The Timesheet approval or expense approval process makes sure to check and approve the employee timesheet by an authorized project manager, supervisor or other designated person. This practice ensures that the employee works as per the company policy and reports the work done correctly for proper invoicing and billing.
The OfficeClip Timesheet and Expenses program supports two types of approval. Manual approvals allow employees to route the timesheet or expense manually to their supervisor. This method is useful when there is no designated project manager or supervisor for the employee, or when the organization is set up without requiring any formal approvals. Automated approvals allow administrators to set up one or more authorized individuals to approve timesheet or expense for each employee. These individuals may be a project manager, supervisor, or any other designated person.
OfficeClip also supports up to three levels of timesheet and expense approval workflow. In a multilevel approval workflow, if the first authorized individual rejects the timesheet or expense then it goes back to the employee. However, if it is approved by the first authorized person, then it is sent to the inbox of the second tier individual for a higher approval level. The timesheet gets locked once it enters the submitted or approved status.
Figure: Timesheet workflow for approval