B-Sync of Everhour estimates and Asana custom fields

Many of our users asked about the possibility of our task estimates to sync with an Asana custom field that contains estimated time in order to show up on various Asana dashboards and in our reports too.

How to sync a custom field and estimates

First of all, you need to add a custom field of number type to your Project.  Give it a name and use as many symbols after the comma you wish. 

Important: You can use both a custom field with a number type or a standard "Estimated time" offered by the Asana library.

After that, follow your Integrations page in Everhour and click on ‘Configure’ near Asana. This button is available only to team administrators, but will work for your whole Everhour team.

From this moment, you can start estimating task time in this field. When you open task details, you will see the option to add hours through Everhour browser extension with a timer or manually as usual, but the estimate is now located in the custom field.

Important: Personal estimates are not supported by custom fields. We also don't show our native estimation feature any longer in task details on the main task view (i.e. X hours of Y hours).

Where to see custom field estimates

The value from the custom field shows up in reports after adding our standard column Estimate (not as a separate column synced from Asana like other custom fields). If you change an Estimate in Everhour, the number updates in Asana too.

You can use custom fields on all dashboards and pages in Asana, including Workload and Timeline to see the estimated time. The reports in Everhour will let you see the progress.

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