Tempo Timesheets Reviews

Tempo Timesheets

4.3 (200)
#1 time tracking app for Jira since 2010.

Overall rating

4.3 /5
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Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Christophe
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Tempo : A great tool to track time

Reviewed on 13/05/2022

Pros

Tempo is easily integrated in Jira suite, and allow tracking by a simple click.

Cons

The Tempo presentation has been improved recently, but the initial selection is often loss when you refresh pages. Need to select again filters...

Jonas
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great tool in an agile world

Reviewed on 21/10/2019

We've merged two different companies in the last year, with different (and complex) time reporting...

We've merged two different companies in the last year, with different (and complex) time reporting solutions.
Our biggest problems is the company structure we have. It doesn't fully align with Jira's thought of how a project is defined, where in Jira a project is tracking the life cycle of a product and in ERP a project is what a project manger traditionally would define as a project.

Tempo as a tool on it's own is really easy and intuitive to both administer and use. For a simpler (more modern) company structure it would have been a much easier implementation.

Pros

The ease of use for end users, it's very easy to on board new users to have their time reported.

Cons

Our management would like to have a bit more configuration when it comes to the reports, especially utilization to not only take logged time into account, but also include expected time.
Lacking approval on account basis rather than just full timesheet.

Roy
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Just ok

Reviewed on 18/10/2019

Pros

It tracks time by issue and outputs the data into reports that are mostly usable.

Cons

It’s slow. Despite me always selecting things like grid view, etc., it often reverts back to other views I don’t use. Timesheets always default to displaying the entire current month - even when it’s the first day of the month.

Alternatives Considered

Redmine

Reasons for Choosing Tempo Timesheets

For jira

Switched From

Redmine

Reasons for Switching to Tempo Timesheets

Price
Chidozie
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Tempo works for me.

Reviewed on 18/10/2019

Pros

I like that it is easy to add time from JIRA and I don't need to go to a separate application.

Cons

I wish there was an easier way to get the information from Tempo to accounting software (i.e. Quickbooks Online) currently I have to copy the information over line by line when invoicing.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to Tempo Timesheets

Integration with Jira and timer and all my employees at the time could use it remotely. Quickbooks didn't have that option. Having it as an online product also allowed be to keep tabs on work being done and time it was taking to accomplish tasks.
Jakub
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Coming up with a name is always the hardest task, don't force me to come up with a name FOR A...

Reviewed on 29/10/2019

Pros

Ease of use - everything is found where you'd expect it and it "just works"
Customizable reports, mainly really intuitive grouping and filtering
Fresh look

Cons

Inability to disallow logging to selected issues

Alternatives Considered

Jira and Harvest

Reasons for Choosing Tempo Timesheets

Integration with newly implemented Jira

Switched From

Toggl Track

Reasons for Switching to Tempo Timesheets

Recommendation by partner company Set of features Fresh look
Luke
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy and effective time tracking

Reviewed on 21/12/2021

Great timesheeting tool with excellent integration with Jira and superb reporting

Great timesheeting tool with excellent integration with Jira and superb reporting

Pros

Tempo Timesheets is easy to install, configure and use. The Chrome plug-in is helpful to start and stop the timer and the reporting is excellent. It’s deep integration with Jira makes it unparalleled as a time tracking tool for Jira

Cons

The roadmap of new features is a bit slower than I’d like.

Adam
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good product and easy to use, a couple small changes would make it great

Reviewed on 18/10/2019

Overall we were able to go live and start using the timesheets without too much of a problem. We...

Overall we were able to go live and start using the timesheets without too much of a problem. We like it because it is fast and love the ability to download our raw data for reporting.

Pros

The software is pretty intuitive and both fast and easy to get time entered into along with a good ability to download data for different integrations we have from the API.

Cons

Some of the documentation is hard to use and find for the current version of the software. It seems like there is a lot of old or outdated information available.
When searching for issues to enter time against using the issue lookup box the search is fast but terrible. It seems really inconsistent why you get the result you do.

Daniel
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Tempo Timesheets review

Reviewed on 20/10/2019

We use Tempo Timesheets to show how many hours we work in each issue.

We use Tempo Timesheets to show how many hours we work in each issue.

Pros

It's easy to work with the Tempo for both timekeeping and information extration.

Cons

Not being able to automatically email users in case of missing timekeeping.

Danielle
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good, but not great

Reviewed on 23/10/2019

Overall Tempo is a useful tool for time tracking against projects, but for the money can definitely...

Overall Tempo is a useful tool for time tracking against projects, but for the money can definitely be improved.

Pros

I like that this software integrates seamlessly with Jira Core, Software, and Service Desk.

