Is there an efficient way to enter tasks with Work Hours?

Is there an efficient way to enter tasks with Work Hours?

Our team typically enters several hundred tasks in any given week. We are finding the process very inefficient in Zoho Projects.  We would like to be able to quickly enter these 3 values when creating tasks:
  1. name of task
  2. assigned resource
  3. work hours 
We have tried creating tasks on the Gantt view, the Classic view, the Plain View and on the KanBan board - but none of them allow you to enter work hours easily.  Is there an efficient way to enter tasks with Work Hours in Zoho Projects efficiently and we have just missed it?  To be clear, we don't consider an efficient method to be entering on the Gantt chart or other view and then clicking into Task Details to enter this value, closing the details, and then renavigating to where we left off in the previous screen.  That is what we are doing now.

Here is what we have tried:
  1. Gantt chart view - does not show Work Hours as one of the columns in its table.  Zoho does not include it as an attribute option on the Gantt bars either.  This is very strange in our view as we think knowing the effort required to complete a task is one of the most critical pieces of information to surface in any project management system.   

  2. The Classic View and Plain View do include Work Hours in their table but it is nearly the last field in the table so requires considerable scrolling.  Does Zoho really consider Work Hours to be less important than "Priority" (a non-mandatory field we removed from our task layout) and "Time of Completion"?  Those fields appear earlier in the table.  

  3. I have looked for a way to add columns to these tables or to change the order of the columns but could not find one.  Does that exist?

  4. We noticed the KanBan task view does not allow any editing on the face of the card unlike most KanBan board software so does not appear to be an option to address this issue.

Please advise if there is an efficient way to enter tasks that includes entering Work Hours.


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