This subject has come up again for us. We are on 13.1 and haven't seen, yet, the enhancement you described. Expect to be on 14.1 before end of year.
I have found that by changing a resource's department and then creating a WIP Adjustment, we can partially make the changes we want to make:
- change resource to department that transaction should have been against
- create WIP adjustment for the transaction
- delete cost/rate values for the transaction
- mark "Calculate New Rates" checkbox
- Save and Return
The adjusted transaction will utilize the rate from the 'new' department assigned to the resource. Great - this is what we want. However, the resource department identified in the transaction will not be changed - so, we have the old department, the new rate from the new department, but the old department referenced in the transaction. So, when auditing transactions, it looks like an error "Here's the department, but that's not the rate for the department for that time period. Where did that rate come from?"
So, maybe the enhancement was partially implemented? The rate does update (Yes!), but the department value does not (dang!).
Thanks for any updates on this,