Identify all named resources, in resource pools in a hierarchical resource breakdown structure.
Assign resource managers to each named resource or resource pool
Define named resource availability, using resource calendars and periods of personal non working time or reduced availability.
Define named resource variable cost rates, overtime rates and rates for different types of work for automatic resource cost calculation
If required, define skills hierarchies and assign skills and skill levels to individual resources
Enable project managers to request resources based on activity time period, resource quantity, skill set and resource type
Enable resource managers to track all resource requests, search for available named resources to match requests based on availability, skill set compatibility and location, and propose name resources to project managers
Enable project managers and resource manager to arbitrate on resource proposals, and then commit to resource assignments
Automatically alert named resources of new assignments and enable named resource to graphically view their assigned work schedule over time
Automatically populate resource timesheets with assigned project activities and enable permanent timesheet activities to appear on every timesheet
Enable named resources to search for and add additional activities to their timesheets
Present time sheets in quarter, month, week or day formats
Support validation of timesheets by named resource, resource manager and project manager
Enable automatic statusing on project activities based on timesheet entry and estimate to complete
Produce reports on timesheet hours and calculated resource costs, by named resource, resource pool, business unit, project, portfolio and strategic funding bucket