Resource Allocation based on Maximum Hours or Dollars

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Hi Everyone,

We are currently looking through the different levels of project/task allocations and a few of the PMs have come back to us questioning whether it is possible to allocate someone to a project for a budgeted amount of hours/dollars rather than setting the allocation between two dates.

As an example, a PM knows a task on a given project is due come the end of the quarter, and that this task would take 50 hours to complete.

They would like they ability to assign a user to that particular ask with the stipulation that they cannot put more than 50 hours against the task for the quarter, rather than just setting the date parameters.

Does Replicon have such a functionality currently? If not, is this ability planned?

Obviously, they would also like the ability to prevent further time being submitted against a project if that projects entire budget (Estimated spend in Replicon i believe) has been used.
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Tsakis, Deon

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Aashnee Kamboj, Community Moderator

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Hi Deon,

If I understand this correctly, you would like to cap the number of hours a resource can add against a task. This maximum hour parameter has to be put forward by the resource manager in the allocation calendar. Is that correct?

Thanks,
Aashnee 
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Tsakis, Deon

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Hi Aashnee,

Yes, either on a resource basis (i.e X user can only assign 40 hours) or against the task (i.e X task can only have a total of 40 hours assigned against it).

Are either of these functions possible within Replicon?

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Aashnee Kamboj, Community Moderator

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Hi Deon,

Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to limit the two parameters. I can however, take this up as an Idea and put this forward to my team

Thanks,
Aashnee
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Redden, Dana

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I see this post was created 2 years ago. Has there been any updates on this topic?
Thanks, 
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Yamuna G, Employee

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Hi Dana, 

This feature request is still under review, we will update this post once we have an update. 


Thanks 
Yamuna G 
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Richard, Design Team Manager

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It would be great to better understand how you do your budgeting.  To get to what you describe I think we would first need to be able to better model your budgets in our software, then with that be able to compare it to the resource allocation.