The Business Need field is used to specify the business requirement for the current proposal. When you add information, be sure to be as specific as possible. This field is controlled by the workflow (A workflow represents the structured governance process for projects to proceed through lifecycle phases. An organization's project workflow can be modeled and controlled through the demand management features in Project Web Access.).
Data Type Text (text field: A type of field whose content is text. Examples include the Task Name and Email Address fields. This field can contain up to 255 characters.)
Entry Type Entered (entered field: A field in which you may type or edit information. This is in contrast with a calculated field, in which Project calculates and enters information.)
Best Uses Add the Business Need field to a proposal when you want to include the business case description as part of your project proposal. This provides useful information for the Portfolio Analysis process.
Example You are proposing a project to develop a Web-based customer service solution. You add the Business Need field to the proposal and describe how this solution would reduce customer service costs and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Remarks This field is an example of a custom multiline text field provided with Project Server. You can view a list of available custom fields, and also create your own in Project Web App.