Version 7 of TimeControl brought a completely new display type to our viewer. A barchart or Gantt chart can show tasks or assignments in a barchart view similar to most project scheduling systems. Invented by Henry Gantt in the 1910’s, this type of display shows activities horizontally across a range of dates. It is, by far, the most popular display of task data.
In TimeControl, almost everything refers to a date so charting our information across a Gantt chart is somewhat natural for us. HMS personnel have been working with project management tools since the 1980s. We’re very familiar with barchart displays around here.
So the Gantt chart’s arrival to TimeControl is like welcoming home an old friend. You can find the view in the Report tab and Resource Assignments tab of your My Account Area.
There are many options in the Gantt chart view but at their core, you have 3 options. A Gantt chart can be based on the Project list, the Activity list or the Assignment list. You can set filters to show only some of the information and make and save as many of each type of view as you wish. Once you’ve created the view, you can export it to Excel, PDF or an image fit for printing or embedding elsewhere.
Given our familiarity with Gantt charts in general, we expect this aspect of TimeControl to evolve continuously in the coming releases of the product as we add more and more flexibility to creating views and reports in this format.