Projects

In Zoho Expense, you can create projects and track the expenses that are associated with each project. Once you create a project, you can add the respective users to it and they will be able to associate the project with the project-related expenses. If you’re doing a project for a customer, you can also associate that customer with the project related expenses and mark the expenses as billable.

Create a New Project

To create a project:

  1. Switch to Admin View.
  2. Go to Settings on the left sidebar.
    (OR)
    Click the Gear icon at the top right side.
    Create a New Project
  3. Go to Modules under Customization.
    Create a New Project
  4. Click Projects.
    Create a New Project
  5. Click + New Project at the top right corner of the page.
    Create a New Project
  6. Enter the Project Name and select a Customer Name.
  7. Select a Project Head from the dropdown.
  8. If you want to associate this project with all the users, mark the Associate with all users? option.
  9. Under the Users section, click + Associate user and select a user from the dropdown. The selected user will now be able to associate this project with an expense. If you would like to associate with a new user, select + Add User dropdown and invite a new user to associate with this project.
  10. Click Save. A new project will be created.
    Create a New Project

Now, the users who are a part of the newly created project will be able to associate the project with an expense.

Associate Project Head and Users to multiple projects

If you would like to associate the same project head and users to more than one project at a time, you can use the bulk update option. Once you set up the project head, you can set up custom approval and workflows such that the project related reports are submitted to the project head for approval. Only the users who are a part of the project will be able to record expenses for that project.

To associate Project Head and Users to multiple projects at one go:

  1. Switch to Admin View.
  2. Go to Settings on the left sidebar.
    (OR)
    Click the Gear icon at the top right side.
    Create a New Project
  3. Go to Modules under Customization.
    Create a New Project
  4. Click Projects.
    Create a New Project
  5. Select the preferred projects using the check boxes.
  6. Click the Bulk Update button on the top of the page.
    Create a New Project
  7. Associate the Project Head and the Users from the respective dropdown. The users who were already added to that project will still be associated with it.
  8. Mark the Associate with all users option if you would like to add all the users in your organization to the selected projects.
  9. Click Save.
    Create a New Project

Edit Project

You can make changes to the project details or associate more users to it by editing the project. To edit a project:

  1. Switch to Admin View.
  2. Go to Settings on the left sidebar.
    (OR)
    Click the Gear icon at the top right side.
    Edit Project
  3. Go to Modules under Customization.
    Edit Project
  4. Click Projects.
    Edit Project
  5. Hover over the project you want to edit and click the More icon at the right corner of the project.
  6. Click Edit.
    Edit Project
  7. Make the necessary changes and click Save.
    Edit Project

Once this is done, your project will be updated with the new changes.


Mark a Project as Inactive

If you mark a project as inactive, users will not be able to associate it with an expense. To mark a project as inactive:

  1. Switch to Admin View.
  2. Go to Settings on the left sidebar.
    (OR)
    Click the Gear icon at the top right side.
    Mark a Project as Inactive
  3. Go to Modules under Customization.
    Mark a Project as Inactive
  4. Click Projects.
    Mark a Project as Inactive
  5. Select the project you would like to mark as inactive using the check box and click Disable on the top of the page.
    Mark a Project as Inactive
  6. Once you mark a project as inactive, you will not be able to associate it with expenses, reports, trips, or advances.
  7. To view the inactive projects, click the All Projects dropdown on the top of the page and select Inactive.
    Mark a Project as Inactive
  8. Similarly, to mark an inactive project as active again, select the project using the check box and click Enable on top of the page. The project will be enabled.
    Mark a Project as Inactive
  9. Also, you can mark the projects as active or inactive in bulk by selecting the projects in bulk and clicking Enable or Disable respectively.
    Mark a Project as Inactive

Delete Project

You can delete a project permanently from Zoho Expense. But, you cannot delete the projects that are already associated with the expenses, reports, trips, or advances.

To delete a project:

  1. Switch to Admin View.
  2. Go to Settings on the left sidebar.
    (OR)
    Click the Gear icon at the top right side.
    Delete Project
  3. Go to Modules under Customization.
    Delete Project
  4. Click Projects.
    Delete Project
  5. Hover over the project you want to delete and click the More icon at the right corner of the project.
  6. Click Delete.
    Delete Project
  7. Click Delete again to delete the project.

Import Projects

If you’ve the project data elsewhere, you can import it in CSV or TSV format into Zoho Expense.

To import projects:

  1. Switch to Admin View.
  2. Go to Settings on the left sidebar.
    (OR)
    Click the Gear icon at the top right side.
    Import Projects
  3. Go to Modules under Customization.
    Import Projects
  4. Click Projects.
    Import Projects
  5. Click the More icon at the top right corner of the page.
  6. Select Import Projects.
    Import Projects
  7. In the first step, drag and drop a file you want to upload or click Choose File to choose the import file from your desktop or a cloud account. If you want to upload another file instead of the selected file, click Replace File and choose another file.
  8. Click Next.
    Import Projects
  9. In the next step, the best match to each field in Zoho Expense will be auto-mapped with the fields in the imported file. If there are unmapped fields, you can map them manually.  If you want to save the existing mapping for future imports, mark the Save these selections for use during future imports option.
  10. Click Next.
    Import Projects
  11. The data in the unmapped fields will not be imported into Zoho Expense. If you want to map those fields, click Previous and map the unmapped fields.
  12. Once you have mapped all the relevant fields, click Import to import the project details to Zoho Expense. All the imported projects will be listed under the Projects module.
    Import Projects

Export Projects

If you would like to send your project details to any other application, you can export them.

To export projects:

  1. Switch to Admin View.
  2. Go to Settings on the left sidebar.
    (OR)
    Click the Gear icon at the top right side.
    Export Projects
  3. Go to Modules under Customization.
    Export Projects
  4. Click Projects.
    Export Projects
  5. Click the More icon at the top right corner of the page.
  6. Select Export Projects.
    Export Projects
  7. Select the format (CSV or XLS (XLSX)) in which you want to export your project data.
  8. If you want to secure the file with a password, mark the I want to protect this file with a password option and provide a password in the Password field.
  9. Click Export to download the data to your computer.
    Export Projects
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