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Connecting Everhour with Pivotal

If you use Pivotal Tracker as a project management tool, you can easily integrate it with Everhour and start tracking time for all your Pivotal stories on our website or right inside Pivotal interface with the help of our browser extension.

How to connect

There are 2 ways to connect Pivotal to Everhour.

First, you can connect your account during signup. 

Second, you can connect Pivotal later in your account settings. Click on your avatar in the upper right corner, then on Account, and choose Integrations.

In both cases Everhour will ask for your Pivotal API Token which can be found under your Profile page – https://www.pivotaltracker.com/profile

What’s get connected

When you connect Pivotal, Everhour will sync all your projects across all accounts and all workspaces and stories that belong to these projects.

We don’t sync projects that doesn’t allow API access. They won’t be synchronized under your Everhour account and time cannot be tracked for these projects.

Sync happens periodically and automatically, so all new projects that you create in Pivotal will automatically get to your Everhour account. Everhour also changes the names of stories or projects, if you renamed them in Pivotal.

Everhour usually syncs information every 15-30 minutes, but some rare changes (e.g. update names of tags or renaming entire project) occur less frequently. You can always force sync any existing project yourself on the Projects page.

What’s not

As mentioned, Everhour does not connect your projects that doesn’t allow API access. You need to visit project settings in Pivotal and grant permission.

We don’t connect with archived projects. The reason is that we no longer see such project connected to Everhour, so time entries from it disappear from your Time page but remain in reports for team admins.

Browser extension and embedded timer

To see the embedded timer in your Pivotal and track time there, you need to (i) connect this account with Everhour and (ii) make sure you have our browser extension installed.

You should have our plugin on all browsers you work with. Thus, if you work with Everhour at the office and later want to continue work at home from another computer, you should install a browser extension before this.

Total time and estimate label is highlighted in the stories list as well as at the top on the panel.

The running timer shows up in the story details. You can Start/Stop/Continue timer here. Estimates can be managed below.

Add time manually if you forgot to start the timer.

pivotal add time manually

Edit time of your past entry to correct the mistake.

edit time pivotal

Information available in reports

Everhour allows to see the following attributes that you use in Pivotal:

columns in reports Pivotal

  1. Label. Each story may have a label, and you can group and filter reported time by these labels.
  1. Task Number is a unique number of Pivotal story with a hyperlink to story details in a management tool.
  1. Workspace groups time by Pivotal account or workspace.
  1. Task status shows the actual state of your story (Delivered, Finished, …)
  1. Iteration shows a milestone where a set of stories with reported time or estimation belongs
  1. Complexity of the story in points
  1. Task type (Bug, Feature, Chore)

Disconnecting Pivotal

If you wish to disable Pivotal integration, then select Integrations and choose Connected Apps. After that click on the Disable. You will stop integration for your account, but for the rest of the team the sync will happen as usual.

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