It provides for entering the time spent while performing any task. The time spent can be classified under various task types. The cumulative sum of the time spent will be listed with bifurcation in a Time Spent area. This time spent on the tasks in a folder or across a project can be viewed by an integrated report-generation custom module based on various dimensions such as task type, period, persons responsible, etc.
Main utility could be in most projects requiring time-tracking not only limited to software development, though that was the main motivation behind creating the same. The end result was a new Folder type – A Development Task folder which may be re-christened to something more generic or can be integrated into the default Task folder and entry features.
We have resorted to some work-arounds to avoid making changes to the core files. However, if this seems a feature that we can decide to integrate in the main release, then changes to the core will be needed.