Since the goal of many companies is not to track working hours to the minute, we have developed an option for rounding working hours in our software. **The aim is to reduce the manual work associated with changing work times.**

The first thing to do is to determine the method according to which you want to round the working hours. There are two ways to do this:

**1. Equal rounding down and up** - is calculated as taught in school, i.e., rounding is performed according to the last digit of the number. Here are a couple of examples:

The company uses the method of equal rounding of 30 minutes, then the time is rounded to 09:16 -> 09:30 and 09:14 -> 09:00 👇

The company uses the 1-hour equal rounding method; thus 09:16 -> 09:00 and 09:31 -> 10:00 are rounded

**2. Up and down rounding** - rounding always takes place in a direction favorable to the company. Here are a couple of examples:

The company uses the method of rounding up and down by 30 minutes, thus the start time of the working day 09:16 is rounded to -> 09:30 and 09:14 -> 09:30, and at the end of the working day 16:46 -> 16:30 👇

The company uses the method of rounding up and down by 1 hour, thus the start time of the working day 08:31 is rounded to -> 09:00 and 08:52 -> 09:00, and the end of the working day is 16:49 -> 16:00.

Second, it is necessary to determine which hours are to be rounded and how accurate the rounding is.

**The final hours are rounded -**which means that only those hours that are displayed in the report in the column of total hours, i.e., the hours of the entire month, are rounded.**The beginnings of the working hours are rounded -**all the starting times on the time sheet are rounded to the desired precision.**The end times of working hours are rounded**- all end times on the time sheet are rounded to the desired precision.