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Basic System Settings

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You can configure actiTIME to fit your company’s specific requirements and workflow processes. To do this, go to the Settings > General Settings. You need to have the “Manage System Settings” permission to access this interface.

Structure Levels Naming

actiTIME allows you to set up custom names for the work structure levels and user groups. By default, they are called Customers, Projects, Tasks, and Departments, respectively.

For each level, you can select any other predefined names or enter custom ones of your choice. The new names will be instantly applied to all related interfaces.

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Date & Time Settings

You can set up the following time settings:

  • Calendar layout – Set up the first day of the workweek here, for example to start it on Sunday, Monday or Saturday.
  • Date format – Select a date format according to your company’s standards. This setting affects all pages where a date is displayed (for example, task lists and reports).
  • Default time zone group – Choose the time zone that will be applied to all new users by default. If it is different from the default, you can adjust it later in the user’s settings panel.

Timesheet and Work Schedule Parameters

In this section, you can set up the following parameters:

  • Maximum reported time per day – Limit the number of hours reported by one user for one day (up to 24 hours) or set it to unlimited. Removing the limit is useful when several people report time as a single user (for example, multiple subcontractor’s employees).
  • The default work schedule – Define the system-wide work schedule that will be automatically applied to new users. If a user’s schedule is different from the default, you can adjust it in the user’s settings panel.
  • The default workday duration – Define the standard length of a working day here. It will be used for conversion of leave time balances from hours to days.

PTO and Sick Days Settings

Here you can configure default PTO and Sick Days accrual rules that will be automatically applied to new users. For more information on the available accrual rules, please see How to Manage Paid Time Off and Sick Days Settings.

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You can also configure individual accrual rules for any system user in the Users > PTO Settings or Users > Sick Days SettingsNote that you need to have the “Manage Accounts & Permissions” right to access this interface.

These settings are only available if you have the PTO Balance Calculations and Sick Days Balance Calculations features turned on in actiTIME.

Overtime Settings

In this section, you can configure the following:

  • Default overtime calculation mode that will be automatically applied to new users. If user’s overtime settings are different from the default, you can adjust them in the user’s settings panel.
  • Default overtime pay rate set up as a coefficient of a regular user rate.

These settings are only available if you have the Overtime Registration feature turned on in actiTIME.

Format Settings

In this section, you can configure the following formats:

  • Number format (decimal and thousand separators)
  • Currency
  • Format of a CSV report
  • Default time format in reports and charts (except for CSV reports which always use the decimal time format)

Data Access Restrictions

In this section, you can fine-tune levels of access for system users in addition to the core user permissions. Here is what you can do:

  • Allow certain users access everyone’s data on time reports and in tasks
  • Hide time-track details in certain interfaces
  • Hide the list of not assigned users in the Users tab
  • Allow managers to edit automatically approved timesheets

See How to Manage Permissions section for a detailed description of all options.


Notification Settings

In this section, you can configure the standard notification parameters, such as:

  • Prefix in the subject field – You can use it for convenient filtering of actiTIME notifications in your inbox.
  • Message footer text – Add some information or instructions for actiTIME users here.
  • Time to send notifications at – This setting will apply to all email notifications configured in the Settings > NotificationsNote that all users will receive the notifications in their time zone, for example at 10 am local time.

Email Settings

In actiTIME Online, you can specify the email address of the system administrator who should be informed when actiTIME cannot send a notification to its recipients or a user cannot recover their password.

In actiTIME Self-Hosted, you also have additional settings:

  • Mail server parameters such as SMTP server name or port. You have to specify them in order to make the notifications work. For more detailed instructions please see our Administration Guide. Note that you can only use the encrypted connection option when you are running a custom installation of actiTIME.
  • Message parameters such as “From” address for system notifications and the URL of your actiTIME installation. It will be used to direct you to relevant actiTIME interfaces right from the email notifications. See the FAQ section on how to find out the correct URL address.
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