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How Does Time Rounding Work?


  • Understanding Time Rounding
  • How Do The Decimals Work In Time Rounding
  • Time Entries
  • Minutes


  • Clio Manage

Additional Information:

  • Minute Increment: Rounds up to the closest multiple of that number
  • Looking at time entries in a Quick Bill will show the raw data, this being the number you initially inputted. When you generate the Bill it will give you the correct rounded time.
  • Clio can only display to the 2nd decimal place, no matter if Time Rounding is enabled or disabled. Therefore 0.065 will turn into 0.07. 


Time Rounding in Clio works two ways: Decimal Rounding & Time Rounding

Decimal Rounding rounds all time entries up to the nearest two decimal places.

  • For example: If you have a time entries that is worth 0.248 it will round it to 0.25h

Time Rounding allows you to set the time rounding increment using the Minute Increment field found in Settings > Billing. When minutes are rounded into decimal form, they will round up in the number format specified in the Minute Increment field. 

  • Example 1 - Entering time in minutes: Your Minute Increment is set to 6 which is 0.10 of an hour. If your time entry is 5 minutes, it will round up to 6 minutes, and will display as to 0.10h. If your time entry is 7 min, internally Clio will round that to 12min, this will show as 0.20h.
    • If your time entry is more than 60 minutes, the same logic applies. For example, a time entry of 70 minutes will be rounded up to 72 minutes and show as 1.20h
  • Example 2 - Entering time in decimal form: Your Minute Increment is set to 6. If you enter your time entry as 0.75h, Internally Clio will calculate that 45 min. Clio will then round that up to the closest multiple of 6, being 48 min, and will convert that back to a decimal, being 0.80h.
    • In Summary, with a Minute Increment of 6, the following calculation would take place:
      • 0.75h converts to 45min
      • 45min converts to 48min (being the closest number that is a multiple of 6)
      • 48min = 0.80h 
    • If your time entry is more than 1 hour, the same logic applies. For example, a time entry of 1.15h will be calculated as 69 minutes. This gets rounded to 72 minutes, being the closest multiple of 6, and converted back to a decimal of 1.20h.
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