Create and Manage Budgets

Applies to

Resource Management

Budgets

Resource Management helps you better budget and track projects. When you set up a new project, you can select one of three ways to track your progress: time, currency, or expenses. 

Time Budgets

A time budget is the allocated labor for a project expressed in work hours or days. The hours worked by your team weigh against this budget.

Project Budget

Currency Budgets

Currency budget is the allocated labor for this project expressed in a currency amount. The hours worked by your team, mutlipled by their bill rates, weigh against the budget.

Fee budget

Expense Budgets

Expenses are non-labor related project costs. Examples of expenses are costs incurred when hiring outside vendors, ordering prototypes or travel costs. Use Expense Categories to estimate  costs at the beginning of the project and track incurred expenses for these categories. Expense categories might include travel, materials or consultants.

Expense budget

If project contractors or consultants bill your project a fixed fee for work performed, you may want to add that person as an expense rather than project labor. Estimate the fee and then enter the cost of the consultant when you receive the invoice.

Budgeting Expenses by Category

Use Categories to estimate and track specific expenses. You can use predefined categories or create your own. 

When you add a predefined expense category to your budget you will see the suggested cost for that category, or you can use the calculator to set the cost for a category item.

For example, estimate travel expenses for a project using the expense tracking tool or budget the time you anticipate needing for marketing, billable tasks or meetings using the fee or time tracker.