group name and press 'Save Changes'.|
|Now, create a new product, press 'Create a New Product' to proceed.|
|Fill in product name, choose previously created group and press 'Continue'.|
|Uncheck 'Require Domain' checkbox and proceed to 'Pricing' tab.|
|Choose payment type, enable wanted billing cycles and fill in price for each of them.|
Now, go to 'Module Settings' tab.
|Choose a 'TimeTrackingPrepaid' module from 'Module Name' dropdown menu.|
Afterwards, fill in the amount of prepaid hours and incidents this product will grant to clients and press 'Save Changes'.
|Addon is the main part of time tracking process. It is here where all the tasks and time entries are made.|
Additionally, from here you can create tasks ordered by your clients, track time spent on them and bill your clients accordingly.
|In 'Support Clients' tab you are able to view the list of clients who bought prepaid hours of work or for whom accounts were created by your staff.|
|Let's create an account for client Kate Cole, press 'Add Support Client' to proceed.|
|Select a desired client from 'WHMCS Client' dropdown menu and fill in the name under which the client will be visible in the addon.|
Additionally, you can add a note to this client.
|Using buttons marked on the following screen you can easily remove and edit support clients' accounts.|
|All tasks for which your clients can be billed are stored in 'Tasks' tab.|
Press 'Add New Task' to create a new task.
|Start by selecting one of the support clients and fill in task name.|
Afterwards, define payment for each hour spent on this task by selecting from 'Charge From Prepaid Hours' or filling in price into 'Hourly Rate'. Here you can also set up
|You can also set up pricing for mileage.|
You can choose from three types of mileages:
|Now, choose the task's status and urgency level, fill in description of the task and press 'Add Task'.|
|In 'Work Sheet' your staff members are able to report hours spent on existing tasks or create a new task by choosing them from predefined tasks.|
|Let's create a new entry for the previously created task.|
Each time you enter 'Work Sheet' tab, a form to create a new entry will be already open.
|Below you can find the list of tasks in the current day.|
In order to display tasks from the other day, select it in the calendar as shown on the following screen.
|All time entries can be afterwards modified and removed through using buttons marked on the following screen.|
|Finally, it is time to show you the place where you can generate invoices for time spent on your clients' tasks.|
As you can see, here you can find billing per each time entry with detailed information about each of them.
|Let's generate invoice for client Kate Cole from all time entries created this week.|
Start by filling in correct time period and choose Kate Cole from 'Support Client' dropdown menu and press 'Refresh Filters'.
|As you can see only desired time entries are displayed.|
Mark checkbox as shown on the following screen to mark them all at once.
|Generated invoice records contain information in format defined at the module configuration.|
Note: Prices inside of the addon are displayed basing on default WHMCS currency.
|You can easily generate reports on work done for your clients.|
Proceed to 'Reports' tab to do so.
|On the following screen you can see the report for client Test Tester.|
|In the cron tab you can define the behavior of cron, find path to cron, view all queued entries and manually invoice them.|
1. To alter cron behavior, choose desired option from 'Cron Billing Action' as shown on the following screen.
| 'Logs' tab contains the logs of all actions made inside of Time & Task Manager For WHMCS.|
There are two columns similar to each other, 'Data' and 'Old Data'.
|Follow integration code, shown on the following screen, to display tasks and prepaid hours in your client area.|
|Here you can also select a product from the list of your available that will be by default added to a cart if client decides to purchase some additional hours.|
Read more about this option here.
|If all the integration codes have been inserted correctly, this is how Client Area home page should look like.|
On the screen below you can see a list of open and closed tasks and a button to purchase additional hours.
|On 'Predefined Tasks' page you are able to set up predefined tasks.|
Those tasks can be used to instantly create new tasks during creation of work sheet entry.
|Now, fill in predefined task name, hourly rate and extra hourly rate, price per mileage and description.|
Additionally, choose prepaid hours (optional), mileage type and initial status of the task.
