A little over a year ago, we began our biggest project yet - to create a new version of Tempo Cloud for JIRA specifically.
We are now ready to reveal what we've been working on!
Once upon a time...
The new version was first enabled on the Atlassian Marketplace in late November 2016. Since then, the Tempo Cloud product has improved significantly. We've started to migrate customers using an earlier version of Tempo Timesheets and Tempo Planner for JIRA Cloud to the new version of Tempo Cloud.
Tempo Timesheets has been available for JIRA Cloud (previously JIRA OnDemand) since 2013, and for JIRA Server since 2009.
Atlassian introduced a new cloud technology, Atlassian Connect, a while ago which allows for more customization and full control over production and deployment for add-ons. As the older cloud technology is being discontinued by Atlassian, we saw this as a great opportunity to rethink our products for the cloud.
With the Atlassian Connect framework, we can cater better to customer needs. The result of this is the brand new version of Tempo Cloud for JIRA.
What has changed?
The new version of Tempo Cloud for JIRA is built from the ground up with a new UI and scalability that will serve our customers far into the future. In addition to new and improved features, your Tempo data will be stored with Tempo. Tempo is a certified Cloud Security Compliant vendor with Atlassian.
We completely rebuilt our cloud offerings for JIRA to reflect the cloud-first strategy. We won't release new fixes for the current cloud version for JIRA Cloud, instead we are focusing on the new version.
In the process of developing Tempo Cloud, we took the opportunity to re-evaluate Tempo according to customer feedback, breakdown complex features into simple ones, eliminate those that are irrelevant, and focus on easier navigation and usability.
Let's take a look!
Painless time tracking
My work is your place to log work, get a glimpse of whether you are ahead or behind your required hours, see the status of your timesheet, and submit it for a approval.
There are also multiple ways of logging your time to suit individual needs. What do you prefer? The user timesheet, the calendar view, from a JIRA issue view, using the real-time trackers, or the mobile app?
Custom reporting for all work in JIRA
Reports is now a separate feature in our Jira project management tools and have been completely revamped to make it easier to use. You can simply select a custom period and choose filters, which allow you to limit your report to just the rows that meet a set of worklogs that you specify e.g. multiple projects, teams, or users. It’s also possible to use grouping options to pivot your data as you see fit.
When your report is ready, you can export it to a CSV file. The worklogs exported are based on the user's permissions, selected filter, and period.
Resource management and planning for JIRA
If you have Tempo Planner enabled, a Planner option is available. This is where you enter the Tempo Planner features to view your resources and plans.
You can easily switch between team planning and program planning, and navigate between different views.
Centrally manage project teams
Next in the sidebar, we have Teams. Teams enables you to assign issues to teams, manage your teams centrally, designate a team lead, and add different variables to your team for its management, for instance start and end time of a team member joining the team and the team role.
You can also link your teams with JIRA projects and JIRA Boards.
Manage cost centers across your business
Accounts is a convenient way to capture high-level information of all work performed across your business. With distinct accounts, you gain better visibility of all activities and work performed for different cost centers.
You can categorize your account depending on the kind of worklogs that are associated with each account.
We will finish implementing features in the coming months. During migration, some features will be temporarily unavailable in our new cloud products. We will do everything possible to migrate customers only when the features they use are fully available in the new version.