What are the impacts of incorrect time tracking (working hours)

Hi I am new to JIRA and wanted to know what the effects would be on our reporting if our working hours for a day are defaulted to 8 when we are contracted for 7?

I'm told there will be no impact but surely if you plan a task ahead of a sprint to take 10 hours but it actually takes 14 this could cause your reporting to be skewed?  If I log time spent as 2days this would be 16hours?

Being new to JIRA I don't fully understand to impacts to our reporting and subsequent output.

Would appreciate some enlightening!

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You're right in saying there will be an impact, for excactly the reason you mention. 2d is 16 hours in your setup.

That's something I have to deal with too. My instance is used by several offices worldwide, some of who use 8-hour days, some with 7.5. We generally encourage using hours and not day/week notation when making estimates. Something that takes more than 10-15 hours is probably not broken down enough anyway.

Is there a reason why you have to leave the default 8-hour and not change it to 7-hour days? Because this is very simple to change in the administration menu, in System/Time Tracking.

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