How do I set up Focus to use decimal time instead of hours and minutes?

The default setting in Focus is to record time in hours and minutes. For those companies who wish to use decimal time instead, changing between the two options is straightforward.

  1. Select ‘System’ from the Menu Bar.
  2. Open the ‘System’ file from the System Tree.
  3. Select ‘System Setup’.
  4. Select the ‘Timesheet’ tab.
  1. In the ‘Parameters’ section, select ‘Hours Format’ and change the setting from HH:MM to HH:DD.
  2. Save.

With the exception of clockings, all time throughout Focus will now show as decimal time. In the Timesheet examples below, you can see the differences between how standard time and decimal time are recorded.

Example A: Standard time

Example B: Decimal time

  • 00:15 in standard time is 0.25 in decimal time (both are a quarter of an hour).
  • 00:30 in standard time is 0.50 in decimal time (both are half an hour).
  • 00:45 in standard time is 0.75 in decimal time (both are three quarters of an hour).
  • All clockings remain the same in both standard and decimal time.

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