Cons

I don't like the limitations on the reporting function and that I can not select which fields are exported in a spreadsheet.

Julian
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

tempo makes tracking easy

Reviewed on 18/10/2019

tempo suits pretty much the needs of our company to track time

tempo suits pretty much the needs of our company to track time

Pros

i like the timetable feature as well as the integration into jira fits our needs

Cons

some features are lacking a smooth user experience. reports could be done better

Alternatives Considered

TocToc

Reasons for Switching to Tempo Timesheets

jira integration
Brian
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Tempo = Awesome

Reviewed on 22/10/2019

I'm extremely happy with Tempo Timesheets. Processing time charges before Tempo was extremely time...

I'm extremely happy with Tempo Timesheets. Processing time charges before Tempo was extremely time consuming and painful.

Pros

I like that tempo makes time tracking, and reporting, within Jira extremely, extremely easy.

Cons

I don't like the additional monthly cost - Atlassian should acquire Tempo and offer it inside Jira!

Wes
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Layouts for the Payouts

Reviewed on 28/10/2019

Our employees are required to enter their time daily. Timesheets greatly simplified this process by...

Our employees are required to enter their time daily. Timesheets greatly simplified this process by giving them a weekly view with which to enter multiple tasks much easier.

Pros

Weekly views made entering times against projects a breeze.

Cons

Would be nice to duplicate entries across several days.

Indika
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Tempo is good

Reviewed on 29/10/2019

We had a issue of developers time tracking in proper way which should align with Jira. Tempo was a...

We had a issue of developers time tracking in proper way which should align with Jira. Tempo was a good selection to us.

Pros

Tempo is very easy to use compare to other tool. Its seamless integration with Jira, make our life easier for the project managment.

Cons

Tempo cost if bit higher compare to other altnatives.

Alternatives Considered

Redmine

Switched From

Redmine

Reasons for Switching to Tempo Timesheets

Integration with Jira

Response from Tempo

Hello Indika,

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We work hard to make Tempo Timesheets easy to use and we appreciate your positive feedback!

Best,
Sarah from Tempo

Rinke
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Review from an experienced power user

Reviewed on 19/10/2019

As said Tempo Timesheets is a big contributor to our overal eco system in our company. We integrated...

As said Tempo Timesheets is a big contributor to our overal eco system in our company. We integrated it completely in our in-house developed ERP/Finance system. We link it with BI tooling to make the best decisions on our data.

Pros

Tempo Timesheets is the backbone of our company. We use it daily as we need the timesheets to registrate our worklogs and get paid. I like the new reporting style, the API options and the dynamic use of the software.

Cons

We can't configure a safe way for our customers to use Jira without them accessing the worklogs. As this is a big deal for us that our customers are not allowed to see the worklog before we check/manage them this is a big miss for us.

Alternatives Considered

YouTrack

Reasons for Switching to Tempo Timesheets

Best experience.
Lillian
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  • Industry: Program Development
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great timesheet application

Reviewed on 18/10/2019

Even with the cons above still helps in one-stop-shopping with JIRA on all the information I need...

Even with the cons above still helps in one-stop-shopping with JIRA on all the information I need and the ability to export all fields to do reporting is very helpful with reports to clients and internal stakeholders.

Pros

The different ways to be able to enter time - especially the daily view with the time. Good integration with JIRA and Ease in customizing and editing.

Cons

Not being able to report fully on how I want (e.g., export into Excel indicating time by week periods); GUI issue where you have to scroll to the bottom to navigate - logged bug). Still not sure how to work the teams and calculation of remaining time vs estimation and ability to add a field to show % complete. Would be good to be able to select which fields to export to excel and save that - would save me a lot of time.

Svetlana
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

New look and fell has very bad UX

Reviewed on 18/10/2019

Pros

Adding to Jira missing work reporting capability needed for billing and cost tracking, making work reporting easy.

Cons

With new look and feel reviewing reports became nightmare. Missing expand and collapse, layout is taking too much space, difficult to eye track work description and other data, like hours. We spend now 3 times more time than before to confirm reports and bill clients. We are looking into other options, even moving away from Jira.

Al
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great timesheet integration with Atlassian Stack

Reviewed on 23/10/2019

Tempo Timesheets allows us to manage both our project progress monitoring and billing in one...

Tempo Timesheets allows us to manage both our project progress monitoring and billing in one integrated package. As a developer, being able to enter my time for work without leaving my IDE is fantastic and makes it easy to ensure that real work done converts to jobs being billed.

Pros

* The integration with the Atlassian stack
* The reporting
* The ease of logging time (via web or even git comments!)

