Torch Project Management has Expense Tracking

You can now track expenses in Torch Project Management. This is really handy if you buy products on behalf of your client and later bill for them. You can also use expense tracking to make sure your project expenses don't get out of control (whether you later bill for them or not).

The Expense Page:

Expense Page

Importing into Invoices:

Just like time entries, you can import expenses into invoices. Torch keeps track of which entries have been billed, so you can continue to use the same categories throughout the entire project.

First, click "Expenses from Category":

Import to Invoice

Then, select the correct category:

Select Category to Import to Invoice

The category now shows up on your invoice as a section:

Imported Category

Accessing Expenses from the Offline Mobile Interface (for iPhone and Android):

Over the next few usages of the Offline Mobile Interface your app will be upgraded to support expenses automatically. Here is the new main screen:

HTML5 Front

Adding expenses:

HTML5 Add Expenses

Adding Expenses from E-Mail:

You can add expenses from any e-mail being sent into Torch using the following command:

[expense:Note about expense:200]

You can have as many of these on a single message as you want, however each must be on its own line.

Adding Expenses from a WebHooked App (like Beanstalk or GitHub):

You can add expenses using the following command:

[expense:Note about expense:200]

You can have as many of these on a single commit as you want.

The API has also been updated to support expenses.

5 Responses to “Torch Project Management has Expense Tracking”

  1. PM Hut Says:

    Your tool is probably one of the cleanest PM tool in the market. When are you going to have charts (GANTT charts) built in?

  2. Ben Says:

    Sorry, we aren't planning on adding GANTT charts. We already have motion chart visualization for Time, Expenses and Invoices.

    Thanks!

  3. WBP SYSTEMS / Weblog » Blog Archive » 2009 Torch Project Management Features Says:

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  4. erik Says:

    whats a "motion chart visualization" do you have an example? ie: can i replace a gantt with it and shove it in a presentation and get approval for a project?

  5. Ben Says:

    Like many sections in Torch, the expense data is exportable in a special format that is understood by Google's full suite of charting tools. For example:

    http://blog.wbpsystems.com/2009/06/29/torch-time-and-financial-visualization-and-google-visualization-data-source/

    It really doesn't have anything to do with gantt charts though.

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