Microsoft has launched many new Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations updates this Spring. I am sure you have heard of Run 1 (or the Evergreen Application) which puts all users on the latest version of Dynamics 365, always. This eliminates the need for intensive and time-consuming upgrades. Alongside the Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Run 1 version release, Microsoft launched the all new Project Timesheets mobile app.
In the earlier releases of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, there was the project time entry mobile workspace. The project time entry mobile workspace did allow you to enter your project timesheet on a mobile device, but it had very limited functionality.
Now, there is a new, dedicated mobile app called “Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Timesheet” in both Apple App Store and Google Play Store. This new mobile app is fully redesigned and provides full functionality for timesheet management using a mobile device.
Key Capabilities of the Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Project Timesheet Management Mobile App:
- Standalone app that seamlessly connects to Dynamics 365 F&O
- Modern, responsive, and intuitive user interface which is easy to use
- Seamless time recording and internal/external comments and description entry
- Mobile timesheet entry submissions
- Mobile timesheet approvals
- Enter start and stop times
- Configurable data fields visibility
How to Use the Dynamics 365 Project Timesheet Mobile App
Download the Mobile App
Enable Mobile Time Entry
Once you have done that, the system admin of your organization will need to enable mobile time entry within Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation.
To enable this, navigate to Project Management and Accounting > Setup > Project Management and Accounting Parameters > Timesheet tab. In this tab, you can also pick and chose which data fields to show on the mobile app and which ones not to show.
Launch the Mobile App
Once you launch the mobile app, the timesheet entry process is straightforward. You can copy timesheets from previous, favorites, and assignments. More importantly, you will always see a list of most recent projects you worked on so that it is easy to allocate your time. The user interface for entering the time and comments is clean and intuitive, enabling a pleasant time entry and management experience.
Here are some screenshots from the testing I performed: