An Activity Report (AR) is a document that binds you to your Client. It includes the indicative number of working units worked, any documents and expenses, as well as an evaluation of the service provided. Its validation is indispensable to trigger invoicing. In this article, we will look at how to fill it in, submit it, and correct it if necessary, for a Fixed price project.
Within this article
- Impact of the Activity Report (AR)
- Fill in and submit your Activity Report
- Correct a mistake on your Activity Report
Impact of the Activity Report (AR)
The AR should be validated at the end of each month of your project because it is essential to generate the billing voucher/invoice and therefore trigger the payment process of your project. To do so, we recommend that you respect the following dates:
On the right side of the AR page, in the Summary of the AR section, you can see the status of your AR, the validation process is also summarized in the section below, entitled Validation Steps.
Fill in and submit your Activity Report
Here are the steps to fill in and submit your AR for a Fixed price project:
- Go to the tab Activity Report/Invoices and click on My Activity Report
- On the calendar that appears, enter the number of working units worked. You can specify them individually for each day by clicking on the (+) or (-) buttons, set up a full week by going to the icon under the number of the week, for the full month click on Modify the whole month in the upper right of the calendar. You can check that the updates are applied correctly by looking at the summary on the right of your screen, called Summary of the Activity Report.
- Specific details to be completed (optional): If you need to add complementary elements to your Activity Report, click on the Add details to the project toggle button to display the corresponding fields.
- Documents and deliverables: share the documents you have produced during the month for your project
- Expenses: add the expenses incurred during the month (lunch, travel, equipment rental) indicating the amount including taxes and with their receipt
- Monthly report of my activity (optional): You can describe here the deliverables of the month that you have attached. You can also rate, thanks to the stars, the interest, the working atmosphere as well as the visibility of the project, and leave a public feedback. This allows other suppliers to see what a project with your Client looks like.
- Breakdown of the projects (if applicable): You will see this section if the premium feature Project Breakdown has been activated by your Client. In this case, you need to indicate the time spent on each part of your project. To do this:
- Look for the project code in the list or write it in the search bar and click on Add this code
- Indicate the number of working units spent on this project and leave a comment
The sum of the working units associated to the project codes must be equal to the number in the AR calendar.
6. Eventually, check the information summarized in the Summary of the Activity report section on the right of your screen, and click on Submit this Activity Report.
Your AR is no longer editable, and the Validation Steps section has been updated. Your Business Manager will be notified that it is their turn to approve the AR.
Correction of a mistake on your Activity Report
If you have submitted your Activity Report, but you realize after that there is a mistake or a change to be made, three scenarios are possible:
- Your Business Manager hasn't approved your AR yet: in this case, we recommend you contact them so they can refuse the Activity Report on the platform. You will then be able to submit the AR again, after modifying it.
- Your Business Manager has approved the AR, but your Client has not yet validated it: in this case, we recommend you contact your Client so they can refuse the Activity Report on the platform. The validation cycle will start again, you will then be able to submit the AR again, after modifying it.
- Your Business Manager has approved the AR and your Client has already validated it*: in this case, the Activity Report cannot be modified anymore. We recommend that the Business Manager adjusts the amount to be declared accordingly, in the AR of the next month.
*If it was the last month of your project, your Client can contact our Support team.