Cost Per Use (resource field)

Data Type     Currency (currency field: A type of field whose content is expressed as a cost. Examples include the Actual Cost and Fixed Cost fields. The maximum value allowed in this field is 999,999,999,999.99.)

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.)

Description     For a work resource (people and equipment), the Cost Per Use field shows the cost that accrues each time a resource is used. It is added each time a work resource unit is assigned to a task. It does not vary with the amount of time you use the resource. For a material resource, the Cost Per Use field shows the cost that accrues at one time, regardless of the number of units.

Best Uses     Add the Cost Per Use field to a resource view to enter a cost for a work resource if the resource charges a set fee rather than (or in addition to) a variable, or hourly, fee. For a material resource, use this field to indicate a cost that's incurred once, regardless of the number of units.

Example     Every time you use a particular shuttle service, there is a fixed delivery charge of $10. You enter a cost-per-use value of $10. This charge is applied each time the service is used.

In the same project, there is a fixed storage fee of $350 associated with the use of bricks, a material resource. You enter the cost-per-use value of $350. This charge is only applied once.

Remarks     You can vary the cost per use across time. In the Cost rate tables in the Resource Information dialog box, you can enter a date and a new cost rate to begin on a particular date.

 
 
Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Project 2010, Project 2007, Project 2003