Our fiscal year begins in February through January with 52 periods. This is done the Time and Task Management/Time Reporting Periods section. It is here where you define the yearly breakdown. Each period will be established when you click the “create bulk” button. You should review the periods created to see if they match your desired dates. You can open/close these time periods to control the entries on resources timesheets, as needed.
To control the start/finish dates on newly created projects you can build a template that all PM’s will select as an Enterprise Project Type (EPT) for consistency. Of course, the PM can override any of these dates.