Configuring Precedence of Cost Factors

The precedence of cost factors is counted from left to right as displayed on the Search Cost Rules page. Cost factors on the left take precedence over factors to their right (see Precedence of Cost Rules for details and examples).

Cost factors cannot be removed if they are being used by any cost rule. Cost factors can be added or rearranged (thus, reprioritized) at any time, and doing so will trigger the recalculation of costs for open lifecycle entities and time sheets.

Note: Cost factors cannot be rearranged for individual cost rules. All cost rules are subject to the same cost factors. If you want to make a change to a cost rule that involves rearranging cost factors, keep in mind that any changes to cost factors will affect all cost rules in the system.

To rearrange cost factors:

  1. Log on to PPM.

  2. From the menu bar, select Open > Administration > Financials > Change Cost Factors.

    The Change Cost Factors page opens.

  3. Add, remove, or rearrange cost factors:

    • Add cost factors by selecting from the Available Columns list and clicking the right arrow icon.

    • Remove cost factors by selecting from the Selected Columns list and clicking the left arrow icon.

    • Reorder cost factors by selecting from the Selected Columns list and clicking the up or down arrow icons.

  4. Click Change.