To better support reporting, we need a way to assign an hourly rate to our projects. Ideally, I'd like to be able to assign a "default" hourly rate at the budget level, but also having the ability to override it at the activity type level (per budget).
Once those values are set, we'd need to be able to get them via API (bonus points if they're surfaced in Times Explorer / CSV Exporter)
thanks for reaching out! This is an interesting request and in goes in the same direction as this existing feature request where hourly costs should be assigned on a team member level. Is this something that would work for you as well?
Nevertheless, I will mark this thread as 'gathering feedback' for now so we can capture interests of other users.
Thank you and all the best, Nici
Is this something that would work for you as well?
Not quite, TBH. On one hand, rates do indeed vary based on team members. But, more frequently, they vary based on the project / role in the project - thus my suggestion to have the rates linked to "roles" (Activity Types) instead of people.
Logically, I think a hourly rate is bound to a person - at least from a cost perspective. If you want to use it for billing then I can see that it may make sense on budget level.
Maybe there is a distinction between the cost rate and the billing rate. Billing rates could be on budget levels, but often also depending on the role. E.g. an architect gets billed differently than a Jr. Developer or and off-shore developer.
Hourly rates for cost should not change based on project and need to be bound to a person.
...my 2 cents
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