Define how costs accrue

You can define the cost accrual methods for resource costs and the fixed costs for tasks.

What do you want to do?

Change how resource costs are accrued

Change the fixed-cost accrual method for new tasks

Change the fixed-cost accrual method for existing tasks

Change how resource costs are accrued

  1. On the View menu, click Resource Sheet.

  2. In the Resource Name field, click a resource.

  3. Click Resource Information Button image , and then click the Costs tab.

  4. In the Cost accrual box, click the accrual method you want.

Note: Per-use resource costs are incurred at the start or finish of an assignment, not via the prorated accrual method.

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Change the fixed-cost accrual method for new tasks

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Calculation tab.

  2. In the Default fixed costs accrual box, click the accrual method that you want to apply to all new tasks in this project.

  3. If you want to apply this method to all future projects, click Set as Default.

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Change the fixed-cost accrual method for existing tasks

  1. On the View menu, click More Views.

  2. In the Views box, click Task Sheet, and then click Apply.

  3. On the View menu, point to Table, and then click Cost.

  4. In the Fixed Cost Accrual field, click the accrual method that you want to apply to each task.

Note: This cost setting affects only how fixed costs are accrued.

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