Set up Timesheets

A collection of guides to set up timesheets, including your timesheets permissions, working patterns and timesheet groups.

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To get the most from Timesheets, we recommend you set up the following functions before using the module.

Before you start

Working Patterns

Set what hours employees should be working. This is useful if employees work regular or repeating hours on certain days.

Timesheets Permissions

Allow who you want access to timesheets settings and reports.

Timesheets General Settings

Choose which settings you want to apply to your timesheets.

Timesheet Groups

Create groups to allow employees access to use timesheets.

Clocking In and Out

Allow employees to use a clock in and out button instead of entering timesheet hours manually.


Track overtime hours worked by employees.

What to do next?

Now you've set up Timesheets, you're all sorted to start tracking hours worked by your employees

Before you do that, if you have other additional Sage HR modules, we recommend you set these up next.

Provide access to employees

Once you've set up all your active Sage HR modules, if you haven't already sent your employees welcome emails, you can send them now so they can start using Sage HR - Read more >

📎NOTE: If you already sent employees welcome emails, but you disabled their access until you were finished setting up, you should enable their access now. If required, you can easily resend them a welcome email.

📌TIP: If you want to get up to speed with using Timesheets, visit our free e-learns in Sage University.

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