Time zones in resource plans

Time zones are important in resource management if the users and groups doing resource tasks are in different locations.

Users maintain their time in the My Calendar module and resource managers use the resource workbench or resource plan to assign tasks to various users.

All users are assigned a schedule. Schedules can be floating or time zone specific. A floating schedule is the same in any time zone. For example, if a resource manager in Amsterdam sets a floating schedule for 8:00A.M.–5:00P.M., a user in San Jose sees the schedule as 8:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M. When a schedule is defined in a specific time zone, users in different time zones see the schedule with their own time zone applied. For example, if the resource manager sets a time zone specific schedule for 8:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M. in Amsterdam, the San Jose user sees the schedule as 11:00 P.M. of the previous day to 7:00 A.M. on the current day because the San Jose time zone is nine hours behind the Amsterdam time zone. If a user schedule changes, all time calculations change automatically.