Project Templates can be used to copy reoccurring deliverables or steps in a project.

You can use any other Project as a template, or create dedicated template projects.


New Project

You can copy project lines (deliverables) and or phases (milestone) when creating a new project.

Just select the Template Project, Copy Options and click "Copy Info".


Copy from Template

After you created the project, you can copy lines from other projects by clicking on the "Copy from Template" link.

You can create a new Project Phase for the lines to be created and also add a prefix for the new Project Lines.

Choose, if you want to copy resources for the project lines as well as the Project Line Allocations (if multiple people are assigned to a project line).

After clicking "Select", you can select all the lines or individual lines, you want to copy.  


You can run this multiple times. This allows you, e.g.

  • to create different phases (milestones) with the same steps
  • and create Lines for various deliverables

Example: the template has the lines "install", "test" and you have "Widget A" and Widget B"

You can create the following configurations:


(1) Project with Project Lines
(run twice with Widget A/B as prefix)

  • Widget A install
  • Widget A test
  • Widget B install
  • Widget B test


(2) Project with Project Phases and Project Lines

(run twice with Widget A/B as Phase Name)

  • Widget A
    • install
    • test
  • Widget B
    • install
    • test


(3) Project with Project Phases and Project Lines

(run twice with Widget A/B as prefix and Phase Name)
  • Widget A
    • Widget A install
    • Widget A test
  • Widget B
    • Widget B install
    • Widget B test


For the first and last option, the Project Mode just needs to be ProjectAndLine and is suitable if the list is limited. The second option requires individual fields as Project Mode and is suitable for situations with a large number of steps/deliverables. 


Create Project from Opportunity - Copy Template

When you Create/Update the Project from an Opportunity, you can also copy lines from another (template) project.  It provides the same functionality as the "Copy from Template" link from within the project, but does not allow to select or not select certain lines.