Timesheets overview

You can use timesheets to track the time that you spend on work. For information about the timesheet layout in Adobe Workfront, see Understand the Timesheet layout.

You can log time in Workfront in a variety of ways, usually at the level of the project, task, or issue where the work is performed. The time logged against tasks, issues, and projects also displays in your timesheet.

You can also log time for non-project work, under General Hours. General hour time can be recorded only in your timesheet.

For more information about logging time in Workfront, see Log time.


The Workfront mobile app also allows you to post updates, change logged time, enter comments, and close your timesheet.

Understand project time vs non-project time

Timesheets provide users with a simple way to track time for both project and non-project work:

  • Project Time: Directly from the task or project where you want to track the time.

    Hours recorded toward tasks, issues, and projects through a timesheet become associated with the respective work items to provide an accurate representation of effort spent on projects and tasks. Without accurate time entry, your data might not be accurate if intended for billing purposes.

    Additionally, when a resource records hours directly on tasks, issues and projects automatically appear when the user accesses the timesheet. This is assuming the timesheet date range spans the dates the hours were recorded.

  • Non-Project Time: Directly on the user timesheet. For more information about how to track time in Workfront, see  Log time.

    On a timesheet, a resource can record vacation hours, sick hours, hours spent in transit, hours spent repairing or maintaining equipment, or whatever general overhead hour types you wish to create.

Understand where you can log time

The Timesheets area provides access to three different timesheet management areas. Each timesheet displays all tasks, issues, and projects that you have logged time for. A timesheet also displays up to 45 tasks, issues, or projects that are assigned to you with dates within the timesheet’s time frame, but for which you might not have logged time yet.

You can track time in Workfront by accessing timesheets in the Timesheets area. You can update the view, filter, and grouping in the Timesheets area. The following are examples of built-in filters that you can select, depending on what type of timesheets you want to view. You can also build custom filters:

  • All filter. This is selected by default.

  • The My Timesheets filter which displays timesheets that belong to you.

  • The My Timesheet Approvals filter which displays timesheets where you are set as the approver.

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