We need the ability to view both vendors and labor in a cost plan. Has anyone come upon this scenario? If so, how have you implemented it?>
Assume you mean costs from internal labor and expenses from vendors.
Your options are going to be limited to those categories available to you in fin plan grouping. There are a number of groupings not available (vendors, companies....) and details not available (e.g. individual resource, vendor or company names, individual assets being purchased, etc.). The Cost Plan view is a rough summary, at best.
One suggestion might include:
Resource Class could be used instead of Transaction Class. In my environment, Transaction Class isn't used in our formal financial system, so it makes sense for us to use it as a workaround within CA PPM. Also, I like keeping Resource Class types simple (Labor, materials, expense...nothing complicated, here).
We are on 13.1. Suggestion above can be used on all past CA PPM versions (back to Niku 6 (2002)!). Did not see anything planned for 14.1 or 14.2 (now 15.1) that would alter this.
Options are very limited - can only look at what is there and decide how best to make it work for your company. Good enough will have to do, or you'll have to do detailed planning somewhere else, summarizing it in CA PPM cost plan, perhaps with an Action link to detailed plan, wherever it is kept.
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