Hello, I am using OmniPlan3 to plan a 3y product development project. It has been great to block out the tasks, group those tasks, and organize them based on duration. I have started to try to allocate resources to these tasks, but have hit a wall. I work at a company. We have salaries, not hourly rates (that are known to mere mortals) and most of my work is being done by outside contractors. For example, I have a fixed monthly cost for a partnership I have with a university. I am charged monthly for this, but am spending down from a fixed amount. As they buy equipment, the monthly charges sometime rise dramatically. Is there any way to see how much I have remaining in the amount I have budgeted for them? I have not found any way to budget other than in Excel which is where I am basically “managing” my project from. This seems great for making an initial gantt chart for your board, but when it comes to actually running the project (and hopefully keeping track of things in the same project) I can’t seem to find the most basic functionality for this.
What am I missing?