PRJ: Prorating Fixed Costs in Project for Windows

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Summary

In Microsoft Project, fixed resource costs are either accrued at the beginning or at the end of a task. If the Prorated option is selected, then the costs are accrued at the beginning of the task. Therefore, there is no way to prorate fixed costs as a task progresses.

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Consider the following:

  1. Enter a 10-day duration task and assign a resource.
  2. On the Resource Sheet, assign a standard rate of $10, cost per use of $1000 and, set Accrue At to Prorated.
  3. From the View menu, choose Resource Usage.
  4. From the Format menu, choose Details, then choose Cost.

    Note that there is a cost of $1080.00 the first day and $80 a day for the remaining nine days.
  5. Select the resource on the Resource Usage view and select the Edit menu. Choose Form. Change the Accrue At to End.
Note that all of the cost ($1800.00) is applied to the last day.

Project 2013 and 2010 Steps:

1.     Enter a 10-day duration task and assign a resource.

2.     Set the Task Mode to Auto Scheduled

3.     On the View tab, Click Resource Sheet , assign the resource a standard rate of $10, cost per use of $1000, and set Accrue At to Prorated.

4.     From the View tab, Click Resource Usage

5.     From the Format tab, under Details, select the Cost check box.

Note that there is a cost of $1080.00 the first day and $80 a day for the remaining nine days.

6.     Select the resource on the Resource Usage view, click the Resource tab. Click Information.

7.     On the Resource Information property sheet. Click the dropdown menu next to Cost accrual and click End .

Note that all of the cost ($1800.00) is applied to the last day.

References

"Microsoft Project for Windows Reference," Version 1.00. "Costs," Pages 56-60.

Microsoft Help Category Location: Microsoft Office Project Home > Project Help Categories > Project 2007 Help and How-to > Reference > Fields Reference > Accrue At (resource field)

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Article ID: 64231 - Last Review: April 29, 2013 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 3.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Project 4.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Project 4.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Project Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Project 2013 Professional
  • Microsoft Project 2013 Standard
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