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Cost type resources.

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:57 pm
by BusinessDecisions
Does version 6.1 support cost type resources?

Re: Cost type resources.

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:00 pm
by Intaver Support
Yes. Cost type resources are a resource type that was introduced into MS Project 2010. Cost resources are different from other resource types in that they do not have any units or cost /use. Rather they are a single cost that can be assigned to an activity. In this way, they act similarly to fixed costs in that they are not time dependent.

If your MSP schedule has cost type resources, RiskyProject will interpret them In correctly Costs for cost resources are not entered in the Resources view, but in the Task Information > Resources tab and is accounted for as a resource cost.

In the example below, a cost type resource ($5000) has been assigned to an activity. This assignment is reflected in the Cost and Income view as a resource cost (Res. Cost) and included as part of total costs (Tot. Cost). Cost type resources are useful, if you have many fixed cost items and would like to be able track and account for them in a similar manner as other type of resources.