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Resource Requisitioning in 8.1 (8.1.1)

Question asked by ca.portal.admin on Jan 12, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 2, 2009 by SonalVaidya
Just wondering if any of you has had any trouble with the way Resource Requisitioning works in 8.1 (8.1.1) versus how it used to work in 7.53 and before.    For us, in 7.53 the process was that a PM would go in the Res Requisition module and create a brand new requisition from scratch, fill in the information, go to the Requisition entry screen, enter search criteria in the form of a role or resource id and a particular time period and the number of hours requested during that period and then this requisition would be sent to a particular manager (we had created a custom field called "send requisition to" and the resource managers would filter on that field to find the requisitions addressed to them.
Then once found, the Res Mgr would go in and do the search (using the resource finder module) and select one of the resources that would match the search criteria entered by the PM (this resource was one that they had resource mgmt rights over it).

In 8.1 and 8.1.1 it seems that the functionality has changed drastically in the sense that now PM's can no longer request a resource by hours , only by percentage from the main requisition screen and the requested amount is always based on the allocation segment of that particular role. I had tried creating a custom field to request hrs but it is being overwritten by that allocation segment amount. Our PM's are really used to creating these requisitions by hours (not by percentage) and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas or experience with this that you could share.    Thanks.  Dana Melnic