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Planning Available Hours

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14-11-2018

Hello All,

My department recently began switching over to the new Resource Planner from the legacy tool. I have found the AVL (Available Hours) function particularly useful. The tool describes this figure as a function of the user's base availability minus the user's schedule exceptions and individual time-off.

This is a very useful feature in allocating resources to projects BUT there is no breakdown of how it is calculated. What we would really like to see is how availability is calculated by each user as items in the Resource Planner like projects for their time-off and scheduled exceptions by each day/week/month etc. inside of the tool.

Since my department submits leave events programmatically, I might be able to replicate this calculation non-natively, but in terms of report generation I don't think there's anything I can create independently that would be half as useful as including a breakdown of the available hours directly in the Planner tool by user.

Let me know if I'm just missing something or if anyone has a cool alternative to view Workfront leave time and availability by user in a similar format to the Resource Planner. I have been looking into making this happen as a custom report, but I think it may be too limited to accomplish what I'm aiming for.

-Zach