|You can manage the predefined tasks the same way you manage regular tasks.|
|On the following screen you can see how the predefined tasks look in the new work entry form.|
|Owing to integration with support department, your staff members can easily create task that will be assigned to a ticket.|
|Ticket tasks are created in the same manner as the regular tasks.|
As you can see on the screen below the only difference is a direct link to the ticket.
|As soon as you get back to the ticket, you will notice that 'Create Task' button changed into 'Edit Task'. |
There is also option to 'Start Counter' and 'Show Report'.
|At this point you may also start the counter and begin counting hours spent on solving this single ticket.|
|Control the time while solving the ticket, when finished press 'Add Response' and the timer will be stopped.|
|Select whether you want to bill the client for the time spent on solving the ticket, choose rate (normal or extra if set up).|
|You may also preview this task report from this point.|
|In the client area your clients can view all unused prepaid hours and incidents.|
|Additionally, they can see all tasks concerning them with basic information like current status, hours spent on it and hourly billing rate.|
|Underneath, there is also a list of all closed task with the same details on each one of them.|
|As you can see, your client can order provisioning module with additional hours by pressing 'Buy Additional Hours'. |
By default, it will move your clients to the order form of the provisioning module selected in the Time & Task Manager For WHMCS addon.
|Let's take a look at a sample workflow, starting from setting up prepaid hours through ordering a task to invoice generation.|
If any part of this workflow seems unclear to you, please make sure you have read carefully the rest of this documentation firstly.
|1. Configure client custom field 'Development Hours' with 'Admin Only' checkbox marked.|
|2. Proceed to the Time & Task Manager For WHMCS addon configuration and set up 40 USD/h for 'Development Hours'.|
|3. Prepare Time & Task Manager For WHMCS provisioning product set up with recurring payment type and name it '10 Development Hours'. |
Fill in 10 into 'Development Hours' field in 'Module Settings'.
|4. Your client Tim Black ordered '10 Development Hours' product from your client area. |
As soon as the product was activated, he received 10 prepaid development hours.
|5. Afterwards, he requested development work inside of his website.|
You went to 'Addons' → 'Time & Task Manager' → 'Tasks' and created a new task for this client concerning his request.
|6. You have spent on this task 2 hours on the 16th, July and instructed your staff member John Smith to take it over.|
Of course you have added time entry at the 'Work Sheet' tab reporting to your client that you have spent 2 hours on the 16th, July.
|7. In next days John Smith reported three time entries:
'Note: In order to report for example 2 hours and 30 minutes fill in 2.50 into 'Hours' field at the time entry.
|8. John finished 'Development Work' task on 21th, July.|
You had set up 'Operator Privileges' for John Smith, therefore he could not close the task by himself.
|9. Now, you have decided to bill your client for the task. |
To do so, you have gone to 'Billing' tab and chosen 'Tim Black' from support client filter.
|10. Marked time entries were summarized, 18 and a half were spent on the Tim Black's task.|
The task is using 'Development Hours' prepaid hours and Tim has 10 prepaid hours of this type.
|11. Invoice is generated with 4 items, one per each time entry.
Invoice on 340$ will be generated for Tim Black.
|This is only sample and simple workflow of our module.|
Therefore, it shows only a little part of Time & Task Manager For WHMCS possibilities.
|1. Prepaid hours can be afterwards used to pay for task using the same prepaid hour type.|
|2. If you are manually generating invoice from at least two time entries bounded to the same client, one summary invoice for that client will be created.|
|3. Cron generates one invoice per support client. Of course invoice will not be generated if no time entries exist for invoiced client.|
|4. In order to apply tax to such invoice, make sure you marked 'Billable Items' at your tax rule.|
|5. As this module supports templates system, any changes made in the module's templates files will be saved after the upgrade process.|
|1. When you have problems with connection, check whether your SELinux or firewall does not block ports.|
|2. Make sure you have pricing set up in every used in your system currency, otherwise problems may occur.|