The standard working week in Metis provides the basis for many things, including utilisation calculations, timesheet entry and therefore revenue and cost projections on a person basis using allocated effort. That means that it's important to get this set up correctly, and understand the nuances of how this can affect interacting with Metis.

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Standard working week

As a Metis admin, you can access the Settings Zone. On the General tab in Settings, you are able to edit the Standard working week for the company.

If you want to allow people to enter time on any day of the week, make sure you tick all the day tick boxes in the row Usually a working day?. For any days that aren't ticked, the day will appear greyed out on timesheets, as below.


The standard hours against each day (and the weekly total) drive utilisation calculations, as this forms the basis for what Metis considers 'available hours'. Metis assumes that all Staff should be working this many hours per week.



Beware, if you edit this, your utilisation calculations will be affected.

If you are using the Timesheet entry setting, Company Standard Hours, your People will only be able to enter a maximum hourly value per day, as specified in these cells.

The Standard chargeable day drives revenue and cost budgets and forecasts (including actual calculations), so make sure this matches up with how you're charging your clients i.e. 8 hours in the billable working day.

Individual's custom working week

You may have people in your business who work part time, and hence have a custom working week. You can set this on their Person profile.

If a custom working week exists, Metis takes this instead of the Standard working week value, when calculating any actuals or budgets.

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