Projects in Kimai are assigned to customers and are linked to activities, which are then used for time-records.

Project colors

Each project can be assigned its own color, for easier identification in the timesheets.

If no color is applied, the customers color will be used.

If an activity linked to the project does not have its own color, the projects color will be used (and as fallback again the customers color).

See customer documentation for the default color.

Time budget

Added with v 1.0

The Time budget field supports entering data in the following formats:

Format Description Examples
{hours}:{minutes}[:{seconds}] Seconds are optional, overflow is supported for every field 2:27 = 2 Hours, 27 Minutes / 3:143:13 = 5 Hours, 23 Minutes, 13 Seconds
{hours}h{minutes}m{seconds}s Each section is optional, overflow is supported for every field 2h = 2 Hours / 147m = 2 Hours, 27 Minutes / 3h14m13s = 3 Hours, 14 Minutes, 13 Seconds
{seconds}   3600 = 1 Hour / 8820 = 2 Hours, 27 Minutes

Time budgets are not used for hard limitations, but rather for the base of reporting calculations.