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Function documentation Advanced Distribution for Resource Management  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

You can use this function to change the resource or role allocation.

        The start and end dates specify the dates affected by the changes you make.

        The actions specify whether the amount entered should be added to (Add), subtracted from (Subtract), or whether it should replace (Set) the existing amount.

        The time unit may be different from the unit you used in resource-role allocation, but the system performs the necessary conversion for you.

To open the dialog boxes for advanced distribution, you navigate as follows:

      Portfolio Management Resource Management Resources. In the Resources view, expand a resource down to the role. Select the role and then choose Advanced Distribution for Selected Role(s)

      Portfolio Management Resource Management Staffing. In the Staffing view, expand a project down to the resource. Select the resource and then choose Advanced Distribution for Selected Resources(s).

Activities

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       1.      You specify the dates between which the work effort needs to be distributed and the amount of work effort to be distributed.

Field

Status

Explanation

Start Date

Mandatory

Use the date picker to specify the start date from which the work effort, specified below, is to be distributed.

End Date

Mandatory

Use the date picker to specify the end date up to which the work effort should be distributed.

Work Effort

Mandatory

Specify the amount of work effort to be distributed during the above period.

Unit

Optional

Specify the unit for the work effort.

       2.      You specify how the above work effort should be distributed:

Field

Status

Explanation

Distribution Method

Mandatory

Select from the drop down list whether the work effort entered above, should be added, subtracted from or should replace the existing values.

Period Breakdown

Mandatory

Select from the drop down list how the work effort should be applied.

       3.      Click Apply.

Example

Your selection in the Period Breakdown field is the basis for the calculation. In the following examples, consider the work unit as hours.

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       1.      Apply work effort to complete period

In this case, the system calculates the daily average amount with applied work effort and the number of working days between the start date and end date. It then uses this to calculate the amount per month or week according to the number of working days in the month or week. This option applies the work effort according to the number of working days.

You have chosen Apply work effort to complete period in the Period Breakdown field. The starting date is 11-01-2005. The finish date is 12-28-2005. You enter work effort of 360 hours. The system calculates the number of working days from 11-01 to 12-28, which is 36 days (18 in November and 18 from December 1 to December 28 as per US calendar) .The average daily amount, is 10 hours/day. The system adds, subtracts, orsets 10 hours/day for each working day in November and the working days from December 1 to December 28. This means that the system adds or subtracts 180 hours in November and 180 hours in December for projects with a monthly time unit format.

For projects with weekly time unit format, the system adds, subtracts, or sets 10 hours/day for each working day of the week.

 

       2.      Apply work effort to each month or week

In this case, the system applies a fixed amount to each month or week, regardless of the number of working days.

You have chosen Apply work effort to each month or Apply work effort to each week in thePeriod Breakdown field. The starting date is 11-01-2005. The finish date is 12-28-2005. You enter work effort of 40 hours, the system adds, subtracts, or sets 40 hours in November and December for projects with a monthly format, even if November 2005 has 18 working days and December 2005 has 21 working days as per US calendar.

For projects with a weekly time unit format, the system adds, subtracts, or sets 40 hours for each week in November and the weeks from December 1 to December 28, despite the fact there are only three working days in last week of December.

 

       3.      Apply work effort per day

In this case, the system uses the work effort per day to calculate the amount of days per month or week. This option applies a fixed amount consistently, according to the number of working days.

You have chosen Apply work effort per day in the Period Breakdown field. The starting date is 11-01-2005. The finish date is 12-28-2005. You enter an amount of 10 hours. The system adds, subtracts, or sets 10 hours/day for all working days in November and for all working days from December 1 to December 28. This means that the system adds or subtracts 180 hours in November, and 180 hours in December for projects with a monthly time unit format.

For projects with a weekly time unit format, the system adds, subtracts, or sets 10 hours/day for each working day of the week.

 

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