Clarity PPM

PPM Insights: PPM Timesheet Salvation Has Arrived! 

By TjeerdHaima posted 02-21-2018 02:57 PM


I get it: As everyone knows who works on projects and submits time, timesheet submission is a necessary evil, one of life’s little details we wish would just go away. If you’re anything like me, half the time you do it at the last moment, either on your own or with “encouragement” from your supervisor, or you forget to do it altogether, waking up in the middle of the night with that sinking feeling in your stomach.


OK, so timesheet submission is a fact of life. But timesheet errors don’t have to be. Did you ever have a timesheet returned to you because you submitted 80 hours instead of 8.0? Think of what the PMO could be doing instead of chasing down users to correct easily preventable errors.


I’m here to tell you, salvation has arrived. Errors can be prevented. How cool is that?


It’s as simple as using the CA PWP Timesheet Validation Adapter. With this adapter, you can deploy configurable rules that give users immediate feedback as to whether the timesheet will be process-able. The adapter eliminates the wait for an approval cycle or batch to run. The quality of your company’s submitted timesheets will improve dramatically, so the PMO can spend time on useful activities. And you? You can sleep through the night, secure in the knowledge that your timesheet is correct.


If your organization uses CA PPM and users submit timesheets, seriously consider deploying the CA PWP Timesheet Validation Adapter for fewer errors—and even fewer excuses.


Here are some of the common questions I am asked about the CA PPM Timesheet Validation Adapter:

Is it compatible with and supported in SaaS environments?

Yes, it is. In fact, all PWP global delivery components are SaaS compatible and supported.


How user friendly is it?

A simple install and activation of the rules by a system admin is all that’s needed. Team members submit time the same way they always have.


Can I download it from

No, but you can get it quickly by contacting your CA sales representative or account manager for a quote.


Find out about other PWPs for CA PPM here. Readers interested in more detail can check out DocOps.


I encourage you to participate in the best-in-class CA Communities site, where you have access to your peers, events and support. You can also reach out to CA Services for information about CA PPM release 15.3 upgrades/implementations and individualized business outcome references and analysis.


What kinds of nightmares have timesheets given you? Feel free to post in the comments section of this blog or contact me directly via email.




07-24-2018 03:22 PM

Thanks a lot for the Blog. Very useful. We already have a quote from CA for CA PWP Timesheet Validation Adapter. But before we proceed would like to know, if the CA PWP Adapter comes with all the installation and configuration instructions  and details or we need to contact them for help ?

03-16-2018 04:11 AM

Hi Tjeerd, sounds great. Any plan to implement it also in CA Clarity? Would be great to have such improvements we offer our customers implemented in our environment

02-23-2018 10:57 AM

Thank you for sharing this with the community!

PPM Insights: PPM Timesheet Salvation Has Arrived!  

02-23-2018 04:09 AM

This is definitely a benefit. Having to control 20+ timesheets per week containing at least 40+ projects and various other tasks can be quite tedious. This is indeed a beneficial tool to have. Thanks Tjeerd for the insights.