Comments (4)

Hi Susanne!
Thanks for sharing your idea with us! This would indeed be a nice to have but this is something that we have not yet been able to prioritize. For now I would recommend for you to set up a custom kpi.
Best regards
Silvija

I agree with Susanne. It should be added. I would like to extend that even further. How about the below?

Proposed:
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Pending:
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Active:
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Delayed:
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