Uploading Work Plans

While Mosaic can be used to create Work Plans, Work Plans can also be uploaded from tools to Mosaic for complete overviews on your team's current, past, or upcoming work

To upload Work Plans via spreadsheets:

  1. Confirm either Mosaic Support or your Customer Success Manager have enabled the Work Plan upload tool on your account. To request this tool be added to your account, reach out to our team via [email protected]

  2. Next, download the Work Plan template here and fill out all the fields. You can find details regarding the fields and requirements below.

Note: You can replace the "Hours per day" column with "Total Hours"


It is recommended to use pre-existing projects and phases in Mosaic

It is possible to create and import new projects for your imported Work Plans during the import process. However, to help prevent any mistakes when importing, it is recommended to import/update Work Plan details into a project that already exists on Mosaic.

If importing into a pre-existing project then the names and numbers must match exactly as is on Mosaic. If they do not match exactly you may get error fields during the import process, indicating where the names do not match, or unintentionally create new projects.

Here is an overview of the details needed for each column:

EmailEmail of employee

Note This must match the existing employee email in Mosaic
[email protected]Yes
PortfolioName of portfolio containing the project

Note This must match a existing portfolio in Mosaic
Sample PortfolioYes
Project NameName of the project

Note This should match the name as is in Mosaic, and should match project number.
Central ParkYes
Project NumberIdentifying project number

Note This should match the number as is in Mosaic, and should match project name.
PhasePhase within the project being worked onSurveyingYes
Phase NumberIdentifying phase number

Note If added, this must match the provided phase.
Work CategoryType of work being performed

Note If the phase has work category restrictions then this name must match one of the categories. If not then you can select any name.
PlanningThis is only required if the matching phase has work categories.

If this is a new phase, or one that has no matching work categories, this field is not required
StartDate the work will start/started2021-05-04Yes
EndDate the work will end/ended

Note This cannot be before the start date.
Total HoursTotal hours given to complete the project.

Note: This will be used to calculate the hours per day using the start and end date of the project, and cannot be used together with "Hours Per Day"

This is the default field for Work Plan hours. Hours Per Day is an alternative field to Total Hours.
Hours Per DayHours per day allotted between the given start/end dates.7.5No

This is the alternative field to the default Total Hours field for Work Plan hours.
DescriptionDescription of the work planFall 2022 Work PlanNo
Include Days OffWhether or not the Work Plan should add work on days off for the given task.

Work can be scheduled in Mosaic for 7 Days/Week. If you want plans to only be scheduled on work days (M-F) and not weekend days, this should be "false"

Note: This is set to false as default, and can be left blank
accepted values = "true" and "false"No
Is Tentative (Coming soon)Whether the work plan is tentative or not.accepted values = "true" and "false"No


Each line represents a new entry

A new line should be created for each person in the Work Plan. For each person, each new phase/work category they are to work on should also get a new line. (eg. If you want to add 2 people to a project and there are 2 phases, but one person is only working on one phase, then we would see 3 lines of data in the spreadsheet)

  1. Navigate to the Planner page from the sidebar menu on the left, and select the 3 dot menu beside the "sort" button under Work Plans, as shown below:

  1. Make sure data to import is work plans, then click the upload button once finishes loading

  1. Select the file you would like to import using the file selector or drag and drop the file here. After filling in the first row, the other rows should auto-populate.

  1. For each of the columns, the software will try to auto-map the information that we need. You can also change the mapped columns by clicking the dropdown from your columns. It may take some time for the information to auto-populate in our field columns.

Note: If there are any issues with the data, it will show number of errors for each column, and the rows that have issues. You can use the QuickFixes options.

  1. After you've confirmed the sheet is filled in corrected, click continue. You may see a message like this:

From here press submit data

  1. When the data is successfully uploaded, you will see see a message like this:
  2. Click done and that's it! Your newly uploaded Work Plans have been successfully uploaded to Mosaic. Please allow up to 24 hours for all Work Plans to finish populating on Mosaic.

PTO Work Plans

The process is the same as normal work plans, but since PTO project is a default project that is created by Mosaic, so you won't be able to find it in your projects or portfolios.

Here is the information you need:

  • Portfolio Name: default name is your company name
  • Project Name: default name is PTO
  • Project ID: no project ID on PTO project by default, but you can manually set an ID for it
  • Project Phase: PTO project has one default phase, but if your PTO project have multiple phases, make sure to specify which phase the work plan should be in.

Where to find these information?

  1. Go to Home > timesheet
  1. Click "Add Time Entry"
  1. PTO project usually is the first one to show on the project list, but you can also type in the name to search.
  • Project Name: Time Off.
  • Portfoilo Name: The folder on the top of the project, usually is your organization name.
  • Project ID: The number on top of the project (if any)
  • Phase Name: Under the project you can see 4 phases, these will be the phase names to put on the work plans.

"Vacation/Sick" is the default description of the project, this is not necessary when importing work plans.

What if I didn't see a project ID or I want to change the project name?

If you didn't see a project ID on top of your PTO project, this means it doesn't have one yet. But you can add a project ID to this project.

  1. Click on the project and select a phase (if any). This will create a time entry like below.
  1. Click the three dot and select view project info.
  1. You will see a modal like below. From here, you can add an ID to your project or change the project name if needed and just simply press save when you are done.

  1. You should see your project ID (and new name) appear on the top of the project now.


Creating duplicates

If the email, project name/number, phase name/number, work category, start/end dates, and description match a previously existing Work Plan, then the existing Work Plan will be updated with the new Work Plans hours.

Note if the optional fields (eg. description, phase number) are omitted in both the original and new, this will count as matching.