CA PPM: How should the rate matrix be configured?

Document ID : KB000004679
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

-Incorrect rates where entered and realized.
-Incorrect Team > Allocation Cost is being calculated
-Update Cost Totals values are wrong.

 

 

Cause:

The rate matrix provides real-time rates to cost plans and the Post Transactions to Financials job, and Create WIP Adjustment.

In the rate matrix, the rows entered indicate rates retrieved based on the date range.
The order of columns matter as it logically attempts to find a matching rate going from left to right.

Once the match is found, that rate is assigned in either:
a. to calculate the actual cost when the Post Transactions to Financials job is processing a financial transaction or
b. get inserted into the NBI_PROJ_RES_RATES_AND_COSTS via the Rate Matrix Extraction job
where this snapshot rate table will then be made available to the Post Timesheets job and various project planning actions.

It is important to test rates and costs via the project > Financial Plans page to see if the correct rate is being retrieved before running the full Rate Matrix Extraction.


 

 

Resolution:

1. Have the business unit determine how the rate matrix should be configured.

The typical rate matrix will use the only one or two of the following fields to determine the rate.
a. Resource Role or
b. Resource

2. Up to 10 columns can be used, but it is best practice to keep it to a minimum because as the higher the number of columns are configured,
the higher chance that the Rate Matrix Extraction job will experience performance issues as more projects, resources, and tasks are added over time.
 

From Date
To Date
-Location
-Department
-Resource
-Resource Class
-Transaction Class
-WIP Class
-Resource Role
-Charge Code
-Client Class
-Department
-Entity
-Input Type Code
-Investment
-Investment Class

3. The rate is determined by the date range, then proceeds to funnel left to right finding a match in each column.
Once the match is found, that rate is assigned in the NBI_PROJ_RES_RATES_AND_COSTS table. That is why it is important to test rates and costs via the project > Financial Plans page to see if the correct rate is being retrieved before running the full Rate Matrix Extraction (with parameters Extract for Schedulers, Update, Prepare)

4. Once the Rate Matrix Extraction job completes, the snapshot rates at the time of the job completion are made available to the
the Post Timesheets job and various Project Earned Value calculations and baselines.

Additional Information:

https://communities.ca.com/message/241722838#241722838
PPM Tech Tip: How should the main PPM jobs be scheduled?

 

After upgrading to 14.3, there appears to be overlapping date ranges in the table NBI_PROJ_RES_RATES_AND_COSTS
The overlapping dates is expected behavior and this was introduced as part of 14.3. This was redesigned to reduce the number of records in table
NBI_PROJ_RES_RATES_AND_COSTS and to improve the performance. More details available in

https://www.ca.com/us/services-support/ca-support/ca-support-online/knowledge-base-articles.tec1094675.html