django-timepiece is a multi-user application for tracking people’s time on projects.


  • A simple CRM with projects and businesses
  • User dashboards with budgeted hours based on project contracts
  • Time sheets with daily, weekly, and monthly summaries
  • Verified, approved, and invoiced time sheet workflows
  • Monthly payroll reporting with overtime, paid leave, and vacation summaries
  • Project invoicing with hourly summaries


django-timepiece is compatible with Python 2.{6,7} and Django 1.{3,4}. PostgreSQL is the only offically supported database backend and, therefore, requires psycopg2. django-timepiece also depends on the following Django apps:

django-timepiece uses Sphinx and RST for documentation. You can use Sphinx to build the documentation

A makefile is included with the documentation so you can run make html in the doc/ directory to build the documentation


  1. django-timepiece is available on PyPI, so the easiest way to install it is to use pip:

    pip install django-timepiece
  2. Add timepiece to INSTALLED_APPS in and run syncdb:

  3. Add django.core.context_processors.request and django-timepiece context processors to TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS:

        "django.core.context_processors.request", # <----
        "timepiece.context_processors.extra_nav", # <----
        "timepiece.context_processors.active_entries", # <----
  4. Add the timepiece URLs to, e.g.:

    urlpatterns = patterns('',
        (r'^timepiece/', include('timepiece.urls')),
  5. Add the django.contrib.auth URLs to, e.g.:

    urlpatterns = patterns('',
        url(r'^accounts/login/$', 'django.contrib.auth.views.login',
        url(r'^accounts/logout/$', 'django.contrib.auth.views.logout_then_login',


django-timepiece includes several different alternatives for testing. Test can be run using the default django test runner, through Tox, or with django-jenkins. Tox and django-jenkins are not required to run the tests for django-timepiece, but it is possible to use them:

pip install --upgrade tox django-jenkins

A Python module,, is included if you do not want to run tests using Tox. This is the Python module used to run tests when executing python test. The tests are run through Django, using Django’s default test runner. It accepts an optional argument, jenkins, that runs the tests using django-jenkins. Running the tests with django-jenkins also requires you to install coverage and pep8.

django-timepiece inclues a Tox configuration file to run tests in a variety of environments:

  • py26-1.3 - Test using Python 2.6 and Django 1.3.x
  • py26-1.4 - Test using Python 2.6 and Django 1.4.x
  • py27-1.3 - Test using Python 2.7 and Django 1.3.x
  • py27-1.4 - Test using Python 2.7 and Django 1.4.x

You can run any of the environments listed above using: tox -e name. The tests are run through Django’s default test runner, but you can also run the tests using django-jenkins along with tox by providing an extra argument: tox -e name -- jenkins.

Development sponsored by Caktus Consulting Group, LLC.


Indices and tables

Project Versions

Table Of Contents

Next topic


This Page