Cons

* It's a reasonable amount of work to set up a new customer
* There's no API link into Xero Accounting

Álvaro
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A helpful addition to Jira to track time spent in tasks

Reviewed on 12/09/2022

We used Jira Cloud first with Tempo. Both have being working solidly and well, without regrets....

We used Jira Cloud first with Tempo. Both have being working solidly and well, without regrets. Team leads and managers have been able to easily track time spent in tasks and organize work accordingly.

Pros

Tempo is very easy, simple and intuitive to use. It does not have a lot of features, but the few that it has work solidly. The table layout allows the user to easily see what tasks they have worked on and how much work they have left to do. Also, the integration with Google Calendar is very useful and works well.

Cons

Automatic time tracking didn't work too well. It sometimes tried to suggest we log hours from already closed tasks or from tasks that we didn't even use.

In addition, the service was sometimes slow in logging hours, taking several seconds to display the changes.

Adam
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Essential add on to Jira

Reviewed on 29/10/2019

We have integrated Tempo Timesheets across our company and it is being used by the developers as a...

We have integrated Tempo Timesheets across our company and it is being used by the developers as a means to track time and for managers to output really helpful data and business intelligence.

Pros

Tempo brings the most comprehensive and impressive timesheet management to Jira - we have found this to be the best timesheet management add on with an excellent array of features and a decent mobile app.

Cons

Putting all the Tempo products together gets very expensive but we've generally found them to be good value for money.

Response from Tempo

Hello Adam,

Thank you for giving your feedback - we're very pleased to hear you're happy with Tempo Timesheets!

Best regards,
Sarah from Tempo

Atakan
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Upgrade notes

Reviewed on 4/11/2019

A month ago we upgraded Jira instance from 7.x to 8.3, and this was also a major upgrade for Tempo...

A month ago we upgraded Jira instance from 7.x to 8.3, and this was also a major upgrade for Tempo too.
Although there are nice features in general, we saw that some features are missing.
the worst thing is that, program managers (who are approver but not member of their teams) have to enter teams, and find people to approve one by one. This is a nightmare for managers who manage more than 10 teams. We need a dashboard or a menü item to list "ALL approvals sent to me"

Pros

Tightly integrated with Jira projects and issues, we can use with shortcuts

Cons

You can get a shock when you make a minor upgrade, so that there may be a major change in this minör version

ABi
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  • Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Could use more features.

Reviewed on 18/10/2019

Pros

It is easy to implement, update, and create new teams.

Cons

When you select a leave date for a team member, they still see the old team lead as an option for submitting their timesheet to. It is useful to track how employees move in the company, but this can be an inconvenience.

The ability to move the tracker from the right corner of the screen to another area of the screen, would also be useful. It can cover the bottom scroll bar on charts.

Vendel
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Tempo Timesheets at our company

Reviewed on 20/10/2019

We are using Tempo in our projects for our customer. It's very important to have a detailed time...

We are using Tempo in our projects for our customer. It's very important to have a detailed time logging possibility. Tempo integrates well into JIRA Cloud but some of the features (e.g. tracking in the browser and not in the mobile app) are not intuitive enough.

Pros

- Good integration into JIRA Cloud.
- Existing mobile

Cons

- Reporting feature is not perfect enough.
- Usage as a user is not intuitive enough (for the first time)

Fabian
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Useful but not the best

Reviewed on 19/10/2019

In the organisation we use it basically for registration of the hours, we use other products to...

In the organisation we use it basically for registration of the hours, we use other products to benefit of these hours. Would be nice if the company would listen to its customers and help them to solve their challenges

Pros

Overview of booked hours is easy to find an have insight.

Cons

Willingness of the organization to help and implement needed functionalities. The software does the basics, but not more than that, you need more software to really benefit.

Simon
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great for running Professional Services software delivery teams

Reviewed on 23/10/2019

Pros

Tempo is directly integrated with Jira - so super easy to use and a seamless part of the team's daily workflow. Hours are tracked against tasks, epics, projects and accounts - which makes it really easy to get the reporting data I need.

Cons

The only thing really missing for me is pulling advanced financial reports based on the type of billing model I'm using for a client or project. I still need to pull the data and then run pivots and additional calculations to get what I need - but I understand this is on Tempo's product roadmap.

David
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Very feature rich time tracking for JIRA

Reviewed on 23/10/2019

I use this every day for tracking my time and billing clients. It's indispensible to my business...

I use this every day for tracking my time and billing clients. It's indispensible to my business and saves me tons of time.

Pros

Easy to use, feature rich, great analysis and charts, integrates almost completely.

Cons

Besides using sprints, hard to export a quote. Sometimes estimates displayed in cards aren't accurate. Wish there was a way to connect it with Intuit or PayPal products for estimating and billing.